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Loose wire near oil filter--what's it go to?

Husband changed oil and found a loose wire hanging in the vicinity of the oil filter. Any idea what it should attach to? Car is 2002 Mustang GT.

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  • hotdoggies Feb 26, 2009

    Will take it out soon (it's up for the icy winter now) and make sure all gauges are working properly. thanks for the response!

  • hotdoggies Feb 26, 2009

    Husband just said the wire is about 1/4" wide, flat, and either grey or maybe dark blue (he came in all oily!).

  • hotdoggies Mar 02, 2009

    Thank you! I have passed this along to oily hubby and next chance he'll take another look.


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This loose wire can you tell me the color of the wire? a lot of times it goes to the oil pressure sensor, are any of your gauges not working? if they are all working look for a terminal attachment around within that area it could be the pressure switch for the ecm that tells the enigne to shut-off if the oil pressure drops below a certain pound. hope this helps at least. good luck

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  • brian tessereau Feb 27, 2009

    that sounds like a ground for the ecm signal, he might get all oily again and look around that area for spot such as a bolt, terminal or connector that the wire may have pulled out from. i know all about the oily thing and feel for him, unfortunately us car guys think its cool. lol let me know how it comes out. oh yea you might have him check to see if there is a certain contour to the wire that can sometimes lead you to a spot. you know curve or certain bend premature in the wire.


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