Ground Strap Locations

Tiny
CLEVENHAGENJS
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  • 2000 CHEVROLET TRACKER
  • 2.0L
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 160,000 MILES
Hi,
I think I am having some intermittent shorts with my ground straps. Where would I locate all of the ground straps at (Locations of them)?

Once I find them, Unstrap them and clean them off with what? What chemical or how should they be cleaned say if there is corrosion and or old fluids and dirt on them?

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Thursday, May 19th, 2016 AT 9:49 PM

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Tiny
HMAC300
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They go from engine to battery, battery to body and other various places, but those are the main ones. Clean with a wire brush or sand paper then reinstall. Also, clean terminal ends at battery and have the battery tested for condition including load test. Most places do for free.
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Friday, May 20th, 2016 AT 7:31 AM
Tiny
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Hi Clevenhagenjs,

Here is a link to an article form this site that features written instructions, pictures and a video explaining how to load test your battery yourself. If you need further assistance please come back to 2CarPros.com. We are always happy to help.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-a-car-battery

Thank you for visiting 2CarPros.

Kindest regards,

Renee
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Friday, May 20th, 2016 AT 11:37 AM
Tiny
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Do you have diagrams that show the exact locations of the ground straps?

The load test is not needed-Already done.
Need exact locations with diagrams say out of a service manual.

Thanks,
J
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Friday, May 20th, 2016 AT 11:40 AM
Tiny
CLEVENHAGENJS
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HMAC300- "Various Places" why would I be asking exact locations if of course they go to "Various Places"

Are you able to help me or is there a expert who can provide help.

Thanks,
J
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Friday, May 20th, 2016 AT 11:43 AM
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KEN
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Here is the locations out of the manual.

G100 Right rear side of engine compartment near battery.
G101 Right side of engine compartment, lower rear side of engine.
G102 Left rear of cylinder head.
G103 Right rear of engine compartment, mounted to intake manifold.
G104 Left front of core support near washer reservoir.
G105 Right front of core support near horn.
G200 Behind left side of dash, above junction block.
G201 Behind right side of dash, near blower assembly.
G202 Under center console, forward of shifter.
G400 Inside rear door, near license plate lamps.
G401 Rear door harness, near rear wiper motor

Let me know if you need anything else

Best, Ken
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Monday, May 23rd, 2016 AT 1:59 PM

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