Where did this shredded ground strap connect?

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Geoff, Nov 4, 2003.

  1. Geoff

    Geoff Guest

    I was doing a close-up inspection of our '95 Caravan 3.0L last night before
    my wife takes it for a road trip, and I discovered a shredded ground strap
    under the hood near the front (pulley side) of the engine. It appears to
    have been caught in the belts, but it was in tough shape to begin with, so
    it might have come apart on its own.

    The trouble is that the FSM doesn't indicate this strap in any of the
    diagrams, and I can't see where it connected to. The part that's left is
    attached near the motor mount on the frame rail--again, this is on the
    passenger side of the vehicle, up fairly high in the engine compartment,
    forward of the shock tower. Anybody know where it went? I'm thinking that
    it was probably ripped out of the other termination point, and I just can't
    see where it was supposed to go. The van runs fine, of course, but I don't
    need any weirdness like a wheel bearing failure because of this. I also
    found some decaying vacuum lines, so I've got a little work cut out for

    If you've got one of these, I'd really appreciate it if you could take a
    peek under the hood and let me know.

    Geoff, Nov 4, 2003
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  2. Geoff

    Marvin Cohen Guest

    Usually on the body side it connects via a spring clip to the base of the
    motor mount, and I believe it connects to the engine on the other side, to
    create a bridge across the motor mount which acts as an insulator. Ask at
    your local Chrysler dealership to see the parts blowup and it should be
    obvious as to which bolt it connects to or where its terminus points are.
    Marvin Cohen, Nov 4, 2003
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    StevJensen Guest

    "Geoff" wrote
    It had 2 clips. It bridges the rubber motor mount.
    It was used in a lot of model years.
    StevJensen, Nov 5, 2003
  4. Yup, I think it's supposed to provide ground from the block to the
    chassis across the rubber motor mount. There's probably another one
    under the car between the exhaust system and the body.


    Chris Mauritz, Nov 5, 2003
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