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looking for a diagram showing where the ground strap wire is connected from the engine to the body on a 2005 XLR

had my car worked on and the guy has it going from the valve cover to the engine,
one on many issues i'm finding out.

Thanks for any and all help
 

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The engine harness ground pack connects to the right/rear cylinder head. I'll continue to look for more engine grounds; the battery is grounded in three places. What are the problems you're having?

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CCClarke,

Ive got major problems with my 05 XLR , Started with losing coolant, took it to a guy in Bellflower who said it was just a blown head gasket and he could fix it and install a set of
head bolts ( the Super Stud System ) to be exact, well after doing this and reinstalling the engine he decides that the compression isnt what it should be and Pulls the engine again this time informing me the heads need to be sent out. I wanted to put new heads on first if there was any question as to them being good. He sent the heads out and re installs the engine. Using the same gaskets as before ( i learned of this later) i pick up the car and drive it home, first 2 qt low on oil, and the next day getting a low coolant message, long story short i add coolant, replace the belts due to squeaking excessively, replace 2 hoses because of leaking, and still low coolant message, now the car runs like ****, since im at 92000 miles I think maybe the spark plugs are ready to be changed, I do so, 15 min into a hour drive and i get low coolant again. call a tow truck tow it home and then to the shop the next day.

Now he pulls the engine again, and informs me I have a cracked head. I take the heads to replace them and was told its not cracked there is debris that was between the head and the (reused gasket) Great!!!! I get the head resurfaced and purchase new gaskets and he puts the engine back together , after trying to soak another $800 for a new and improved super super stud system. I opted out on that deal. so he slaps the engine back in the car and says its done come and get it,

every warrning light is on in the car. i tow it to a dealer and they inform me its codding all over the place. and think maybe he failed to hook up a neg ground cable somewhere,
I'm at a loss of what to do at this point, after paying $5000 to fix my car I"m left with a car that i cant drive, help if you can ,,,,,,,,
 

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Wow, this sounds like a bad dream . . . an expensive bad dream. . . I hate to hear stories like this . . .

Were it me, I'd put the onus on the shop that did the work to make it right and deliver a car that runs as it should. Explain (not that you need to ) why you're not satisfied and if they don't want to mess with the car, you should receive a full refund at a bare minimum. It pays to be nice, but I fully understand why you would be hot over this issue. If I had done the work, I'd be a lot more than embarrassed.

Failing that, I'd take them to small claims court for making a bad problem worse. A complaint to the BBB is also a gift that keeps on giving.

Basically, they need to review the engine replacement procedure to ensure every cable is properly connected, all grounds are verified and the car can communicate with a Tech 2. Once they get that far, it would be prudent for them to test drive the car for a day or three to ensure you get what they cashed the check(s) for.

Obviously, battery condition needs to be verified. There may be more than one problem plaguing your car; it's hard to believe the shop returned it in this condition.

Keep us updated on how this shakes out, will you please?

CC :seeya
 
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