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Old 09-11-2016, 01:45 PM   #1
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Chassis Ground

First time I've posted anything here so hopefully I'm doing it right..I have a 2000 Monaco Dynasty I purchased earlier this year while I was replacing a manifold gasket a few days ago I noticed a broken Ground cable. One end bolts to the back of the coach on the frame and the other end is broken off forward of there about 3-4 feet still tied to the frame but it looks like it had a connection of some sort crimped to it. Kind of a shot in the dark but being such a heavy gauge cable it must serve some purpose.
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You need a battery negative to frame, another cable needs to run from the frame to the engine block, another cable needs to run to a metal part of the body maybe siding, cowl structure, etc. I'm guessing the cable you see once went to a transmission mount bolt, or starter mount bolt.
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If your starter motor has a negative post, it may go on there with the negative cable to the battery.
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Its important to keep them clean an connected so that the lights, electronics, and other items can correctly ground to the batteries...
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Thanks I should have mentioned its on the opposite side of the engine from the starter. My first thought was it was to run to the engine as well but I just can't see where it may have connected to. I will crawl under it again tomorrow and check for possibly running to the body somehow I never thought of that. While I'm in there I'll take the time to clean the connections up. Great advice thanks for help
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