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Old 10-26-2004, 04:32 PM   #11
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GRRRRRRR!!!!! *pulls hair out*

I should have known this wasn't easy when I needed a breaker bar for the lugnuts.... I popped the brakes apart, It needs new calipers, the lines are flaking off, the slides were almost welded to the caliper, It was MISSING a brake pad! The RH rotor is the worst I have ever seen, I had to use a hammer to get the rotors off, the CV is about the most solid bolt I have ever seen. I can't believe he let me drive this thing 10 miles to the house, it should have been towed...

On the upside I had an idea... Why not just pop the Hub out to get the CV out of the tranny? Great, it'* T60. $7 socket.... I need a 22mm deep impact socket so I can safely put some torque down, and the grand total shot from an optimistic $30 to over $90... Sister needs to build up some funds so I'm going to start trying to trace down the speedo problems....

I need Tylenol....
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It was MISSING a brake pad!
Now I've heard everything.
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you can do it

Missing a brake pad? maybe worn down to NOTHING or never even there?

didja already get both rotors off? in the past, I have stuck a large, heavy duty screwdriver in a vent and hit it back and forth lightly with a hammer.
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Old 10-26-2004, 10:27 PM   #14
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Get a car hauler, attach it to the 93 Bonnie... Get the olds on there and tow it to Florida....


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Missing a brake pad? maybe worn down to NOTHING or never even there?

didja already get both rotors off? in the past, I have stuck a large, heavy duty screwdriver in a vent and hit it back and forth lightly with a hammer.
I can see the dents the obviously scorching hot pas made when it exited and banged around inside the steel rim for a minute. It was on the car, For a while. Bound slides killed it...

There wasn't much rotor to knock off, But I have an eight pound sledge. I'll have pictures up later. i haven't even seen one this bad in a junkyard. A freind of mine ran one until it wore into the fins and grabbed the pad one time, At least this car was 0.09" from that point. I swear a hard hit on the brakes would have put the caliper into the rotor fins.

On a somewhat side note I pulled out the IP and cleaned the living heck out of it hoping... The ODO and TRIP still work, VSS signal must hitting the PCM and getting sent to the speedo assembly.
Hoping a contact cleaning will fix it, Otherwise i think I saw one of these IP'* at the pull-it-parts a month or so ago.
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Well, Got a whole lot of work done. Got new rotors/calipers/slides/pads/hoses installed and bled. Got the CV replaced, that only took care of half of the noise, Replaced the hub and it rides smooth. Now to verify the VSS is operational by scantool, install the hubcaps, fix the LH rear door trim and wax it. Only a few things left....

Get this.... The tranny was rebuilt sometime. Whoever put the subframe back on the car only installed four of the six bolts... and none of the rubber isolators. Had to drop the subframe side at a time to get that fixed.
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Well, I took a few minutes to walk around the car to write down everything is that isn't up to par.

Parts from 87:
trunk popper + switch
power antenna
dual electric mirrors

Maintenence:
oil door latches
clean throttle body
change oil + filter

Things to Fix:
tighten jack box bolts
front tranny mount
1156 bulb for underhood light
O2 sensor
P/N switch
grease window tracks
speedometer doesn't work
odometer doesnt work
trip meter doesnt work
fuel guage doesn't work
A/C doesn't turn on
drivers' side armrest snapped (whoops)

Upgrades:
180 thermo
energy suspension endlinks


Hmm... more than I thought.... It took $100 to fix everything so far, That means $200 for a running driving car. Now just to make it a nice car.
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no speedo? u got cruise control? if it dont work, then replace the vehicle speed sensor. other then that, looks like nickel and dime stuff. except for the tranny mount, and maybe the ac, but who needs ac, as long as all the windows work. unless u plan to do some road traveling in this car, then look into it.
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I can get the speed with the scantool, So the VSS must be working, I'll have to check the I/P grounds to see what'* up. Anyone have a clue on how it'* wired?

This is my sisters' car, Everything must work.
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i finally took the time to read the whole thread alltogether, and youre right, somebody should be shot, or at least have all of these broken parts hurled at them. is the spedo electric or mechanical? did u try reseating the instrument cluster, or maybe even just pulling the dash apart to make sure everything else survived the brakinator. <get it? brake + extermenator >
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I pulled the I/P and cleaned all the contacts, No change. The speedo does lift a little when you turn the key on though. I assume bad wiring? You should see the hack job of a stereo install...
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