Earth strap problem

Timmyo

Member
Hi all. I’d been having intermittent problems with starting and it was suggested cleaning up the earth point on the passenger side front chassis...the one behind the headlamp. Having some spare time now as off work I attempted to undo the bolt today and it sheared off in situ.

So now situation is worse as can’t start car st all.

Any suggestions ??? I could try clamping the earth strap in the same place somehow as a temporary solution ?

Is there somewhere else I could bolt it to given that it doesn’t really stretch far?

Obviously ideally the old bolt needs drilling out or something but unlikely to be able to get to a garage and to top it all I am self isolating as had symptoms of fever!!!!
 

in9999

Member
Hi all. I’d been having intermittent problems with starting and it was suggested cleaning up the earth point on the passenger side front chassis...the one behind the headlamp. Having some spare time now as off work I attempted to undo the bolt today and it sheared off in situ.

So now situation is worse as can’t start car st all.

Any suggestions ??? I could try clamping the earth strap in the same place somehow as a temporary solution ?

Is there somewhere else I could bolt it to given that it doesn’t really stretch far?

Obviously ideally the old bolt needs drilling out or something but unlikely to be able to get to a garage and to top it all I am self isolating as had symptoms of fever!!!!
Had exactly the same problem. Try this link for info
 

Timmyo

Member
I’ve used the existing cable and bolted it to whatever this thing is in the picture....it’s starting up and running fine...can anyone see any issues with this for now???

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