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Old 08 Jan 2012, 07:02 pm
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I was checking my brake pads on my '03 PT today and found a broken cable that's bolted to the lower end of the strut and has what looks like a flat electrical type connector at the other end in the inner fender wall. What is this cable for, and does it need immediate replacement? I couldn't find anything on this cable in my repair manual. Thanks
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Old 08 Jan 2012, 07:04 pm
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I was checking my brake pads on my '03 PT today and found a broken cable that's bolted to the lower end of the strut and has what looks like a flat electrical type connector at the other end in the inner fender wall. What is this cable for, and does it need immediate replacement? I couldn't find anything on this cable in my repair manual. Thanks
It's the ground cable....
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Old 08 Jan 2012, 07:14 pm
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Ditto. Because you have dissimilar metals spinning on that hub, they generate quite a bit of a "floating current". With the sensitivity of the computers and stereos in so many cars, it's always a very good idea to keep as many parts grounded as possible. These grounds tend to be taken off, cut off, and left off. In my humble opinion, that's idiotic and leads to possible future problems.

My suggestion, go get you some good, rustproof braided shield cable/ground cable. Clean up the connection points, crimp on a good lug at each end and reground it. Do all four corners! Just my suggestion, take it or leave it.


oh, wait, wrong ground kit....lmao...

For under $20, you can buy a really nice ground kit from Andy's AutoSport (good vendor).
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Old 09 Jan 2012, 05:39 pm
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Thanks. It's a ground cable huh? In all the times I've changed the snow tires each season this is the first time I've seen it there. I will repair that one and check the other cables.
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Sounds like the ground cable that has been mentioned. Its purpose is to eliminate radio noise and pitting of the wheel bearings. If you have ABS, there is also an ABS sensor cable down there but if it were broken you should get an ABS warning light.
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