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Old 03-15-2017, 06:15 PM   #11
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I cleaned the battery cables including some corrosion around where the fusible links attach to the battery cable. I also need to mention that my high pressure power steering hose went bad last year....and I replaced it, but not before lots of power steering fluid leaked all over the connectors and harnesses near the negative battery cable. I cleaned those too (best I could.) Reconnected battery, and got little or nothing from anything. Removed the fusible links and tested for continuity....and they were good. During this time I had a charger hooked up to the battery.

When I reattached the battery cables, I made an extra effort to really tighten them. After this, she started right up....and continues to do so. I'm not embarrassed at all to mention that the electrical weirdness could have come from me not tightening down the positive battery cable enough. I wish I knew. The problem started with a loose lock collar about a year ago, and after putting in a new ignition switch and relay; and ordering a new starter....the whole problem could have been related only to the loose lock cylinder - which may have been solved by the two allen bolts I put in there to tighten it up. I could have caused myself loads more confusion by not tightening the positive battery cable enough (giving strange electrical behaviors that resembled symptoms of a blown fusible link.) So, I spent $100 bucks on ignition parts that I might not have needed, but I learned a lot in the process....and I now have those ignition parts for when I will eventually need them. I hope this contrite follow-up helps somebody else down the road....and I was mentally ready to do the dreaded starter replacement, but I'm also pretty glad that I didn't have to....yet!
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Old 03-15-2017, 06:19 PM   #12
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Better then being stuck in the woods with a dead truck Glad you got it sorted.
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Old 10-23-2017, 06:35 AM   #13
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Tony thanks for your instructions, they are excellent for removal. I got the old Bosch OEM starter out but the new AC Delco one i purchased just wont go in. Did you remove your old one down and over the center link? Thats how i did my one. I cant fit it through near slave cylinder. Curious what route you took ?
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Old 10-23-2017, 02:44 PM   #14
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Your Welcome, I removed the starter down and out the back.
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you just posted the exact same thing that i said
Ya know I just noticed that, sorry
On the bright side, It validates that your procedure works!!
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