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Ground strap location

I was told engine ground strap seperated

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SOURCE: I have a 93 dodge dakota,i'm trying to find the ground strap.

on some it goes from motor to firewall or motor to the frame.. you have to have a good eye for it is easily overlooked...good luck

Posted on Nov 17, 2009

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the ground strap is bolted to the transmission housing next to the starter bolt.the transmission not shifting may be caused by the computer and may need to be reprogrammed for the new transmission.

Posted on Dec 07, 2009

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SOURCE: changed engine and cant remember where the 2

It is less important where, exactly, they get located, find similar sized bolts, somewhere.

What is important is to Guarantee good connection between Battery, engine, and body/frame. Grounds that are poor cause power to have to go through other stuff, like cables, etc. Grounds are the most difficult to diagnose. Just make sure you ground everything to everything.

In marine, and often Mercedes a dedicated ground is run to everything. Grounding is common problem with trailers. I run ground to everything...Life just works then.

Posted on Mar 11, 2010

SOURCE: Corroded grounding straps.

Everything is a DIY Job, if you can find,get to & understand
what is needed,if you have enough tools

I would say that a 2005 Vehicle does not have very severe
corrosion issues this soon in it's life

Remove the ends,clean ,use some anti-seize from permatex
& reinstall YES Yourself

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