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Old 30 Oct 2010, 01:07 am
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I had to have the lower control arm bushings replaced 3 yrs. ago at about 47000 mi. tonight I noticed that there is a wire going from the strut to the body was cut in half. I assume it is a ground wire & do I need to address this? I brlieve the dealer mech cut it when changing the bushings, no idea why Thanks Guy
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Old 30 Oct 2010, 05:05 am
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Default Re: ground wire on ft.struts

They relieve the static electricity that the rotating parts make I guess.
Many members say that if they are cut or missing that your wheel bearings will fail prematurely.
Yes, fix them.
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Old 30 Oct 2010, 05:05 am
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There are a few posts about this. It is a ground wire that hopefully prevents the bearing from "spalling" and then you replace it. Best thing is to reattach it.

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yes you need to fix it at once. i cant begin to tell you the nightmare in replacing front bearing and hub assembly. the wire is a ground that directs stray arc's of static electricity off of the bearing and hub. have you ever accidently touched a wrench across your batt. terminals. thats what it can do to the smooth surfaces in your hub. ive seen it myself, and its nasty[/U]
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Old 18 Nov 2010, 10:01 pm
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Guess I don't need to reply to this... lol..everyone already has the right anwsers...
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