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  1. Maybe exhaust O2 Sensor. Does it run good besides that? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Nope not at all. The only thing that might be annoying is, I rest my drinks between the shifter and center console right where the mic cord is. But not a big issue at all. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Got my cb installed Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Buddy gave it to me. It was a cigarette plug in unit. I hard wired it in and cut the center console for it to fit into. The center console was from a later model automatic I hacked up to fit previously so I didn't mind chopping it up more. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. My ignition is all kinds of weird. Any key will start it, and weird stuff happens sometimes with the alarm Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Hmm wonder what it does. I'm about to install a cb radio my buddy gave me. I'll track it down when I take some panels off. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Right under the kick panel fuse box. Looks like the wires for it go up the steering column somewhere. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. One of my injectors went bad and put it in fail safe mode. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Pretty sure all the torque specs are at the end of each section in the manual. So the last few pages in the suspension portion of it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Good choice on vehicle. I keep all my tools and my packed camping backpack with a weeks worth of food in mine. Mostly so when I go backpacking I don't have to pack. But it duals as a bugout bag. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. So this is the first rig I've had where the alternator is all the way on the bottom of the engine. Have any of you had problems with the alternator being submerged when going in deep water? Im concerned because my old alternator died on me a month ago when it was raining hard and I did about 3 hours of city driving in a big storm. I'm about to start the process of water proofing everything so I can go to my favorite camping spot which requires getting about 2.5-3ft deep. I need to find what needs extended breathers, and decide whether I'm going to relocate my ecu or build a waterproof enclosure. Also need to do an electric fan mod. My current fan is cracking in spots and I'm sure it will get crazy if it hits water, even without the current wear on it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Which one did you get? This is on my list of things to do sooner than later. I don't like not having one. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Well I feel stupid. It was a fuse. I read through them earlier but none seemed to be related. I pulled each one at time and It was the back up lamp fuse, probably related to my manually wired reverse lights. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. No ecu codes. It still starts up and runs flawlessly. I drove it all night last night like this, turning it on an off at work. So I know the battery and alt are good, otherwise it would have died at some point. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Just randomly happened. Everything's still lit up, headlights/brake lights still work. No temp, fuel, tach, or voltage. Battery light is on. It has a new alternator. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  16. If it's sucking, one thing it'll do is probably run your idle higher than normal. I've gotten familiar with the service manual for mine and it has the 4cyl stuff in it. I'll take a look at it and try to find the pages with relevant info and show you. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  17. I picked up an 89 in November. When I first start it up, 2nd would some times be a pain to engage and grind occasionally. I've replaced the gear oil and it's a lot better at the first shift into 2nd on cold start up. The old oil was super dark and black like used motor oil, I would change that first if it looks bad. Post a picture of the fill hole in your transmission, there is a TSB on some of them where they put the hole too low and you need to add an additional quart or so through the gear shifter on top of the transmission. There was also a mod I did to remove the clutch dampener. It's a valve between the master and slave cylinder that makes the clutch feedback a little slow for "smoother shifting" and can be removed and replaced with a fitting. I thought that was the source of the clutch problems I was having(losing pressure after long drives) but it turns out my slave was just shot. It can be a real pain to bleed the clutch with the bypass valve, so maybe whoever replaced the master didn't get it fully bled. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  18. Check all your ignition stuff. Could be a bad fuel injector too. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  19. Where's the other end go? And what year is it? Looks different than my 89 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  20. Got my cruise control working. The stealership wanted $16 a piece for the rubber nipple things that go on the brake pedal. I duct taped some cardboard to it temporarily till I can find time to get some from the junk yard. This is an improvement to the previous owners crappy attempt at the same fix. It's working really good and makes my 50 mile one way commute to school a little nicer. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  21. I'm glad I live in the south west. Only thing I have to clean off is mud, but sometimes I'll get this clay-mud all over it that takes hours to get off the fenders if it dries. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  22. Does it should like it's coming from under the car, or where the engine is? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  23. Maybe check your fuel filter? I'd imagine if it got completely clogged up, the fuel would stay in the lines, and when you disconnected the line it allowed a little bit of gas to seep into the injectors. (Think picking up water with a straw, with your finger on the top open end, once you move your finger the water will fall out of the straw.). It's a long shot as I've never heard of it happen, but that's what my brain is telling me from what you've stated. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  24. Wire is probably from the oil catch pan, it was a raisable shop style one with a drain. The bolt dropped onto it and probably picked it up there. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  25. Finally got her in the air so I could get proper leverage for the trans bolt. Took a 4 foot cheater to break loose! Replaced the inner shift boot and topped it off through the shifter with redline. Next time I'm doing the whole job through the shifter. Someone on here said it took ages for the oil to seep through the shifter hole, but mine ate up a quart and a half in no time. Maybe they didn't pull it out all the way. Thoughts on this drain plug? The old oil was the blackest gear oi I've ever seen, I don't know how old the fluid was. Truck has 128k mi and it could have very well been the original oil. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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