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Hey guys,

please forgive my ignorance but what is this cable for and what is its proper name, mine is totally ripped off.

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Do you know what is that for? Is it an immediate fix?
You have 2 of these.
Frame to Engine
Frame to Transmission
Grounding to the frame is essential for the electrical functions of your transmission and engine to work properly. Most notably your starter.
 

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Whoa...I was just looking through your old post cause I saw that you're Canadian. I noticed that you got an MB plate, are you in Winnipeg?
 

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Thank you.
You have 2 of these.
Frame to Engine
Frame to Transmission
Grounding to the frame is essential for the electrical functions of your transmission and engine to work properly. Most notably your starter.

Thank you. that sounds important to me.
Whoa...I was just looking through your old post cause I saw that you're Canadian. I noticed that you got an MB plate, are you in Winnipeg?
Yes I am. Are you as well?
 

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I recently asked this question on a similar thread a few days ago. Everyone agreed that the cable is the one labeled as #10 in the link NailGrease posted above. I ordered it, along with the other ground cable (labeled #7), both arrived yesterday and I can confirm that they are the right part numbers.
 

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I found it, it's from my 07 but It looks the same as yours. Nothing wrong with it except wire loom is cracked, I replaced cause I had extra cable from when I replaced #7 cable.

You can have it.
Thank you so much, how much do you want for it? And where can I meet you?
 

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I recently asked this question on a similar thread a few days ago. Everyone agreed that the cable is the one labeled as #10 in the link NailGrease posted above. I ordered it, along with the other ground cable (labeled #7), both arrived yesterday and I can confirm that they are the right part numbers.
thank you. So you are saying I would need both #7 and #10?
 

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thank you. So you are saying I would need both #7 and #10?
Probably not, but both cables were heavily corroded and partially broken on my 04 Pilot, so I figured I'd replace both while I had the battery out and disconnected. Check your other ground cable (it's the one leading from the negative battery terminal and going to the frame and also down below to the transmission) to see if it's corroded or damaged.
 

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Probably not, but both cables were heavily corroded and partially broken on my 04 Pilot, so I figured I'd replace both while I had the battery out and disconnected. Check your other ground cable (it's the one leading from the negative battery terminal and going to the frame and also down below to the transmission) to see if it's corroded or damaged.
For some strange reason Honda didn't think it was necessary to insulate the entire ground cable which terminates near the starter and the exposed section was in pretty sorry shape on my '05 until I replaced it around a year ago with some 4 gauge car audio cable that I had in my inventory. Everyone should check out that exposed section of ground wire on their Pilots because mine was fraying badly, literally falling apart.
 

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Everyone should check out that exposed section of ground wire on their Pilots because mine was fraying badly, literally falling apart.
Do you mean like this wire? Initially thought a few strands were connected but it will be replaced. Thinking of left over battery cable or some flat braided wire. No start issues LOL
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Do you mean like this wire? Initially thought a few strands were connected but it will be replaced. Thinking of left over battery cable or some flat braided wire. No start issues LOL View attachment 136817
The bolts and bracket the ground wire attaches to needs cleaning. I use CLR for rusted and corroded parts.
 

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Do you mean like this wire? Initially thought a few strands were connected but it will be replaced. Thinking of left over battery cable or some flat braided wire. No start issues LOL

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That looks similar to what mine looked like...frayed badly with corrosion...just a stupid design. I cleaned everything up before I connected the new terminal/wire to that grounding point.
 

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On my 2004 Pilot this ground strap corroded / disconnected several years ago. Didn't repair because never had known problems related to. Finally tackled the job a couple weeks ago.

Found a 9-in. lawn battery cable at Walmart (about $4). Removed the engine covers, bolt by radiator cap and the other on lower engine (10mm bolts?), threaded through the guide. Terminals fit perfect! Rebolted, good to go!

While you would think this ground is important, no change in engine, transmission or electrical performance after repair.

Picture of Walmart cable that is too long attached (still in vehicle hadn't returned). Hope this helps someone in future.

2004 Honda Pilot 366k miles.
 

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