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icysvt
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Major wiring issues please help
#1301863 - 08/16/06 11:07 PM

Ok so i went to change my alt. Ok so now here is the kicker the wires for one of my o2's right at the harness were frayed so i go and tape up all one at a time. Then i get back to the alt. after noticing i ruined and had to change mega fuse. i was going to do the alt. wiring fix pulled on the wire to get a little slack and it keeps coming till i get a frayed end of it. I figure i better chase the end of it down so i can tape it up right? Well i get to where the alt. wires come off the main harness and what do i find?? The green wire off the alt. plug is frayed and still havent found the end of the red wire. So then i cut open the big harness to find nothing but wire insulation(sp) and bare wires everywhere. I don't know what to do now!!!!!!!!!!!! I know there was an under hood wiring harness recall for the 95-97 but was there one for the 98???

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1998 CSVT #844 Born May 9,1997 Silver n Blue
B&M Short throw shifter
Eibach springs
4 Memphis PR 12"
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Tony2005
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Re: Major wiring issues please help new
#1301924 (Re: icysvt) 08/17/06 12:38 AM

No Customer Satisfaction Extended Warranty for the 1998. If you are up to it, the wiring harness is around $600. If not, then just locate the missing ends of red wire and green wires. Reconnect broken ends, tape up all exposed wires and hope for the best.

Below are some information which should help.
Autozone wiring diagram


http://www.contour.org/FAQ/recall/99M03/

Main harness how to by CSVT#49

If you have not done so, now is a good time to pick up a Ford CD manual.
PM Todras


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"Always do the cheap and easy ones first."

1996 V6 ATX 96K miles


Edited by Tony2005 (08/17/06 12:53 AM)

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icysvt
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Re: Major wiring issues please help new
#1301936 (Re: Tony2005) 08/17/06 12:55 AM

Thanks for the quick response. does anyone know how hard it is to replace that harness? and a part number? I guess i should get in touch with bill on this one. does anyone have an e-mail add for him? i looked on teamfordparts and could not find the harness any one know the part number? TIA!!!

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1998 CSVT #844 Born May 9,1997 Silver n Blue
B&M Short throw shifter
Eibach springs
4 Memphis PR 12"
www.cardomain.com/ride/2273778

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Tony2005
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Re: Major wiring issues please help new
#1301940 (Re: icysvt) 08/17/06 12:59 AM

Bill Jenkins
Internet Dept.
Team Ford
5445 Drexel Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89130
800-791-6436
www.TEAMFORDPARTS.com
bjenkins@teamfordlv.com

or PM Bill Jenkins by clicking on his screen name.
PM Bill Jenkins Here

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"Always do the cheap and easy ones first."

1996 V6 ATX 96K miles


Edited by Tony2005 (08/17/06 01:00 AM)

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icysvt
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Re: Major wiring issues please help new
#1301946 (Re: Tony2005) 08/17/06 01:05 AM

tony your the man lol i just wonder if i should take out the whole harness and go over it with ALOT of electrical tape or just take it out and replace it with a new one but that is alot of $$$$$$

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1998 CSVT #844 Born May 9,1997 Silver n Blue
B&M Short throw shifter
Eibach springs
4 Memphis PR 12"
www.cardomain.com/ride/2273778

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Tony2005
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Re: Major wiring issues please help new
#1301948 (Re: icysvt) 08/17/06 01:12 AM

If you are taking it out, replace it with a new one.

If you can do the repairs with "liquid rubber" and electrical tape without taking it out, then go for it.


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"Always do the cheap and easy ones first."

1996 V6 ATX 96K miles


Edited by Tony2005 (08/17/06 01:15 AM)

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icysvt
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Re: Major wiring issues please help new
#1301965 (Re: Tony2005) 08/17/06 01:28 AM

ok the only parts i noticed were from the big plastic cover under the coil pack to the passenger side that were badly brittle i can get to the wires easily except for the plug that goes under the power steering but that shouldn't be too hard. does the liquid rubber work good or better than regular electrical tape??? There weren't any problems with the wires in the big cover just when they came out that and were wire loomed and taped

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1998 CSVT #844 Born May 9,1997 Silver n Blue
B&M Short throw shifter
Eibach springs
4 Memphis PR 12"
www.cardomain.com/ride/2273778

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1998tred3.0
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Re: Major wiring issues please help new
#1301967 (Re: icysvt) 08/17/06 01:30 AM

Why not jus tfollow the bare wire farther up the harness until u find good wire, replaced the bad part with some butt connectors, solder and some wire and tie it into the factory connector?

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Re: Major wiring issues please help new
#1301968 (Re: icysvt) 08/17/06 01:32 AM

Originally posted by icysvt:
... does the liquid rubber work good or better than regular electrical tape??? ..



Use both.

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"Always do the cheap and easy ones first."

1996 V6 ATX 96K miles


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icysvt
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Re: Major wiring issues please help new
#1301970 (Re: 1998tred3.0) 08/17/06 01:33 AM

Originally posted by 1998tred3.0:
Why not jus tfollow the bare wire farther up the harness until u find good wire, replaced the bad part with some butt connectors, solder and some wire and tie it into the factory connector?



I would and should prob do that but that is alot of cutting soldering and connecting and then i'll end up with a bundle of wire so big i won't get it back where it goes

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1998 CSVT #844 Born May 9,1997 Silver n Blue
B&M Short throw shifter
Eibach springs
4 Memphis PR 12"
www.cardomain.com/ride/2273778

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