3406e Ground Issue Will kick over Just Won’t Start?

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  1. Jordonh

    Jordonh Bobtail Member

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    Hello Again… wording may be a little messy writing this crap on my crappy iPhone!

    Ok so I already know the problem just wanting a second opinion. So recently been having some starting issues ole girl will kick over but won’t start my volt was going down under 1400 and smoke/steam coming from the ground wire on the frame. Blown the ground wire today that hooks too the starter most likely cause from overheating/overcharging. I’m 100% my alternator is draining my battery’s and took a sht today. In a few months or a year I’m gonna change all my ground wires on my engine/frame so the old ones won’t fry on me later down the line.

    FYI: Don’t have any video of my issue wish I did but currently not at the moment sorry.
     

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  3. Big Road Skateboard

    Big Road Skateboard Road Train Member

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    Seen that quite a bit. I think your on the right track. Clean that frame off right there, and check your head ground

    @wore out would have a better informed opinion
     
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  4. Jordonh

    Jordonh Bobtail Member

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    May be a dumb question, but is there a diagram of the head ground wire located???
     
  5. Big Road Skateboard

    Big Road Skateboard Road Train Member

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    Probably. Left side of head, rear of center. My memory may be incorrect. Thought there was a ground stud there?
     
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  6. Jordonh

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    https://imgur.com/a/Zjs0l1i
    Pretty this is it not 100% sure can’t find a diagram I’ll keep lookin though
     
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    Big Road Skateboard Road Train Member

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    That is it! Is that pic yours? If so, put a nut on that stud and enjoy. I think they're 3/8" fine thread
     
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  8. Jordonh

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    Anyone now if there is a replacement for a 30 awg head ground wire that hooks to the starter??? Mines got overcharged
     

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  9. AModelCat

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    Buy bulk cable, matching eyelets, heat shrink with sealant and build your own. Can either crimp the ends, solder them with a slug and propane torch or both. Put some split loom over it for protection and you're good to go.
     
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