Loose GND cable in engine bay and the change when refitted

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Loose GND cable in engine bay and the change when refitted

Post by Florian320 » 18 Nov 2014 08:40

Hi fellows,
I just wanted to share an experience about loose ground cables I made yesterday.
I had a new alarm system installed and at the same time asked the electrician to re-attach a loose gnd cable in the engine bay. It has been loose since I own the car.
So that's what he did and I couldn't believe it: the car drives better now!

Before if I'd press the pedal, there would be a split second of nodding forward as if the engine would first breath in, about to cough shortly and then run.

Now that symptome is gone! Immediately when I depress the thrust, it comes, no more nodding, not even a bit.

So that is another proof that you / we really should care about or ground connections - they do surprising things!
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Re: Loose GND cable in engine bay and the change when refitt

Post by Herrie » 18 Nov 2014 18:36

A loose earth will cause problems!
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