Yes. It's always a good idea to check any potential ground with a test light or VOM if you're not sure.I do have a ground strap that I am going to put in.... As far as installing it on the alternator, I would use one of the mounting bolts on the alternator then on to a bolt/screw to a bare metal part on the car?
If you're using a VOM, it does not matter.Just checking..... would the car need to be running to check for continuity? Or off?
I don't. I have a B14G on hand, so I thought I would just hook it up and see, but it has a little corrosion on it from storage so I need to clean it up first. But the eyelet is pretty generous, looking at the alternator mounting bolts I'd say it should fit. Worst case, you could always ream it out a bit with a drill, a Dremel, or a round file.Thanks.... I will be using my multimeter...
Question.... do you happen to know off the top of your head if the mounting bolt on the alternator will fit in the eyelet on the Standard B14G ground strap?
Yes, the ABM, which is part of the ABS module, has one. I don't know the official protocol for disconnecting the ABM, but I would disconnect the battery anytime you're replacing any module.I am planning on replacing the front and rear ABS sensors.... and check for any open connections. I did not check yet, but is there a plug on the ABS module that I can unplug and clean? If so, the battery would need disconnected, correct?
One more thing.... how does the TIPM come up so I can access the plugs on there to clean them?
It could be that the fuel pump is on the way out and drawing more power than normal. It could also explain the stalling problem, especially considering the age of the car.Question.... my car stalled again a little bit after I started it on my way home... when I got home, with the car running... I was checking out the rear fuse block just to see if the fuel pump relay came loose again.... it looked to be seated fine, so I just touched it to make sure and it was pretty hot to the touch.... truthfully I never really paid attention on previous cars if the relays got hot.... is that normal?
No harm in trying another relay, they're cheap and easy to swap out. Can't help with the rest.Thanks for the info.... I was thinking about getting another relay just to try it to see if there is any difference. As far as a bad ground on either end of the fuel pump circuit, where would that be located. How do I go about testing the fuel pump? The fuel pump can be accessed by taking out the bottom part of the rear seat, correct? Thanks again for the info.