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sdstick



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PostSubject: Ground gremlins   Wed Dec 16, 2009 3:22 pm

Here's an example of what grounds (or lack of) can do to your vehicle
So I show up at the GE gaurd shack to get escorted on the premises
I grab my equipment close my trunk & go get the job done
I come back, hit the trunk popper button on my remote & nothing happens
I look closer & when I push the button and...
my license plate light lights up but no trunk pop
I unlock it with the key & when I get home I find a broken wire by the drivers side hinge.
Fix it & alls well in the world
Add that to your trunk ground memory banks

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96BBB 28K 3.42 Bolt-ons
95BBB 100K 3.73 383 New DD...already broke fixt the 4L60E twice
95 Black WB4 Hole...ee...grail
96 Black WB4 No holes in this
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PostSubject: Re: Ground gremlins   Wed Dec 16, 2009 9:34 pm

After everything I've gone through with my electrical I'd say yours wasn't really a gremlin. You discovered a problem, pinpointed it, then fixed it, all in one post. What you have actually is a topic about the interesting ways that our cars are wired Razz. Now that I'm done teasing you I'll say I'm glad you managed to find and fix your problem before it got any worse. Now just drive over to Rich's place and fix his problem Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Ground gremlins   Wed Dec 16, 2009 10:24 pm

OBVIOUSLY it was a gremlin alien that chewed thru the wire!

Now dont you owe Rich a visit from last time you bailed on him Suspect

He'll just have to watch you & make sure you dont redesign the pump/sender method of operation Razz

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PostSubject: ground gremlins   Wed Dec 16, 2009 10:32 pm

your to much steve Smile i never realized you were this comical. but i do believe your correct on the helping hand. scratch
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PostSubject: Re: Ground gremlins   Wed Dec 16, 2009 11:01 pm

As soon as my back gets better and my arthritis goes away I'll be glad to lay on the cold ground and play with wires Very Happy
Until then I can just guide him through his issues.

For example you can tie the return line and the vapor line together and then use the extra sender line to run a second feed line to the front. That way the little line can be plumbed into the nitrous nozzles at the injectors cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Ground gremlins   Wed Dec 16, 2009 11:02 pm

If he put on a carburator and mechanical fuel pump he wouldn't have all these issues Wink
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PostSubject: ground gremlins   Wed Dec 16, 2009 11:08 pm

28 years old and you have a bad back and arthritis. i dont envy you as you get older. good to know about the nitrous lines tho. you do realize im fooling with you? were a big happy family right?
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PostSubject: ground gremlins   Wed Dec 16, 2009 11:35 pm

bammax wrote:
If he put on a carburator and mechanical fuel pump he wouldn't have all these issues Wink
now why would rich want to spend the extra money to do that? hes been driving it around. its just a bad ground or a broken wire. hope he can get it fixed with little cash. if i lived closer and had some spare time id be there in a heart beat to help him. Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: Ground gremlins   Thu Dec 17, 2009 5:40 am

The WORST thing is going thru what Rich has now
You have a problem, you fix it & it seems to work then you find your right back where you started.
I have pretty good logic but I dont have alot of history chasing b-body problems down.
I also know unless your totally trained the logic doesnt necessarily work
I was begging for guesses when my car started acting crazy.
I wish I had more free time to help.

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95BBB 100K 3.73 383 New DD...already broke fixt the 4L60E twice
95 Black WB4 Hole...ee...grail
96 Black WB4 No holes in this
95BBB 189K 3.08 Old DD Stolen...by Matt. Cool
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PostSubject: Re: Ground gremlins   Thu Dec 17, 2009 7:18 am

I had a similar issue like Rich's in my 95 fleetwood. I dropped the tank to replace the pump. Reinstalled everything. Took it in for an inspection. It failed because the guy said he smelled gas. I dropped the tank again thinking the sending unit was not on tight, or one of the lines popped off. Found nothing, put the taank back up and returned for inspection only to have it fail again. Dropped the tank again, and found the tank was split on the seam right behined the strap at the front of the tank. Got a tank from a junk yard for $50 out of a 92 caprice and I was good to go. cheers
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