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Re: Bad Luck with Sammi
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Redo ALL your grounds, even if they look good. Create new, thick grounds from your battery neg post to your frame, from the frame to the body and from the frame to the engine, preferably all from the same gigantic self tapping screwbolt driven directly into the frame. Check the ground from the distributor to the firewall and redo it. Check the grounds in the back of the truck near the tailights..the wires are probably all crispy and black and falling apart.. Check the grounds from the lighting to the bodywork and redo them.
I read that your previous issues were electrical and in my opinion they still are. Samurais don't have electrical systems like regular old american cars. When you get one ground that is bad, it can screw up a whole host of seemingly unrelated things.
On my own sami, I had a collection of weird issues with the lights, the interior lights, the radio, the battery draining out, etc. it was ALL related to bad grounds. I created a "ground octopus" as described above right from the battery down to the frame rail and branching off from there to the body and the started mounting and all the weird issues went away. On my tracker, (which is also suzuki-designed) the wipers would go on when you turned on the blinkers. It was traced to a body ground from the lighting harness which wasnt complete because there was body work done and the grafted-in inner fender and rad support weren't grounded like the rest of the body, so it allowed a floating ground that tied into the blinkers and the wipers and the lights, etc.