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Old 09-29-2018, 02:50 PM   #1
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HELP pulled some wires that were doing nothin

I mean a lot of them were the same color duh duplicates
Now the motor wont start
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Old 09-29-2018, 03:03 PM   #2
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People laughed at me when I said don't cut any wires unless the engine is running. That way when you cut the one that caused your current issue, you would have known right away which one it was.
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Old 09-29-2018, 04:18 PM   #3
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The mechanical 5.9 only needs one wire to run but it needs several to start. What's it doing when you try to start? Buzzers? No spin? Spin but no start?
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Old 09-29-2018, 04:31 PM   #4
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good god look at that mess of wires. you are lucky it is mechanical as the fix will be much easier compared to something newer! what feedback are you getting when you turn the key? anything?
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Old 09-29-2018, 06:15 PM   #5
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good god look at that mess of wires. you are lucky it is mechanical as the fix will be much easier compared to something newer! what feedback are you getting when you turn the key? anything?
Now that you mention it it seems the key might be missing


hmmmm
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Old 09-29-2018, 06:48 PM   #6
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The clearest path forward is to keep pulling wires until something changes!
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Old 09-30-2018, 07:09 PM   #7
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I am so glad my bus is pre-electronic..
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Old 09-30-2018, 07:31 PM   #8
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Roger that. I love my "one wire" motor (ground doesn't count).
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Old 09-30-2018, 08:35 PM   #9
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Roger that. I love my "one wire" motor (ground doesn't count).
Me Too This is a 1991 1 wire mechanical 5.9.
The pictures show the reason.
My tach was broken so it was decided to move the fusebox, build a new instrument panel and relocate the shifter to the right hand side.

Then for fun, since all of the wires were moved out of the way I cut a big hole in the panel and removed the abandoned in place Hurri Hot heater. This allows to move the seat a couple of inches to the left so you will now be sitting centered on the steering wheel and get a little more room to sit down in the drivers seat.
What a concept.

A main reason the panel was moved was the amount of new wiring for the new dash and also relocating the batteries. Plus the added bonus I own the electrical systems with new switches and no hidden splices and certainly no mystery wires. I bought a Rhino labeler that prints on heatshrink tubing and plan on labeling both ends and the middle also. Now the option of salvaging a door off a semi to install there is feasible too.
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Old 09-30-2018, 08:43 PM   #10
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Info on that labeler? That is a great idea.
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