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Hi All, new to the forum, but I like what I see! Hoping somebody could tell ne the significance of this broken wire by coils. Just bought the truck and it is running fine, do I need to repair this?
 


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Welcome. It looks like it would go to a missing noise suppression capacitor. Not absolutely needed, but cheap and easy to replace, to fix it right. If you're not going to replace it, pull the pigtail or cap the wire end, as the circuit is a +12v ignition lead and will cause a short if it touches ground.
 

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It is needed if you still listen to AM radio.
 

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Yep.
RadioNoiseSupressionCapacitor Ford# f67f-18801-aa,
wired between CoilPack 12v+ Supply & FrameGround.
Suppresses arcing noise from the Coil+Plugs that interfers with Radio in your vehicle or the neighbors Radio\TV.
More info at
https://2001fordexplorersporttrac.fandom.com/Engine_Ignition_Plugs+Wires+CoilPack

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Yep.
RadioNoiseSupressionCapacitor Ford# f67f-18801-aa,
wired between CoilPack 12v+ Supply & FrameGround.
Suppresses arcing noise from the Coil+Plugs that interfers with Radio in your vehicle or the neighbors Radio\TV.
More info at
https://2001fordexplorersporttrac.fandom.com/Engine_Ignition_Plugs+Wires+CoilPack

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Thanks Dillard
 

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Welcome. It looks like it would go to a missing noise suppression capacitor. Not absolutely needed, but cheap and easy to replace, to fix it right. If you're not going to replace it, pull the pigtail or cap the wire end, as the circuit is a +12v ignition lead and will cause a short if it touches ground.
Thanks, will do! By the way that truck was originally from Georgia when it was first sold in '97
 


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