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What happen if engine has a broken ground strap

Car st0p while running and start but engine start and stop is a broken ground strap I found my problem?

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I've found 2 ground straps on my 2004 Kia Rio. Can anyone tell me where anymore happen to be?

Don't get confussed ground straps come from the NEG on the battery and always go back to ground.Witch is the engine block and the frame the tires are rubber so thats the ground .
Things don't work correctly if feed power from the battery with out a good ground .SO in a nut shell connect the ground wires to the engine or frame and see if it fixes the issue

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I just bought a 03 cavalier today. here's what happened, let the car run as I looked it over, I let the car run, no over heating. I bought it, put 10$ of gas it was 1/8 the ten brought it to 3/4, little...

Hi Vanessa; It appears that your problem is a very common complaint with MANY Cavalier and Sunfire models (2001-2005).

Many remedies or solutions include doing the following:
  • Check for a bad ground connection
    • check the existing ground strap for any oxidation (green stuff)
    • partially broken or fully broken ground strap
      • ground strap from the battery to engine block
      • ground strap from the engine block to the frame or firewall
    Replace the strap(s)

  • Check the cluster gauges for poor or missing solder connections; or some that may have loosened.
Re-solder the connections or replace the instrument cluster with either a new, rebuilt, or used instrument cluster from either the OEM, third party vendor, or junk yard.

  • Check the fuse panel for blown fuses; service manual notes (depending upon style model) that there are either 1 or 2 fuses that controls the instrument gauge cluster; (maybe marked CLUSTER or CLS/PCM; or BCMCL).
  • In the event the fuse(s) are not blown:
    • Disconnect the battery ground cable from the battery
    • Remove the fuse(s); turn ignition key cylinder to AUX position (not "start" or "run" positions), wait about 30 seconds, to fully discharge remaining capacitor voltage to any of the car's electronic control modules.
    • Reconnect the ground cable to the battery
    • and re-insert the fuses that were removed
Hopefully this will resolve the problem. Unfortunatley, I have read where some car owners have replaced their instrument gauge clusters 3 times; which leads me to believe one of two things; either there is a serious defect in the manufacture of these instruments (but I have not seen any mandatory or voluntary recall by NHTSA or GM) or because of some sort of owner related improper battery jumping procedures- causing a voltage spike, etc.

Hope this helps.

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2007 F150 5.4 King Cab Rear Windows

Hello Wayne; Focus on the grounding of the cab to chasis. The cab is mounted on rubber pods so direct grounding through a mounting bolt is sketchy.. Motors require a very good ground or the connection will build corrosion and compromise itself. There is a ground strap from engine to cab under the hood. This little strap is primarily for static as the vehicle is driven. It stll should be tight and clean. The grounds that need removal, cleaning and reinstall should be two cables on bolts. The first is the battery negative cable. It is fastened to the engine. The second is a cable or braided strap fastened to the engine and other end to the frame. Chk around the motor mounts. I've found braided grnd straps at those locations. Good Luck and I hope this helped -Ned

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2001 Peugot 206 Stalling after revving

whistling sounds and the high rpms to a stall situation could be a loose /broken vacuum pipe possible to the transmission actuator ( automatic)
happening after a bump could be from broken engine mounts , loose ground points, harness connections loose loose battery terminals

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1996 Dodge Intrepid: Could someone tell me where the engine ground strap goes to and from. I know mine is broken. Could this be the reason I suspect a problem with BCM? Airbag lite on and off, lose

The earth strap goes from any solid mount on the engine to any solid mount on the chassis. I dont know if this will help solve all of your problems but it certainly wont do any harm.

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97 nissan king cab running poor rough idle it surges/stumbles about every 15 to 20 second

I would start with the IAC (Idle Air Control) valve. The IAC valve usually, USUALLY, trips the Check Engine Light, but, sometimes may not.

Aside from that, it could be other issues: spark plugs, ignition wires, distributor components/assembly, etc.

BTW, is the Check Engine Light on?

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Abs light came on and odometer and speedometer stopped working. What can be the cause?

This is one thing that can cause erratic and wierd problems. You have a ground strap that connects the engine to the frame, if that were broken you could lose a ground and erratic electrical things could happen. It's a possibilty. Good luck.

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Surging while driving

DO NOT waste your money on tranny solutions!!! I have a 1998 Ford Windstar. About 2 years ago I started noticing a strange almost shaking, jerking serge type of activity when I would get into the "mid-range" (30-50) on the speedometer. I took it to a very trusted mechanic. After about $2000 and several different "tranny solutions", I thought the problem was fixed until about two week later when it suddenly jerked and sputtered AGAIN!! Don't waste your money on tranny issues. (by the way.. my van has also recently had a new tranny put into it and it STILL HAPPENS)

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