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Today 02:06 PM
496CHEVY3100
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Originally Posted by dsraven View Post
on the wiring issue, check the back side of the fuse box for loose or broken wiring. also, if your lights are screwing up at the same time, take the trailer plug apart or off. it can back feed through the plug from the battery charging wire or through corrosion or bad wiring behind the plug, especially when it gets wet. that can explain why things change when you go over a bump. dissassemble and check the plug internally from the back side, check the wiring where the plug wiring connects to the truck wiring, disconnect the battery feed wire to the plug (at the front where that wire connects to the truck harness to take it totally out of the system). you can buy those trailer plug checkers that have led lights in them. you just plug it in and whatever is powered up will light up the corresponding led. cheap too. that would be a good place to start. does it do this all the time or just when the trailer is connected?
Thanks for help ,I will take the fuse box apart later today ,,the 7pin plug the complete wiring harness and controller box are New but that don't mean they are not bad,,i did disconnect traioor plug an removed plug on truck and disconnected Charger wire at the battery unplugged 30 amp greaker at battery,,cant take plug apart it is sealed in Epoxy sealed

It also does it with tralior disconnected,,i still have everything loose my next step is main harness coming thru dash,
Today 01:03 PM
John long
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
Worked on fitting the 7 piece trunk pan kit in the Malibu. I want to get the floor in and the gas tank usable so I can get the plastic gas can out of the passenger compartment.

I also got a set of control arms to clean, paint and build up to swap in. I have ProThane urethane bushings coming tomorrow and I'll get new Moog ball joints from NAPA. They probably won't get installed until after the first of the new year.
Hmmm, My Ipad must have crashed. The pictures did not come up fo me.

John
Today 09:04 AM
dsraven on the wiring issue, check the back side of the fuse box for loose or broken wiring. also, if your lights are screwing up at the same time, take the trailer plug apart or off. it can back feed through the plug from the battery charging wire or through corrosion or bad wiring behind the plug, especially when it gets wet. that can explain why things change when you go over a bump. dissassemble and check the plug internally from the back side, check the wiring where the plug wiring connects to the truck wiring, disconnect the battery feed wire to the plug (at the front where that wire connects to the truck harness to take it totally out of the system). you can buy those trailer plug checkers that have led lights in them. you just plug it in and whatever is powered up will light up the corresponding led. cheap too. that would be a good place to start. does it do this all the time or just when the trailer is connected?
Today 09:00 AM
John long
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Originally Posted by deadbodyman View Post
he'll have it in before thanksgiving...
Yes, Thanksgiving of 2017.

John
Today 07:43 AM
deadbodyman he'll have it in before thanksgiving...
Today 05:49 AM
matts37chev
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Originally Posted by John long View Post
I can forget about asking for anything for Christmas this year. I just got carried away on Ebay. The listing had about 8 pictures that look really good and the seller stated it is OEM off an origional 53 and had no scratches or dents before it went to the plater's. He had 100% feedback and says it is absolutely flawless.

We will see. Keep your fingers crossed for me. It scares me to death to buy chrome I can not fondle before I buy.

John



Sure looks good in the pics.
Enjoy your Christmas installing it.
Yesterday 10:08 PM
Too Many Projects Looks good in the pics. Hope he packs it well for the shipping guerrillas... Pay the extra for full insurance too. I'm assuming it cost more than $100...
Yesterday 09:53 PM
John long I can forget about asking for anything for Christmas this year. I just got carried away on Ebay. The listing had about 8 pictures that look really good and the seller stated it is OEM off an origional 53 and had no scratches or dents before it went to the plater's. He had 100% feedback and says it is absolutely flawless.

We will see. Keep your fingers crossed for me. It scares me to death to buy chrome I can not fondle before I buy.

John



Yesterday 09:22 PM
Too Many Projects Worked on fitting the 7 piece trunk pan kit in the Malibu. I want to get the floor in and the gas tank usable so I can get the plastic gas can out of the passenger compartment.

I also got a set of control arms to clean, paint and build up to swap in. I have ProThane urethane bushings coming tomorrow and I'll get new Moog ball joints from NAPA. They probably won't get installed until after the first of the new year.
Yesterday 10:03 AM
496CHEVY3100
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Originally Posted by 1971BB427 View Post
Any chance it has an electric fan on the radiator? I've seen them backfeed and keep an engine running.
Not is manual,,i found out about the electric fan from experience .lol.
but that is a symptom the sama as what I am having,,i put it in 5th gear and choked it down to kill engine ,when I tried to start it yesterday it started and everything worked when it is cold ,when I get home this afterboon I will drive it to see if it does it after it gets hot

also my glow plug light comes on and 1 turn signal indicator light .but turn signal does Not come on.they go off when every thing else comes back on.
Yesterday 09:15 AM
1971BB427
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Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
Worked a couple of hours an my 93 chevy truck ,it is loosing power to Everything exepct headlights and dome light, they stay working and it stays running ,(,Cant turn it off with ignition switch ) when this happens it is a Diesel acts like a breaker because if on amd off pulsimg every few secomds removed fuseable link at battery took fuses out one at a time trying to find a short ,no luck ,,so I quit for the day ,
Any chance it has an electric fan on the radiator? I've seen them backfeed and keep an engine running.
Yesterday 09:05 AM
496CHEVY3100
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Originally Posted by John long View Post
Wow, What a nightmare. That is 18 hours to go about 250 miles !?!?

john
Yea 268 each way,plus unloading all parts,and stopping for meals &,,but the problems didn't start until the Rain everything was good until around 3 then everything went wrong ,,worhed in HARD rain about an hour trying to fix lights finally just wired trailor and come on
Yesterday 09:00 AM
John long
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Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
Thanks I am going to try o check it today ,on the way back from Nashville it started this when we hit the worst of the storm ,Rain and wind lost wipers,defrosters taillight turn signals ,everything exept headlights so we had to run fast enough to keep from getting hit in rear,(my wife lol ) finally got to Monteagle truck stop bought some wire and a pair of pliers and wired trailor taillights to trailor battery so we could come home ,,but then alternator was not building up battery started loosing headlights ,so we bit the bullet so my son brought another truck we loaded my dually on trailor and cone home little after mid night ,had ben on road since before daylight ,
Wow, What a nightmare. That is 18 hours to go about 250 miles !?!?

john
Yesterday 08:55 AM
496CHEVY3100 Thanks I am going to try o check it today ,on the way back from Nashville it started this when we hit the worst of the storm ,Rain and wind lost wipers,defrosters taillight turn signals ,everything exept headlights so we had to run fast enough to keep from getting hit in rear,(my wife lol ) finally got to Monteagle truck stop bought some wire and a pair of pliers and wired trailor taillights to trailor battery so we could come home ,,but then alternator was not building up battery started loosing headlights ,so we bit the bullet so my son brought another truck we loaded my dually on trailor and cone home little after mid night ,had ben on road since before daylight ,
Yesterday 08:12 AM
Too Many Projects Check all the ground wires. Almost sounds like a loose ground, with the bump symptom.

A faulty ground could cause the backfeed Jester is talking about. Power from the alt is gonna go somewhere and it can back feed thru positive wires to find a ground and keep a circuit open.

Older Chevy pickups were famous for that. Once the wimpy ground wires on the box failed, all sorts of crazy things happened with lights, both on the box and dash indicators.
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