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#361 Datsunthug

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Posted 21 June 2017 - 11:19 AM

The comment you made about drilling out the alternator........ bracket to alternator is still tight. Bracket to engine came loose.

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Posted 19 July 2017 - 09:02 AM

My truck left me stranded for the first time last night. It seems to be getting no power to anything I can't turn on the headlights the car won't start not even so much as a click from the ignition. I know there is got to be a loose connection somewhere in the harness. Everything looks to be connected and nothing has been changed since it was driving fine. I'm thinking the culprit is somewhere within the fuse box? It might be time to upgrade to a more modern fuse box. I remember reading on flat cats thread about the blue sea systems fuse box and might go that route. But first I need to get my truck running and And home

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Posted 19 July 2017 - 09:57 AM

Have U cleaned the fuse box?

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Posted 19 July 2017 - 10:03 AM

I'm bringing out my test light my multi meter some extra wire and I will grab some electrical cleaner and see if that does the trick. It was too dark last night to try to clean it so I'll get it figured out tonight hopefully

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Posted 20 July 2017 - 04:54 AM

theres a wire from the battery positive that feeds the fuse box also. plus the one at the starter.

 

The proplem is at the fuse box. this has happen to me a couple times . I just pull the light switch then fuck move shit around the fuse box area then if light come on then you know your at the right spot.

 

Fuses might look good but swap them out anyways as they can breack at the ends inside and you cant see it.

 

 

this is a simple fix most likely


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Posted 21 July 2017 - 05:53 AM

It just needed a good cleaning in the terminals back on the road now.

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Posted 21 July 2017 - 07:18 AM

Thats cool when it is something that easy.  



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Posted 21 July 2017 - 08:09 AM

You mean battery terminals or fuse area

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Posted 21 July 2017 - 02:18 PM

Fuse block had some corrosion on the terminals and the wire going to the coil from the fuses was very brittle. Coil wire wasn't the problem but could lead to another issue so I put in a new wire

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Posted 22 July 2017 - 06:23 AM

Good u found the issues. Yeh our cars r like 40 years old and corrosion will b der

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Posted 22 July 2017 - 08:31 AM

I spray old fuse blocks with Purple Power to get rid of corrosion. If that's not enough, you could always hit it with a spray of metal prep. Don't let it sit on there too long though...