Rob Posted April 5, 2011 Share Posted April 5, 2011 Tonight I go to start my R612, (winch truck) and the thing won't start. Now this is highly unusual as the truck consistently pops right off. I used the truck yesterday without problems and after finishing the task, parked in the building, pulled the cable to shut down, and all was normal. Tonight I go to start the truck and it cranks readily but won't start. Thinking this is "odd", I check the fuel tanks, and there is plenty, HA!!! I then open the hood and look at the injection pump. The lever that pulls the rack to the no fuel position is all the way back towards the no fuel position. Thinking "you dumb shit", I jump back into the cab expecting I left the engine kill cable pulled out, look down at the red engine shut down cable knob, and discover it is pushed in as it should be to allow the engine to run. Now I'm kinda lost and wondering if the cable nut on the shut down arm had slipped. After looking close I discovered the cable had actually parted when I pushed the knob back in that last time. The cable actually broke from fatigue and the broken part slid behind the arm binding it tighter than the return spring could overcome. After removing the bind by pushing the arm back to the run position, the engine started right up as usual. I have another cable and jacket complete and will install it tomorrow. Be kind of a pain to need to raise the hood, or dump the clutch to stall the engine to shut it down .Rob Quote Plodding along with no job nor practical application for my existence, but still trying to fix what's broke. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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