|04-25-2012, 07:27 PM||#51|
Got everything buttoned up and the car won't start. I get a clicking noise from the starter relay, but the engine won't turn over. Turns out, through voltage drop diagnosis, the ground side of things isn't up to snuff. I did some research on DC5's and EP3's starting / charging system grounding and here's what I found:
All vehicles have three ground cables:
1 - from battery negative to body
2 - from battery negative to engine
3 - from engine to body
We had only the ground cable from battery negative to body and it didn't start. We then added a ground cable from engine to body and it still didn't start. We are now going to install a ground cable from battery negative to engine and see where we stand.
Any of you K swapped EM2 guys run into something familiar? Any pointers?
|04-25-2012, 08:20 PM||#52|
Join Date: Apr 2008
Total Points: 107,065,226,060.45
add another one from the trans to the body also if you don't have a ground from engine to chassis it will use the next available wire it finds as a ground and ten to burn it up I burned up my stainless steel braided clutch line because I forgot to hook up one of the grounds
cause clint's a lazy bastard my build thread http://www.7thgenhonda.com/forum/showthread.php?t=10229
|04-25-2012, 08:40 PM||#53|
1 - from battery negative to the body
2 - from battery negative to trans bracket that bolts to trans
3 - from passenger side engine mount to body
I'm just going to mimick this and hope for the best.
Cheers homie! Thanks for the help.
|05-05-2012, 08:42 PM||#55|
Everything is finally done! We got all the battery relocation cables hooked up. The entire interior is back together. I even drove the damn thing. What a hoot! It pulls pretty nice. Gotta love the 6 speed EM2. Wohoo!
I have a ton of pictures to load. Will be posted at a later date.
|06-20-2012, 01:23 PM||#57|
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: San Diego
Total Points: 2,343,193,520.65
Hey I have a question when it comes down to the k20 swap... I already did the install but the issue that I am having is the temp gauge. Temp still reads cold and not registering thru gauge.
Did the following but still no luck:
- I swapped out the Rsx temp sensor and replaced with the civic temp sensor.
- reswapped the civic temp sensor back to Rsx temp sensor (still no luck)
- re-checked both sensors both are working fine.
Background info: used a plug and play method so no wires are cut. Used k-tuned wiring harness... Everything works ie: rpm, speed, fuel but not the temp sensor.
Any suggestions would be most appreciated?