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  1. Craig_Murphy

    Looking for a Computer

    Well I am still looking for a computer for my TC. The guy at Arizona Parts is on a very extended vacation. Does anyone else know of any places where I might be able to locate a computer? Thanks in advance for your time and help. Craig Murphy
  2. Craig_Murphy

    Looking for a Computer

    Oops. The shop number is 830-629-0278. Craig Murphy
  3. Craig_Murphy

    Looking for a Computer

    Well I have been busy with life as usual. I have not yet ordered the computer that I found. Do you think I should order it, or should I go ahead and have the mechanic check the timing and adjust per your suggestion? Thanks, Craig Murphy, By the way, my phone number is 830-481-4441 (cell) or work is 830-481-4441. Just in case you want to call.
  4. Craig_Murphy

    Looking for a Computer

    Mr. Hemi-Dude; sorry if I was being so vague or was giving so much incomplete information. I live in New Braunfels, Texas, which is about 30 miles north of San Antonio. I bought the car several years ago. I was going to fix it up and kind of drive it around, but decided to sell it after about a year or two. I have a used car dealers license and I sold it to a customer, who ran it into the ground. One day he just left it in the driveway after missing 3 or 4 payments. I also own a specialty garage, called Garland Transmissions. We got a little slow earlier this year and I got this car out of the weeds in the back and this mechanic, Robert Fell, more than 25 years experience. Determined that it needed a head. I ordered a new head, water pump, gaskets, etc. When he first completed the job, the car seemed to run pretty good but not as good as before. I had a local shop replace the exhaust and before I sold the car, it was surprisingly peppy. The 50 miles was an approximation, I believe it was probably much less than that. For whatever reason I was not driving it much at all after Robert replaced the head. And then Robert left to work for another garage. After he left I drove the car to bank and go no more than 6 or 7 miles from the shop and I could tell it was running very poorly, no power, would not accelerate, missing, etc. I took the exit to the bank, the gauges looked good, but while waiting for the light to change the engine died and would not restart. I still never smelled coolant or hot engine. I had the car towed back and we just parked the car for a month or so. We got slow, another mechanic, Rick, who also has more than 25 years experience, told me the new head was leaking or cracked. We were not sure if we got the right head gaskets or what. When Rick pulled the new head he showed me some very small cracks on the edge of the valves. He said that for some reason the engine got hot. He said we might not have had enough coolant originally or that Robert might no have drilled a hole in the thermostat when he replaced, thereby creating an air pocket that prevented the engine from getting completely full of coolant on the first repair. In other words, we did not know why the engine got hot and the new head cracked. Minutely, but cracked nonetheless. We replaced the head again, made sure we had plenty of coolant and noticed that the temperature gauge was not registering correctly. Would never read even middle of the gauge. So we replaced a couple of temperature sensors and then the mechanic, Rick, added another gauge below the dash. The new gauge seems to register the correct temperature of the engine. But............ the car is really hard to start when cold and does not run well until it gets warm. We used an old Snap On scanner we have to read OBD 1 codes. We did have some but Rick said he got rid of them. He said he does not remember all the codes. Now Rick said the scanner is reading the temperature at 274 degrees when the engine is cold. He said he checked all the wiring and ohmed out everything. He then said he believes that we need a computer. I have not really had a chance to drive the car much, so part of what I have told you is what I have been told. The mechanics work for me. I do have other mechanics, one of which is ASE certified and taught auto mechanics before he came to work for us. Sorry I did not give you enough detail before. Craig Murphy
  5. Craig_Murphy

    Looking for a Computer

    The first head was definitely cracked. They showed me the head. The first head had less than 50 miles on it when the car overheated. I never saw the gauge get hot. In fact after they installed the second head, they installed another temperature gauge just under the dash. It reads very different than the original gauge. That is why they started to replace temperature sensors. Craig Murphy
  6. Craig_Murphy

    Looking for a Computer

    Yes the water pump was replaced both times. The mechanic is pretty experienced.
  7. Craig_Murphy

    Looking for a Computer

    The problem is that the car is running poorly. Also hard to start. The mechanic says this has to be fixed because the computer thinks the temperature is too high. They replaced the head and the car still overheated. We had to replace the head a second time and that is when we started encountering all of these issues. Craig Murphy
  8. Craig_Murphy

    Looking for a Computer

    They scanned the vehicle and they said the temperature sensor is registering 274 degrees as soon as they start the car. They have replace the sensor twice. They tell me they have checked all the wires and they believe it is the computer. Craig
  9. Craig_Murphy

