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Offline Madmick

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New member. Need some help
« on: October 12, 2017, 11:20:38 AM »
Hey guys. Just joined today. my names Mike. Been long over due since I've had my truck awhile. It's a 1980 c10 diesel Cheyenne that was converted to four wheel. Also changed the engine the to a 350 and a th350 trans. Regardless I'm happy to be on here and apart of the family.

Reason I'm posting I need some helping identifying two things

First is that black box after tracing the wires and seeing I have a four prong brake switch. I gathered it's a cruise control module but I want to be sure and if it is can it be replaced.  The truck doesn't have cruise control I assuming the previous owner did away with it on the column but left everything else.

Second. the plug. It's hanging under the dash behind the radio. In that general area.
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Re: New member. Need some help
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2017, 12:24:59 PM »
Welcome to the forum.

The 'black box' is the diesel engine control module for the glow plug relay, fast idle control and warning lamp.  Use the 1980 Wiring Manual as a guide if you want to remove wiring.  The disconnected  plug is the power/ground/display light connector for the factory radio. 
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Re: New member. Need some help
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2017, 05:02:24 PM »
Hey I wasn't even close but but thank you for straightening it out for me
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Re: New member. Need some help
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2017, 05:29:28 PM »
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Re: New member. Need some help
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2017, 10:00:52 PM »
HAHaha!  I've got a few aliases.  But, that's not one of them.   ;D
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« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2017, 05:34:20 AM »
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Re: New member. Need some help
« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2017, 07:24:38 PM »
Hey guys anybody rebuilt the steering gear box,I know the seal kits are not very much,or do you come out better just buying one already rebuilt,mines leaking at the input shaft so I’m debating on which way to go ?


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Re: New member. Need some help
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2017, 04:25:59 PM »
I usually find them pretty worn out by the time they start leaking. I no longer waste my time, slap a new one in and DTR -Lifetime warranty on most reman units.
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« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2017, 06:23:12 PM »
If you want to go better than part store remans take a look at Red Head steering boxes. Heard they are good.
I have a reman Cardone that’s about 5 years old that is nice and tight but starting to leak at the output.
Considering going the Read Head route. They are pricey .
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