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I am putting the finishing touches on a stator replacement.

When I hook up the battery, turn the key on and hit the run switch, I'm seeing something I'm not sure of.

My multimeter (set to 200DCV) will get a very weak (.05) reading from my ground wire. I'll get that same reading from both my accessory ground wires and from the ground wire bullet connection which is more or less right at the negative battery terminal.

Is that normal? Is my battery toast? Do I have a short in the ground?
 

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If you have a digital multimeter, they show all kinds of weird things. It is probably just crossover voltage from the positive side, that would not even show up on an analog meter. Can you set your meter to a lower range? 200V is pretty high to get an accurate reading at 12V. Jerry.
 

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Jerry is right .Modern digital multimeters on that high of a scale can almost ''smell '' stray voltages bleeding over from any near by source, even static.
 

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X2 to Jerry and Denny, ^^^I am no electrical expert, but I have 3 multimeters, and all are inexpensive, but all have a 20 volt DC scale, which are more accurate, and perfect for 12 volt systems IMHO.
 

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Well, I'll use the 20 from now on. Thanks guys.
 
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