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coil wire wrapping brittle

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Old 12-03-2012, 09:28 AM
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This weekend I changed the spark plugs on my 2000 S80 2.9 and the looming around the wires connecting to the coils was so brittle, it would just break when touched.

Should I replace the looming or is it ok to have the wires exposed without it?

Also, I think the upper motor mount is bad. When I grabbed the bar going across the engine bay, which the motor mount is connected to, I could twist it easily. My son was also complaining that the car would shake when accelerating.

Is it supposed to twist easily?

Thanks for your advice.
 
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Old 12-05-2012, 03:23 PM
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Same thing happened to me on the 2000... head down to the auto parts store or home depot, etc, and buy some flex loom and redo it. Easy as pie... I just unwrapped the tape, pulled off all the old and redid the new, just in time for my wife to total the vehicle.
 
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Old 12-05-2012, 03:25 PM
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On the mount, I used one from IPD, recommend replacement if the current one is shot... twisting some is normal but you shouldn't have excessive play in it.
 
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Old 12-05-2012, 07:17 PM
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Ok I ordered a new upper mount and will install this weekend and while I'm in there I'll rewrap the wires.
 
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Good luck, let us know how you do!
 
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