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I’m back. So now my Kia Forte Ex has started kicking code P0304 which is a problem with cylinder 4. Considering the findings of my prior “Gas Cap” discussion & what my mechanic found to be the problem a broken ground wire in the middle of wiring harness for cylinder 1. Is it possible to replace the whole fuel injector harness & if so where can I purchase one? Any guidance is greatly appreciated.
 

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I’m back. So now my Kia Forte Ex has started kicking code P0304 which is a problem with cylinder 4. Considering the findings of my prior “Gas Cap” discussion & what my mechanic found to be the problem a broken ground wire in the middle of wiring harness for cylinder 1. Is it possible to replace the whole fuel injector harness & if so where can I purchase one? Any guidance is greatly appreciated.
Your original post that included the photos of your damaged wires IS PERPLEXING! I have never seen wires damaged like that inside a protective covering - IT DOESN'T make sense. What damaged the wires in the first place? Are you sure your car is not being sabotaged by an "ex" or some other SOB?

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Doesn't look gnawed, it looks cut to me. It looks like a straight cut on the insulation. Trace the wires back from No.4 into the harness until you see a break in one of the wires. I'm betting the first one was someone trimming insulation trying to locate a break in the wires, and took a little too much with a razor knife.
 

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You could easily splice in a new section of wire if you can’t find a harness. I’ve done it many times on my previous cars. You can get proper gauge/coloured wire at comprehensive auto stores. If you don’t know how to solder, you can use crimp connectors.
 

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I’m back. So now my Kia Forte Ex has started kicking code P0304 which is a problem with cylinder 4. Considering the findings of my prior “Gas Cap” discussion & what my mechanic found to be the problem a broken ground wire in the middle of wiring harness for cylinder 1. Is it possible to replace the whole fuel injector harness & if so where can I purchase one? Any guidance is greatly appreciated.

Thank goodness the car didn't issue a code red. The last time that happened a Private Louden Downey lost his life in an unofficial training lesson ordered by one, Colonel Nathan Jessup Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
 

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Your original post that included the photos of your damaged wires IS PERPLEXING! I have never seen wires damaged like that inside a protective covering - IT DOESN'T make sense. What damaged the wires in the first place? Are you sure your car is not being sabotaged by an "ex" or some other SOB?

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It 100% had to been damaged from the factory. I have no Ex’s I’ve been widowed for 9yrs now. In today’s world it’s all I can do to take care of myself & my dog. Honestly most (not all) people in today’s society usually want one night or multiple people on the hook! No thanks.
 

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Sorry to hear that your hubby passed. It's got to be tough for a single woman in todays world of so many shady and underhanded people. If you can't find a harness, let us know and maybe some of us that can access a pull a part or pic and pull etc. yard can help you out. If you live near Anniston, AL, I would be happy to look at your car and see if I can help. I'll bring the wife along as she's always open to meeting new people and you'd know I'm not up to no good. In the interim, if you get that cover off there and can access the bare wires, wrapping them with electrical tape MIGHT help. You just have to make sure you get it wrapped tightly and cover the entire bare spot along with an extra 1/2 to 1 inch of wire on either side.
 

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Sorry to hear that your hubby passed. It's got to be tough for a single woman in todays world of so many shady and underhanded people. If you can't find a harness, let us know and maybe some of us that can access a pull a part or pic and pull etc. yard can help you out. If you live near Anniston, AL, I would be happy to look at your car and see if I can help. I'll bring the wife along as she's always open to meeting new people and you'd know I'm not up to no good. In the interim, if you get that cover off there and can access the bare wires, wrapping them with electrical tape MIGHT help. You just have to make sure you get it wrapped tightly and cover the entire bare spot along with an extra 1/2 to 1 inch of wire on either side.
Thank you so much. I greatly appreciate your guidance & offer of help. I’m going to try & take a closer look at it this weekend. Yes it’s hard by myself in today’s world. I miss him so much more when I run into these mountains on my journey & sometimes I get super angry. I live in Kalispell, MT or I would enjoy meeting your ur wife & you. Thanks again.
 

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Wow! You're in a beautiful part of the country. I had an uncle that lived there years ago. After he retired from the railroad company he worked for in CA, his wife wanted to be closer to a daughter that lived in MT. They built a large 4,000+ sq. ft. house near her daughter and Aunt Miriam passed of a sudden heart attack two years later. They lived in Boaz across the road from Huey Lewis. Uncle Ed said Huey was a heck of a nice guy. Uncle Ed had two acres. Huey has nearly 30,000.
 

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Wow! You're in a beautiful part of the country. I had an uncle that lived there years ago. After he retired from the railroad company he worked for in CA, his wife wanted to be closer to a daughter that lived in MT. They built a large 4,000+ sq. ft. house near her daughter and Aunt Miriam passed of a sudden heart attack two years later. They lived in Boaz across the road from Huey Lewis. Uncle Ed said Huey was a heck of a nice guy. Uncle Ed had two acres. Huey has nearly 30,000.
Yes it once was a beautiful peaceful God given slice of heaven here on earth. Now with the unbelievable migration of people that are bringing with them what they left behind, their sense of entitlement, the crime that follows the big money people, building their sprawling concrete human ant hills aka (subdivisions) in every possible corner, having absolutely zero respect for our way of life & the wildlife Montana my home has been & is continuing to be decimated with no end in site. No space left to get away from people. I no longer want to spend the rest of my life here & will leave when my parents pass away.
 

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Same here in Florida. The blue-state migrants are flocking to Florida and bringing their inconsiderate, no-patience, no-courtesy, and downright nasty driving styles here. Where once was a hundred miles of pristine, untouched, beaches now sit multi-million dollar homes...and since the insurance companies won't insure those homes, the rest of us get to pay insurance-add-ons to supplement those rich arrivals with State-covered home insurance.
 

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That's yet another reason we left Florida. Too many wealthy, snotty people who think they're entitled to everything. I was born and raised in TN, but can't afford anything there anymore due to the Northern influence. I love it here in Alabama and most people I've met are very polite until they invite you to their church and you decline because you have your own. Then they act like they don't know you and I'm good with that. I mind my own business and want others to mind theirs. BUT, I'm always willing to help anyone I see in need. If I can help, I do. If I can't help, I'll try to find someone who can.
 
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