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Don't recognize that bracket, but your mention of bellhousing bolt reminded me of Jerry's word of caution. The bellhousing bolts are different lengths and hole-specific. Use a long one in a shallow hole and you risk going into the coolant jacket. At least that's the way I think I remember it. I'll try to locate that bracket tomorrow if no one else chimes in.

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Sorry, all mine are manuals. The one 2.6 auto I have doesn't have the tranny in it. It's in the back of the truck. Where are these lines located? The lines may still be in place.

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Sorry, all mine are manuals. The one 2.6 auto I have doesn't have the tranny in it. It's in the back of the truck. Where are these lines located? The lines may still be in place.

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They are on the right side of the transmission and go by the right side of the engine and then connect to the radiator. I would need to see it installed in the vehicle. There is a bracket near the front of the engine and I don't know what it was originally attached to.
 

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I spent most of the weekend working on my Husky WR300 on Saturday and replacing a fuel pump on my Festiva on Sunday since I was towed home Saturday night. I was messing with the Trooper this morning and noticed when I turned the key, there weren't any lights coming on the dash. Checked power to the fuses and no power to ignition coil or meter fuse when key was on. I noticed there was an LED for an alarm and thought it might be the culprit so I tried to track it down. While wiggling the panel under the steering column to try to figure out how to take it off, I forgot I had the key turned on and a bunch of lights came on. There is a loose wire under there somewhere I have to track down. I turned the key to start and it started for a split second. Now it just cranks but still no start. I noticed the fuel pump keeps running when the key is on. Is it supposed to? Most vehicles I've worked on, it just comes on for a few seconds until the engine starts.
 

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I removed all the alarm BS. There was a loose wire where they spliced in for engine kill. The fuel pump still runs constant with key on, engine off. I swapped relays and it still does it. I pulled the connectors from the ECU and it kept running. It wouldn't start with the pump running constantly so I decided to try to crank it with the fuel pump relay out to clear it out and it started up. I put the relay back in and it kept running. It's not in any condition to drive yet though. I'll have to figure out why it stays on with the engine off.
 

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I'm putting this link here for future reference so everything is in one spot. I was able to get the fuel pump working correctly. viewtopic.php?f=1&t=86672&p=765258#p765258

I guess the plus side to all of these issues is that troubleshooting has given me an idea how everything works, so that when there is an issue in the future, I have a better understanding of it.
 

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The link in the above post has some info of what I've been doing the last few days. It's alive!!!!!!!!!!!!! I drove it out of the shop today and just on our very short road. I don't have it registered yet. It idles nice and seems to run really well and I wasn't expecting the 4 cylinder to feel this peppy. I did a nice smoke show with a little water on the tires. The Trooper's catalytic converter was either original or the original style and I could hear stuff rattling in it. Also, the muffler was peeled wide open from a backfire I suppose. The donor Trooper had a modern high flow cat and a tube muffler. I installed those and it sounds fantastic. I can't wait to get this thing on the road. The only issue right now is that the fuel gauge isn't working. Thanks for everyone's help so far and I don't think I would have gotten this far without Jerry's help.
 

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Congratulations on getting another one back on the road, well almost, tags would be good. And it is a LS
 

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Looking good and a very nice build! And you are right, learning these trucks makes it way easier to troubleshoot them in the future. Suspension up next?
 

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Looking good and a very nice build! And you are right, learning these trucks makes it way easier to troubleshoot them in the future. Suspension up next?
Tires are next. They are pretty dry rotted. I've already spent way more than I wanted to, so unless a repair is necessary, anything else is going to have to wait.
 

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Nice write up with pictuces,thanks so much! Glad you found the coolant temp. sensor to repair your problem and wiring mixup. Great job and Trooper looks super. :D
 

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Thanks. I put about 50 miles on it today and it seems to be running great. The transmission acts a little wonky sometimes though. I know the AW4 I installed in my Eagle was real sensitive to TPS adjustment, so I'll mess with the TPS and the transmission cable tomorrow. The gas gauge doesn't work, but the low fuel light does. It does need shocks pretty bad. I'll see what shape the donor shocks are in. I have to go TO CA for 1-3 weeks, so once again the Trooper will have to wait.
 

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I went out this morning to check the TPS voltages and found a puddle of antifreeze under the Trooper. :angryfire: I did some quick looking around and it appeared to be coming from the bottom of the radiator. My coolant pressure tester isn't for the smaller cap, so I went to the auto parts store and "rented" one. Good news, it was a loose clamp on the lower hose.


I was under a time crunch today, so after all that I didn't have time to mess with the TPS. I went to my aunt and uncle's for lunch and brought the dogs with me so they can run around with his black lab. They have 40 acres and I decided to test out the 4x4 and take some pics. Everything worked great and since I've put some more miles on it, the transmission is shifting better.






I had a couple escorts to the back of the property.


 
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