Recent content by billr

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    No start, codes for no o2 activity and random misfires all cyl.

    I went through similar with that Ford Escort that plagued me a few years back. I got led astray because it had also been shredding timing belts, so I suspected/inspected for all kinds of grim thing, like bent valves or VVT gone bad. All the operating problems turned out to be a cracked PCV...
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    Mustang engine swap

    "I am putting original clutch flywheel which has the pilot bearing in it." That has me confused. If the pilot bearing is in the flywheel, why are you expecting one in the crank? I don't see a pilot bearing in either of those crank pictures. Some manual clutch arrangements don't even use a...
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    1999 Ford F150-starting problems when cold

    All of what I mentioned above pertains to cold-start difficulty! Are you saying the CEL (Check Engine Light) is on??? Give us the codes!
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    1999 Ford F150-starting problems when cold

    Check fuel pressure with a gauge; you can often borrow one for free from your FLAPS. (Friendly Local Auto Parts Store) No codes set? Have you had it scanned for pending codes? Again, often free at your FLAPS. This is OBD2, so live-data is cheap and easy to get. Get set up to view live-data...
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    Shutting off during Hot weather

    Will it crank and re-start immediately, or do you have to wait for a while to re-start? How long do you have to wait?
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    Need alternator wiring for 1985 454

    Want a guess? F => 12V, switched power from ignition switch L => 12V, switched form ignition, but feeding through the dash warning light/gauge in series S => "no connection" That's what is shown for a '91 Saturn. From the size and color of the wire at S, I'm wondering if that isn't the...
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    New aftermarket GM radiator leak at trans cooler!

    "So I obtained a OEM fitting, complete with O-ring and snap ring, only to find that the threads seemed different, ..." Remember that from the beginning of this saga? Now I'm confused; are there any threaded fittings involved or not?
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    New aftermarket GM radiator leak at trans cooler!

    Yep, I'm not sure at all what we have here; that's why the pictures will help. The one problem I have heard of in recent times is that some of the "newer" vendors don't seem to understand that a tap leaves imperfect thread at the bottom of a female port; there has to be an undercut "thread...
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    New aftermarket GM radiator leak at trans cooler!

    If you post some good pictures of the line, fitting, and port in the radiator I may be able to help figure this out.
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    Need alternator wiring for 1985 454

    You better post some pictures of the alt; show the rear of it, show the terminals on it, show the letters cast into the aluminum housing near the terminals
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    84 Monte Carlo stalled and would not restart.

    "Mechanical I believe." If there is any doubt about that, post a picture of it. We will be wandering way out in the weeds if the carb is computer-controlled and we don't know about it.
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    Wont restart after warm up

    A guess would be the ECT circuit or sensor. How good are you with an electrical multimeter? Live-data is pretty hard to get with this vintage vehicle, you may have to "make your own" live-data using the meter. When it is hot, try cranking it to start while holding the throttle wide-open; see...
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    84 Monte Carlo stalled and would not restart.

    I gotta ask... is this carb a simple mechanical one, or one of those electronic feed-back thingies? If there is any electronic control of the engine, are there any codes set?
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    84 Monte Carlo stalled and would not restart.

    Have you checked compression? Feel free to post actual readings, not just "it's good"!
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    Need a vacuum hose that goes from the filler neck to the gas tank...

    Just ask for common "Fuel/Vapor Hose", it comes by-the-foot in many ID sizes (1/4", 5/16", 3/8", 7/16")