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  1. The oreilly guy was saying the same thing. Said should have kept the old pressure switches or whatever they were.
  2. I wonder then... yesterday I drove to work on the brake switch I screwed up. We did have icy roads, but I couldn't accept the idea that the truck couldn't handle it like it did. I wouldn't even be on the accelerator and the truck just wanted to go sideways on me. Like I got on the brakes or accelerated hard and the rear end almost sent me right into the creek. It happened several times until I got into the highway where it was pavement. I was thinking maybe the ABS was being affected by it. But I don't remember how the system works. Im just rear wheel ABS.
  3. I installed the one I screwed up, last night. Dunno if it was because of me or not but the lights seemed to come on a bit late after applying the pedal. Bought another one today at O'Reilly's and did it the correct way. Seem to be like it should and come on sooner. What does the switch control? Instructions talk of ABS, etc. Wondering if it will affect anything else except the lights? There's 3 contacts inside the switch and close a circuit depending on plunger depth. 6 terminals. There's gotta be more to them than just the brake lights.
  4. Got a brake switch in yesterday to replace the OEM unit. The brake lights were stuck on, one night and killed my batteries. Before I read the instructions, I looked at the switch. I rotated the lever on the outside not thinking anything of it. Then I read the instructions... Supposedly by doing that before installing the switch it's no good. But I took it apart afterwards and don't understand why? Anyone know what's up? It just looks like an adjustable plunger. The internals are not complicated or sensitive. What gives.
  5. I thought about diesel, because almost everything I use is diesel. Use 55 gallon drums to store off road. Would keep things fresh. But this would be more maintenance for me too. I was planning on a 1000 gallon tank for my storage needs. Renting the tank sounds better than owning it too. I'll end up paying an electrician for the transfer switch install, etc. I have to see if I can some other stuff done too, so that I can back feed to my well also. I have a wood stove. We have adapted to using it in outages. We also run a 5kw portable generator to power the hous
  6. First, let me just say, I miss talking to you guys. My life has changed so much in the last several years. It's difficult for me to get much time to do anything leisurely anymore. But when i see a necessity, here I am. Make me feel guilty sometimes to ask questions on here. I don't want to give the impression in abusing you guys as a resource. 😬 Although I have wondered, there's nowhere I feel like I can turn to except you guys, where I can certainly respect your opinions more than anyone elses. Recently, we have gone through a spat of winter snow storms. St
  7. I replaced the rear diff sensor. Wondering if the computer needs reset by disconnecting the batteries? Seems like it has been coming on less and less now. Only seems to come on when I hit any bumps, but then turns back off. I've suddenly encountered a brake light switch problem now also. 😤 Killed my batteries because the brake lights were on for so long. I ordered a new switch and shimmed the pedal to keep the plunger down further using duct tape. I read that the brake switch can cause the same problems? I guess we'll see. The next thing to try
  8. I think I could use a new truck... Seems like anytime I get in to drive my truck anymore, a gremlin has to come out of it. Winter decided to rear its ugly head and the switch got flipped. Suddenly, I'm getting DUMPED on with snow. No way im driving the little passat. So I jump in the truck, drive it to work yesterday morning. Now I get a little show on my dash of my speedo dancing around and the ABS and brake like coming on. It'll come on, turn off. Back and forth. I ordered a speed sensor for the transmission and rear diff. Which one could it b
  9. I wouldn't even know how to begin to do that... iirc, the ecm is not easy to get to. I was afraid of that being the case also... I wish that was the route I took from the beginning. But I also read the mechanical pumps went without their problems also..
  10. The plug that you connect the trigger to from the ecm, yes. It was 2v.
  11. Hi everyone, long time no talk. Ive resurrected this post. Funny how time passes and you forget what's transpired. Ive forgotten way too much... Well, suffice to say, this issue came back to haunt me again! This time, nothing I tried solved the problem. I spent a couple hours out on the truck troubleshooting it. Without really understanding what the problem was, I wasn't able to gain much ground on it. Eventually, after going through several different posts on the web, I narrowed it down. If I had remembered this post, it would not have taken so long. Ha..
  12. Got a brand, part number? Napa said the kit I got from them was the only listing for my vehicle.
  13. On my previous thread, I listed various issues I was having with my steering system. Fast forward, now I have replaced all my components on the system. New ball joints, warrantied out the steering linkages. Replaced the steering box, not a red head though. I even have a steering box brace on order to just give it that much more help in ensuring it'll stay together longer. The last thing I have to tackle is my control arms. I started yesterday with the lower. Took one off and it was a BEAR! The caster cam bolt was seized and had to use a sawzall to cut it out.
  14. I went ahead and ordered new control arms. Didn't do the replacement bushings as I read that they can be a real pita. Going to warranty out my moog steering components also. After these two things, the only thing left will be the steering box. My sway bar end links could use replacement also, but not sure if this really makes a difference in what im experiencing.
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