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Old 11-16-2009, 12:52 PM   #11
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im about ready to break down and call the local mechanic and have it towed to the shop and let them deal with it...lol
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Like I said, the stater spun before, so all that has changed was the new starter, so I would really give the connections a real close look.
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i checked and double checked the connections..they seem good to me but i did notice one thing...on on of the smaller wires that connects to the starter there is something on the wire like a covering or something...its hard to explain the wire is coming down from the engine and there is a piece then the wire continues?? kinda looks like this... ---------{ }---------- its like a red plastic covering??or something? any ideas what this is? could it be where my problem is..this is my last shot at it before i call the tow truck and let the shop deal with it.
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Possibly a fusible link??? Disconnect one end of the wire and do a continuity check from one end of the wire to the other.
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well guys i appreciate the help..but its in the mechanics hands now...i know my limits and dont have the shop or the tools that i would like to have so ill let them deal with it..hopefully they wont rape my pocket book..ill let u guys know what they say and again thanks for all the help im sure ill be asking for something else later on.
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We will be very interested to hear what the issue was. Sorry we couldn't get you there.
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and the answer to the million dollar question is.......fusible link. thanks for all the help again guys
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and the answer to the million dollar question is.......fusible link. thanks for all the help again guys

Damn. I thought what you were describing sounded like a fusible link. I was going to suggest you cut it out, and splice with wire toegther without it but at that point you had decided to take it to a mechanic.

Oh well, at least it is fixed.
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