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Old March 23rd, 2013, 07:10 PM
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Need help, where are the fusible links?

Ok I've been stranded in a parking lot for the past hour trying to get my truck started. When you go to start it the relay in the fuse box just clicks. I've had this happen intermittently for the past week but it always ends up starting. I looked online and a lot of people recommend checking the fusible links. Where are they? 110 with a transplanted 200tdi.

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Old March 23rd, 2013, 08:02 PM
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What was it originally? Older trucks have no fusible links and there are no relays involved in starting. The battery goes directly to the starter solenoid. Wires from there go to the ignition switch and one wire back to the solenoid to engage the starter. No fuses or fusible links in the chain. You need to follow the system with a voltmeter. start and see if there is power at the starter.
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Old March 23rd, 2013, 08:04 PM
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And, of course, why not push start it and worry about it later?
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Old March 23rd, 2013, 08:49 PM
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And, of course, why not push start it and worry about it later?
Because I'm not strong enough to pop start it by myself, and it needs to be fixed regardless.
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Old March 23rd, 2013, 09:32 PM
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The last guy was stuck at a Dunkin Donuts, where are you? Somewhere with cocktails hopefully. Have a drink, call a towtruck and deal with it in the morning.
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The last guy was stuck at a Dunkin Donuts, where are you? Somewhere with cocktails hopefully. Have a drink, call a towtruck and deal with it in the morning.

Hahah that's where I was.
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Old March 24th, 2013, 03:21 PM
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Attention 200tdi drivers:
Stay away from Dunkin' Donuts! There seems to be an anti-starting field surrounding them.
Mine wouldn't start there either and almost caught fire because the heater cable wore itself through on the ignition switch. If I didn't have the fire danger I would have recruited some coffee'd up youth to push start it. In the end I had it towed. Had a shivering dog in the back.
Mine was a NA diesel before the conversion to tdi. No fusible links, just wires. Good luck!
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Attention 200tdi drivers:
Stay away from Dunkin' Donuts! There seems to be an anti-starting field surrounding them.
Mine wouldn't start there either and almost caught fire because the heater cable wore itself through on the ignition switch. If I didn't have the fire danger I would have recruited some coffee'd up youth to push start it. In the end I had it towed. Had a shivering dog in the back.
Mine was a NA diesel before the conversion to tdi. No fusible links, just wires. Good luck!
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