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Old 07-13-2012, 08:20 PM   #15
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...... I think I'll do what you said about the radiator too! ......
Being able to pull the radiator from underneath lets you keep the A/C condensor and Trans cooler, if equipped, in place without disturbing them.
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Old 07-15-2012, 01:58 PM   #16
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I'd post a photo of me pulling out my hair but it wouldn't be a pretty picture! Everything is reconnected but the problem still exists. Voltmeter shows the battery level but not charging. Several gauges stop working when I turn on the lights. Someone please help me, I don't look good bald! I'm thinking I need to dampen my pride and pay a mechanic to double check my work and run some diagnostics. Short? Bad Ground? Insufficient ground for lights etc? Bad or incorrect battery isolator connection? Obi wan kenobi are you out there? You're my only hope!
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Old 07-29-2012, 07:13 PM   #17
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Well, now the alternator and battery isolator are working properly but some of the new instruments were still dropping off as soon as a load was put on the system, i.e., lights etc.

I used a wheel type metal brush to buff the vehicle frame outside the firewall behind the instrument panel then ran individual 14 gauge grounds from the problem instruments to the frame an inch apart. I also used some dielectric lube on the grounds. Problem resolved!

Cannot over-stress the importance of a good DC ground! -Mary
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Old 07-29-2012, 11:24 PM   #18
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Well, now the alternator and battery isolator are working properly but some of the new instruments were still dropping off as soon as a load was put on the system, i.e., lights etc.

I used a wheel type metal brush to buff the vehicle frame outside the firewall behind the instrument panel then ran individual 14 gauge grounds from the problem instruments to the frame an inch apart. I also used some dielectric lube on the grounds. Problem resolved!

Cannot over-stress the importance of a good DC ground! -Mary
Mary, I have the same problem with my gauges dropping off when I turn on the headlights. Could you give me some more details on exactly what you did to solve the problem...I want to see if that solves my issue as well. Thanks!
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Old 07-30-2012, 07:34 PM   #19
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I tapped into the ground wire running serially to all the gauges and ran this to a new body ground. Problem solved, the gauges no longer drop off when the headlights are turned on! The gauge lights are brighter too!

Thanks for the tip Mary!
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Old 08-02-2012, 09:00 PM   #20
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Mary, I have had some trouble with my alternator on my 1979 24' Excella. I swapped out the alternator by jacking up the front , removing the pasenger side front wheel and going thru the wheel well. Its not real handy and it is hard to see what you are doing but , it only takes about an hour.
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