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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-09-2001, 05:46 PM Thread Starter
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3 dyas of work chasing wires...

it took all weekend, but I think i finally have all the gremlins out of the new wireing harness I put in.
everything was perfect... it didnt work.. I ohmed every wire, rechecked all the connections, bought new coil, modules, ballast resistors, checked the pick-up, tried another coil I had, tried the parts out in my ford... they all worked fine....so that was the first day. the second day was a lot of the same.. I searched my wireing diagrams, found a wire out of place... didnt think it mattered, but I fixed it... and, well.. it didnt matter. everything had power when it should.. everything was working... but no spark...
that went on for awhile today... then i grabbed the coil out of my 77 f-250.. and ran jumpers to it. the jeep fires up, and runs into my wifes tj that i was using to jump from(starts in any gear). I take the brand new TFI coil and look at it hard.... the + lead in the connector was pushed up against the side ofthe connector... not getting any connection..3 days......3 flipping days wasted... I teach avionics... I always tell my students to check for pushed pins etc.... I cant believe it.....

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Re: 3 dyas of work chasing wires...

so what did the wife do when she found out your cj tried to eat her tj.

Can someone please bring me a hammer my 33's just ate my fender again. Damn i need more lift.
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Re: 3 dyas of work chasing wires...

What's the ol' saying? "Those who can't, Teach?" [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img]

That's got to be the most frustrating feeling.. knowing it should work and it dosen't. Well, my hats off to ya, Good Job. Take a break and enjoy the rest of the week-end.

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Re: 3 dyas of work chasing wires...

The Rogue Warrior would have something to say about that.
I'd say, however, that you were a pretty good diagnostician ...
abet, finding the problem a little bit later than you wished.

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Re: 3 dyas of work chasing wires...

i've worked with many of those avionics guys myself.....
maybe you should have asked for some help from one of the mech's from a flightline shop? [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

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