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Post subject: Auto electrical system
Posted: Sat Mar 05, 2011 10:55 am
Joined: Sun Aug 03,
2003 2:02 pm Posts: 451 Location: Erie,
I read an interesting item in
the February 2011 edition of Popular Mechanics
about a very odd, but evidently not unusual,
problem that ended up being a battery grounding
A person wrote into the Car
Clinic columnist asking what might be the cause
of his CV joints and wheel bearings wearing out
very frequently - in just a few months. Mike
Allen, the host, replied that the problem was
being caused by a bad or missing ground between
the engine block and the battery's negative
terminal, while the ground connection from the
chassis to ground was good.
happening was the high engine starter current,
100 A or more, was routing through the path of
least resistance - in this case through the
metal wheel bearings and CV joints. Who wouldda
Mike says he's seen the same
thing before, and even in an older car that had
a metal pushrod cable from the gas pedal to the
carburetor, where it was glowing red-hot during
the engine cranking. It is not just an
annoyance, but a real fire hazard!