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    Default Debate and extra earth .

    Evening all,

    Just thought Id chuck this infor a bit or investigation / conversation

    The Mrs `s Corsa is suffering a engine - body earth problem somewhere.

    Anyway my thought is to just run a new earth from the engine to the body, this then got me thinking, after getting a new alternator on my Vec this year and the amount that seem to fail. Would it be worth running an extra earth on the vec as well ?

    I have noticed on the suspention part of the front Strut thiere is a spare bolt that looks ideal for this job.

    Anyone done this / want to advise against this idea ?

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    I don't think alternators fail due to lack of earth? They fail as they're not upto the demand - hence the CDTI has an uprated one.

    Personally I don't see the point.

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    Thought it was the clutches inside the alternator that was failing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CritchvxD View Post
    Thought it was the clutches inside the alternator that was failing?
    Then it's anyones guess? somesaid to me it was the diodes in the rectifier that popped prematurely. If the general over demands of the power steering pump didn't kill them first.

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    can`t harm taking off all the earths and cleaning them up and the body contacts and regreasing and run a new one or two at the same time i suppose,i bought a load of new earth cables to redo my cavalier turbo when i clean all mine up,once i get into it,thing`s battery went flat and is delocked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gazza4 View Post
    Then it's anyones guess? somesaid to me it was the diodes in the rectifier that popped prematurely. If the general over demands of the power steering pump didn't kill them first.
    It probably is that. ****** cars an crappy faults that cost an arm an a leg to fix lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CritchvxD View Post
    It probably is that. ****** cars an crappy faults that cost an arm an a leg to fix lol.

    True.

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    Ok well, had another look tonight.

    drivers side suspention top tower has a spare nut that looks just like the standered earth points around the car.

    The engine lift out Hook at the back drivers side has a threaded stud on it, so in the ineterst of science and to me these 2 points are screaming to be connected I plan to join them and see what happens :-)

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    Well the extra earth has been installed tonight ... will run it for a week then post a pic of it and any findings, so far start up and shut down are a lot less violent than they used to be.

    what is shocking is its almost as if vauxhall had planned for this but forgot to install it.

    Drivers side suspention top is a empty earth point, on the side of the brake fluid reservoir is 2 plastic clips that fit the cable perfectly and on the rear drivers side engine lift out mount is a threaded stud that takes a m5 nut. Earth cable cost £5 from halfords.

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    How 2 submitted.

    Car starts easier, idles smoother and shuts down with out the violent finish. Head lights seem brighter and radio reception clearer.

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