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It must be tiny, unless you take the fan and shroud out. I can't get my 27" socket bar down there because the "elbow" is too big.I have a small Milwaukee impact driver. It usually has enough to break the bolt free without holding the compressor from turning.
Thanks mate, I'll give that a shot. Mine seems to be holding on for dear life.I've been able to use a pry bar on two of those flat rivets on the front of the clutch. Not the wide flat part at the end of the bar but the square shaft of it. That bolt is not that tight usually unless it's rusted to hell.
I owned a 93 Corsica for better than a dozen years. Originally my wife's DD, then it got handed down to me as a DD. It had over 220k on it before I retired it due to a crumbling unibody. It still ran and drove great but if I had hit a raccoon it may have crumbled. That thing never cost me a dime beyond regular maintenance(had the intake done under warranty).Well not today.. But...
I bought a 1992 Olds Cutlass Supreme S from my Aunts Estate. I bought it cheap enough, I just want to make back what I put into it. I have no intentions of keeping the car, as my back cant take getting in and out of such a low car (5 blown discs). She has 103,911 actual miles on it presently.
This is what it looked like when I picked it up from the driveway last Friday, where it hasnt moved in 4-5 years.
(Thats my son in that next to last pic)
I have since cleaned it up a lot, a full size trash can full of trash and other detritus.
I replaced the battery new (35)
Replaced the primary cooling fan motor new (30)
I ripped out the single din kenwood 4x15w radio. It sounded like ass, and looked worse. I dropped in my radio from storage that I thought someone would have bought, but no one did LOL. So it now has a Pioneer Premier DEH-66DH 1.5 din 4x45w on stock speakers, and sounds so much better. My plan was to put in one of the Pontiac 5 band tape decks I have, but one read LOC on the screen, and I dont have the patience to get it unlocked (suggestions?). And the other worked just fine, but the antenna plug was screwed up, and would not receive any radio stations. (free)
It had a 1/4 tank of 4-5 year old ethanol gas in it. I topped it off with straight no-ethanol gas. Engine idle smoothed out a lot, and she runs great.
Took the front tires/rims off, and dropped them off at my local tire dealer to get some new tires (81)
It still has a R12 AC system that is dead. So I need to get it converted over to R134a, will make a sale a lot easier. ($?)
Plans at the moment are to get the tires put back on when they get in. Tire dealer didnt carry any tires of this size, and they are barely made any more.
Already has new brake pads, brake calipers, front wheel bearings.I have not taken the back apart to see what it looks like. The parking brake is frozen. Not sure what I am going to be able to do there.
So far I am not into it for as much as I was planning. I was planning on a dead car realisticly. Good for only junk. But after a lot of cranking, she fired. Dead and fried battery on jumper cables did not help. And then as soon as I would touch the brake pedal, or headlights, it would just shut off and die. Made it a pain since I had to have the car out by a certain time because of the Denver Curfew since DA rioters and protesters cant do it peacefully.
Clear coat on the paint is almost non-existent and splotchy, with some 50 Denver Broncos stickers on it. Interior is near perfect. No tears in the seats, hardly any fading (surprisingly), power seat works great, digital dash works perfectly, ashtray has never been used, dashpad is near perfect (nearly because my cousin used thumbtacks to hold on a dash pad cover), Steering wheel is also near perfect (has had a broncos steering wheel cover on it for 25 years), power windows work perfect, spare tire and jack are present and never used. It had factory wheel locks, but those have all been removed, and replaced with standard wheel lugs.
I got to find out if any R12 is still in the system, and figure out what to do about that, and get it converted. Once thats done, I think she is going back on the market. With the miles and mechanical condition, I think I should be able to get 12-1500.
I also bought a 1994 Chevy Corsica with 83k miles. Much better physical shape, as it has also been sitting for 5 years. But it does have its problems. Same gas problems as above, but some non-ethanol gas in it to help dilute it down, and clean out the system. Needs a heater core, tires, and AC charged.
Its definitely been harder to work on... But I will become victorious and prevail!
Know anyone that wants a cheapish good car with low miles, let me know!
I had my old Windows 7 upgrade pack buried in a bin, and that had both versions in it. Problem was, Sony doesn't have 32 bit versions of all the drivers needed for it to run properly. I re-read the start of the VXDiag thread, and it looks like you CAN use a 64 bit OS, as long as you follow a particular order of steps. So maybe I won't even need the extra laptop?@Blckshdw normally 64 bit is a good thing, go figure lol. Need a 32 bit installer or do you have one?