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Offline Woodhauler

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One of those mornings!
« on: September 16, 2012, 11:58:10 AM »
Went out to grease my truck and loader, was playing willies roadhouse on the magic radio and when i went to start it ............ nothing! Had plenty of juice but i still put the charger on it! That did nothing. So after cleaning the batterys and stuff it still wouldn't click the starter. Got my wife to hold the key on while im wiggled wires and tapped the starter . I  found the ground cable from the celliniod bad! It is not a wire, more like a heavy cloth cable! Was able to put a new end on it, just long enough! Anyone know what that wire is made out of?
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Re: One of those mornings!
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2012, 02:19:22 PM »
It's only a braided copper wire and tinned over,no insulation on it because it is a ground wire.Better to have it happen in the driveway than in the bush!

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Re: One of those mornings!
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2012, 03:18:27 PM »
Maybe Willie's roadhouse corroded it ;D
Too many irons in the fire

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Re: One of those mornings!
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2012, 05:13:59 PM »
It's only a braided copper wire and tinned over,no insulation on it because it is a ground wire.Better to have it happen in the driveway than in the bush!
Kinda thought that!~ Going to spray something on it to stop, it corroding anymore!
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Re: One of those mornings!
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2012, 05:32:55 PM »
We are fighting a problem with our 377 pete. Some days it'll fire up no problem at all, next day batteries are dead. I load tested the batteries individually, cleaned up the connections put di-electric grease on but the gremlin is still there.
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Re: One of those mornings!
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2012, 10:10:56 PM »
Bad ground?
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Re: One of those mornings!
« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2012, 07:00:24 PM »
Hey Mark k sounds like you have a drain on the batteries,may be the altenator .If it's another circuit in the truck then undo the hot cable from the battery and put a test light in series between the positive battery terminal and the positive cable end.If the light lights then you have a draw on the batteries.If it lights for a second and then goes out that is the altenator and all is well.To find where the problem is just start pulling fuses until the light goes out,then whatever the fuse is for is the circuit with the problem.Oh and remember most radios have a memory wire which is hot all the time.Good luck.

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Re: One of those mornings!
« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2012, 11:25:36 AM »
I'll try that, thanks Bushmechanic. Its an intermitent problem. It can run for a month and never bother. May get a chance to pull it in the shop this afternoon. Raining like crazy here not complaining because we need it. Good time to get caught up on these projects.
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Re: One of those mornings!
« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2012, 12:31:07 PM »
Electrical gremlins suck ! On a boat I have, I ended up installing a "perko" brand disconnect switch. 30 dollar piece of mind,,,,,,, as long as I remember to turn the switch off after use.... :-\
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