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Old 08-29-2010, 12:40 AM   #1
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I have finally put the engine down into my95 bonneville and mounted everything down and it should start but when key is turned over..nothing happens not even a clicking noise. I think I have a grounding issue but not positive, hooked the positive and negative from battery to unit and I cannot remember if there was another ground on the front side of the car but I think I forgot to hook a ground upto the block in the PS section of wires. So if anyone knows

Another ground in the front besides battery
any other grounsin general?

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Your main battery negative cable goes down to the front side of the block, right next to the starter.

Another ground is located on the back side of the engine just behind the oil pressure sensor. Its a smaller one, but its needed.

If all seems good to go, take a screwdriver and jump the big and small terminals of the starter. If it arcs and turns the engine over, then your issue is elsewhere.

Turn the key to on, then repeat the above procedure. If the car starts and runs, then we need to look elsewhere.
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So just the positive battery cable goes to the starter or have I lost another cable?
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You should have one more cable that connects to the starter. You might find it draped over the trans bell housing underneath the aircleaner box.

It'* one of those wires that can easily get pushed off to the side when pulling these engines. Been thar, done that!
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Yup found it but solenoid broke and need a new one, found a bolt in the block for the main ground cable it seemed to go into part of the oil chamber and i got it attached willthis do anything negative by putting it here?
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If this is the one you are refering to, then yes it is the right spot.

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oops no I'm reffering to the one on the right of that one, darn i didnt even see that one on mine thank you so much.
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