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Subject: Re: Anyone with electrical oddities??

Posted by Troy Rudolph on May 13, 1997 at 18:02:40:

In Reply to: Anyone with electrical oddities?? posted by Matthew Howe on April 25, 1997 at 22:36:07:

The ground cable on the battery should have two cables: one braided that connects to the block in front of the left front wheel housing and one that connects to the engine. Make the engine connection is clean and tight. Make sure that the braided cable hasn't corroded to dust. They can look good but be bad. Grab it and shake it. If it feels flimsy or falls apart, replace it. All of my flaky electrical problem have been caused by the braded cable.

An alternative repair:

Go to the auto parts store and get a Ford starter solenoid cable. Unbolt one end of the braided cable and cut it off at the battery and throw it away. Run the Ford starter solenoid cable from the point on the engine where the insulated cable attaches back to the block where the end of the braided cable was bolted.

It's a kludge, but it will never fail.

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