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2.9 Squirrel Damage


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I have an 89 bronco 2 with the 2.9 and went to drive it it today after its been sitting for a couple of weeks. Popped the hood to hook up battery and found a squirrel nest and some chewed wires. Nothing was too awful except for the yellow block with red wires. I thought it may be a fusible link but I can't find any other picture of this out there. Thanks ahead of time.
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I have no idea what that thing is. It’s a shame that 12volts DC doesn’t do to squirrels what 7200volts AC does to them.
 

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I have no idea what that thing is. It’s a shame that 12volts DC doesn’t do to squirrels what 7200volts AC does to them.
My thoughts exactly. They are getting far too comfortable around here.
 

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Can you clean up the box a little more, looks like there is a Resistor symbol on it
The up and down line

They did use this type in the 1980's: https://www.therangerstation.com/forums/index.php?attachments/img_5741-jpg.22802/
But this one was for the tachometer


Two wires in and one wire out could be for Coil + power
I'll see what I can do with it. It's a solid molded piece and it's a bit chewed up. The truck was running fine but I will pay closer attention to my gauges tomorrow to see if they all work.
 

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Is that a factory part? I've never seen anything like it... Well at least not on a Ranger.
 

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Is that a factory part? I've never seen anything like it... Well at least not on a Ranger.
As far as I know the only non factory wiring on here since I got it in 2000 was an amp way back when.
 

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Diode uses this symbol -->|--
And Diodes don't generate much heat so smaller "packages"
If you have a vehicle with AC there is a Diode on the AC Clutch between the 2 wires, not a big part

Resistors use an up and down line symbol /\/\/\/\
And they generate heat so have larger "packages"
 

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The Factory wiring diagram should tell what it is . I will try to check later . Which ever one it is it must need it . Can’t read any symbols on it .
 

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Symbol by your thumb in the picture looks like resistor symbol
 

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So I'm guessing this is a diode. For what I don't know. I can't reuse this one either because it's chewed off so close to the casing.
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Diode and a resistor. Close work, but if it's still functionable it could be salvaged by soldering new leads.
 

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I’ll check and get back , I have an 85 BR11 and a 85 and 90 Ranger out hear . Parts vehicles .
 

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