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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-15-2021, 10:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 627
Posted By RickATL
it was a bad ground.

Thanks for the help TB'ers. It was the ground. Weird how just the bad ground caused it to do crazy stuff.
Forum: projects & restorations 06-11-2021, 12:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 416
Posted By RickATL
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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-10-2021, 12:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 627
Posted By RickATL
any ideas what might cause this

Drivers side and passenger turn signal acting up.

These google photo links are actuallyt videos of the turn blinking.

My passenger side turn signal looks like this:...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-22-2021, 08:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 779
Posted By RickATL
93 244 - chasing electrical ghost

Headlights are staying on, even with keys out of the ignition.



If i push down on the steering wheel, the headlights go out, pull up a little and they go on.



Any suggestions?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-22-2021, 04:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,078
Posted By RickATL
I assume you have checked the.....

I only put the tropical fan clutch in my 240's .......never had the problem you are describing.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-10-2021, 07:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,121
Posted By RickATL
what year? ABS?

I don't see where the OP said what year and whether it has ABS. The procedure is different for ABS.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-25-2021, 06:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,795
Posted By RickATL
A few more pics of what i was talkin bout.

A few more pics of what i was talkin bout.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-25-2021, 04:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,795
Posted By RickATL
my seat reconditioning experience

I am by no measure an expert, but I am on my third set of 240 seat re-dos and I have a few things I know for sure:

1) If you don't make sure the center rods are connected from the upholstery,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-25-2021, 02:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,530
Posted By RickATL
Maybe check out this thread. ...

Maybe check out this thread.

http://www.turbobricks.org/forums/showthread.php?t=312639
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-25-2021, 12:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,502
Posted By RickATL
I've got an order coming from Dave Barton on the...

I've got an order coming from Dave Barton on the way. Connnectors, relays, and insulators
and i did watch the vids.

Those connnectors didn't say residential only, but they did say something...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-24-2021, 05:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,502
Posted By RickATL
Main headlight relay rewiring

Does anyone know if there is a problem with using the connectors in the photo to wire car wires?


I'm rewiring a new connector for the melted main headlight relay plug. It seems to work fine, but...
Forum: website & board 04-14-2021, 01:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,517
Posted By RickATL
Orphan thread must be in linear mode?

I think you may be right. I tried it and it worked for me also. I wonder why the orphan thread only displays in linear mode? I am almost always in hybrid mode, and that must be why I had the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-13-2021, 05:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,734
Posted By RickATL
With a "new" used circuit board from Atlanta's...

With a "new" used circuit board from Atlanta's Voluparts yeah. Im going to save the old one and see if i can resolder whatever damage i did. But that can wait. No more LED modes for me. Im over it.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-13-2021, 03:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,015
Posted By RickATL
cluster circuit board ruined

Just fyi: BE CAREFUL!


I attempted this mod and ruined my circuit board.

https://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=359333&highlight=led+cluster...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-13-2021, 03:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,734
Posted By RickATL
I knew the speedometers were different (even same...

I knew the speedometers were different (even same year models sedans vs. wagons,) what i discovered was that the circuit boards are also different. Different numbers of pin connectors, plastic...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-13-2021, 03:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,734
Posted By RickATL
Thanks. I dicovered that some have 4 pins + that...

Thanks. I dicovered that some have 4 pins + that (1) so 5 total. They are all pins that have to slide into the sleave just right.



For those folks researching. My 93 240 has 4 pins, this video...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-11-2021, 06:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,734
Posted By RickATL
93 244 cluster problem

Still dealing with the ramifications of trying to install keyless entry and having moded the cluster at the same time. Now i dont know what is causing problems where. Cluster is doing all kinds of...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-08-2021, 12:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,165
Posted By RickATL
Thankd Bobxyz

Bobxyz,



Thank you so much for looking at this for me. So the fact that i wired the yellow and yellow black to to fuse 8 with the red is likely my problem. The locks were locking and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-07-2021, 04:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,165
Posted By RickATL
Yes, its appears to be working fine. I just...

