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  1. I think that Dave's on the right track here. I'd definitely test that particular sensor. And also verify the actual temperature. The thermostat is activated by heat. So if its working, the motor should be heating up.
  2. I'd try a few different brands of the aftermarket pumps. If none of those will hold up. Then maybe the oem is the best way. I know $200 bucks is a lot of money for that little pump. But the oem lasted this long, and 22 years is a pretty good run. The only helpful suggestion that I could offer. Is that maybe someone who's got the time, and the internet search skills. Could possibly find out the manufacturer of the oem pump. Manufacturers typically offer lesser priced models of the stuff they produce. The only difference is packaging, and the brand. Certainly worth a try.
  3. Glad to hear you got it fixed! YouTube has saved so many hours for most of us.
  4. There's products made specifically for cable lubrication. But once there's a noticeable problem. None of that stuff really works. Maybe its okay for maintenance, but it won't fix a bad cable. A new cable isn't exactly expensive. So that's the only way to go here. Sometimes fishing that cable, or trying to duplicate the routing. Especially after removing the old cable, can be a problem. I'd probably try to tape the leading end of the new one, to the trailing end of the old one. Then work it through. That way it'll go over what its supposed to, and under, or through the rest. Hopefully leaving it positioned just as it's supposed to be. Might work, might not, but it's worth a try. Don't forget that its likely clamped down in a place or two. Good luck.
  5. Thanks for the update. Keep us posted. If you're going to fix it yourself. Then please don't forget to take some pictures of the problem when its found!
  6. Sounds like too much fuel to me. But spark is easily tested with a spark tester. There's some testers that are even adjustable to test how far the spark will jump.
  7. Have you tried to download the service manual?
  8. You'll have to follow that linkage, physically follow it. Check the lever under the dash n stuff for obstruction, but mostly wherever it ends up. To see that its clear, and operating properly. Sometimes branches, and stuff can foul the linkage. Cables can break, or jam. But since yours is catching the forward gears, its probably not a broken cable. It could still be jammed. I'm always pulling branches out from underneath mine. But it all starts there. Where it goes into the transmission, or transfer case, or differential. Wherever it goes. Make sure its operating the lever, or otherwise working properly. After that, it's mechanic territory. But you have to eliminate the simple stuff first.
  9. You've said that the cooler weather seems to be a factor. Is there a heated area where you could test that idea? Or put a tarp over the motor, with a heater underneath, in the garage? It really sounds fuel related. But air and fuel work together. So maybe it's an air sensor or some thing. Sounds like you've had a similar train of thought. Don't know where you are. But in places where there's a lot of ethanol in the fuel. It can be a problem for small gas engines. Creating a problem that's difficult to pin down. Not unlike yours. Have you checked the injectors? I really have no idea, just throwing out suggestions till someone who might know comes along.
  10. Checking fender clearances, and also turning the wheel to full steering lock. Then measuring the frame clearance too. Checking for bumper clearance just to be sure. Don't forget to do both sides. Taking into account that the suspension will be moving, reducing that clearance. Why not just use the lift kit?
  11. If that cover plate is steel, it could be welded. If its polymer, I'm sure there's something that'll hold it. There's not a lot of stress, or pressure there. So a patch should last awhile. Giving time to find a replacement. And a skid plate.
  12. Welcome to the forum!
  13. My vote would be either the speed sensor, or sending unit. Whatever it uses down in the wheel, or transmission. Or fouled wiring from sticks, or branches. I'd start by giving a good look at the wiring. Then figure out where the speed sensor is. I could see water, or mud causing the problem. If the readout is moving at all. Then it seems like that part is working.
  14. I would call this a single pin connector. The size would be important. Possibly 5mm, or 6mm etc. So the whole thing would be 5mm single pin connector. Or 6, whatever, you get the idea. But this is just a guess. Shouldn't be too hard to match. But I'd be looking at amp draw. For something like firewood loading, you don't need much light. Like an interior dome light on a truck. A little goes a long way.


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