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Earth straps
#1
Hi Guys

At last it's stopped raining and I can get to look at my car. I think I have ascertained that my bsi unit is ok as I can bump my car into life. I just a a click from under the dash as I try and start it. Time to start checking earths etc, but I'm trying to locate the main engine earth strap and so far I'm peering in from top and under and I seem to be blind to it. Any pointers?
I have a 2.0 ltr 2004 desire.

Thanks in advance for your wisdoms
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#2
Here's the front headlamp earth locations as given to me by Rustscrat, that'll get you started ;-)
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Thanks for that Vossy1. Gives me a start indeed :-)
Rustscrat seems the dude doesn't he? This site certainly encompasses the term 'gentlemen of the road'
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The main earth strap goes from battery to gearbox.Confusedalut::thumbsup:
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(21-02-2014, 09:18 AM)Greenman Wrote:  Hi Guys

At last it's stopped raining and I can get to look at my car. I think I have ascertained that my bsi unit is ok as I can bump my car into life. I just a a click from under the dash as I try and start it. Time to start checking earths etc, but I'm trying to locate the main engine earth strap and so far I'm peering in from top and under and I seem to be blind to it. Any pointers?
I have a 2.0 ltr 2004 desire.

Thanks in advance for your wisdoms
Hi Greenman,
I had the same with my van, just clicking under the dash. I took the starter out and bench tested it to find that the starter was dead. It started one day and just completly stopped the next with no warnings
Hope this helps Mark
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(21-02-2014, 08:42 PM)ron Wrote:  The main earth strap goes from battery to gearbox.Confusedalut::thumbsup:

Thanks ron!

(21-02-2014, 09:16 PM)Rabbit73 Wrote:  
(21-02-2014, 09:18 AM)Greenman Wrote:  Hi Guys

At last it's stopped raining and I can get to look at my car. I think I have ascertained that my bsi unit is ok as I can bump my car into life. I just a a click from under the dash as I try and start it. Time to start checking earths etc, but I'm trying to locate the main engine earth strap and so far I'm peering in from top and under and I seem to be blind to it. Any pointers?
I have a 2.0 ltr 2004 desire.

Thanks in advance for your wisdoms
Hi Greenman,
I had the same with my van, just clicking under the dash. I took the starter out and bench tested it to find that the starter was dead. It started one day and just completly stopped the next with no warnings
Hope this helps Mark

Thanks rabbit73
Sounds very much the same indeed
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#7
'Twas the starter motor that was dirtying the deed. New one fixed and fab!
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