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Old 06-13-2018, 06:28 PM   #11
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Also, when testing the ground should I remove the battery cable and run jumper cables straight to post or will it matter?
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Old 06-13-2018, 06:36 PM   #12
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It should be fine to leave the OEM cable in place. I have a feeling you have a bad ground cable as well. Electricity, like most things, will follow the path of least resistance.
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Ok I'm in the process of warming the truck up now to test it. Will let you know how it goes ASAP
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Just tried that but still the same outcome
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Would it be to be grounded to the chassis as well? The ground comes off the battery, grounds out on the inner fender, then continues to the bolt that finishes the ground on the head
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The ground to the fender is mostly for other stuff that grounds to the body. The starter should ground itself through the engine.


In short, connect the jumper cable from the battery terminal to the engine. If your engine is like mine there's a big hook thing on it that I presume is for lifting the engine out of the truck. I usually ground to that when I'm jumping and such.
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The first two are the ground wire from the battery. The last is the ground strap on the firewall. Are they all ran correctly?
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Looks like it.
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Ok so rechecked with it attached to the hook on the front and still nothing.
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I don't have a KA and haven't messed with one before so I'll have to defer to one of the KA guys from here on. I'd still be interested to see if the starter itself is hot when the truck's at operating temp.
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