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New Ex + Puppy= Bad Dog/No Start

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3 days after bringing home our new X, my wife had a no start condition in our driveway. I troubleshot it with my outdated 7.3L logic, then gave up and called for a tow to the dealership.

Well, it seems that one of our dogs, a 9 month old Lab named Sam (From the Seuss story "Sam I Am") took a liking to the taste of the wire bundle running from the left frame rail to the rear of the tranny. Chewed the crap out of it /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/mad.gif

$159 made it better. Had I thought to look underneath, I could have fixed it myself for free, but oh well.

After I got it home, I reversed the plastic wire loom anchors on the frame crossmember and added a few zip ties to pull them down and forward, out of the way. To finish, I sprayed the wires (And others)down with OC pepper spray. It's worked for me in the past to prevent dog damage to home, barn and tools.
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Just wait !!!
your lab isn't even to the "chewing" stage yet !!!!!

At about 18 months to two years we had to keep 2x4's in the back yard and rub them down with their favorite flavor hoping to get them to chew them instead of the myriad shovels, wheel barrows, lawn mowers, bricks on the house, digging two feet down to chew the cable TV wires.... etc...

like I say, your's hasn't even got the the terrible two's yet /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif
and let's not talk about the 1x2 foot carpet that had to be replaced or the deck post that has been chewed half thru /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif

but TRY to pry those dogs away from the kids and Momma -
have you ever seen a 110 lb lap dog /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif ? /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif
they are the best and one will do ANYTHING to try and please us !!!

if I have to scold the other "independent" one, the other gets their feelings hurt /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif
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