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Hi all!

I was looking under my hood today (2002 ses w/duratech) and i noticed what appears to be some kind of resistor that is disconnected. The resistor has "Ford XLIF-18801-AB" on it? Does anyone know what this might be and whether i should connect it?

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What part is it connected to (or disconnected from)? Pictures?

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The low speed radiator fan usually uses a resistor to cut the 12V down.

It's the round white thing above the aluminum catch can.

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What part is it connected to (or disconnected from)? Pictures?

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It is actually connected to a wire in the that comes out just in front of the engine. i would say it is about 5 inches up and left from the oil fill. it is a black square with a metal washer attached to it. it looks as though the washer is supposed to go around something but it is just hanging there. i will take some pics in the morning and put them up.

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You're going to need to post a picture...not sure what you're talking about.

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It sounds like the little thingy that is usually attached to the coil pack on my old Vulcan taurus. Is it a small black thingy with a metal tab sticking out of it that is kinda rounded on the edges? If so then it should be attached to the corner screw on the coil pack.
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Here is a picture.....the baloon point is at the disconnected end that is resting on top of the oil fill......as you can see, the wire leads up to the front, center of the engine[attachmentid=14423]
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Thats an electronic filter for the ignition. It should be grounded to the engine by the metal mount.

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Thats an electronic filter for the ignition. It should be grounded to the engine by the metal mount.
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If you don't mind my asking, what is the purpose of the filter.....and is the metal mount the pin sticking out of each corner of the engine?....sorry, im a rookie.....Thanks so much for your help
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Thats an electronic filter for the ignition. It should be grounded to the engine by the metal mount.
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If you don't mind my asking, what is the purpose of the filter.....and is the metal mount the pin sticking out of each corner of the engine?....sorry, im a rookie.....Thanks so much for your help
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to take ignition noise out of the the electrical lines to the PCM and radio

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