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"Missing link" for grounding points
KentCT88TC Offline
Senior Member
#1
My TC is under the cover for the winter, but if we get some warm Saturdays, I would love to clean off the grounding points. I get a shock every time I get out of the car. This link is broken:
3. Cleaning grounds is never a bad idea. There is a list of grounds here: http://www.turbotbird.com/FAQpage/FAQpag...0Locations
This is for 87-88s

Anyone have a list of grounding points? Thanks -Kent
-KentCT
-'88 Turbo Coupe, K&N, Gillis valve @18 lbs., 2.5 " exhaust.
-2000 Mustang GT 373 gears, Diablo computer chip, cold air intake, Typhoon intake manifold.
-2001 Jeep SE 2.5, AEM cold air intake, Gates headers & exhaust, throttle body spacer, Jet Stage 2 chip
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Pete D Offline
Administrator
#2
Try this: http://turbotbird.com/faqs/#Electrical%2...0Locations

If you go into the FAQs (link at the right side of this page, I think those links work OK.
Pete Dunham


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KentCT88TC Offline
Senior Member
#3
Pete, Thanks!
-KentCT
-'88 Turbo Coupe, K&N, Gillis valve @18 lbs., 2.5 " exhaust.
-2000 Mustang GT 373 gears, Diablo computer chip, cold air intake, Typhoon intake manifold.
-2001 Jeep SE 2.5, AEM cold air intake, Gates headers & exhaust, throttle body spacer, Jet Stage 2 chip
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Jeff K Offline
Administrator
#4
Always a good idea to keep grounding points clean and tight, but that wont help with the getting a shock when getting out of the car. Thats just static electricity generated between the seats and your clothes when you slide out of the seat, just like walking across a carpet and getting a shock from a door knob in cold low humidity weather.
Jeff Korn

88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 24 psi, forced air IC, water injection, BPV, Ranger cam, subframes, etc., etc.
86 Tbird 5.0 (original owner): intake, exhaust, valvetrain mods, 100 HP N2O, ignition, gears, suspension, etc., etc.
05 Taurus SEL Duratec daily driver
04 Taurus Duratec (wifes car)
02 Pontiac Grand Prix GT
95 Taurus GL Vulcan winter beater
67 Honda 450 Super Sport - completely customized
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goldwing Offline
Senior Member
#5
Jeff K Wrote:cold low humidity weather.
Ditto
I work around a lot of electronics and we have to adjust the humidity to prevent electrical component damage.
As a young boy I remember the adults would some times have a pot of water on the fire place during the winter. I never understood why until I got older.
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w60 Offline
Senior Member
#6
I'll swear up and down that I get shocks for more reasons than static electricity. Even in summer with 90% humidity, I'll get a pretty good bite if I touch the door frame sliding out. I've thought about checking grounds for quite a while but sometimes I'm just to lazy, and now with deer season in full swing I'm to busy!
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Jeff K Offline
Administrator
#7
You can not get any kind of shock off a 12 volt system, period. IEEE has, based on extensive testing, defined any DC voltage below 48 V DC as 100% safe, meaning no possibility of any shock hazard even under the worst condition. Any shocks from a car are due to static electricity (assuming you dont grab a bad plug wire on a running engine!!). The car is insulated from the ground by the tires. Even the friction between the car body and the air while driving develops a static charge on the car body. Back in the old days, people used to bolt somewhat conductive flexible strips to the car frame at the rear that would drag on the ground to discharge the static built up on car to avoid shocks.
Jeff Korn

88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 24 psi, forced air IC, water injection, BPV, Ranger cam, subframes, etc., etc.
86 Tbird 5.0 (original owner): intake, exhaust, valvetrain mods, 100 HP N2O, ignition, gears, suspension, etc., etc.
05 Taurus SEL Duratec daily driver
04 Taurus Duratec (wifes car)
02 Pontiac Grand Prix GT
95 Taurus GL Vulcan winter beater
67 Honda 450 Super Sport - completely customized
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