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Old 11-29-2013, 06:45 AM
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Smoking hot body ground help!!!!!

My truck is a 04 early build with the 03 year 6.0 motor. I can start the truck go somewhere and the go to start again truck has no juice. But I did notice the smoking ground wire from passenger side head to firewall!!! pasted two mornings it has been dead when I try and start it and the ground wire is smoking hot. Its getting power from somewhere! Any help would be great thanks
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My truck is a 04 early build with the 03 year 6.0 motor. I can start the truck go somewhere and the go to start again truck has no juice. But I did notice the smoking ground wire from passenger side head to firewall!!! pasted two mornings it has been dead when I try and start it and the ground wire is smoking hot. Its getting power from somewhere! Any help would be great thanks
My guess is that your cab to frame or battery to frame grounds (just below passenger side front door, and beneath each battery) are damaged or poorly connected, resulting in the alternator and all cab electronics being grounded through the firewall to engine ground. Check and clean all of the main grounds immediately (cab to frame, firewall to engine, and both batteries to frame) and consider adding additional (piggybacked) ground wires, or upsizing the ground wires.
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Thank you! You nailed it!
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Thank you! You nailed it!
Glad you got it fixed

Electrical issues can be a pain.
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