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Battery Negative Dancing Around (Starter Install)


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Im installing a new starter. On the back of the starter, there is a plate that attaches to the engine block. There is a wire that connects to the negative terminal of the battery that leads to the bolt that attaches the starter plate to the engine.

 

 

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Ive got the bolt as far in as i can get it, but there is some room left and the wire has room to dance around. this doesnt seem right. any ideas?

 

thanks guys!

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That is an engine block ground and you are right, it should not be loose. If the bolt is properly threaded into the hole then it is just a bit too long and bottoming out before it tighens up. Either use a shorter bolt or add a washer or two so that it tightens up.

 

Problem solved and ....... Bob's your Uncle (I always wanted to say that!)

 

Fred '74tii & '69DCOE

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