Yes, its appears to be working fine. I just didn't want it drawing power when it shouldn't. I know that Fuse 8 can be ticking with power drains. I have a lot to learn when it comes to the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-06-2021, 09:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,165
Posted By RickATL
Last question on this. The diagram showed yellow...

Last question on this. The diagram showed yellow and the yellow black wire should go to 12 plus. I put them together with the red wire and ran them all to fuse 8 like this pic. (I havent clean it up...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-04-2021, 09:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,165
Posted By RickATL
SOLVED: You were right. I finally got it working....

SOLVED: You were right. I finally got it working. I dont know why everyone says that its an easy job. I rather do the rear bushings again, then try figuring that out again. Its an absolute mess of...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-04-2021, 03:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,764
Posted By RickATL
Fuel pump relay

You will hear the one pump prime when you turn the ignition to where it all lights up. That is normal.



Also, don't assume the relay is good if its new. I had a Uro one that was dead on...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-04-2021, 11:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,165
Posted By RickATL
2nd diagram

photo of 2nd diagram
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-04-2021, 11:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,165
Posted By RickATL
Part 2 "simple" keyless entry now going on 2 weeks

It's not like I haven't researched this....including:

examples:
Art's http://cleanflametrap.com/keyless3_receiver.html
Oz Volvo's...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-04-2021, 10:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,694
Posted By RickATL
Yes I held them separate with clips while...

Yes I held them separate with clips while painting one side. After they dried, I then flipped them over and brushed the other side. I then put heat shrink around each. I think it was just a problem...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-03-2021, 02:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,694
Posted By RickATL
EDIT: This morning I was double checking things...

EDIT: This morning I was double checking things and after touching the unlock or lock relay (I'm not sure which) it started working as it is supposed to. It promptly stopped working again not 5...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-02-2021, 10:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,694
Posted By RickATL
Ive run the ŵires, but havent hooked up the...

Ive run the ŵires, but havent hooked up the keyless unit yet. But ill mke sure i recheck it closed. Its possible i hd it open.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-02-2021, 07:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,694
Posted By RickATL
No it does work either way. When i first...

No it does work either way. When i first reconnected it at the 3 prong connector i heard it engage, but now neither the key or pull/push the knob works.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-02-2021, 06:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,694
Posted By RickATL
"simple" keyless entry now going on 2 weeks

Im including a photo and video.


I was going about adding keyless to a 93 244.
Installed a passenger side actuator in the door, but then thought i should clean up the tumbler wires that everyone...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-27-2021, 10:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,532
Posted By RickATL
I don't know what I am doing as it is.

The unit I got on Amazon has just unlock, lock, and trunk open on the fobs. I'm having a bit of a time just wiring that up correctly. Art's cleanflametrap write up shows I can just wire it under...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-27-2021, 10:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,914
Posted By RickATL
Large tachs

Voluparts in Atlanta has used large tachs. I bought 2 from them and I believe they were $50 total.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-26-2021, 11:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,532
Posted By RickATL
The end of the metal slider broke off in the...

The end of the metal slider broke off in the knob. I have no idea what they used, but it sure held tight!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-26-2021, 11:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,532
Posted By RickATL
ac / heat slider removal

I thought that the knob would pull off for the slider to be removed, but its not budging at all. Maybe the P.o. superglued it or something? How do i get the slider out so i can pull the secondary...
Forum: website & board 03-09-2021, 01:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,517
Posted By RickATL
UPDATE: Something or someone is blocking my...

UPDATE: Something or someone is blocking my access to Today's Orphan. I figured this out by creating a 2nd user account. As soon as I logged in I was able to see the thread fine? MODS?????...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-07-2021, 12:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,039
Posted By RickATL
abs caliper rebuild?

