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Old 11-28-2019, 01:19 PM   #6341
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Turn signal quit working, so I removed the bulb and the contact fell out
It appears it corroded:
Thanks to prepper hoarding, I have a few spare tail light wiring harni around here somewhere so I can restore the joy of being a perfect, courteous driver who uses a turn signal, even though doing so can be interpreted as a sign of weakness. I am willing to take that chance for the driving community
Until it is fixed you could always use the old arm signals, unless of course, you are too young to have used them in the past.

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Old 11-28-2019, 05:06 PM   #6342
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Until it is fixed you could always use the old arm signals, unless of course, you are too young to have used them in the past.
I fixed it immediately. I wouldn’t drive that thing without it.

They only use one type of hand gesture in these parts Driver’s around here are barely able to interpret turn signals. Half of them see a blinking light on the small car ahead as a sign to start tailgating even closer — “Turn signal use is a sign of weakness. — MUST_DOMINATE

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Old 12-04-2019, 10:46 PM   #6343
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Blinker relay, smog pump, working on EVAP sensor in gas tank
251,000 this week

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Old 12-04-2019, 11:36 PM   #6344
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Before I left work, I removed, wet sanded, buffed, and reinstalled the 21 year old headlights on the 98.

Far from perfect still, but WORLDS better than before. SO much more light output. I can actually see a beam pattern projecting ahead of the car now instead of just a hazy glow lol





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Old 12-05-2019, 12:42 PM   #6345
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This past weekend - cut off the old resonator / mid pipe, put high-temp POR15 over the flange and welds of the new aftermarket one, sprayed high temp paint over it, and installed
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Apparently, I've had a loud exhaust since about May based on an earlier post of mine in this thread. It's nice having a fully quiet exhaust again - didn't realize that having a loud exhaust was adding a low level of stress/anxiety to my commute.

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Old 12-05-2019, 02:04 PM   #6346
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I haven't done this yet. Just bored today and I noticed I have some rolls of vinyl that are getting old sitting on the shelf. A quick Paint sketch latter....
I could always peal it off once I get sick of it. Think anyone would notice me coming?
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Old 12-05-2019, 06:47 PM   #6347
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I had been hearing a clunk, periodically, from the front end for a short time, so I did a lot of research into this forum and watched many youtubes to help me uncover the problem before it got out of hand.

I ended up lubricating the front sway bar bracket bushings, using a spray silicone, several times over two days and the clunk is gone and the problem uncovered.

I have ordered the bushing/bracket kit and since I have a 15mm socket I think I can do this myself or at least make a Chocolate Eclair Cake to bribe my hubby to help.

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Old 12-10-2019, 10:47 AM   #6348
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98 Gold Uranus’ post (above) prompted me to fix the leak in the driver’s headlight.

First, I pressurized it and washed it with soapy water to find the leak.
After it was dry, I pulled a vacuum and applied silicone caulk.
This morning, in suggested videos, some evil, because “Internet”:
(No, I am not talking about Scotty. He was just unlucky to be next to the evil video )

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Old 12-10-2019, 04:14 PM   #6349
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Put in a new wiper motor this morning. The last one I was pulled from a junkyard but this one i got from Advanced Auto for $54. It’s cheaper than what I could have gotten on RockAuto and it has a life time warranty.

I also cleaned out the 2 rubber drains while I had it apart. There was a lot of dirt packed into them. They probably weren’t doing much at all. I’ll get to fixing the vent screen someday
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Old 12-11-2019, 11:42 AM   #6350
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Today I removed the ECM that I installed yesterday because the 99 ECM won't play nice with the 95 injectors I have in the motor. It was a fun task outside with the temps well below 0 this morning

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Old 12-12-2019, 01:01 PM   #6351
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Rain-X on the Windshield.

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Old 12-12-2019, 07:52 PM   #6352
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I had been hearing a clunk, periodically, from the front end for a short time, so I did a lot of research into this forum and watched many youtubes to help me uncover the problem before it got out of hand.

I ended up lubricating the front sway bar bracket bushings, using a spray silicone, several times over two days and the clunk is gone and the problem uncovered.

I have ordered the bushing/bracket kit and since I have a 15mm socket I think I can do this myself or at least make a Chocolate Eclair Cake to bribe my hubby to help.
Despite replacing the sway bar, the control arms and their bushings recently, I've been hearing some clunking and groaning on the passenger side. My plan was to remove, disassemble and reassemble the strut and strut mount but in the spirit of K.I.S.S. I thought I'd try the silicone spray on the sway bar bushings first.

They are a lot quieter now, but then again, my bushings aren't quite seated properly in the sway bar bracket-- next on my list.

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Old 12-13-2019, 07:14 PM   #6353
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This was my 'clunk' that was fixed today with new sway bar bushings and brackets. Silicone grease was then applied to all bushings while the car's skirt was hiked up.



They lasted 21 years

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Swapped out the orange turn signal bulbs with chrome painted ones that are still amber when on. They're more red than amber imo, but they look a lot nicer when off.
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...skirt was hiked up.
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Old 12-14-2019, 01:54 PM   #6356
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My shift lever was having a little problem getting out of park, so I learned what to do from this forum and grabbed a Philips, a couple different sprays and ended up taking the console off to clean and lubricate the solenoid.

So far, so good.

At least I am now aware of the 'bypass' so I can start my car when the time comes to replace the solenoid.

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My shift lever was having a little problem getting out of park
My car did that just the other day.... I assumed it was snow/ice or possibly a linkage/cable going bad. I'll so a forum search and see what info I can find before it really causes me trouble.

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