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electrical problems

Discussion in 'Bay Tech Clinic' started by Kombi Rod, Apr 16, 2015.

  1. Kombi Rod

    Kombi Rod New Member

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    MAnly
    Hi all, I went to pick up my bus today after getting some rust work done.

    Driving away my van drove pretty bad and had no power and sounded crap, also
    I had no blinkers, horn or gauges other than my speedo. as I was driving it back
    my electrical check light came on.

    I took it back to the workshop where they found a few blown fuses, which they replaced but nothing changed.
     
  2. Kombi Rod

    Kombi Rod New Member

    Messages:
    29
    Location:
    MAnly
    Hi all, I went to pick up my bus today after getting some rust work done.
    Driving away my van drove pretty bad and had no power and sounded crap, also
    I had no blinkers, horn or gauges other than my speedo. as I was driving it back
    my electrical check light came on.
    I took it back to the workshop where they found a few blown fuses, which they replaced but nothing changed.
    I think they may have sparked up the welder with my battery still attached? would this cause such problems?
    Guy is a decent bloke but I want to be a bit wiser when I speak with him tomorrow.
    Cheers in advance.
    Rod
     
  3. Chidori

    Chidori Active Member

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    Location:
    Fitzroy, VIC
    I was about to say the same thing about not disconnecting the battery before welding. That would be my first guess.
    Unless he was welding around where there are wires and disturbed them??
     
  4. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    sunshine coast
    although its a standard procedure [and adviseable]to disconnect battery when welding I would suspect a wire may have been shorted out as first check.
    what is the voltage of battery?
    check chokes are still opening and wires still ok.
    look for wires in the vicinity of repairs and also ask them to run a check of all wires/parts that may have been removed or dislodged during the process . They may have shorted while off if battery was not disconnected.
    check also for wires showing burned insulation.
    If battery terminals are reconnected in reverse the first thing that usually goes is alternator and some associated wiring plus the alt/diode pack.
    checking what circuits are blown is a good lead.
    If repairs near dash[windscreen] then check all connections and earth wires at rear of instrument cluster.

    Multiple blown fuses suggests a shorted wire or electrical spike.
     

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