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Old 09-07-2020, 11:22 AM
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Default Dies in reverse

I finally got my own sterling! Very excited but first things first. It dies when shifted to reverse. I've been told there is a wire running to the coil that is in the wrong spot but I dont know which. I've seen a diagram mine for whatever reason has 2 green wires and is not like standard diagrams
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Old 09-07-2020, 12:58 PM
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update i disconnected a red wire on the side closest in the photo now reverse works fine but i have no idea what i unhooked as i cant follow it very far
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Old 09-18-2020, 05:45 PM
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Unhooking a coil wire has nothing to do with dying in reverse - unless that wire was hooked to the reverse lights and it grounded the coil every time the lights came on. Previous owners do dumb things - I'm not immune either. Try hooking 12+ to the wire you pulled and see if anything lights or moves.
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