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ground smokeing

Discussion in 'Civic and CRX - EF' started by gone_hog_wild, May 10, 2008.

  1. gone_hog_wild

    gone_hog_wild New Member

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    i just changed the head on my 88 civic and for some reason it wont start and the gound wire is smoking when i cranck it over. i know that the engine is in time, and all the wiring is connected in there correct spots. i also put new sparkplugs in the head. any help would be nice.........
     
  2. xcthc

    xcthc New Member

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    sounds to me like that's not the ground wire
     
  3. 92civicb18b1

    92civicb18b1 The Trisexual

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    Recheck your wiring, you have a short somewhere, definitely.
     
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    gone_hog_wild New Member

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    not sure y but its not doing it now and the car is running
     
  5. LS_VTEC

    LS_VTEC you get the BRAKE

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    If the ground wire is "smoking", try touching it with a test light to see if actual voltage is present in the wire. If so, then you obviously did not wire something/multiple things correctly.
     
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    might have the starter wire and the ground on the thermostat housing mixd up or the wire from the housing and the fues box mixed up but deffinatly check with a test light cuz that will be a dead give away
     
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