I get shocked touching anything inside truck and radio memory resets when I turn off truck

Tiny
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  • 2001 CHEVROLET SILVERADO
  • 5.3L
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 190,000 MILES
Hay guys, I heard you've had good info and help a lot of people with their probs. So I hope you can help me! I have an 01' Chev Silverado 5.3L LS. I had to install new head gaskets last week and since then my amp gauge is running a bit high and my radio memory resets every time I turn off my truck! Yesterday I went to reset my odometer after getting gas and it shocked the HELL OUT OF ME! Then my truck died and when I went to re-start it the ignition shocked the crap outta me too? Anyone have any ideas as to what I did, didn't do, or need to do? Any help would be MUCH APPRECIATED! Thanx guys
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Thursday, February 6th, 2014 AT 7:57 AM

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Tiny
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Check to see if you hooked up the ground wire on one of the heads front and rear or they may be loose. Also check your ground form battery to body.
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Thursday, February 6th, 2014 AT 8:02 AM
Tiny
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OMG! I didn't even think of that! Now that I think of it I don't remember hooking that ground up! But that stuff happenes when you have friends helping to put it back together! Lol well I'm going to work on it info a couple hours n I'll see if that's indeed my problem! I'll let you know! Thank you so much for your knowledge/help and swift responce Hmac300 !
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Thursday, February 6th, 2014 AT 8:19 AM
Tiny
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Check both ends of heads as there are grounds on both ends as well as block.
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Thursday, February 6th, 2014 AT 10:15 AM
Tiny
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Ok. I found where I forgot to hook the ground wire from the back of the RH head to the chassis. I see where the ground connects to the firewall bit not sure where to connect other side to the head. So I just picked a spot. Then I ran one from the front of the head to another ground stud on the firewall and I'm still having the same stupid freakin problems! This has been sooo dang frustrating! ( To put it nicely) The other grounds looked good too but I removed em n cleaned the connections anyways. So do you (or anyone) have any more ideas? Or can you think of anything else that can cause my rediculous problems? It almost seems like the alternator isn't grounded. Any input would be much appreciated! Thanx
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Friday, February 7th, 2014 AT 9:28 PM
Tiny
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Did you check the battery to body grounds and engine to battery grounds? It has to be either the right fornt or left rear of engine block causing this those are the main grounds or it's still both you shouldn't be getting a shock unless it is static buildup from a nylon coat dragging across the cloth seat.
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Saturday, February 8th, 2014 AT 6:02 AM
Tiny
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I'm not posative that I found all the grounds. I'll take another look today! And when I got shocked the truck died as I got shocked plus I was driving when all this happened (bout 15mph) and at first I thought the shocked to my finger was just my imagination until I shifted it into neutral and grabbed the key and as soon as I turned the key I got shocked again and that's when I realized it wasn't just in my head! Surprised the crap outta me that's for sure! Lol I'll check those grounds again today and check my fuses and I'll let you know what I find. Thanx again for your help
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Saturday, February 8th, 2014 AT 10:25 AM
Tiny
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Check around heads especially as those are the ones for igniot coils and that has to be what you are feeling other than that I have no idea
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Saturday, February 8th, 2014 AT 10:29 AM

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