Little red light

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by kemo, Dec 19, 2009.

  1. kemo

    kemo R.I.P

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    I fixed the little red light today. It started as a intermittent light and then came on steady, checked the codes last weekend. 41, 42, and 56. Ordered new crank sensor and cam sensor and changed out today. I was suprised to have the light go out without a visit to the dealer. I think I could of got away with just the cam sensor. I checked the magnets and the cam sensor was weak compared to the crank sensor.
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  2. Jack Klarich

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    Good for you, aint it fun and rewarding to be able to fix your own bike, Jack
     
  3. Bud White

    Bud White Well-Known Member Retired Moderators

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    no fuzz on them or anything .. i dont know if you have changed the tensioners or not but read when they started having probs it took the cam sensor out first
     
  4. kemo

    kemo R.I.P

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    Jack, it is nice to be able to do your own fixin. Bud I did the roller chain conversion over a year ago, 20000 miles. The cam sensor magnet was weak no sludge or fuzz on them.
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  5. Bud White

    Bud White Well-Known Member Retired Moderators

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    you should be in good shape then
     
  6. gs34

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    Attaboy Kemo. Did you clear the faults out of your history?....Just curious.
     
  7. kemo

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    The liight went out by itself after the repairs. I was suprised because I thought that a trip to the dealer was going to be needed. On 2000 bikes only the dealer can erase the codes.
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  8. Jack Klarich

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    If I remember right they use The Scanalizer seems only H D can get that tool even tho it is made by Kent Moore, or OTC HMMMM monopoly
     
  9. kemo

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    The cam sensor is under the old points cover but I still had to take that rotten front pipe off and pull the wire harnesses through the sheathing. I wish that I had my alignment pins here so I could have checked my oil pump alignment while I had that pipe off. I guess that can wait till mid April when I get back home. I always thought that when one of the sensors went bad that the engine would not start but from what I have read the system basically goes into a limp mode taking readings from the map sensor etc. The bike seems to run better cold idle, I haven't taken it out for a good run. Jack we will have to get together for that coffee soon.
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  10. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    Good deal Kemo getting the deed done. At least you had codes to help point you in the right direction. I was not so lucky and had to do the down and dirty approach. Cheers and keep warm, winter officially starts next week!:small3d014: