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Old 11-08-2014, 01:53 PM   #11
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SoCal I sent you a PM,look under your Notifications
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Old 11-09-2014, 01:34 PM   #12
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Did you get it going? I'm curious.
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Old 11-09-2014, 02:50 PM   #13
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If not engine breaker or lanyard, problem might be the starter fuse. Connects the red wire from the battery to the starter. You can' t look at it and tell if it is broken.
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Old 11-09-2014, 03:59 PM   #14
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I spoke with him yesterday. Last was low battery that after charging some would crank by jumping across slave soleniod.

I think the battery is just low and needs to be fully charged
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2 weeks to stone cold dead battery? Hmm. Defective battery or unknown parasitic draw?
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Old 11-09-2014, 07:21 PM   #16
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2 weeks to stone cold dead battery? Hmm. Defective battery or unknown parasitic draw?
I think the latter
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Old 11-09-2014, 11:28 PM   #17
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Nothing yet guys thanks! I did not have time to do much today. I am thinking something might be drawing from the battery, if so for future reference should I simply disconnect the battery when not in use?

jrsick mentioned a starter fuse, where would that be located?

Thanks for speaking with me Mike, I am sure it can be quite frustrating dealing with someone not too electrically inclined!
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The starter fuse protects the starter and wiring from reverse polarity. It is located between the positive lead from the battery and the starter. It's about 1.5 inch square and usually has white plastic around the edge. To check for faulty starter fuse you can remove the fuse and connect the positive lead directly to the starter. If everything works normal after that then the problem was the starter fuse. Is it possible that the battery was connected improperly at some point? You wouldn't need to have turned anything on to blow the starter fuse with a reverse polarity situation.
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Old 11-10-2014, 01:27 AM   #19
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Since he could get the engine to crank by jumping the slave soleniod after charginging the battery some the starter fuse would have to be good.

SoCal no problem helping someone without electrical knowledge, only frustration is that I was not able to help talk you through the issue.
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Old 11-10-2014, 04:09 AM   #20
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It is a learning curve for sure, but a welcome one!

So, should I disconnect the battery when not in use? I don't care about radio memory etc...Also, nothing is making any sense, if I find there IS power getting to the ignition key switch, is there a way to test the switch itself?
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