First of all thanks for such great advice...Now we're back to what I suspect is the original problem. The '88 Power Ram /250 Wont start.
18 months later..
I put the starter back in and the old boy had changed the Positive post connector and he says go ahead that will be it. I had a 24'' 4 gauge ground lead in my vehical.
. I says the braids gonna Fry!! Sure enough the braided jumper went up in a puff of smoke. POOF.
He says Ummm ,,I thought sure it'd start. LOL . I did'nt have the heart for an 'I told ya so'. HE's 74.
I got the new jumper from the car and put it in. The motor cranked like brand new. (Thanks Forum). BUT carbs not getting any gas. I poured some in the carb and it ran that gas out a couple times.
NO gas to the filter mounted on the I beam. Six bolts got the bed freed up and we propped it up like a dump truck. It looked like the fuel pump had been replaced before.. ( it had an extra hose on it that was terminated.) Still with me.? It came out in 3 pieces.. um ... so the meter says the fuel guage sender is working just fine.. It also reads about 4-5 ohms across the PUMPS black and red leads.. no load.
There's a brief spurt of 12volts on the pump leads (no load) when attemping to start .. and little bit of click,click, chatter on this little solenoid looking device near the throttle linkage.. ( an inline 4wire connector) on it.) the throttle cable also moves about 1/4'' when the key it switched on. I say the solenoids failed..
I put the pump back together. there's no cracks in any of the plastic or hoses on the pump. It all looks ok. So here's my question. Should the fuel pump run at least briefly when the key is switched ON.? I think I should hear it run....
We're spraying tobacco today so I'll check back later.