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Old 10-04-2010, 12:43 AM   #1
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so today I took out my charcoal can/solenoid. I had a couple questions. since most people who take out the can, just connect the input/output tubes from the can to each other after removal, why not just trace the hoses back to the source, and plumb them to each other, or just plug them? then you can remove the tubes that run from the tank all the way to the engine bay?

also, I removed the solenoid (the red circle with slash through it) but on that same bracket seem to be some sort of grounding plug, and a larger multi pin harness (blue circled items) . my question is what is this plug? If I am running NA on a stock ECU can it be removed allowing me to take out that whole bracket all together? Im trying to clean up my engine bay a little and its ugly.

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The multi pined thing is about the most important thing in that area.
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so what is it? im guessing I need to leave it? and what is it even running to? is it just being grounded by that bracket? if I unbolt it from the bracket and remove the bracket, can I just bolt it to a different part of the engine bay or a grounding cable? can I possibly ask more questions in a row?
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Its your ignitor, you car wont start without it.
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Ignitor. Sends signal to coils to fire. Very important unless you have COPs.
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what is it actually hooked to? it seems like the harness goes to the plug which is bolted to the bracket. granted I was working in the dark earlier so maybe i didnt see another wire but what is the plug running to and why does it need to be on this big bracket?
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To keep it from flopping around. I made my own bracket out of aluminum for the fuse box and the ignitor. Plugs running to your coils.
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so I could unbolt it from the bracket, and just zip-tie it to the other bundle of wires nearby so I can take out that nasty rusty bracket? its not being grounded through the bracket is it?

and what is the smaller plug I circled in blue? it seems to just run to the bracket for grounding purposes, meaning I should leave the bracket? or at least reground that plug to another spot correct?
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Just leave it, unless you are trying to cut back weight and have exhausted many other options i would just sand it and paint it black.
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i appreciate the suggestion but it doesnt quite answer my question. I like understanding what stuff does, not just if i need it or not.
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Next time don't buy a ******* car with ******* rust then.

Unplug it. Try to start the car. If it runs, you can leave it out. Jesus spoon feeding ******* Christ.
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i wasnt asking about the requirement of the ignitor plug, but the bracket itself. It isnt performing a grounding of any sort is it? that was my real question. Im not looking for a spoon feeding, but just either an answer to my question, or no response at all please. opinions about my actions is not what i was asking for.
not to be rude, just trying to clarify.

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Next time don't buy a ******* car with ******* rust then.

Unplug it. Try to start the car. If it runs, you can leave it out. Jesus spoon feeding ******* Christ.
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i wasnt asking about the requirement of the ignitor plug, but the bracket itself. It isnt performing a grounding of any sort is it? that was my real question. Im not looking for a spoon feeding, but just either an answer to my question, or no response at all please. opinions about my actions is not what i was asking for.
not to be rude, just trying to clarify.

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Well again, remove the bracket, see if it still works. If so, zip tie to your hearts content. It's not rocket science.
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