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Re: Ford 8160 Electrical problems

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09-02-2013 17:40:46

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If nothing works, it's not the control module, as it does not control the lights, turn signals, horn, etc. I would be studying the wiring diagram very hard, and focus on the main power feeds from the starter post to the rest of the system. It could be as simple as a blown fusible link.

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09-02-2013 17:53:55

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 Re: Ford 8160 Electrical problems in reply to Bern, 09-02-2013 17:40:46  
Its weird because in my brief time messing with it so far the dash randomly came on and worked correctly for a while and the previous owner said once in a great while everything would start to work. My real question I guess is would the pto resort to being in gear when power is lost, because that seems unsafe to me and is the 3pt hitch electronically controlled because it does not work either. The previous owner said that when the trans did work it went for a while then stopped after going the same distance each time and would back up the same or greater of a distance then quit that and do nothing at all which is how it is now.

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09-02-2013 18:23:27

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 Re: Ford 8160 Electrical problems in reply to cphillips, 09-02-2013 17:53:55  
My guess is that the PTO would never drive a load; it is simply spinning freely because the brake doesn't work either.

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