Ground wire

Tiny
TOPAZGMB
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  • 1991 FORD TEMPO
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 197,000 MILES
Hi, I have a 1991 ford tempo with a ATX transmission, which we just got done replacing after a week. We had to practicaly remove the engine. Now it wont start and never had problems with starting before, fan come on so it getting juice. We think it the battery ground, but silly us dont remember where it grounds to, we ground it to the firewall and the engine block but nothing, were thinking it grounds to the tranny somewhere, but not sure where. And had starter tested to rule that its fine. So if anyone knows where the ground goes or if you know of something else that would cause it not to start. A response would be greatly appreciated. Thank you
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Saturday, January 1st, 2011 AT 11:52 PM

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Tiny
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If you got main battery ground going to trans/engine bolt the starter is grounded. So your saying the solenoid on the fender is NOT clicking when you turn key? Check for juice from small connector on soleniod. Thats the signal from key to fire soleniod.
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Sunday, January 2nd, 2011 AT 4:22 AM
Tiny
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Your soleniod on inner fender is grounded by it's fender mounting screws. Try loosen and retighten to make sure ground is good.
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Sunday, January 2nd, 2011 AT 4:24 AM

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