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Smoke from Fusable Link Box?

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#1 MorganM


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Posted 23 September 2003 - 01:49 PM

Well I wired up my dual electric fans on this legacy radiator I'm running in my '88 GL wagon. And I started the car for just like 2 seconds, literaly. I turned her over, she started, plopped twice and I turned it off. THen I saw the smoke! I traced it quickly to the coil / fusable link area. Then I opend the lid to the fusable link box and smoke came out from under the lid! None of them looked toasted but they could be burnt up inside. Noticed no other electrical damage.

What circut do these links protect? What did I mess up? Only thing I've done to the ignition system is throw in an Accell Super Stock coil I had laying around... could it be too powerful? Only other electrical mod I've done is the dual fans and thats all wired seperatly from other systems. Directly off the battery to my relay, switch and fans.

Ideas? Thx :)

Oh another note. None of this happens with the ignition on and running the fans. It only happend when I actually started the car. Ive since turned on the power and played with my fans with no smoke action.

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Posted 23 September 2003 - 02:02 PM

maybe your coil is wired backwards
or one of the wires in the wrong place
iether way, a power sounds like its getting grounded

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Posted 23 September 2003 - 04:23 PM

Herm last time I wired up my coil backwards this didnt happen. I'll check it for sure however.

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Posted 24 September 2003 - 12:10 AM

man you let the magic smoke out. Now it won't work. Sounds like you have a power wire gettin grounded. Look around the starter cable to see if somehow it was moved in suck a way that its being grounded on the case.

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Posted 24 September 2003 - 10:30 AM

The coil is wired up fine (yellow and blue on + and black and white on - )

Ill check the starter main + lead there caboobaroo. I just put in another starter so thats a possibility.

Thank you.

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