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by keith
Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: CR-V A/C fan runs intermittently, all the time
Replies: 8
Views: 339

Re: CR-V A/C fan runs intermittently, all the time

The AC button only lights up when it is pushed in, it does not light up just because the compressor is on. This is not always true. I have been in newer cars (like my mom's Rav4) where the light came on automatically when I adjusted the heat controls. I'm not sure if that's how my CR-V is supposed ...
by keith
Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: CR-V A/C fan runs intermittently, all the time
Replies: 8
Views: 339

Re: CR-V A/C fan runs intermittently, all the time

The AC button only lights up when it is pushed in, it does not light up just because the compressor is on. Kudus to splatterdog about the defrost, I didn't think about that. In cold weather, the freon will contract a little and the pressure will be a little lower. A recharge may fix the issue but be...
by keith
Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: CR-V A/C fan runs intermittently, all the time
Replies: 8
Views: 339

Re: CR-V A/C fan runs intermittently, all the time

There are either two or three relays in the under hood fuse fan and it is commanded on when ever the AC is on. It has nothing to do with the ECT and if the AC switch is on, that fan should run even with the engine dead cold. The other one (or two) are controlled by the ECT, one is for when the ECT g...
by keith
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: 2 Tercel’s
Replies: 11
Views: 595

Re: 2 Tercel’s

Swap the distributors of you want to get the Gold one running.
by keith
Fri Apr 19, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: charging a deep cycle trailer battery off the towing vehicle?
Replies: 9
Views: 593

Re: charging a deep cycle trailer battery off the towing vehicle?

Right after charging any lead acid 6 cell battery, it may show up to 13.2 volts, but a small part of that is a capacitive charge on the surface of the plates. It usually bleeds off after a short time and the battery will read its open circuit charge of 12.6 volts. Your charge wire is pretty long and...
by keith
Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Familiar with a 22r?
Replies: 3
Views: 416

Re: Familiar with a 22r?

Is that head on backwards?
by keith
Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: 1985 4x4 Lifted Wagon
Replies: 7
Views: 654

Re: 1985 4x4 Lifted Wagon

I would suggest that you try Ebay instead of CL. They have been bringing in good prices on ebay. I would put your "Buy now" price up around $4k though or even higher, or don't list one at all and let the bidding war start. These are bringing more money now due to their rarity. Good luck.
by keith
Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: 1983 Tercel 4WD wagon for sale. Louisiana
Replies: 3
Views: 369

Re: 1983 Tercel 4WD wagon for sale. Louisiana

The front oil seal leak is a chronic problem on this model and easy to fix. I use a breaker bar with the right size socket on the front pulley bolt, wedge the breaker bar handle in the frame and hit the starter momentarily. The bolt comes off easy. An impact wrench also works. Remove the pulley and ...
by keith
Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: solar panel battery charging?
Replies: 7
Views: 628

Re: solar panel battery charging?

It will hold heat better than you might think. I would have recommended that you treat the 2x4's with a sodium borate solution like Timbor or Boracare before putting on the Tyvec. It is pretty harmless to humans but it resists most bugs and stops most wood decay. Because it is water soluable, you st...
by keith
Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: Bryan's find SOLD on L.A. CL!
Replies: 3
Views: 937

Re: Bryan's find SOLD on L.A. CL!

I'm guessing that the estate sold it for $3k, the buyer made quite a bit of profit.
by keith
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: rad fan staying on after engine shut off, even in cold weather
Replies: 8
Views: 1068

Re: rad fan staying on after engine shut off, even in cold weather

In most vehicle today, if the fan is running when you shut down the engine, it will continue to run for about 10 minutes. It's based on a timer and not temperature. If the fan is coming on after shutdown, then either the coolant temp sensor is going bad or you actually have an overheating issue and ...
by keith
Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: 2001 +/- GM V6 4.3 Coolant Leaks
Replies: 11
Views: 1151

Re: 2001 +/- GM V6 4.3 Coolant Leaks

splatterdog, your link has a major issue. It doesn't say whether it used the Subaru conditioner or some aftermarket stop leak. It also does not say when it was added or how much. The Subaru conditioner is a liquid that remains liquid until it exceed some high temperature, 1800F if I recall correctly...
by keith
Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: 2001 +/- GM V6 4.3 Coolant Leaks
Replies: 11
Views: 1151

Re: 2001 +/- GM V6 4.3 Coolant Leaks

The water pumps on all truck V-6 and V-8 engines of this era are prone to leaking. The GM 3.8 engine has a history of leaking intake manifolds because half of the manifold is plastic. I've heard that its the gaskets themselves and I've heard that the plastic half is known to crack. Have not heard of...
by keith
Sat May 19, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: FWD 4 speed to 5 speed conversion question
Replies: 9
Views: 1160

Re: FWD 4 speed to 5 speed conversion question

I wouldn't make the conversion. It was during this period, late 70's through the early 90's that a few cars had both a 4-speed and a 5-speed version. In most cases, the fifth gears was in a separate housing as is the case with these transmissions. The gear ratios of 1-4 do NOT match between the 4-sp...
by keith
Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: 1987 Tercel SR5 4x4 Wagon for sale
Replies: 9
Views: 1226

Re: 1986 Tercel SR5 4x4 Wagon for sale

I bought a 71 Maverick once that had one of those RV vents in the roof. As I drove it home, another driver gawking at it hit another car. I removed it.