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Old 05-19-2022, 05:41 PM   #1
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Starter ground wire

I just finished my build and drove about 10 miles and the car diedÖ found the starter ground wire was being cut into on the starter heat shield and it looked like it was trying to weld itself to the shield . I pulled the wire away from it checked all the fuses.. I can here the fuel pump kick on and the heater control light up but nothing else works and the gauges donít come on either and doesnít crank or anything.. any idea what it could be
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Old 05-23-2022, 04:38 PM   #2
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Iíd really appreciate it if you could post a picture of the starter ground wire. Iím looking into a similar issue which if it applies to you is pretty coincidental!

Check the positive of the battery in the trunk. Thereís 2 wires going to the 200A and 350A. Iíve seen a few people have either of those fuses blow when the starter ground wire does that. If it is this, youíll have to replace that fuse and it should crank right up.

Again Iíd really appreciate the starter ground pic and if the fuse is blown please send a pic of that blown fuse as well. Iím attaching what Iím talking about and will include a part number for it below

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Old 05-24-2022, 11:56 AM   #3
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No such thing as a starter ground wire, and if the wire shorted *to* ground, it's clearly not a ground wire.
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Old 05-24-2022, 12:29 PM   #4
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No such thing as a starter ground wire, and if the wire shorted *to* ground, it's clearly not a ground wire.
I agree. There is a cable that bolts to the engine block near the starter on one end and the car body on the other end. This cable creates the grounding link between the engine (including the starter) and the body/chassis.

I (and many others) have found it to be inadequate and have added an additional ground cable. I've attached a link on my thread on that issue. I have no idea if any of that will help your situation but it certainly fixes for many of us any slow cranking starter issues on a warm engine.

https://www.camaro6.com/forums/showthread.php?t=586153
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Old 05-25-2022, 03:13 AM   #5
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I’m not sure the correct term for the wire but he’s right on a wire shorting against the starter shielding. I’ve read previous threads where this has happened. I’m hoping to get a better idea of what wire is causing the short. Whatever that is, it’s causing the rear 350Amp fuse on top of the positive of the battery to blow and incapacitate the car
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Old 06-18-2022, 12:00 PM   #6
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Hey Bumble boy-

Did you figure this out yet? I am having the exact same issue as you. I replaced my 350 today and it popped again after trying to start the car. Has to be a short when trying to start. It started ran and tred it again and no luck. Has to be a short on something. I’m going to remove the heat shield off the starter and see what is up. But all the wires around the battery look good.
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Old 06-18-2022, 01:33 PM   #7
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Here is the start wire that shorting against the starter heat shield
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Old 06-19-2022, 11:10 AM   #8
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Should be just moving the wire away from the shielding. Everytime it hits the shielding and shorts then the 350A is blown I’d imagine
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Old 06-19-2022, 11:41 AM   #9
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Yea I removed the shielding and will wrap the headers on that side location and get a starter blanket, should be problem solved. Gmpartsdirect has this fuse assembly for 67$
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