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Old 09-20-2013, 03:06 PM   #1
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AND WHATS THIS PART!!!

going threw my engine bay I noticed this piece has a wire that's about to break off, its exposed and only hanging on by a couple pieces of wire.. there is one on the passenger and drivers side.. any idea what part it is
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going threw my engine bay I noticed this piece has a wire that's about to break off, its exposed and only hanging on by a couple pieces of wire.. there is one on the passenger and drivers side.. any idea what part it is
If it is an all black wire that you are referring to, then it is a ground wire.

I'd fix that...

Why is the photo, in this thread, of an engine compartment that looks, probably, like most of the cars that many of us are driving everyday, and in your previous thread, the engine compartment, on THAT car, looked like someone had just gotten it ready to serve dinner on??!?!!?
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You are referring to the noise filters.
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Old 09-20-2013, 06:01 PM   #4
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There noise filters... how so its a square piece that bolts on, has a wire that plugs into an adapter.. are we thinking of the same part

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There noise filters... how so its a square piece that bolts on, has a wire that plugs into an adapter.. are we thinking of the same part

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steam clean
They're ground wires...

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That is a completely different car my friend...

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Old 09-20-2013, 06:15 PM   #6
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ground wire for what.. so I can ask for a new one.. will the new ground wire come with that block on the end and the clip on the other
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I dont know...
If there is enough left on both ends just splice it back together and solder it and you'll be back in business...
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Why is the photo, in this thread, of an engine compartment that looks, probably, like most of the cars that many of us are driving everyday, and in your previous thread, the engine compartment, on THAT car, looked like someone had just gotten it ready to serve dinner on??!?!!?
Agree!
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They're ground wires...

LMAO at steam clean

That is a completely different car my friend...


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LMFAO thanks for pointing it out Did a side-by-side of those two, and this car in this thread is frikkin BLACK. What didja do, "steam clean" into a new color? (EDIT: Nice job switching out your CAI between pics too...)

VERY FP-esque lol
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They are air gap capacitors, used to shunt the high frequency spikes generated by the COPs to ground and give the PCM and other on-board electronics a break...
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They are air gap capacitors, used to shunt the high frequency spikes generated by the COPs to ground and give the PCM and other on-board electronics a break...
Interesting.
I never really noticed them before this thread.
They do look like something more than your typical ground...

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Thanks man, no idea what that means but thanks... any idea if that cable snaps would it cause harm to my engine...
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Fix the wire MM...
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I googled air gap capacitors for a 2000 mustang gt and doesn't seem to have any info on them at all.. are you sure that's what they are called... I would like to replace it but cant find any info on them or where to order it

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I found Those are radio ignition interference capacitors, they're a pair of air gap capacitors intended to reduce noise in the radio from your ignition system.

so basically its not guna make much of a difference if I replace it or just forget it, seems to not really do anything important... is my assumption correct
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Just repair the wire. If you need the connector, go to the nearest auto parts store. They'll be able to figure out which one that you need.

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I googled air gap capacitors for a 2000 mustang gt and doesn't seem to have any info on them at all.. are you sure that's what they are called... I would like to replace it but cant find any info on them or where to order it

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I found Those are radio ignition interference capacitors, they're a pair of air gap capacitors intended to reduce noise in the radio from your ignition system.

so basically its not guna make much of a difference if I replace it or just forget it, seems to not really do anything important... is my assumption correct
Yes. They also protect the electronics on the car.
For the last time MM, FIX THE WIRE...
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Old 09-20-2013, 11:20 PM   #16
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I will go to napa tmrw and get a new one, I don't have a soldering gun ..
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I will go to napa tmrw and get a new one, I don't have a soldering gun ..
If you have a Harbor Freight nearby, soldering guns are pretty cheap.
Some will argue that a properly crimped wire connector is as good or better than a solder connection. Especially if you can't solder good...
Pick up some shrink tubing while your there and you should be all set.
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Old 09-20-2013, 11:54 PM   #18
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how about the good old twist the wires together and use electrical tape method... hahah jk ill price the part out and if its cheap ill just replace it... plan to keep the car forever so no point in taking short cuts
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Haha... Hey, it'll work in a pinch!
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