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Old May 19th, 2017, 13:59   #61
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Crap then I think I did burn it out. Was running great then it died all of a sudden. Now if I turn the key relay 109 starts clicking like mad and car wont turn on.

I'm an idiot when it comes to electrical stuff, I need to do more research.

This is so weird! I understand that the solenoid wire should get 12v but unless I hook that wire up to ground nothing int he car works. The mileage on the cluster shows up but no power to windows, radio, starter, etc. As soon as you hook it up to ground the car can crank the windows roll up the radio comes on. Wouldn't it be possible to diagnose bad ground by taking off the current ground wire and hooking up a new one to anywhere on the engine?

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Old May 19th, 2017, 19:58   #62
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I'm betting you have a bad body ground or main engine ground wire. The main chassis ground is under the battery - follow the negative battery cable and you should find it.

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