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Car guys, what's this cable dragging under my car?


#1 Dezuria   Loading, please wait... CAGiversary!   969 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

Posted 23 June 2013 - 12:59 AM

Just noticed this cable thing hanging low enough that it drags on the ground.  I know nothing about cars, but I know this isn't right. :)

2004 Chevy Cavalier.

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#2 whoknows   Time and Eternity for all of time and eternity CAGiversary!   36198 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

Posted 23 June 2013 - 02:49 AM

Cut it and see what stops working.


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#3 pacifickarma   Master of Orion CAGiversary!   2167 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 June 2013 - 07:27 AM

Don't know, but I'd duct tape that thing back up until I found out.



#4 ajh2298   2009 Stanley Cup Champs CAGiversary!   6746 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 23 June 2013 - 04:00 PM

I want to say it could be the parking brake cable. Does it "Y" out towards both back wheels at a certain point?


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#5 jbroush99   Old Tickle Feathers CAGiversary!   2588 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

Posted 23 June 2013 - 04:13 PM

That's not a parking brake cable, it goes up into the engine compartment.  It looks like wiring to me.  It could be running to the oxygen sensor but it looks a bit long for that.  I would strongly suggest getting that put back in place or at least off the ground as soon as possible. 




#6 dohdough   Sum Dum Guy CAGiversary!   6457 Posts   Joined 6.2 Years Ago  

Posted 23 June 2013 - 04:52 PM

I'm voting it's something electrical. Dragging it is probably a bad idea.
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