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Old 10-31-2006, 07:06 PM   #1
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Default plug wires touch each other near the coil packs , ok ?

Not to seem anal here but someone told me to NEVER let the wires rub or touch each other as they will short out. Well mine do right near the coil packs should I put wire loam on them or is this not necessary ??
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That should not make a difference near the packs. All my wires touch there, they're right next to each other. lol I keep mine very neat but some touch, it'* inevitable unless you are REALLY anal.

HOWEVER, if a rear wire is touching any part of the O2 sensor/harness you will have some issues.
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If the outer jackets are intact, it shouldn't be a problem. Are these wires oem? Could be time for replacement just on time alone. Heat will kill them eventually.
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shouldn't be any big deal. the insulation on them should be good enough to keep anything from happening. now, you don't want to let them chaif and touch, that would be bad. but you're fine if they are in good shape.
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they are AC Delco wres look to be fairly new. My bonnie has loams on ALL the wires right up tight to the coils ??
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I loomed mine right to the coils. It'* a little added protection.
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seems a very poor way they run the far right rear wire, right between the 02 sensor and the exhaust manifold
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seems a very poor way they run the far right rear wire, right between the 02 sensor and the exhaust manifold
Only way to do it. Just loom it and grab some boot protectors too if you want. Just make sure not to touch the O2.
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Through? Mine comes down the plug wire holder and then loops around the O2 with wide berth.
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it goes around the 02 between the 02 and the firewall ? The wire isn't that long.i just shortened it in the holder so it doesn't touch either the 02 or the exhaust, still seems a shtough there is a better way. Got a pic of yous Bill ?
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