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Old 07-02-2008, 06:45 PM   #1
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Ground bus on my 94 98 is corroded and is causing trouble. I know I need to clean it but am having trouble getting the thing apart. Searched the forums and there are links to an article on how to go about cleaning it but the link is broken. Any help would be appreciated.
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The members who experienced this problem i hope will chime in soon, mean time im pretty sure there is one beneath the driver floor along the door runner (im recalling the picture i saw from memory). There are others but this is a start. What is the link? maybe i can have better luck finding it. I can post a picture of the location when i get home tonight.
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Heres the link that I think has the answers im looking for. It is referred to on numerous occasions in other threads but it doesnt work anymore. http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...=article&k=102 I was able to find it under the drivers side carpet and it was corroded. Tried cleaning it (pulled metal plate out and scraped off male and female ends) but was hoping for some tips on better results. I was having problems with the electrical giving out mid drive (windows,locks, fuel pump). Not sure if the problem is fixed though. The metal plate still gets a little warm when driving and if i turn on the rear defrost it heats up real bad. So the problem may be elsewhere but I dont know much about cars. Again help is appreciated.
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I've not had this problem and I don't know what it looks like but cars, machinery and breaker boxes would all be done the same. Clean the contacts with a wire brush and naval jelly or similar rust remover. Do the same with the wire connections. If a wire connection can be pulled off of the wire, it needed to be pulled off and replaced. Once everything is rust free and clean, put it back together with some sort of dielectric jelly in the connections. My local auto parts store has "connector protector" in what looks like a condom pack right there on the counter. If, and ONLY if, you can't locate any type of dielectric jelly, then you have to treat it with something that will prevent rust after assembly (grease, oil, paint, liquid electrical tape, vaseline, etc.) If the bus is getting warm, you have to find out what connection is the cause and replace it. If everything is rusted out, you can always reroute your ground wires. They just have to make a good electrical contact to the frame or metal bodywork (the frame is better). Keep in mind that your bus may be loosing electrical contact with the frame. If this is the case then you would have to replace the bus or reroute all those ground to the frame. I would replace it and the connections on all the wires if it came to that.
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