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BoxheadTim MegaDork
8/21/21 1:18 p.m.

In reply to Curtis73 (Forum Supporter) :

I'm getting definitive vibes of wanting to be put out to pasture and living out its days in peace from it, yes.

BoxheadTim MegaDork
9/9/21 12:16 p.m.

It's back from the shop after being on the receiving end of two brake calipers and new hoses. Brakes definitely work better now.

Let's hope that I'll have some peace and quiet with this truck for a bit.

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A 401 CJ SuperDork
9/10/21 12:02 p.m.
BoxheadTim said:

Got the truck back yesterday as they managed to track down the problem - turns out that it was the injector wiring harness under the valve covers that was damaged, and if the wires were vibrated just so, the harness would short out and not fire the injectors. Mad props to the mechanic who figured this out.

He also pointed out what whoever had been in there before - a specialist Diesel shop in Reno, NV - forgot to hook up a bunch of the glow plugs. That I paid that shop to change.

Of course the truck is already broken again - drove it to the local recycling center, noticed on the way back that it felt like on of the front brake calipers was dragging.

Then it started smelling like the brakes were dragging.

By the time I got home, it was smoking like one of the front calipers was dragging. Hey, at least that made it easy to identify which side was the problem.

I'm getting mild vibes of the universe trying to tell me something.

Brokeback (Matt) nailed it without even seeing it.  He should get some props.


And I don't know about where you live, but around here a clean '96 4x4 PSD is worth its weight in gold even if it does have a few problems.  Worth its weight in platinum if it's a stick.

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