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Old 06-26-2006, 10:25 AM   #11
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I found the connector under the driver'* side rug and pulled the groung bar out of it with a pair of pliers.
It looked absolutely clean with no corrosion whatsoever.
I sanded it down anyway, so it was nice and shiny, and put it back.
I don't think this plug was a problem cause it looked brand new.
I did notice the padding under the capet was soaked with water. I attributed this to the fact that the car was left outside in a torrential downpour. My window might have been open a little and this is how the rug got soaked. The day after this rainstorm is when the problems arose.
I tried to leave the car in the sun all weekend to dry out the padding but that stuff is hard to get dry!
I also know that my trunk lets in rain water as well for some reason.

Anyways:
1.) Knowing that the ground bar plug looked perfect, is there anyplace else I can check to make sure the fuel pump is getting grounded properly?

2.)Could getting water soaked into the carpet like this (either in the driver'* side floor or trunk) cause these problems?

3.)Where else does the fuel pump ground to, if anywhere?

Thanks again for your help!
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Also, I found something else strange going on.
For some reason the jute padding under my carpet is getting soaked whenever it rains out.
The carpet is dry, just the padding uder it getts soaked.
I looked under the padding and the floor is solid with no rust holes.
I check the padding under the foot pedals and the padding is dry up there.
I thought the water was coming in throught the base of the windshield but it doesn't look like that is the case.
I think this super wet padding is what was causing my ground to fail. I have kept the plug up out of the padding and have not had a problem since.
Any ideas to how water could be soaking the padding (it is very very wet)? I have no clue!
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