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Sure, if you want to burn your car up.

 

Now, you are back feeding a circuit with a known high resistance, with an unfused wire. Perfect recipe for disaster.

 

That’s what the fusible links are for, and you need to replace them with real ones, not homemade.

 

If the fault is at the alternator junction, you are going to burn that up as well goofing around.

 

Find the problem!!

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it may help to unhook the + battery, then check resistance in the wires (ohms) .... rather than looking for voltage drop.

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The new wire goes in after the links, just got back from a 45 min ride no issues no burning smells. I just wont turn the ac on again lol, hopefully she last a while

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If I am following everything, it sounds like that running a wire from
the output side of the fusible link for the white wire to the junction
near the fuse box makes it run?

 

As long as you are NOT bypassing the fusible link, you should be ok.  I would rather find the bad connection or break.  If it were at the branch for the alternator, you may one day burn out the alternator [or maybe just run the battery dead] if the rest of the connection fails..

 

Replacing the whole harness is a big project, and you have to find one...

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Several posts seem to be lost to the update of the forum...

is this '82 running yet??

Cheers

Bennie

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On 6/8/2018 at 11:41 AM, el_freddo said:

Several posts seem to be lost to the update of the forum...

is this '82 running yet??

Cheers

Bennie

It’s a ‘93 and she’s running real nice, ran a new wire from the link to the fuse box.

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Good good. I meant '82 as in EA82, I didn't think about the confusion this could cause.

Glad it's sorted for you!

Cheers

Bennie

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