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