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I opened the hood on my '95 Eldo and saw this loose wire just behind the power steering pump filler. Its a ground to the bolt in the lower left corner of the pic, along with the heavy cable. It appears that it should go under the engine cover, perhaps not.


Can someone identify it for me, before i start tearing things apart?

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My '95 Eldo is an ESC, NOT an ETC. As such, there might be differences. Nonetheless, mine doesn't have such a wire.

Its possible that wire might be an artifact of a previous aftermarket installation that was aborted/removed.

Is anything not working properly? If all systems are "GO," I wouldn't worry about it.

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marvtarzan said:
I opened the hood on my '95 Eldo and saw this loose wire just behind the power steering pump filler. Its a ground to the bolt in the lower left corner of the pic, along with the heavy cable. It appears that it should go under the engine cover, perhaps not.


Can someone identify it for me, before i start tearing things apart?

thx...
Have you had the fuel rail recall work done? If so, the new stainless rail is grounded on my car. Maybe they just didn't connect the ground wire or it came loose for whatever reason. Next time I go look at mine, I'll try to locate the same wire and let you know.
 

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everything seems to run fine, except the AC is anemic. the wire does look like an add-on, since that was mentioned.

I just bought the car, and dont know if any fuel rail work was done. any way to verify that? call or check cadillac on-line?
 

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That is the ground wire for the old fuel rail. Yours was undoubtedly repaced. The stainless steel replacement as Mcowden mentioned does not need one as it is grounded by the mounts. The mechanics just save time by cutting it rather than removing it.
 

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That is the ground wire for the old fuel rail. Yours was undoubtedly repaced. The stainless steel replacement as Mcowden mentioned does not need one as it is grounded my the mounts. The mechanics just save time by cutting it rather than removing it.
Well, that makes perfect sense. One thing, however: if they were too lazy to remove the wire, why did they then go to the extra trouble to strip the insulation back?

Okay, it's my day off and I've got too much time on my hands. I guess I'm being picayune.

Funny thing, I've waited several months to be advised of the recall. It just came three days ago! Glad I didn't burn up in the meantime (but yes, I DID buy a fire extinguisher). :)

Since I haven't endured the recall, you might think I'd still have that wire. Curious.

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Well, that makes perfect sense. One thing, however: if they were too lazy to remove the wire, why did they then go to the extra trouble to strip the insulation back?
In that case, my guess would be that they where too lazy to even cut it so after they got the fuel rail loose they simply gave it a good jerk and ripped the wire loose. The weakest link gave first. That being the crimped connector at the rail. The least they could do is cut it as close to the ground connection as possible. Atleast that would be a little cleaner than leaving a 6" wire hanging loose. A rather sloppy job to say the least if you ask me.
 

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Ranger said:
That is the ground wire for the old fuel rail. Yours was undoubtedly repaced. The stainless steel replacement as Mcowden mentioned does not need one as it is grounded my the mounts. The mechanics just save time by cutting it rather than removing it.

Thanks for the explanation. beats worrying about some wild-ass gadget maybe being stuck on the engine. i guess i can get on with more important things .:burn:
 
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