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I had ABS lack of communication code with my 04. Had Dicktator do repairs to the board. Put it in and still had the same codes. Had the codes wiped out but came back right away. There was instruction from the computer print out that it would take 40 qualified starts before lights would go out.
I thought I was past that but the trip to International the lights went out and has been ever since.(y)(y)(y)(y)
 

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Mark, Note: He said: after replacing ABS Module.

May not be for SSR. Kelsey Hayes 325 fits lots of vehicles and SSR 03/04 is different from 05/06 and ALL other ABS/EBCM modules.

Just a thought.

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ABS module was rebuilt with a 5 year warranty. ABS and TC idiot lights remain on. Next is to replace the modulator because the code indicates the pump it not working. Once I get the modulator installed, by my old school mechanic who I've used and trusted for years, I will post an update. Other continuing erratic behavior of gauges continues...speedometer, temp, gear indicator always shows 1st gear, window indexing or... not going up or down, roof ajar (which comes and goes).
Thanks yall....
 

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I would recommend installing a spare EBCM that is known good. This will clear up several difficult questions that need to be answered. I have one that I can loan you. It would just be the cost of shipping it out to you and then back to me…….

You may also have a bad TCM, but I would wait on throwing money at that until you get the other random indications identified. Perhaps you have a bad 125 amp fuse on the engine fuse box. It feeds power to the cabin fuse box behind the passenger seat. That cabin fuse box supplies power to many of the things you listed as having ”erratic behavior”….. The failure mode on the 125 amp fuse is a minor fracture that becomes intermittent, just before failing altogether.

Hey @JimmySSBN …… welcome to the SSR family…… nice to see you came up for air.


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I would recommend installing a spare EBCM that is known good. This will clear up several difficult questions that need to be answered. I have one that I can loan you. It would just be the cost of shipping it out to you and then back to me…….

You may also have a bad TCM, but I would wait on throwing money at that until you get the other random indications identified. Perhaps you have a bad 125 amp fuse on the engine fuse box. It feeds power to the cabin fuse box behind the passenger seat. That cabin fuse box supplies power to many of the things you listed as having ”erratic behavior”….. The failure mode on the 125 amp fuse is a minor fracture that becomes intermittent, just before failing altogether.

Hey @JimmySSBN …… welcome to the SSR family…… nice to see you came up for air.


Mike (VS-35 1969-73)
Thanks Mike ...I may take you up on the EBCM. Lets see what I come up with over the next couple of days once the modulator is replaced. Any recommendation is really appreciated. Has anyone done the hydraulic cylinder repair for the canopy top? I had a leak on the driver side so Im sure it needs fixing (not that I use the canopy top in South Florida...way too hot for even a sun roof unless your a tourist)
Thanks again...
Jim Tarlton
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Thanks Mike ...I may take you up on the EBCM. Lets see what I come up with over the next couple of days once the modulator is replaced. Any recommendation is really appreciated. Has anyone done the hydraulic cylinder repair for the canopy top? I had a leak on the driver side so Im sure it needs fixing (not that I use the canopy top in South Florida...way too hot for even a sun roof unless your a tourist)
Thanks again...
Jim Tarlton
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Apologies to all concerned. I guess the best alternative in this type situation is to do a private conversation and that I will try to do in the future. Again, sorry for waylaying your thread.
 

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I had ABS lack of communication code with my 04. Had Dicktator do repairs to the board. Put it in and still had the same codes. Had the codes wiped out but came back right away. There was instruction from the computer print out that it would take 40 qualified starts before lights would go out.
I thought I was past that but the trip to International the lights went out and has been ever since.(y)(y)(y)(y)
40 qualified starts???
 

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I was told that qualified starts is more run time than just starting up your engine and shutting it off right away. It worked for me
 

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I would recommend installing a spare EBCM that is known good. This will clear up several difficult questions that need to be answered. I have one that I can loan you. It would just be the cost of shipping it out to you and then back to me…….

You may also have a bad TCM, but I would wait on throwing money at that until you get the other random indications identified. Perhaps you have a bad 125 amp fuse on the engine fuse box. It feeds power to the cabin fuse box behind the passenger seat. That cabin fuse box supplies power to many of the things you listed as having ”erratic behavior”….. The failure mode on the 125 amp fuse is a minor fracture that becomes intermittent, just before failing altogether.

Hey @JimmySSBN …… welcome to the SSR family…… nice to see you came up for air.


Mike (VS-35 1969-73)
Replaced the 125 AMP fuse....same indicators on the dash...Modulator not replaced YET...
 

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how do you know the ignition switch failed...did it not work?
I could be driving along, ABS light came on, radio started changing stations on its' own, warning lights would come on for no reason. I typically would pull to the side of the road, turn completely off, typically would start back and be fine, or it may repeat erratic malfunctions. Sometimes seatbelt system would go erratic, pretty much anything that needed 12v may go nuts. It always cranked and acted normal, except... sometimes, Lol.
 

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My question was..how did you know the ignition switch was defective? Thanks for sharing your story.
 

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Contact the RGang in Orlando. Not far from you.

Tom Sorensen aka Soren703 Phone 770-568-8092

Sounds like ignition switch, ever been changed??

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My question was..how did you know the ignition switch was defective? Thanks for sharing your story.
Because it is a typical electrical problem for our trucks! Isn't that right @Dicktator ! He has been figuring this stuff out for years! Its a cheap fix and it won't cost you an arm and a leg if it doesn't fix it! ;)
 
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I'm just about at a point where I've had my fun with my SSR and may just go ahead and sell it...
You buy a truck, 17yrs OLD and now you want to sell.

You are right, buy a NEW truck, they NEVER have any problems.

Even a NEW wife while you are at it.

Dicktator
 
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