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Old 09-23-2019, 07:08 PM   #1
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Damaged wire

Was doing the chassis lube today and found some damaged wires from some unknown date. the wires are hanging too low behind the elec cabinet located on the drivers side fwd on the wheel. This is the type of damage that will go unnoticed for a long time and be really hard to find when things fail or get intermitent. what happens is corrosion set up in the wire and eventually they fail.
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Old 09-23-2019, 07:12 PM   #2
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Fortunately you have every wire marked with it's exact purpose every 10" or so. (the joy of a Roadmaster Chassis) As you fix this problem, write down the wires purpose in the back of your owners manual on the blank lined pages. Then if something does start to go wonky, you can refer to your list and see if that might be a good place to start looking.

What's your plan of action on those? Are they still new enough damages to use liquid electric tape? Or will you need to cut and splice with adhesive shrink connectors?
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Old 09-23-2019, 08:18 PM   #4
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Cut the bundle loose and drop it down. lots of wire as it is a huge loop. Clean get the numbers then cut out the damaged part, solder a connection and heat shrink the repair. then do a decent job of securing them up higher in a more protected fashion. Like my coach but there was some really sloppy work on the assembly line. Keep saying this was the last 06 that came off the line AFTER they told everyone they were laid off
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Old 09-24-2019, 03:54 AM   #5
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It looks like the wires were scraped when someone pulled the harness through.

Except for the twisted pair, the wires with the insulation damage look to be in the same harness (smaller harness than the main bundle).

I would use the "liquid electrical tape" (it's really good stuff) to coat the bare wires then wire-tie to be sure nothing can rub. I don't see any cut wire strands.
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Good catch, a benefit of doing the service yourself. Knowing it is a lot easier to fix now does provide some sort of gratification after all the cursing is over.
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Guess I'll be having a look this morning.
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Hard to tell from the photo but there is some conductor strand damage. I agree the liquid tape is a great product and there are places that that is the only way to get something insulated. Second great product is Flex Seal, both spray on and brush on
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