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Old 03-11-2008, 01:14 PM   #31
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If it doesn't start after charging the battery then change the spark plugs.
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Old 03-11-2008, 04:44 PM   #32
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Ok guys.
I guess I'm not going to fire up my car today.
I removed accessory bracket and replacement will come tomorrow.
Heater hoses are disconnected and I didn't drain it fully so just don't want to spray coolant all over the street.

I'm surprised bracket removal went so well.
I was prepared for worst PITA possible.
Steering pump bolts were removed from the top.
Basically it took about 30 min ,maybe a little more because for a first time.
All was done right on the street without jacking it up.
Tomorrow I will post result just to close this issue.

Thanks everybody for replying.

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Why are you removing the accessory bracket?
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About a year ago my AC compressor locked up while I was driving.
Right before it ripped belt it managed to broke alternator bolt.
I drilled an old one out and put a new one.
Apparently that wasn't the only issue.
Approx. 4 months ago it started to eat my belts with a speed 1 belt/month.
It wasn't only alternator bolt,it made crack under SC tensioner.
Last week that tensioner with a piece of bracket fell off completly when I was trying to put back slipped belt.

I found one used bracket from 1992 SC from one nice person here on this forum.
It will arive tomorrow so hopefully everything will be fine.

Edit: I know, alternator is on diff belt.Maybe when it broke the bolt alternator it hit tensoiner. I didn't notice broken bolt for a while so basically tensioner was supporting alternator.

Edit2 :I just noticed I posted something with flawed logic.
SC tensioner is on the same belt with AC compressor. Means alternator bolt broke for some other reason.

Anyway long story short:bracket is broken ,needed replacement,will be replaced tomorrow.
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Ok. Here is update .
This morning installed replacement accessory bracket and tried to start it up.
It didn't.
Removed spark plugs. They're wet.
Cleaned,installed back and started up.
Engine run for 10 sec and stalled.
Checked spark plugs again- wet.
Removed all spark plugs,put the new ones.
Fired up right away.A white smoke for a min or two untill cleaned up.
Going for a ride to check if everything is fine.
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What did you do about the throttle body?
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Cleaned perfectly surface before installing gasket and made sure all three bolts are tight.
One of them wasn't appatently that'* why I got coolant in there.
I posted before that it must be something obvious.
And sure it was.
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Can you please keep us fully updated so we don't have to dig it out of you? If we suggest something and you do it, please post the results.
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Can you please keep us fully updated so we don't have to dig it out of you? If we suggest something and you do it, please post the results.
Willwren ,I did post what was done about throttle body ,yesterday morning 03/11 at 11:10 AM.
Scroll up few posts.You probably missed it.
I didn't mention loose bolt but it was mentioned in my previous post 03/10 11:31 Pm.

On the last note what'* the best sparkplugs for it?
I put some crappy Champion just to start the car untill dark.
Need to change it anyway later.

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NGK TR55 V-Power, about 2 bucks a plug. Gap to .060".
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