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post #16 of 21 Old 05-08-2013, 09:01 PM Thread Starter
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Well guys i went and cleaned the battery post terminals and it fired right up. Then i checked the volt meter and it was barely reading 12 volts so i think that the alternator went out and took my battery with it? idk i put in another alternator and fired it up and the volt meter was reading about 14, seems to be working fine now, i think i will go have the alternator checked tomorrow to see if it is bad or not.

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post #18 of 21 Old 05-09-2013, 02:33 AM
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what???

he has it running...
Some things are just too easy, John. Nice call.

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post #21 of 21 Old 05-09-2013, 07:14 AM
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I'm still not convinced it's fixed. If it does it again it will be the terminals on the ECM. Use a Jeweler's file to clean the pins in the connector. The ECM corroded terminals and corroded battery terminals act exactly the same. It will start 10 times and then be dead, maybe interior light. Hit the horn and then nothing, horn draws alot of power. Come back 1/2 hour later and it starts and drives away. I chased that for longer than I'd like to tell on my Final Edition Wagoneer. I purchased a new ECM and it started right up for a few weeks and then the same thing. I used a tiny file and cleaned the pins in the connector, that fixed it until the next time. I suppose you should clean the pins and then use white grease in the connector to keep water from corroding the pins again. I think after you file then you might remove some of the protective coating, because it doesn't last as long. White grease or maybe di-electric grease should do it.

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PS I kept a set of files in my glove box, also great for cleaning trailer plugs. $5 on sale at Habour Freight or $5 at Carlisle last week.

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