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    Need help lt1 wont start

    I have a 94 camaro z28 that came factory with an LT1 and tranny. I bought the car with no motor no tranny. I have a motor and tranny out of a 95 z28. the motor is put in and everything i believe is to be hooked up. I went to start it and heard a clicking noise. Come to find out I had three wires hooked up to the starter instead of two. I heard one of the wires, I believe the black one, was the ground to oil pan. Still just clicking only a little louder. I am going to take the starter to get checked in a bit. But is there anything else I should check just in case???? Thanks in advance

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    is the motor grounded to the car body?



    Also Opti-spark = constant ignition problems

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    Are you talking about the battery ground? I have it grounded to the motor mount. I dont know if this is correct this is my first fourth gen. and it seems like i am running into probs everywhere lol. there is also a ground on the driver side that i just spotted and its not hooked to anything any clue where this goes.?

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    are the dash lights doing weird things? if so, your computer may not be recieving proper ground....i had that problem with my engine swap

    EDIT: actually, my engine did turn over, just wasnt getting spark or fuel.

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    the dash lights are on and even the door bell ringers ding. i was guessing the reason the dash lights havent went off is because the motor hasnt started yet but idk. like i said its my first and its kicking me in the butt lol

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    Before you take the starter out to be checked, leave it in the car and tap it with a hammer lightly while someone is in the car turning the key. If the car starts, then the starter is the culprit. Just trying to save you a trip.

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    ^^^^
    Creative idea! Lol

    Since no one has yet pointed out, check the obvious??
    Battery, battery connections, alternator, fuses, grounds.

    doubt the fuses but somewhere to have a different start!

    pump the gas before starting. btw, any check engine light? If so what are the codes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flybird View Post
    ^^^^
    Creative idea! Lol

    Since no one has yet pointed out, check the obvious??
    Battery, battery connections, alternator, fuses, grounds.

    doubt the fuses but somewhere to have a different start!

    pump the gas before starting. btw, any check engine light? If so what are the codes.
    This is where I would start. All grounds are important so check those first, They check voltage to the starter with the key on and in crank mode. Good luck.

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    pumpin the gas would do no good...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dn1186 View Post
    Are you talking about the battery ground? I have it grounded to the motor mount. I dont know if this is correct this is my first fourth gen. and it seems like i am running into probs everywhere lol. there is also a ground on the driver side that i just spotted and its not hooked to anything any clue where this goes.?
    The battery should be grounded to a post that is on the same fender as the battery. Should see a threaded post. The motor should be grounded in at least 2 places and the PCM also has it's own ground.


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