SHOP TALK – Wiring

| June 18, 2020 More

When the weather takes a turn in winter’s direction around here, my phone tends to ring a lot with custom automotive work. After all, it is the season to make any necessary repairs, as well as any unnecessary upgrades (had to write that—my wife was looking over my shoulder). But for the record, there is no such thing as an unnecessary upgrade. The very word “upgrade” makes me salivate with anticipation.

I recently got a chance to put my wiring skills to good use when I was hired to troubleshoot an electrical issue. Wiring is one of those areas that more often than not requires a special level of knowledge to perform correctly. Too many DIY mechanics attempt wiring repairs with little or no working knowledge of a car’s electrical system. They assume red is positive, black is negative and electrical tape is the most important tool to have at the ready.

Back in the land of reality there is something called amperage, correct gauge wire, relays, and a perfectly planned circuit. I’ve repaired many “bad fuel pumps” simply because I knew they just… Read more of this article.  Just click on the digital feature below this introduction.

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