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Where do i locate 5.9 dodge ram 1500 ground straps on 1997

I have 2 ground straps. 1 strap is a split strap.with 3 ends. goes from firewall to back of left head. the other ends goes ??????. then i have 1 more strap with 2 ends, where does this go? i took no straps off the battery side

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The strap with 3 ends....connect it to the frame. You can strap the alternator to the block.

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SOURCE: I have a 93 dodge dakota,i'm trying to find the ground strap.

on some it goes from motor to firewall or motor to the frame.. you have to have a good eye for it is easily overlooked...good luck

Posted on Nov 17, 2009


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SOURCE: Where do I attach the metal ground ******** the engine block

the ground strap you are refering to should be attached to the chassic. look and you will find a hile were a metal screw went into the chassic supporting the strap. hope this will help!!!

Posted on Apr 22, 2010


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My '97 with the 5.9L gas engine does not. It's grounded from the battery to the frame and a ground strap ran from a bolt under the exhaust manifold on the passenger side(near the oil filter) to the frame

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SOURCE: Location of grounding strap 2004 sunfire?

The main ground runs from the battery to the starter and there are many ground wires throughout the vehicle,but I don't thing this will be a ground issue as the alternator is grounded by the bolts holding it mounted to the engine.It is more likely the internal regulator in the alternator failing in my opinion.

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