HI, im new to forums so if I miss anything out let me know.
I have a 2000 (w) Focus 1.6 which had a blown engine. I replaced the engine and as the gearbox (manual) was leaking from all the seals replaced that too. After refitting everything all I get is clicking from the starter motor? The engine turns over freely via the crankshaft bolt, the battery is fully charged. Am I missing something silly, should there be an earth/negative lead going from the starter direct to battery as I don't have one of those. Does it matter where the main earth from the battery goes as I bolted it to the gearbox housing as I'm sure that's where it came from lol. It's getting really frustrating now. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance