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post #1 of 2 Old 04-02-2011, 06:55 PM Thread Starter
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Exposed wire next to tranny and oil pan. WTF?

Okay here goes. I replaced my stock oil pan with a Benchmark oil pan today.
While finishing up and checking everything, I noticed an exposed wire.

I don't have a clue what this thing is, so I'll try to describe it. It is a silver cylindrical thing that looks like a coil. It's mounted horizontally on the driver's side of the transmission, about an inch back from the oil pan. It is covered by a silver/aluminum cloth heat shield. The heat shield flexes when i squeeze or poke it, so it is not a hard metal heat shield.

Anyway, when I look inside of the shield, I see a standard electrical plug with a wire coming out of it. It is a yellow wire that has a flexible nylon type hose around it.

The nylon hose is pulled back about 1.5 inches, and the yellow wire sleeve is pulled back about an inch. In other words, the wire is missing one inch of it's cover, and the copper wire is exposed.

So, what is the round coil cylindrical thing, and what does it do? And, will this exposed wire cause a short or a problem, if it gets wet? Should I worry about it or not. I was thinking about wrapping it with electrical tape, but I can't get my hands in there to do it.

Sorry, I didn't take a pic. I had a big mess to clean up after the pan switch.

Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks!!
Duker

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post #2 of 2 Old 04-02-2011, 07:50 PM
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no idea what it is but useually exposed wire is bad

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