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Old 06-19-2010, 09:54 PM
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ground strap question

i have a 97 F350 and there is a ground strap on the passenger side firewall that is screwed to the firewall, but the other end is unattached. Where does it go? Im thinking the motor, but not for sure.
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Old 06-19-2010, 10:13 PM
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gotta picture? I think it might be the one that bolts to the hood
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Old 06-19-2010, 10:33 PM
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i cant post pics because of my post count....but you think it goes from the firewall to the hood?
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IS it LONG or Short? I have two ... well one and part of one LOL I have a long one that goes to the motor and the other yes went to the hood.

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So there's two for you, which one?
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well, mine is right there like that, but only has one....and its long enough to reach the intake, so i guess it goes to the motor somewhere?
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excuse me for sounding stupid, but why in the world would the hood be grounded?
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well, mine is right there like that, but only has one....and its long enough to reach the intake, so i guess it goes to the motor somewhere?
If its that long it goes to the EGR valve. One of the bolts " should" be one of the great PIA bolt with a stud on top type of thing. and the ground wire goes on there.

Hood was grounded due to some of the under the hood lights needed body ground to work and a ground jumper works better then a grease filled hood hinge.
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ok. So where can i find this EGR valve? lol
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ok. So where can i find this EGR valve? lol
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That would work but it's not the factory location, this wire should go to the rear most passenger side stud on the back of the lower intake.

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hmmmmm....i dont think mine looks anything like that
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You really can't have too many ground straps and it doesn't really matter where it's hooked up on the motor.
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well i saw a stud near the middle of the intake with nothing on it, i guess it can go there?
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