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Simple Engine ground

I just rebuilt my 4.7 but cant figure out where the engine ground goes( the ground coming off the upper body on the passenger side, has two ground loops one for each side of the enigine i presume) Does anyone know where these gorunds go? I tried a few places on top of the enigne at the plug sensor bolts but the wire just gets hot and smokes up. Its not the same for 6 cylinder WJ, i looked on my sisters. Appreciate any help. thanks.
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Re: Simple Engine ground

Hot and smokes up..... bad earth! or is it the power wire your accidentally grounding?

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Although mine is import version (right hand drive) I will imagine the grounds are the same just under the engine mount on the block. Just make sure the area is clean of paint, rust and smear a small amount of grease on the surfaces will keep them rust free.
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The grounds (braided flat wire)mount to the 2 rear ignition coil mounting studs.#8 passenger side.#7 drivers side but they shouldn't be getting hot. I think these 2 are mostly to cut down on radio noise and such.You might have missed another major engine ground somewhere causing those to be overloaded when starting or under a large electrical load.
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Re: Simple Engine ground

thanks guys. that ground works alot better. Now the engine codes are saying 6 coils are malfunctioning, which i find hard to believe. About to use the ohmnmeter to test them.
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Re: Simple Engine ground

Be sure that all ground connections are properly connected (on clean corrosion free area and fastened well). Do the 2 ground wires you have connected now still get warm/hot? If so, then there is a problem with a larger grounding wire.
Which codes do you get? Is the engine running normally?
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Re: Simple Engine ground

Those two ground wires are fine now. The codes are all ignition coil codes such as P0353. Its strange because everytime I start it up it says a different ignition coil is malfunctioning. I put dielectric grease on all eight ignition coil plugs but nothing changed. It will start normal(the very first try of the day) and idle fine then it starts misfiring(I'm thinking), the engine light comes on, and it cuts itself off. Restarting it, it misfires right away and i need to give it gas to even run.
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