Share
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 21 to 27 of 27

Thread: Ford F150 vs mice!

  1. #21

    Default

    I finally got the dash put back in today. To my surprise, the turn signals and the hvac controls now work. I don't know what I did to make them work, but I'm not complaining. I also put the exhaust back together. The guy that had it before me torched of the exhaust before the CAT thinking it was clogged. Whats funny is that he didn't realize there was another CAT in front of the one he cut off. Even so, they weren't clogged so I welded it back up. I'm tempted to replace the regular muffler with a glass pack muffler, but I'll save that for when i have nothing better to do. Once I got it quiet, I realized there is an exhaust leak on the driver's side. I haven't looked into it much yet.

    I also bought a laptop based code reader from amazon for 50 dollars. Its good for almost anything 1996 and newer. It reads codes and clears them and shows live data from all the sensors. I was surprised to find that the only code I had was for the heater circuit on one of the O2 sensors. It also shows mode 6 data and emissions readiness and snapshot data.

    here is the link to the code reader I bought.
    http://www.amazon.com/OBDLink-SX-OBD...9970230&sr=8-1
    Everlast lx225
    Hobart Handler 210 with spool gun
    Hobart Stickmate LX
    Thermal Arc 400GMS
    40 amp Northern Tools plasma torch
    130 chicago electric tig welder
    90 amp chicago electric flux mig
    10"-22" Grizzly lathe
    15"-5.5" Grizzly vertical end mill

    In need of nice TIG machine. drooling over PowerTig 250ex

  2. #22

    Default

    I fixed a few more problems. I re spliced some wires that ran to the ignition box that the last owner fixed. He used the cheap plastic crimps. They will get and corrode in time and cause problems. I soldered them together, but didn't have any shrink tubing so I had to use some good electrical tape.

    The one problem that I'm currently chasing is that the overdrive light flashed on and off when I start it up. I'm not getting any codes from the PCM. It quits blinking after 5 or 10 minutes. Once I get it legal and insured, I'm going to take it to the community college I went to and borrow a better scanner and see what I can find.

    More updates are to come.

    After looking at the pic I posted, I realized that I forgot to tape a red wire that is bare.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	CIMG2948.jpg 
Views:	82 
Size:	56.1 KB 
ID:	5382  
    Everlast lx225
    Hobart Handler 210 with spool gun
    Hobart Stickmate LX
    Thermal Arc 400GMS
    40 amp Northern Tools plasma torch
    130 chicago electric tig welder
    90 amp chicago electric flux mig
    10"-22" Grizzly lathe
    15"-5.5" Grizzly vertical end mill

    In need of nice TIG machine. drooling over PowerTig 250ex

  3. #23

    Default

    I finally got a replacement alternator and fixed the wire going to the oil pressure sending unit. I already have a friend of my dad that really wants to buy the truck of off me. progress is still being made.
    Everlast lx225
    Hobart Handler 210 with spool gun
    Hobart Stickmate LX
    Thermal Arc 400GMS
    40 amp Northern Tools plasma torch
    130 chicago electric tig welder
    90 amp chicago electric flux mig
    10"-22" Grizzly lathe
    15"-5.5" Grizzly vertical end mill

    In need of nice TIG machine. drooling over PowerTig 250ex

  4. #24

    Default

    Its offical! I sold it as is to my brothers friend for 1600. I made almost about 550 in profit so I can finally look at getting a nice tig welder.
    Everlast lx225
    Hobart Handler 210 with spool gun
    Hobart Stickmate LX
    Thermal Arc 400GMS
    40 amp Northern Tools plasma torch
    130 chicago electric tig welder
    90 amp chicago electric flux mig
    10"-22" Grizzly lathe
    15"-5.5" Grizzly vertical end mill

    In need of nice TIG machine. drooling over PowerTig 250ex

  5. #25

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by welderdude View Post
    Its offical! I sold it as is to my brothers friend for 1600. I made almost about 550 in profit so I can finally look at getting a nice tig welder.
    Well you got it sold... Congrats.

    The wiring had me a little spooked. Easy to have a fire with that many bad wires. Yes there are fuses to protect them but some can be near the battery or alternator where they are not protected.

    BTW never ever seen mice do that kind of damage before. That is very strange.

    Here is one for you. I have had problems with another critter. A raccoon. He would climb under the hood and sit on the engine. I seen he was under the hood of my F250 and didn't seem to do any damage. The wife's truck the Expedition he chewed up some wiring looms but left the vacuum lines and wires alone. Then I seen the old f100.... He tore up the radiator. I talked to the rad shop and they told me the racoons like to claw up the radiators and drink the antifreeze. He said they like the taste. Wow that could get expensive. This was last summer and he hasn't been back since. Sure hope he was one of the road kills!!!!
    Shade tree MIG welder.
    Now a Shade tree TIG welder.

  6. #26
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Eastern Oregon
    Posts
    676

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Ski View Post
    Then I seen the old f100.... He tore up the radiator. I talked to the rad shop and they told me the racoons like to claw up the radiators and drink the antifreeze. He said they like the taste. Wow that could get expensive. This was last summer and he hasn't been back since. Sure hope he was one of the road kills!!!!
    Considering that anti-freeze makes a pretty good poison, he probably inflicted capital punishment on himself! Name:  evilgrin0007.gif
Views: 137
Size:  959 Bytes
    So many projects, so little time.

  7. #27

    Default

    It looks like you were making good progress before you sold it.

    Quote Originally Posted by dyethor View Post
    I bet there are a lot of terds everywhere.
    That is probably the worst part. I had a similar rodent problem after letting a car sit untouched for a few months and the mess left behind was unbelievable. They chewed up all the insulation and leather and used the entire interior as one giant toilet. I managed to fix the wiring, but I ended up replacing 80% of the interior.
    "Engineering is the art of modelling materials we do not wholly understand, into shapes we cannot precisely analyze so as to withstand forces we cannot properly assess, in such a way that the public has no reason to suspect the extent of our ignorance."

    - Dr. AR Dykes

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •