Question about Cars & Trucks
The battery's terminals have seals around them that disallow any direct auxiliary connection to the battery. There are hex bolts exposed outside the seals that would be used to attach alligator clips for purposes where the car is not moving. Are there any other connection points that won't affect the car's operation? The goal is to feed a 2 meter ham radio mobile station as directly from the battery terminals as possible. 13.8 volts, 10 amp fuses on the power cable are the specs for the radio.
I had a problem with attaching to the fuse box relay tap. The fuse box received a poor connection and the car had trouble running. I ended up using small hose clamps to clamp the wires to the exposed terminals directly. So I guess the moral of the story is: "In order to solve electrical problems, you need plumbing know-how". Thanks for the feedback guys.
Posted on Oct 30, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
The fan may run with jumper wires but if it''s blowing the 30 Amp Maxifuse it's needs a new or used fan motor.It's pulling too many amps.I have almost never seen a fan relay concern.Only other thing you may check is the wiring down near the fan shoud I have seen the 2 wires get loose from the conduit & melt onto exhaust manifold.Hope tHis Helps
Posted on May 12, 2009
get a boost... sounds like the battery is run down.... if you want to test that theory... have someone try and start the car while you check hte voltage on the battery.... it may well even need replacement
Posted on Jan 13, 2009
Regulator in alternator obviously faulty, have it bench tested & fixed or replace alternator, and cure your problem.
Posted on May 19, 2009
SOURCE: the car won't start; lights,
Check the starter and the starter relay or fuse. A client of mines car was doing the same thing, it ended up being two issues, the starter not working anymore, and a relay that was bad. If I am not mistaken everything should be labeled in the fuse box under the hood and will tell you where the fuse/ relay is for your vehicle
Posted on Jun 12, 2011
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