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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 I troubleshot it with my outdated 7.3L logic, then gave up and called for a tow to the dealership.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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we had 5 Golden's at one time and we managed with very little chewing by a combination of crate training and keeping lots of chew toys in our dirty laundry. Dogs tend to get nervous and chew when they miss their owners presence, but it you keep giving them toys with your scents on them you can really reduce the destruction
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