I had to replace that very ground 2 weeks ago. I touched it and it literally crumbled. Stalled 6-7 times on the way to work and the check engine light came on. I chuggled it 2 miles to autozone. They scanned it and it was throwing a P1391code. I replaced the wire on the spot. The 99xj started and ran fine. Engine light went out on my way home. Oh how relieved I was!!!
I know that doesn't really apply to the problem at hand, but I just wanted to emphasize the importance of that ground connection.
Thanks for that account, it's the first I've heard of that.
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What's wrong with AM? How else am I supposed to listen to Boston from Virginia? Or CBS 880 news out of NYC at 0500hrs?
Yea, not much you can do about that 60Hz hum off of power lines, other than get away from them. Those things are designed to transmit electricity but they also radiate a bunch of radio frequency interference [RFI]. Car radios actually have some of the best shielding built in but when you're sitting under a three phase 15K volt line your AM reception is still going to suffer.
I can't contribute and I'm sorry to sorta troll this, but this has some of the best responses I've seen in a while on JF. Especially in regards from some older members putting younger ones in their places.
I'm 25 and I can appreciate some AM radio. If you don't and can't positively contribute then you probably shouldn't be posting. There's a lot of good talk and sports channels on AM radio and if the OP listens to it that's his business and no one should be putting him down over it.