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Author Topic: 1991 Chevy c1500 electrical troubleshooting  (Read 16263 times)

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Re: 1991 Chevy c1500 electrical troubleshooting
« Reply #80 on: March 25, 2015, 03:40:11 PM »



29" to the pin center on the recovery points and 17" to the top of the hitch on the back of the truck.
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Re: 1991 Chevy c1500 electrical troubleshooting
« Reply #81 on: March 25, 2015, 04:37:23 PM »

The adapters look like they're made for that tow bar. So how bad is that 17/29 difference, are you going to use the 10" riser?
I don't have the model number of the Brake Buddy yet. I think the safety switch plugs in with a two pin flat connector. No big deal.
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1991 Chevy c1500 electrical troubleshooting
« Reply #82 on: March 25, 2015, 06:48:23 PM »

I found a 9 3/4" riser. The spread at the hitch mount and the hitch is closer to 10"

4 wheel parts had the necessary hitch parts actually. The shipping was also much cheaper than through etrailer.com
« Last Edit: March 26, 2015, 06:09:21 AM by pdangerp »
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Re: 1991 Chevy c1500 electrical troubleshooting
« Reply #83 on: March 26, 2015, 07:57:26 AM »

The adapters look like they're made for that tow bar. So how bad is that 17/29 difference, are you going to use the 10" riser?
I don't have the model number of the Brake Buddy yet. I think the safety switch plugs in with a two pin flat connector. No big deal.
JJ ended up with the Roadmaster BrakePro. Said it looks like the brake-away switch connects with an RCA plug. I asked him for the model#, so we can download the instructions from Roadmaster.
Did you tow the Jeep around yet?

Edit: model 9300 instructions  http://roadmasterinc.com/pdf/85-2739.pdf
« Last Edit: March 26, 2015, 12:48:21 PM by Screaming Bear »
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Re: 1991 Chevy c1500 electrical troubleshooting
« Reply #84 on: March 26, 2015, 08:25:39 AM »

The hitch is on order.
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Re: 1991 Chevy c1500 electrical troubleshooting
« Reply #85 on: March 26, 2015, 09:10:15 PM »

I wouldn't buy the over priced second vehicle kit. I'm sure you could wire a blue RCA plug to a $10 switch.  :thumbsup:
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Re: 1991 Chevy c1500 electrical troubleshooting
« Reply #86 on: March 27, 2015, 09:33:36 AM »

I'm not sure yet.
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Re: 1991 Chevy c1500 electrical troubleshooting
« Reply #87 on: March 28, 2015, 08:24:16 PM »

Got the aux cooler in today.
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Re: 1991 Chevy c1500 electrical troubleshooting
« Reply #88 on: March 29, 2015, 03:14:35 AM »

That's the same cooler I just put in the RV.  Should be plenty for your truck.
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Re: 1991 Chevy c1500 electrical troubleshooting
« Reply #89 on: March 29, 2015, 06:48:22 AM »

Is it the same? I got the Hayden 679.
http://www.amazon.com/Hayden-Automotive-679-Rapid-Cool-Transmission/dp/B000C3BBKS
I think it should be big enough. I just need to add some grommets where the hose goes through the metal and I'm good to go.
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Re: 1991 Chevy c1500 electrical troubleshooting
« Reply #90 on: March 29, 2015, 10:41:15 AM »

Added the grommets and took her for a test drive. Added fluid after the test drive to top everything off. Seems to be ok.

Will the cooler affect the performance of the transmission in everyday use?
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Re: 1991 Chevy c1500 electrical troubleshooting
« Reply #91 on: March 29, 2015, 06:47:18 PM »

That thing should be plenty. 

Mine is quite a bit smaller and pulling 7k up the hill at 60 the highest temp I saw was 165
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Re: 1991 Chevy c1500 electrical troubleshooting
« Reply #92 on: March 29, 2015, 08:15:36 PM »

Is it the same? I got the Hayden 679.
http://www.amazon.com/Hayden-Automotive-679-Rapid-Cool-Transmission/dp/B000C3BBKS
I think it should be big enough. I just need to add some grommets where the hose goes through the metal and I'm good to go.

Yep, same one.  It already had a tube and fin one on it, like the one I used for steering fluid in the Jeep.  The plate type ones are supposed to work better and they're rated for up to a Class A.
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Re: 1991 Chevy c1500 electrical troubleshooting
« Reply #93 on: March 30, 2015, 08:15:26 AM »

Yes. I saw that the plate coolers transferred more heat for their size. This one fits very well and it was just luck I picked that size.
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Re: 1991 Chevy c1500 electrical troubleshooting
« Reply #94 on: March 31, 2015, 04:17:53 PM »


Took it for a little test run in the neighborhood. I definitely know it's back there. It's like I'm being tailgated by myself.
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Re: 1991 Chevy c1500 electrical troubleshooting
« Reply #95 on: March 31, 2015, 04:27:23 PM »

When you throw it into a corner it will initially over steer until the Jeep starts turning. Might not be too bad for you though, the motor homes have a long overhang and it gets spooky. Looks good.
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Re: 1991 Chevy c1500 electrical troubleshooting
« Reply #96 on: March 31, 2015, 05:15:17 PM »

The hitch ball is a bit high but the gear will lower the suspension a bit when it's packed.
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Re: 1991 Chevy c1500 electrical troubleshooting
« Reply #97 on: April 02, 2015, 05:53:04 PM »

Got the brake controller from doug's friend today. Will mess with it tomorrow.
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Re: 1991 Chevy c1500 electrical troubleshooting
« Reply #98 on: April 02, 2015, 08:00:22 PM »

Do I need to bring my tools and electrical connectors?
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Re: 1991 Chevy c1500 electrical troubleshooting
« Reply #99 on: April 02, 2015, 08:09:01 PM »

If you have some rca connectors that would be helpful.
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