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Old 03-22-2016, 10:50 AM
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I was trying to clean my grounds and this cable snapped while I was loosening the bolt. I believe it attaches to the rear of 2.5l block. Can I make my own wire and attach it to one of the valve cover bolts or does it have to go to the same spot? It's hard to reach that bolt back there.

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Old 03-22-2016, 11:36 AM   #2
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You should be able to just attach that wire to another proper grounding spot.

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If memory serves me right, it should go from the hood to the firewall. Shared grounding point for the block as well.
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On the 2.5 I believe that was terminated on the head bolt behind the valve cover on the drivers side (near the firewall)
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Does it have to go to the same head bolt or can it be any of them?
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On my 4.0 i just replaced those strap grounds with stranded wire from a westmarine store. The only downside i believe to doing this is if you listen to the radio a lot since it will pick up engine noises (I only use the aux cord so It doesn't effect me) As for using a different contact point, I'm not sure, since I'm no expert, if it were me I would just use the same point.
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Old 03-22-2016, 04:41 PM
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On my 4.0 i just replaced those strap grounds with stranded wire from a westmarine store. The only downside i believe to doing this is if you listen to the radio a lot since it will pick up engine noises (I only use the aux cord so It doesn't effect me) As for using a different contact point, I'm not sure, since I'm no expert, if it were me I would just use the same point.
I found similar wire at Autozone and then realized that the factory wire is actually one piece with three connection points. It goes from hood to firewall and then from firewall to engine head bolt. I managed to make it work and everything is good.

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