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pics of a fusible link?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by dirtwarrior17, Mar 13, 2005.

  1. dirtwarrior17

    dirtwarrior17 Banned

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    can somebody post a pic of a fusible link?

    I can't figure out what im supposed to be looking for...

    thanks in advance.
     
  2. big jimmy 91

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    I don't have a pic so the easiest way for me to describe it is...

    A wire that looks like it goes into a larger diameter tube about the size of a pencil?? or so that is about an inch long??
    It would sort of look like one of those old glass fuse holders but would not open up.
    Hope that helps you out:dunno:
     
  3. 4X4HIGH

    4X4HIGH 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Not all fusible links are like that. That is typical of what the Ford fusible link looks like. Fusible link wire is a special kind of wire that will only support a certain amperage before the wire melts.
     
  4. big jimmy 91

    big jimmy 91 1/2 ton status

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    My bad :blush:

    How can you tell I've owned Fords (cough still do cough)
    I forgot about the different types and only thought of the fat ones lol
     
  5. BadDog

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    As said, they are sometimes hard to spot. Basically, look for anything unusual along the circuit in question. Maybe a fatter diameter section that usually says "fusible link" molded right in. Sometimes it's a different color wire, maybe slightly different diameter. Sometimes it has a "tape" tag saying "fusible link" or similar or a "tab" modeled on or something. But the main thing is that it will always splice into the main wire on each end not to far away via a plug, a lug, or sometimes a hard splice.

    Frankly, I hate those things. Not sure if it's a great idea or not, others can chime in to confirm, but I have been known to wire in a fuse body with slow blow fuse in some cases.
     
  6. supersize75k5

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    I had a fusable link that took a crap on me, well the part the was still hot decided to arc againt some other crap and the mess continued from there...
     

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