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Fuseable links running hot?
« on: Nov 06, 2005, 05:47:15 PM »
just found yesterday that my two fuseable links on the batt. were getting very hot. (smoking just a bit)
now I just got it running after about 4 weeks of setting. they both run though a plug and then to the batt.

I ran a jumper wire from the alt. to the batt. seamed to help some, then I took off the plug and just used a butt connector and that helped some more.

 wondering if anyone elas fond this on there first gen truck?

think I'm going to put a jumper from the alt. on and leave it.
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Re: Fuseable links running hot?
« Reply #1 on: Nov 06, 2005, 07:24:38 PM »
if your fusible link is smoking, something isnt right... i personally wouldnt try to bypass the problem as that is only a temporary bandaid until a fire occurs
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Re: Fuseable links running hot?
« Reply #2 on: Nov 06, 2005, 08:26:42 PM »
You say you just got it running? Were you doing some work on it? If so, make sure everyting is hooked back up. Maybe a ground strap got left off or something.
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Re: Fuseable links running hot?
« Reply #3 on: Nov 07, 2005, 05:33:35 AM »
Well it was just a little smoke!  :hahaha:  the link that was smoking is the one from the alt. and it was only getting hot when the truck was running (alt charging) if I left the ing. on it would stay cold. so after checking my pos wiring dig. and finding that one comes from the alt and that the plug it goes though is making it heat up, I put on a by-pass as to let the power flow to the batt. from the alt. then I removed the plug and wired str8 into the link with a butt conn. I just put in a bigger gas tank, no major work this time.

butt the truck was not run for about 4-5 weeks and the batt would have wanted a lot of jucie!+ junk conn.= smoking (just a little!)

was just wondering if anyone elas had ever seen this on there junk or if you find your two wire fuseable link plug by the batt. getting a bit warm?  :dunno: 
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Re: Fuseable links running hot?
« Reply #4 on: Nov 07, 2005, 08:39:15 AM »
I've had mine get warm before on my old truck after it had been sitting too. Low voltage in batteries equals lots of draw from alt trying to charge it back up.
Give your alternator and wiring a break....put the battery on a charger for awhile.

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Re: Fuseable links running hot?
« Reply #5 on: Nov 07, 2005, 08:43:46 AM »

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Re: Fuseable links running hot?
« Reply #6 on: Nov 07, 2005, 09:09:37 AM »
should add that I toke the jumper off this moring and let it run for 30mins, it got warm butt not hot.

think Ill put a jumper back in with a link and be done with it.
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Re: Fuseable links running hot?
« Reply #7 on: Nov 07, 2005, 10:06:40 PM »
mini, love the new avatar, you gotta send that to me man!

brainless, your truck is toast, you should just send it to me so I can give it a proper funeral...( :psss: don't tell him what my plans are okay?!)
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Re: Fuseable links running hot?
« Reply #8 on: Nov 07, 2005, 11:07:19 PM »
Mine got hot once...then went POOF!
One new alternator later the problem was solved!
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