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Old July 11th, 2016, 09:24 AM
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Starter ground to engine

The starter I removed from the engine 2.5 diesel has a bridge on the front for the ground wire to the engine. Ground attaches in the center of this bridge, Paris Rhone starter. The replacement starter has the bolts nuts on the front but does not have the bridge & the one from the Paris starter does not fit, I could drill it but it is right where there is a bend.
I got the replacement starter from someone on here that does not have this bridge on the front? Remanufactured in Israel, looks good otherwise.
Is it necessary? Starter of the left is Paris Rhone the bridge is between the two.

& does anyone know where to get a starter rebuilt Paris Rhone
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Old July 11th, 2016, 09:27 AM
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Ground to any of the motor securing bolts/studs is fine.
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Old July 11th, 2016, 09:46 AM
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I think I made a ground cable for mine and just used one of the nuts/studs, tossed the bridge thing
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Old July 11th, 2016, 10:23 AM
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Ground cable

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Anyone know where to get a starter rebuilt?
it was starting sometimes first time sometimes third time some play in the shaft.
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Old July 11th, 2016, 11:09 AM
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Had the same issue and I ran a ground from one of the mounting bolts to the chassis. Fine for 3+ years.
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Starter is bolted to the engine and engine is grounded.
Why is/was there ever a need for a separate starter ground?
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Starter is bolted to the engine and engine is grounded.
Why is/was there ever a need for a separate starter ground?
Excellent point, wondered the same when I replaced my starter.....wonder why LR seemed to do it? My thinking is given the amperage involved, a direct path to chassis ground is a good idea.
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Old July 11th, 2016, 12:15 PM
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Starter is bolted to the engine and engine is grounded.
Why is/was there ever a need for a separate starter ground?
The Paris Rhone starter removed was XMod so assume of better quality.
Supposedly a radio truck maybe why or it was the spec?
I was also cleaning around a motorcycle starter, it also had an attachment point on the front, ground to engine.
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Old July 11th, 2016, 12:35 PM
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