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Ground from battery to engine and a ground from body to engine or starter check underneath your car for a flat wire cable from engine to frame,see if its broken

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2005 freestyle ford what makes my hot guage go up when the car is not running hot


grounded wire to the temp sender unit will make it do that
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If its ok, then its ok. You didn't post why you was checking it, so im going to assume that you just want to make sure your ground is ok. I would remove where the ground is bolted to frame or whatnot, clean it with sandpaper, and replace. This will make for an excellent connection! It would not hurt to run a wire from a good engine ground, such as from the block to the frame, or intake to frame etc.

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sounds like your trailer wiring has a bad ground connection.
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It is less important where, exactly, they get located, find similar sized bolts, somewhere.

What is important is to Guarantee good connection between Battery, engine, and body/frame. Grounds that are poor cause power to have to go through other stuff, like cables, etc. Grounds are the most difficult to diagnose. Just make sure you ground everything to everything.

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did you make a new ground when you wired it up and if you did where did you get the power for these trailer wires if you made a new ground and using the same circuit as the runnin light the running lights might be using this new ground the ground to the running lights might be corroded or broke but ned more info to be sure

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