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by Sanford
Sat May 11, 2019 3:11 am
Forum: Body, Appearance, Interior, & Detailing
Topic: Hood Latch Probs
Replies: 3
Views: 105

Re: Hood Latch Probs

Which spring are missing? If you are missing the yellow spring, you should be able to find a one close enough to work at a decent hardware store. If you are missing the red one, it may be hard to find. You might get lucky and find something at a salvage yard that will work.

David
by Sanford
Sat May 11, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: V8 engine tech (L77)
Topic: P0157 trouble code help?
Replies: 25
Views: 1115

Re: P0157 trouble code help?

I'm about ready to park this thing at the end of my driveway with a 'free to a good home' sign on the windshield. Gene I can be there in about 45 minutes to pick it up. My neighbors would appreciate another Caprice sitting on my driveway :D Will the new scanner you picked up graph individual sensor...
by Sanford
Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Trunk lid hook
Replies: 7
Views: 246

Re: Trunk lid hook

My guess "RR" is for right rear tire, but I have been known to guess wrong.

David
by Sanford
Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Drivetrain tech
Topic: Surges ?
Replies: 9
Views: 279

Re: Surges ?

The system on the Caprices only holds 24oz, which is only 2 cans. If you system is low, they will probably only recover 1 pound if they are lucky and it might be safe to say they would not even hook it up to a recovery machine. If you have a vacuum pump and R-134 gauges, it is an easy job. The Delco...
by Sanford
Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:21 am
Forum: Drivetrain tech
Topic: Surges ?
Replies: 9
Views: 279

Re: Surges ?

Gene, If you have an OEM hose, the fitting just screws into the hose. Delco offers a replacement and I would imagine the aftermarket also has one. It is an o-ring seal and they are usually come out pretty easy. They are an 8 sided fitting and I usually just grab the flats with a smooth jaw Vise Grip...
by Sanford
Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Drivetrain tech
Topic: Surges ?
Replies: 9
Views: 279

Re: Surges ?

I would lean towards a coolant temp sensor getting wacky. My daughter had one act up in a similar way. It finally decide to act up at the house and I saw how the gauge was moving quicker than the coolant temperature could ever possibly change. Been wrenching on cars for about 45 years now I never ha...
by Sanford
Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: Drivetrain tech
Topic: Tracking down an oil leak...
Replies: 3
Views: 353

Re: Tracking down an oil leak...

I second the oil pressure switch as a possible culprit. With the Teflon seals they use, the failure rate should be fairly lower. I would pull trans before I would drop the cradle. The first car I bought had engine damage which required me to pull the engine and trans as an assembly. I did not want t...
by Sanford
Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: V8 engine tech (L77)
Topic: P0157 trouble code help?
Replies: 25
Views: 1115

Re: P0157 trouble code help?

If the output of the sensor did not change from the time you started the car through the warm up time, it sounds like a dead sensor, unless you have a wiring/connection problem. I would just swap the after cat sensors and see if it readings follow the sensor. If the fixed reading moves to the other ...
by Sanford
Sat Feb 16, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: V8 engine tech (L77)
Topic: P0157 trouble code help?
Replies: 25
Views: 1115

Re: P0157 trouble code help?

Need to get ahold of a scan tool that reads data. Take a look at what the other bank is reading and see if the readings are close to each other or if there is a drastic difference. The other method would be to swap the post cat sensor to the other bank and see if it sets a code for that bank. David C.
by Sanford
Fri Feb 15, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: WTB. c3 hub caps
Replies: 4
Views: 522

Re: WTB. c3 hub caps

Contemplating refinishing or just sell as is if and when I ever get around to getting the Holden wheels mounted. If you decide to get rid of your old covers, I might be interested in them. I bead blasted a set of covers and painted them with some Krylon metallic paint that is suitable for plastic. ...