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Old 11-02-2016, 03:02 PM   #31
Sea Aych
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Oops - posted the resolution to this in another thread by accident...
As it turns out, we were all wrong in our guesses. It wasn't the starter as I suspected, and it wasn't the ground strap either, but it WAS a grounding issue.
I grabbed a brand new ground strap, installed it, and got nothing. Eventually I noticed the little tab that sticks out of the engine mount arm to allow you to bolt the cable to it actually had a crack in it, and managed to snap the thing off with my finger....
Doesn't seem to propogate into the rest of the engine arm, but i'm going to have to deal with that soon so i don't dump the engine on the road one day.
Anyway, I just bolted the strap to the engine mount itself before tightening the nut back down and vroom - started right up.
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