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1988 250 Eliminator

R. J. Oct 22, 2016

  1. kvalheim

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    Well I am sure it will all work out in the end for you. :hello:
     
  2. Trojan441

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    What's wrong with your truck?
     
  3. R. J.

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    :hello: I got home this past Wednesday night at 9:30. During my trip to VA, PA & OH my truck was in the shop 4 times. The first time was in Richman Hill GA for a 5000 lb inline tranny cooler. $360. (I was going to do this anyway) The tranny over temp light came on. The second time was in Hubbard OH for a broken $5 spring in the Tranny fluid pump. Which most likely caused the first problem. With 159 K miles on my truck I had the Tranny shop go ahead & rebuild it. $2560. The third time in Cherry Tree PA it was for a shorted fuel pump hanger. With towing it cost me $290. The 4th time in Cherry Tree PA it was for a short in the wiring harness that caused the fuel injector fuse to blow. The shop worked on it all day free of charge. He was not 100% sure that he fixed the whole problem. :pain10:.
     
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    R.J. are those vn750 mirrors identical to the ZL9/10 or is the stem shorter?
     
  5. MikeC

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    Sorry, I just saw it.
     
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    Last edited: Aug 2, 2018
  7. R. J.

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    :hello: Guys I need you all to look out for an ignition switch for a 1991 t0 1993 250 Eliminator. When I converted to the 91 cooling system/tachometer & wiring I found out that the 1988 ignition switch wiring is different. I've been looking on E Bay for several months. If our members in Europe can locate one for me let me know. Thank's.
     
  8. 4mermxer

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    Is it just the connector / terminals that are different or is the circuit that's different? I haven't looked at schematics for each yet but if it is a connection issue, I have spent a lifetime designing automotive and equipment electrical systems so I may be able to help adapting your original switch to your new harness??? I can't imagine that the circuits which are being controlled are really that different... but I have been wrong before, perhaps as recently as just now... let me know if I can help. If you would like to post end-on and side-on pics of each it it may help too...
     
  9. R. J.

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    :hello: The wiring harness for the 1991 has an extra RED power wire & 2 wires that are different color at the plug connection going to the ignition switch. According to the Kaw service manual 1988 to 1994 EL 250 they made 5 different wiring harness looms/ wiring schematics for the 250. From memory they made 3 different switches. 1988-1990, 1991-1993 & 1994. Also different Countries got different wiring. I'm going to compare each one for differances & make notes. I did do a quick look back in July before going to VMD but ran out of time. I spent 5 weeks up North because of my truck going in a shop 5 times. Then about 6 weeks laid up for back problems. Most likely it will be another 4 weeks before I can dig back into the 250. I stopped working on it because of my trip. It was bowing the 30 AMP main fuse even with the ignition switch disconnected. So I also have something else going on. It may be the starter solenoid relay/ magnetic switch being shorted. Just guessing at this point.
     
  10. 4mermxer

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    Let me know as you gather information. I will help if I can. Good luck with the adventure.
     
  11. R. J.

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    :hello: Thank's Will do. It's always good to have a 2d. party help trouble-shoot something. The connectors are the same. The 1988 one has 8 pins & the 1991 has 9 pins. The extra one is red & 2 wires are of different colors.
     
  12. R. J.

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    :hello: I bought another used OEM wiring harness loom from another 1991 EL 250 ($40) for trouble-shooting purposes & a new OEM starter solenoid relay ($65). I'll get bact to trying to figure out why it blows the main 30 AMP fuse in January. It's most likely something that I did wrong or the ignition switch. I'm still looking for one from a 1991 to a 1993 EL 250.
     
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