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post #171 of 176 (permalink) Old 04-05-2018, 03:26 PM
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Glad to hear the update... sucks about the ABS. It's always so much fun dealing with ABS. Seems as though entire replacement is usually the answer. I would check the wire harnesses for continuity, seems unlikely though.

The tone ring on the new rotors comparable to the old ones? You used ACDelco sensors, yes?

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Future? Probably pull engine, reseal it, and run it a lot more. Looking to get 250k out of it. PRAYING for 300k.
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post #172 of 176 (permalink) Old 04-05-2018, 03:51 PM Thread Starter
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I got Delco replacements, not sure what the garage used for the cracked one he found. Will check with Bill regarding any special considerations when using his rotors with the Kore 3 hubs in my kit.
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post #173 of 176 (permalink) Old 04-06-2018, 08:22 AM Thread Starter
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Wink No substitute for experience

So while I may be "SEMI" competent when it comes to turning a wrench, I haven't done it for years and years or had the privilege of an older brother, uncle or dad to teach me. God knows I've tried to get my kids to start working on their own vehicles, but it's like pulling teeth. What I'm getting at is that I got a reply from Bill Harper about my ABS issue and right away I saw the problem. As the tone rings are not included as a replacement part, I didn't swap them out. I must have not fully read the instructions, missed it, or skipped over it completely. When I called my mechanic this morning to setup an appointment after describing my problem yesterday, he told me to hold on and hazard a guess when I said I figured it out. I had told him about the big brake swap and that I was concerned that something about the upgrade caused the problem. As all the sensors had been replaced, he wanted to know if the other component that the sensor is trying to read was part of the new upgrade kit.

Now I know the root cause and will have working brakes!

Next up will be the sagging seat bottoms and the passenger side seatbelt retractor.
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post #174 of 176 (permalink) Old 04-06-2018, 10:04 AM
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I was close. Lol

Glad to hear you got the issue tracked down.

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Mods, all the free good ones.
Future? Probably pull engine, reseal it, and run it a lot more. Looking to get 250k out of it. PRAYING for 300k.
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post #175 of 176 (permalink) Old 06-27-2019, 04:12 PM Thread Starter
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Car is at garage getting the CEL issues addressed. I really wish I had the time, tools and patience to just do all the work myself, but I don't.

I really appreciate all the sage advice for the people that contribute to this forum.

So after PRINTING OUT all the info regarding the fans staying on all the time, it was 'you have a bad ECU'.

ONE NEW ECU LATER...

Same f'n issue. Now I have a spare.

They continue to fumble about with the problem, and I again told them to READ the info I printed out from this forum to address the issue. [Edit the have additional ODB1 codes that point to the OPTI]

For anyone that wants to say 'I told you so', feel free. But I don't have the time to work on this. I'm thinking I may have to go down the rebuilt OPI route and DO IT MYSELF, but we haven't reached that point yet.

My son just graduated and is going to need a reliable car, so there will be some resolution to this issue within the next few weeks/months.

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post #176 of 176 (permalink) Old 06-27-2019, 04:43 PM
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Sorry to hear you haven't got everything wrestled to the ground yet, but at least you have a valuable added symptom to combine in a diagnostic chart. As in, get it away from those mechanics! Fumbling around, can't or won't read, and don't want to learn. If they're incapable or unwilling to read and insist on higher profit parts slinging, then do something different if desiring different results. Ipso facto with the son needing/wanting/lusting for a car then best turn that into motivation for him to take that FSM (which you're gonna get him for graduation present) and tell him to dig in. Kids pick $ihY up quick when there's something in it for them, and you can take what you know and combine it with his energy, time and hands to make positive progress - for the cost of parts only. Do what I do with my son and mention that between the two of us we make one good man lol. Just show him a real desktop and show him how to search.



I recall you've redone susp., brakes and fuel stuff (body stuff too?. JIMHO considering the wrenchin' you done on this rig in the past couple years there ain't nuthin' I've read that you two can't blow through in a few weeks if it's just electrics remaining. JIMHO


EDIT: Fans on all the time is ECT, its wires or connector, maybe a short maybe not, something about the A/C could be involved, Smart guys on here will know better, and a FSM likely has a diag. tree on it. Best luck.

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\'96FWB BUW-Butt Ugly White: PCMPerformance tune, HDFA w/ swissed filter, 1/2 SLP s.s. catback with H- and Flow Super 50s, oem opti rebuilt 3 times, SS Bars, METCO LCA, Airlift 1000, Monroe SS, PowerTrax No-Slip, CTS wheels with +1 rubber. Finally, yes again... LT-4 knock module!

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