This almost happened to me today. My throttle cable was scorching red and started smoking. I'm also still confused about those sail panels, which ones are these exactly? Also there are 2 ground cables by the starter, one goes to the starter correct? By where does the other go? It's a short yellow one that splits from the black starter groundbenckj said:Very simply your throttle cable will melt and then catch fire which spreads to the engine bay plastics and then car erupts into a molten mass of metal.
There isn't a good practical way to test the grounds. You would need to accuratly measure the resistance between points but this is beyond most VOM's that a home handyman would have. Easier to just remove, clean and then copper coat the threads.
kbrew8991 said:Is this a ground for the wiring harness, or is there another end of it?
And on the large one between the trans & DS motormount - is that the same/similar on an NA?
does your car still run? the one under the manifold is for the ignition and ecu so with out it your car shouldn't run. if it is running then you might have to dig around more, sometimes people relocate it but the wires are not that long so they can't be to far away.Agile said:I can't find the intake manifold ground on the 5sfe. Can anyone give any guidance? Great thread btw!