I changed the oil and filter this morning. After that I removed the AC hoses where they connect to the long lines behind the driver's seat area. I installed two new 'O' ring seals there. The two I removed looked just fine to me. I don't think this was the leak. I replaces the hoses with new 'O' rings. I need to install the heat shield back onto the car and put the car back on the ground tomorrow morning.
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Got a lot of little things done this morning. Windshield wiper arms back on the car, Heat shields replaced. Painted ten of the black plastic lug nut covers silver for the two front wheels. All wheels back on the ground. Brake line retainer strap put back on the car. I had removed it to get the steering rack out for rebuild. Poured the old engine oil unto the jug the new oil came in.
I got in the car this morning and was headed to the alignment shop. The car was squirrely as heck. I stopped, parked and locked it up. I called a friend of mine who is a good as gold type of mechanic. He explained to me the toe in was giving me fits. One wheel would be going straight, and the other pointed in towards the center line of the car. After work today I drove it the last 3 miles to the front end shop. Once there the tech said the same thing. The drivers side tire was doing some singing at times. When I went over a wet spot in the road, all was quiet again. The car will be aligned tomorrow while I am at work.
I was able to get the Coupe out of the alignment shop yesterday after work. It handled pretty nice. It was raining, and I only drove it about 4 miles to my house. I will take it for a nice ride after all of this rain stops. I am hoping to take it to Houston this weekend for the Fiero meet , if it is still being held.
I was able to spend some time in the garage working on my windshield wipers. The switch is bad. I am able to get it to work jumping across the wiring. The lever will only make it work if it is held against 'HI' until you release it. It then finishes the cycle it was in and stops. These new switch are expensive!!! Like $80.00 expensive. I am gonna install me a temporary switch for the wipers and washer pump motor tomorrow. I'll look for a two position rocker switch, and a push button for the washer part.
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I made me a temporary windshield wiper/washer switch today out of a blank plate where the electric trunk release goes. My windshield wiper switch is dead. I used an old wiper switch wiring connector so it just plugs in to the chassis part of the wiring. No permanent damage to my wiring. I have three switches. Lo, Hi and Washer Pump.
When I posted the pictures yesterday I was in General Fiero Chat. I got moved sometime today I guess.
Paul Mckibben, (Fiero Sails), sent me a new 'C' for my 'PONTIAC' windshield decal. It was in today's mail. I put it on the glass this afternoon.
I ordered an in line filter for my AC system. This was all I was waiting on the start getting the AC up and running. I will have two grandchildren here all of next week so not much of anything will be completed. I will get the UV dye into the system after the kids are back home.
I added 4 of these onto my center caps. $10.00 off of E Bay.
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I went out in the garage after work today and put the rear fascia back on the car. Looks great. I also added a new PONTIAC thingy to the rear of the fascia once I had it all fastened down to the body.
I removed the windshield washer pump from my S-15 GMC with it's wiring connector, and added it to my washer tank. Soldered and used heat shrink on the wires before covering it with black Duct Tape. I will find some wire wrap in the garage tomorrow to cover it all up nice and pretty. Water now squirts over the roof of the car on the drivers side. I have an unused squirter I robbed off of a junk Fiero that I will try it out tomorrow.
My inline AC filter is on the way here. I got the tracking numbers today. I can install my wiper arms back on the car tomorrow.
I'll add a picture of the rear end of the car after I get the tail light back in tomorrow.
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Here is the old orifice tube out of my 88. This is 'Black Death'. I have ordered a new condenser. I will have to remove the evaporator and flush it out before I contaminate the new compressor I installed.