so waht ya doin today?

Ian

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The number-one DC electrical skill to master is the voltage drop test. Checking circuit, switch, and connector resistance @ 5 mA current does exactly that, confirm it can carry 5 mA. Power probes are outstanding tools for things like sorting out WTH with the end of a bunch of wires real fast (like trailer plugs on that truck you bought from Billy-Bob) or for forcing power through dead circuits, or providing a test ground, but there's no substitute for a DVOM/skills. I think Power Probe has a model out with a voltmeter readout, which if I'm right would make the tool about 1000 times more useful.
 

fiver

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I don't know quite how it works, but some eye issues can be 'temporarily' over come with a pin hole in a piece of paper.
like if you lose your cheaters, you jam a safety pin through a piece of paper and hold it over your eye to focus better.
 
JonB, no luck. I called a mobile forklift repairman and hopefully he can get here tomorrow. I did remove the floormat, floor pan, steering wheel shrouds and kick panels so everything is as open as can be. I pulled all the connectors and sprayed them with CRC but the gremlin is still there. I located a few ground connections and moved the wires and they seem tight. I don't have the luxury of time to disassemble and test each circuit. I wish I paid more attention at times to those that knew how to diagnose electrical problems. I know what isn't wrong but not what is wrong at this point which I guess helps some at least. I have 2 pallets of wax coming Friday and may have to spring the coin for liftgate service. Its always something as we trudge along.
 

JonB

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JonB, no luck. I called a mobile forklift repairman and hopefully he can get here tomorrow. I did remove the floormat, floor pan, steering wheel shrouds and kick panels so everything is as open as can be. I pulled all the connectors and sprayed them with CRC but the gremlin is still there. I located a few ground connections and moved the wires and they seem tight. I don't have the luxury of time to disassemble and test each circuit. I wish I paid more attention at times to those that knew how to diagnose electrical problems. I know what isn't wrong but not what is wrong at this point which I guess helps some at least. I have 2 pallets of wax coming Friday and may have to spring the coin for liftgate service. Its always something as we trudge along.
Well, that's a bummer. I hope the repairman shows up tomorrow.