Starter Motor Ground?

Joined
Jan 15, 2005
Messages
2,406
Location
Alexandria, VA
 
 
 
Should I have a ground cable running from where the starter to the frame? I don't have one, but the diagram on SOR does. If I have a ground cable from the block to the frame, do I need one from the starter, too?

Thanks for the help,
Felix
SOR Starter Motor.gif
 

tucker74

Moderator
Joined
May 12, 2003
Messages
4,625
Location
Austin, TX
 
 
 
Felix said:
Should I have a ground cable running from where the starter to the frame? I don't have one, but the diagram on SOR does. If I have a ground cable from the block to the frame, do I need one from the starter, too?

Thanks for the help,
Felix
Yep - battey to frame with another cable to the bottom starter stud off the same frame bolt. Bet your starter turns faster ;)

Tucker
 
Joined
Jan 15, 2005
Messages
2,406
Location
Alexandria, VA
 
 
 
Thanks, Tucker. It would be nice if it turned at all.

My battery is currently grounded to the engine, at the hoist hook bolt. So, I should ground it to the frame, too?
 
Joined
Mar 27, 2003
Messages
6,220
Location
Georgia Tech
 
 
 
Felix said:
Thanks, Tucker. It would be nice if it turned at all.

My battery is currently grounded to the engine, at the hoist hook bolt. So, I should ground it to the frame, too?

Yes, the battery needs to be grounded to the engine, frame and body. The more that the battery, body, engine and frame and connected the better. For instance, FJ6x's have the body grounded to both the battery and the engine.
 

ratchet

SILVER Star
Joined
Dec 10, 2003
Messages
130
Location
Colorado
 
 
On my 76 FJ40 I was having an intermittant starting problem. Sometimes it would start and sometimes it wouldn't. I checked the connections and they all seemed ok so I changed the starter. It worked a couple times and then quit. This time I cleaned all the connections one at a time, checking to see if it would start after each one. I finally did the one between the starter and the frame and it finally started. I haven't had a problem since. Moral of the story? All of the connections are important and must be clean.

Richard
 
Joined
Dec 7, 2004
Messages
1,808
 
 
 
YES.....it does help. from the battery to the frame and from the starter to the frame as well. It does make a difference.
 
Joined
Apr 30, 2005
Messages
95
Location
Blenheim, New Zealand
ratchet said:
On my 76 FJ40 I was having an intermittant starting problem. Sometimes it would start and sometimes it wouldn't. I checked the connections and they all seemed ok so I changed the starter. It worked a couple times and then quit. This time I cleaned all the connections one at a time, checking to see if it would start after each one. I finally did the one between the starter and the frame and it finally started. I haven't had a problem since. Moral of the story? All of the connections are important and must be clean.

Richard

Me too - exact same problem. Spent a small fortune on overhauling the starter when it wasn't faulty at all! Cleaned up all the ground cables, & not a problem since. Moral: Check the cheap & simple things first!
 

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 1)

Top Bottom