Fordmods Logo

Why does the $200 part brake before the $2 part? 

 

Page 1 of 1 [ 7 posts ] 

 
 Post subject: Why does the $200 part brake before the $2 part?
Posted: Mon Jan 10, 2005 4:26 am 
Parts Gopher
Offline

Posts: 60

Joined: 14th Nov 2004

Ride: EBII TICKFORD SXR6

Location: PERTH
WA, Australia

having some troubles with electrics, thinking it maybe fuses, but not too sure, i'll start from the begining.

I was in the process of installing an amp, got every thing hooked up and went to test to see if i was getting power to the amp, by just having the key turned to acc, and it did.

when i then turned the car on it had to try really hard to crank which it eventually did. i did this several times not knowing what had gone wrong, and it was takin more effort each time.

so i dissconected the amp and it started fine first time. the next time i started it i had check ABS light come on, i knew it wasn't good, but it wasn't that bad, as i still had brakes. i ended up loosing all power from battery, and having to use a battery booster to start it again, got where i needed to go, then had to get the old RAC to come out and tell me i had loose battery terminal cables.

thinking the situation couldnt get worse, i drove it home succesfully and the next day going to work she was heating up badly, i found out me thermos ain't working. The enging was still cooling itself down, from coolant, but that didn't work for long.

Its an EBII S-XR6 with EF/EL thermo fans. some of the wiring looks a little bad/frayed, but has been that way for a while, and fans still worked.

So from this long as Post would anyone beable to suggest anything? have i just blown a whole series of fuses/relayes or is it a case of the cheapest thing being most durable???

(I did search topics before puttin this post, hence teh longness)

Cheers.

 

_________________

EBII Five speed manual SXR6
Le Mans Red, Black S-Pak Strips
Tickford Engine Top and Bottom blocks
G-Grid 225/15
Clear side indicators
Tickford Front Badge
Blue oval FORD sticker on back window

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Mon Jan 10, 2005 1:00 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 31

Posts: 2449

Joined: 5th Nov 2004

Ride: Falcon EB-s

Location: Manjimup
WA, Australia

Have you fully disconnected the amp and wiring? Including remote wires? Check all fuses, and relays as well/ The thermofans I think are up near the water reservoir. Doesnt sound good but

 

_________________

The problem with America is stupidity. I'm not saying there should be a capital punishment for stupidity, but why don't we just take the safety labels off of everything and let the problem solve itself?
Image

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Mon Jan 10, 2005 1:48 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 30

Posts: 482

Joined: 16th Nov 2004

Gallery: 1 images

Ride: VL RB30E

Location: aspendale / frankson
VIC, Australia

:(

 

_________________

Spooling soon...

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Mon Jan 10, 2005 4:41 pm 
Parts Gopher
Offline

Posts: 60

Joined: 14th Nov 2004

Ride: EBII TICKFORD SXR6

Location: PERTH
WA, Australia

the amps is was dissconect completly and the abs still had the warning, the amp is connect and working sweet. its at the mech now, so i'll let ewes know what happened. mech said it was probly fuse or relay, so far all i know is the thermos and abs not working, every thing else apears to work fine.

 

_________________

EBII Five speed manual SXR6
Le Mans Red, Black S-Pak Strips
Tickford Engine Top and Bottom blocks
G-Grid 225/15
Clear side indicators
Tickford Front Badge
Blue oval FORD sticker on back window

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Mon Jan 10, 2005 4:41 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Posts: 1960

Joined: 6th Nov 2004

Gallery: 22 images

Power: 315 rwkw

Location: Under the flight path of incoming packpackers
NSW, Australia

might wanna rewire the fans if the wiring looks suss... theres a break somewhere. driving with loose battery terminals can cause all sorts of dramas
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Mon Jan 10, 2005 5:44 pm 
Parts Gopher
Offline

Posts: 60

Joined: 14th Nov 2004

Ride: EBII TICKFORD SXR6

Location: PERTH
WA, Australia

yeh i have figured that out the hard way, i dont think rewireing them would make a difference, as they have been working fine for a while, when i first got the car i had a similar prob with them not working, (boilded the s**t out of it and blew the head gask) so the dealer took it to his sparky and he didn't rewire them, and i dont know what he had to do. so i think/pray it is just a fuse/relay.

 

_________________

EBII Five speed manual SXR6
Le Mans Red, Black S-Pak Strips
Tickford Engine Top and Bottom blocks
G-Grid 225/15
Clear side indicators
Tickford Front Badge
Blue oval FORD sticker on back window

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 4:41 am 
Parts Gopher
Offline

Posts: 60

Joined: 14th Nov 2004

Ride: EBII TICKFORD SXR6

Location: PERTH
WA, Australia

good news, it was jsut a relay which is a nice cheap piece to fix.

pitty i had to pay someone labour to do it.

 

_________________

EBII Five speed manual SXR6
Le Mans Red, Black S-Pak Strips
Tickford Engine Top and Bottom blocks
G-Grid 225/15
Clear side indicators
Tickford Front Badge
Blue oval FORD sticker on back window

Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:
Sort by  
 Page 1 of 1  [ 7 posts ] 

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 25 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

 

 

It is currently Sun Dec 17, 2017 3:55 am All times are UTC + 11 hours

 

 

(c)2014 Total Web Solutions Australia - Australian Web Hosting and Domain Names