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by Red Truck
Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Diesel - Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: No start
Replies: 11
Views: 400

Re: No start

I want to say thanks for the follow-up on your problem and fix. I'm not asking questions, but just wonder if the relay caused the starter to go bad (as NAPA determined), or the other way around. I would think that current would stop at the failed relay, but maybe not. And then, the new starter didn'...
by Red Truck
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Diesel - Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: No start
Replies: 11
Views: 400

Re: No start

Thank you for your time and effort. That R712343A desig may be just an Oreilly number...and I suppose that reman companies can let an occasional dud slip by. Again, much appreciated!
by Red Truck
Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Diesel - Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: No start
Replies: 11
Views: 400

Re: No start

Although my starter and solenoid are different than yours, and in light of your changing yours out 18 months ago, can you say (is it allowed here?) what brand name the unit was from? Was it rebuilt, or new? Being skeptical, I'd welcome ideas of what providers to avoid in the future.
by Red Truck
Sun May 26, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Electrical Troubleshooting, Maintenance, and Upgrades
Topic: 86 Turbo Diesel - swapped alternator - still low voltage
Replies: 16
Views: 634

Re: 86 Turbo Diesel - swapped alternator - still low voltage

I once had a similar experience with a generator (yes, a generator) on a car. Turned out to be a bad ground at the regulator box, but the upshot is that an inadequate connection was sapping the generator voltage output to the battery. I just did a search on "alternator puts out low voltage"...
by Red Truck
Thu May 16, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Electrical Troubleshooting, Maintenance, and Upgrades
Topic: Starter motors and solenoids
Replies: 6
Views: 309

Re: Starter motors and solenoids

Thanks to all. There doesn't seem to be a problem with availability (thankfully) for the complete units, and I'm all for repairing my own. But I haven't found a reliable source for the components. I've yet to find replacement starter pinion gears, bearings, bushings, brushes, springs, etc for my par...
by Red Truck
Tue May 14, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Electrical Troubleshooting, Maintenance, and Upgrades
Topic: Starter motors and solenoids
Replies: 6
Views: 309

Starter motors and solenoids

This might belong in the General Tblshtng section, but others can make that decision. My starter motor currently works fine, but in the event that it chooses not to, I've been investigating replacement availabilities. I see that Rock Auto offers a reman starter/solenoid unit, starting at around $80 ...
by Red Truck
Wed May 08, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: General Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: Surely someone can tell me..
Replies: 5
Views: 270

Re: Surely someone can tell me..

My experience with trying to remove that fitting at the exhaust manifold (securing the EGR tube) was exactly as Big Blue stated. Since I was completely removing my EGR tube, I hacksawed off the tubing, leaving about an inch from the exhaust side 'bung' fitting, with visions of trying an EZ-out. I ch...
by Red Truck
Mon May 06, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: General Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: Right turn woes
Replies: 6
Views: 199

Re: Right turn woes

Maybe you've got a broken motor mount, allowing plug wires to contact the underside hood, or firewall. Maybe your battery is loose, compromising its connections. Maybe your carb needle valve and/or float is sticky. Maybe, in a past life, your truck was a NASCAR racer, and doesn't know what a "r...
by Red Truck
Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: My P'up! (Introduce yourself here)
Topic: Hello from Olympia
Replies: 8
Views: 362

Re: Hello from Olympia

Dittos I'm about 40mi south of ya...maybe we all just keep stealing the same truck from each other?
by Red Truck
Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: General Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: Sway Bar Question 1982 Diesel 4x4
Replies: 4
Views: 156

Re: Sway Bar Question 1982 Diesel 4x4

There's a diagram on the website we're on: Go to 'Parts', click on Sources for Parts, click on Need a Factory Part Number, click on the akadia link, then find you model/year, etc....but maybe that's not what you're looking for.....
by Red Truck
Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: General Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: 2.6 Wont Start
Replies: 2
Views: 96

Re: 2.6 Wont Start

I tried to edit my last post, but it didn't work. The line about "ignition timing set off #4 cyl where most others use #1" is wrong. Sorry!!!
by Red Truck
Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: General Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: 2.6 Wont Start
Replies: 2
Views: 96

Re: 2.6 Wont Start

I've got two ideas: You've proven there is spark and fuel present, now you need to verify compression. The odds are high, but skipped valve timing would sacrifice compression. I believe this is a 4ZE1 engine, and the non-interference type? A check would be to verify the valve/cam and crank timing ma...
by Red Truck
Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: General Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: How Accurate is RockAuto?
Replies: 17
Views: 432

Re: How Accurate is RockAuto?

Something I noticed, also, is that link on this website shows a 1986 pickup as 'category KA', and 1987 pickup as a 'category KB'. I erroneously termed the 1986 pickup as a KA model (oops). From what I've read, the KA is a chassis design Isuzu used on cab-over freight trucks...so I guess 'category KA...
by Red Truck
Sun Apr 21, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: General Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: How Accurate is RockAuto?
Replies: 17
Views: 432

Re: How Accurate is RockAuto?

Yeah, I've found that link to be one of the most useful features of this website. Caveat: I've also found some of those numbers to be superceded, so you ought to have another, more current source to verify them with. Scarffisuzu works for me. Go Navy!
by Red Truck
Fri Apr 19, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: General Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: How Accurate is RockAuto?
Replies: 17
Views: 432

Re: How Accurate is RockAuto?

My approach may sound convoluted, but here's how I arrived at my part selection: Your rotor is shown as p/n 8941136281, from the factory part number link on this wonderful website, under 'Parts New and Used" (I think your rig is a KA model). I verified that p/n from the website scarffisuzu.com....