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Old 11-02-2017, 04:38 AM   #1
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Default Loose ground?

I was under the hood today and saw this unsecured ground (I guess) in the picture. The second picture shows that it is part of a harness near the battery. Any reason somebody would have this loose?
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Old 11-02-2017, 04:40 AM   #2
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Screw might have just wiggled out.
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Looks like somebody replaced the large factory ground wire from the battery to the engine. It's supposed to be grounded to the fender where your picture is taken as well. I'd fix that.
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So the cable goes from negative post to engine block. Was there originally, as you say, an additional connection to the chassis? Where did it attach? Can I just run another cable from negative post to chassis? I am getting a lot of engine interference on a CB I am installing -- which may be because all return flow is going through the engine? Is there any reason not to put in a second connection to chassis? Where does this second cable attach.

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So the cable goes from negative post to engine block. Was there originally, as you say, an additional connection to the chassis? Where did it attach? Can I just run another cable from negative post to chassis? I am getting a lot of engine interference on a CB I am installing -- which may be because all return flow is going through the engine? Is there any reason not to put in a second connection to chassis? Where does this second cable attach.

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The Battery ground to the engine block also connects to the body. This connects with a little L-shaped tab that connects to one of the screw holes right on top of the fender well. Iíve found that having a ground to the body, the motor, and to the frame, will alleviate nagging grounding issues.
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It looks like the fender is painted -- should I sand the paint off for a better connection?
Do you recommend the OEM cable. It seemed the previous owner replaced with a cable with only a connection to engine block.
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I would mimic the factory method and go from the battery to the fender to the engine. But the same purpose will be accomplished as long as you make a clean, solid connection of the 3 points. I would sand the area under the ring terminal you add to the fender but I would apply some dielectric grease to prevent corrosion.
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Thanks. With the factory cable, what do you attach the bracket to the fender with? Just a bolt using the threads in the fender?
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Thanks. With the factory cable, what do you attach the bracket to the fender with? Just a bolt using the threads in the fender?
Yes, that's the way it is on my '98 Frontier. My factory cable was bad, so I ran parts store cable to the body, then a different parts store cable to the engine block connection. So at my body mount two cable ends are attached to the body with a bolt.

Clean up the terminal end good, and use a new bolt, you'll be fine on electrical contact through the threads of the bolt.
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Thanks! Do you know what size threaded bolt the fender takes?
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