The greenbook says not to break down the front calipers when rebuilding. It further says the bolts will need a "special fluid" and pressure testing if they are broken in half. Seeing that there are...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-05-2021, 12:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,877
Posted By RickATL
:omg:Frank, i believe i PM'D you when you posted...

:omg:Frank, i believe i PM'D you when you posted in the wanted thread. I have one from a "93 $20 plus shipping. PM me.
Forum: projects & restorations 03-04-2021, 11:44 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 33,058
Posted By RickATL
Dana Power Lok

Is that the going rate for a Dana Power Lok, or an exaggeration. I was going to swap one into my 245, but maybe I should sell it.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-03-2021, 04:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,697
Posted By RickATL
Thanks polaris! The pictures are perfect. ...

Thanks polaris! The pictures are perfect. Exactly what I was trying to figure out. The search terms I used never led to your thread. People will be able to find it now through this thread.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-03-2021, 04:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,522
Posted By RickATL
SORTA SOLVED? I ran the tap through and then the...

SORTA SOLVED? I ran the tap through and then the bolt worked. That was my first time tapping? threads. It is o.k. that the tap was the same thread as the bolt. The bolt went in fine now, but it...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-03-2021, 03:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,522
Posted By RickATL
I tried 3 different bolts they start fine in the...

I tried 3 different bolts they start fine in the other.holes, just not the problem hole.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-02-2021, 11:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,522
Posted By RickATL
84 turbo 23mm sway bar installed on 93 240

So i got a 23mm kit from IPD to use with a old turbo anti sway bar. Out of nowhere i cant get one of the bolts back into the frame.


It will not start at all. I tried three bolts and each starts...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-02-2021, 10:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 997
Posted By RickATL
I for one always tape off the metal and hit it...

I for one always tape off the metal and hit it with SEM. It will look new for years. I used the gloss bumper trim.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-01-2021, 11:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,697
Posted By RickATL
photo with LED in older base

Yes dl242gt you were correct. They fit perfect in the old style base. I'm wondering if it would be easier to somehow use the older base. The size LEDs I got are plentiful, but Im not so sure about...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-01-2021, 05:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,697
Posted By RickATL
Late model instrument cluster bulb to LED

Is there a way to convert the later model (smaller / semi- permenant bulb base) to accept an LED bulb?


I've tried three different LED bulbs that different board threads have said would work. I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-21-2021, 01:36 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 29,243
Posted By RickATL
On sale or was it an open box. My microcenter...

On sale or was it an open box. My microcenter shows they did have them for 259, but they were open box?
Forum: website & board 02-14-2021, 03:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,517
Posted By RickATL
Am I blocked? Did I block something?

I'm going to keep re posting until this is figured out.




1. Nothing comes up at all.... just a white screen

2. It doesn't matter what computer I'm on or mobile device (makes me think it...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-02-2021, 01:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,516
Posted By RickATL
O.k.thanks thats really helpful. I likely took...

O.k.thanks thats really helpful. I likely took that bolt out myself. (It was 3 or 4 years ago.) I was learning by disassembly.



So im guessing ill find the Dana pow-r-lok in the dana 30...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-01-2021, 11:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,516
Posted By RickATL
No I don't even know what a ring count is? I'm...

No I don't even know what a ring count is? I'm assuming it has to do with the speed sensor? I still have the axle that the LSD was in, so I'll check that out.



In the picture is there a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-31-2021, 11:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,516
Posted By RickATL
Thanks guys. I will likely change the bearings...

Thanks guys. I will likely change the bearings before putting the LSD (So that is a G80?) in. I've got the seal out, the pumpkin cleaned out, and the axle painted now. I have the pinion and whole...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-31-2021, 05:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,516
Posted By RickATL
91 Open Diff to 93 LSD swap

My deadline to finish the "91 245 was Christmas. Delving into the rear axle has f-up'd my schedule. But everything takes me 2 to 3x as long as it should anyway.


I've read the threads on the...
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