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IndyJimW

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  1. No hog troughs on a 1989. If its a Monte Carlo chassis you can use S10 drop spindles to lower the front end. I had an article in the Avanti Magazine on how to do that about 15 years ago.

     

    Good luck,

    Jim Wood

     

     

  2. So this axle has spring pads for the rear leaf springs like a S10? S10's don't have the coil springs or 4 link system link the  Caprice and Monte Carlo. 

    Caprice also used a rear axle tone ring for the speed sensor.

    What is the axle code?

    Good luck,

    Jim Wood

     

  3. Mine is a 7.5" Posi-Trac. Forgot the original gear ratio, but there are lots of options. The one thing you have to look out for is that at about 3.42 gear ratio and higher it takes a different carrier to fit in the housing.

    Good luck all,

    Jim Wood

  4. Shop is quiet so we started the rear brake conversion. Most everything is bolted on. We had to make new brake lines to the brake hoses and weld the brake hose holding tabs to the axle tubes. We're ready to button it up, add the gear oil, bleed the brakes and go for a test drive.

    Good luck all,

    Jim Wood

  5. The way we check steering here at the shop is with engine off and the tires on the ground. Have someone move the steering wheel back and forth while you look at the steering for movement. The resistance of the tires on the ground with no power steering will cause the play to show.  Most times you can just grab a part of the steering linkage and feel the play in the steering. Also look for rust around a part.

    Good luck all,

    Jim Wood

  6. You don't say if this is a cold or hot issue or both.

    If its a hot issue, install the relay kit.

    If its a cold issue look at the flywheel teeth. You may have a place on the flywheel where the teeth are bad and not letting the stater gear drive fully extend to spin. That would sound like just the solenoid engaging and would only happen when the flywheel was stopped at that point.

    Good luck all,

    Jim Wood

  7. Test lead for 1981 Chevrolet.

    Diagnostic Connector (Test Lead Is At Terminal D)

     Used at the assembly plant to verify proper system operation--prior to shipping the vehicle--the trouble code test lead is located in a connector under the dash.

    KEY OFF
        Grounding the test lead with the ignition OFF will cause the ECM to display any stored trouble codes.

    KEY ON/ENGINE OFF
        If the test lead is grounded with the ignition ON and the engine OFF, the ECM will flash a code 12, send a 30 dwell signal to the mixture control solenoid, energize all ECM controlled solenoids and pulse the idle speed control motor in and out.

    ENGINE RUNNING
        If the test lead is grounded with the engine running, the ECM will function normally except the system will go to closed loop immediately if the engine is warm and the oxygen sensor is hot.

     

    Good luck all,

    Jim Wood

     

  8. Install new cable with some minor adjustments and its working great.

    Here is the web site for the cable.

    https://www.mikesmontes.com/Double-Adjustable-Floor-Shift-Cable-200-4R-Transmission_p_2509.html

    The cable end will not fit flush up against the shifter stud so I had to file down the stud to the hole size to make it a straight pull. I have had this problem with the plastic cables but had enough metal on the cable to drill it oversize and fit the stud.

    One of the problems with the shifter is that when placing the shifter back into Park the angle forces the cable downward causing it to bind. I bent the cable mounting tab a little to lessen the downward force.

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    I used a round file to open up the right side of the floor opening so the cable isn't touching the floor.

    I bent the transmission cable bracket so that it has a straight pull.

    The cable wasn't long enough to connect at the transmission so I took the adjuster and its jam nut off, installed the adjuster backwards on the cable first and then the jam nut, worked great.

    Before working the shifter, disconnect the linkage at the transmission for the steering column interlock. Some of my problem is coming from that, I will adjust that and reconnect later.

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    Good luck all,

    Jim Wood

  9. 18 hours ago, 1inxs said:

    You stated bulb as in single. You need to switch out all of the bulbs in the stop/turn and park circuit to LED as well as the signal flasher to a LED compatible flasher. 

    No, a single bulb should not cause a problem. I ran rear LED turn signal bulbs for quite a while with normal 1157 front turn signal bulbs, that was enough current to operate the flasher. You can run LED and regular bulbs in the parking light circuit it doesn't care.  The only time you need to replace the flasher is if the system isn't drawing enough circuit from the LED lights to operate the flasher.

    Good luck all,

    Jim Wood

     

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