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Old 06 Jan 2011, 11:20 am
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Anyone know what these wires are for: both sides of front end, about 12 inches long, connects from the shock (bottom) bracket to the outside wheel well; this is looking from underneath the car; I just noticed that both of mine are not connected; one is pulled out of its connector and one is sliced. This is a 2002. Thanks , Jim
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Old 06 Jan 2011, 02:10 pm
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Not unusual for them to be broken - I believe they're for the static electricity that can build up.
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Old 06 Jan 2011, 03:11 pm
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some say that they help keep the bearings from going bad mine were broke i cleaned them and reattached then and will keep then there something about removing the static from the system
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Old 06 Jan 2011, 05:39 pm
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Here. This will explain what everyone is trying to tell you.

ground wires from body to front struts?
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Old 06 Jan 2011, 10:24 pm
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Thanks for your help
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Old 07 Jan 2011, 04:48 am
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My wifes 02 has had wires broke since we had it, probably 4 years. Car is at 190,000 miles. No wheel bearing problem but, aluminum rims have been badly pitted from galvanic reaction. If not a problem there, possibly your rims may see a benefit.
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Old 07 Jan 2011, 04:22 pm
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Someone told me this was an effort to have clearer radio reception. If you take a look around your pt you'll notice a lot of odd grounding wires, well at least I think they are in odd spots. Fact or fiction,
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Old 07 Jan 2011, 06:46 pm
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Someone told me this was an effort to have clearer radio reception. Fact or fiction,

It can't hurt, but why worry about it?
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Old 09 Jan 2011, 12:12 pm
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No worries here. I had one that was broke and I broke the other to get the knuckle off. Radio seems largely unaffected.
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Old 09 Jan 2011, 12:20 pm
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That's why none of the links I posted say anything about the radio. As long as you have some ground wires around the PT (and there's a couple different ones) and you have a decent antenna, the radio should receive fine. Might want to check the small ground wire on the passenger side of the hood. Most people don't even know it's there. Goes from the hood to the body.
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