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Electrical: In-line fuse with the blinker(turn signal) unit.

 
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Old 04-30-2011, 09:56 PM
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^No, and that's what I'll do tomorrow morning when I have some light to work in. I had to go to a gathering earlier and just got back.

I think I was just being lazy when you asked me to do that, doc. Sorry bout that.
 
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Old 06-27-2011, 12:12 AM
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Found the problem.

There is a crossmember that the top of the shocks mount to. That crossmember is completely torn from the frame of the truck.....no clue how, looks like it was done a very long time ago.

That crossmember actually rattles and moves around freely as the rear end shakes around the shocks that are still connected to it. The wires going to the rear were right next to it and over time the moving beam wore through and cut BOTH wires right in two.....never even noticed it.

Relocated and connected the wires, problem solved. I had tugged on the wires before, but the crossmember had them pinched so they didn't come loose making it seem like they were still just fine. I got under the truck and decided I'd pull the whole stretch of wire to inspect and that I must be able to find a problem.......5 minutes later I discovered the split.

Thank you all for the help as always.
 
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One of the main things I did when I got my truck was to evaluate the wireing ( 54-F750 . I quickly observed that all of the original stuff was beyond repair. ( cloth covered) I riped out every single piece of wire on the entire truck and will replace all of it as I rebuild. I will put in a fuse box ( EZ 21 ) and start over
 
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There's no substitute for laying eyeballs on the truck when there are problems. Can't do that over the internet!
 
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^^^^^^ What he said.
 
 
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