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Old 12-29-2007, 12:16 PM   #11
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... It'* gotta be reliable before I yank the other motor.
Well, for any 94-95 to be truly reliable, you gotta have a good PCM sitting in the trunk. The one in the trunk intimidates the one that'* hooked up into working properly.
That may be true for you NA'*, but I've not heard of troublesome PCM'* on the SC'd so far, which doesn't make much sense. It'* the same box, just a different mem-cal.

I've never had a pcm related issue (I have a spare, but it'* for the 93, and the 95 might be tricked by it sitting there on the shelf).
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I believe Frank had a bad PCM on his '95 SSEi, we switched it out at NEBF.
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A word of advice:

Never buy replacement battery cables at Autozone. The charge pigtail from the positive terminal is only 10/12 gauge. The charge wire for those equipped with the 140-amp alternator is 6 gauge. I'm having to get kinda creative here.

Autozone shouldn't even have those on the shelf. Someone is going to have a fire.
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Get a four guage wire. You'll never have any dimming again.
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I don't have dimming as it is. The Zilla, however, is already 4-gauge feeding off the top terminal of the battery. Has been for a couple years due to the 160-amp alternator and greater draw.

The 95 isn't so bad on draw, and only has a 140 amp alternator. I'll post up pics when I'm done today, but I can tell you I'm not happy with the Autozone cables at all. They're very cheap. To give you an idea, they were about 10 bucks apiece. But even by going with their listings for direct replacement, there are some problems like mentioned above, as well as the fact that they identify the next LONGER cable. This makes you re-route a bit to maintain good service loops without being excessive.

My alternator-battery loop will be standalone and slightly customized using the OEM cable for that portion. It has no corrosion.

I'm being slowed down by a couple other jobs as well. I'm re-sealing the rear door seals (again) and also the right rear taillight. Taking my time in the warm dry garage on those two jobs, as well as the cables, but then I have to switch the cars around again for a couple more days.

I took a good gallon and a half out of the rear seat and trunk yesterday. My re-work lasted a little over a year, this time will be absolutely a permanent fix for that. Funny, I've never had this problem on the SSEi.
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Got the battery cables replaced on the SLE, charges like a CHAMP. Not totally happy with the setup, but it will work, and it'* safe. I'll post pics later. Autozone sucks.

Got the rear door seals stripped, cleaned, and re-sealed.

Got the right rear taillight dried out, sealed, and drain holes strategically placed (these are the Zilla'* original'*, re-tinted and cleared).

Got the fog light bulbs replaced, housings dried out, and need to re-aim them tomorrow night. Frostbite got me and I had to knock off early. I'll replace the wiper blades, lube the antenna, and lube the door seals and locks so they won't freeze tomorrow also. She'll be fully ready for winter.
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I believe Frank had a bad PCM on his '95 SSEi, we switched it out at NEBF.
As did I @ ONBF
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