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Where is the ground for the distributor on a 1998 astro

I put a junk yard motor into my 1998 astro. I think I left off a ground wire for the distributor ( I think.). where could i find the location for the ground. I get a reading on the meter of voltage from the coil to the distributor if I ground it to the engine and not to the distributor.

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  • mikehumble May 11, 2010

    is your distributer plastic



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