    Looking for a Computer

    Hello, I have not been on this forum for several years. I have a 1989 Chrysler Tc 2.2L Turbo with a three speed automatic transmission. I sold my TC and it came back ruined (head gasket). I had the head replaced, twice. Now they are telling me that I need a new computer. Does anyone know where I might be able to locate a replacement computer? Thanks in advance for your time and help. Craig Murphy
  10. I have a TC that I would like to sell to someone that will give it some TLC. The car has 66,200 miles on it. I actually sold it last year and the guy was making payments. He put almost 20,000 miles on it and decided he did not want it! He also put a dent on the hood. He said he had a diabetic coma and passed out and hit a sign that fell on the hood and dented and scratched the top of the hood! I believe the car to be in good mechanical condition. When I sold it, it had the little tool kit untouched, but it looks like a couple of the tools are now missing. The timing belt and water pump have been replaced. The A/C has been converted from R12 to R134. Both tops are in good condition. I am very motivated to sell and will accept a reasonable offer. I can give you more details and pictures also. I am located in New Braunfels, Texas. That is about 35 miles north of San Antonio. My cell phone number is 830-481-4441. Craig Murphy
  11. Someone noticed that I had not posted a price so I am repeating ad. For details see prior ad where I posted under 89 Red TC for sale very reasonable. Thanks, Craig Murphy 830-629-0278 (w) 830-481-4441 © email: cmurphynb@aol.com Located in New Braunfels, Texas 78130 (just north of San Antonio) <TABLE id=post857317 class=tborder2 border=0 cellSpacing=1 cellPadding=6 width="100%" align=center><TBODY><TR vAlign=top><TD id=td_post_857317 class=alt3>I have a 1989 TC that I would like to sell. It is in decent shape. I replaced the radio about a year or longer ago, but the "new" radio quit working. I could get it fixed for about $250.00 but since I never drive the vehicle I would sell it as is. It has 45,411 miles on the odometer, but I don't believe that is accurate. The odometer was not working when I bought the car but I fixed it. I also replaced the front axles. I replaced the brakes. I had a new exhaust installed in the car and it runs pretty good. I have hardly driven the car for the last couple of years. Maybe 100 miles. A guy wants to buy it but he wants it as a daily driver and he wants me to finance it. I would like to sell it to someone who wants a TC that would take care of it. The soft top is in perfect shape. I let it sit outside for the last year but prior to that it was always inside. If someone is interested please let me know. I will be happy to talk to you or send you pictures. Craig Murphy 830-629-0278 (w) 830-481-4441 ©<!-- google_ad_section_end --> </TD></TR><TR><TD> </TD><TD class=alt3 align=right></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE> <TABLE id=post857317 class=tborder2 border=0 cellSpacing=1 cellPadding=6 width="100%" align=center><TBODY><TR vAlign=top><TD id=td_post_857317 class=alt3>I have a 1989 TC that I would like to sell. It is in decent shape. I replaced the radio about a year or longer ago, but the "new" radio quit working. I could get it fixed for about $250.00 but since I never drive the vehicle I would sell it as is. It has 45,411 miles on the odometer, but I don't believe that is accurate. The odometer was not working when I bought the car but I fixed it. I also replaced the front axles. I replaced the brakes. I had a new exhaust installed in the car and it runs pretty good. I have hardly driven the car for the last couple of years. Maybe 100 miles. A guy wants to buy it but he wants it as a daily driver and he wants me to finance it. I would like to sell it to someone who wants a TC that would take care of it. The soft top is in perfect shape. I let it sit outside for the last year but prior to that it was always inside. If someone is interested please let me know. I will be happy to talk to you or send you pictures. Craig Murphy 830-629-0278 (w) 830-481-4441 ©<!-- google_ad_section_end --> </TD></TR><TR><TD> </TD><TD class=alt3 align=right></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE><TABLE id=post857317 class=tborder2 border=0 cellSpacing=1 cellPadding=6 width="100%" align=center><TBODY><TR vAlign=top><TD id=td_post_857317 class=alt3>I have a 1989 TC that I would like to sell. It is in decent shape. I replaced the radio about a year or longer ago, but the "new" radio quit working. I could get it fixed for about $250.00 but since I never drive the vehicle I would sell it as is. It has 45,411 miles on the odometer, but I don't believe that is accurate. The odometer was not working when I bought the car but I fixed it. I also replaced the front axles. I replaced the brakes. I had a new exhaust installed in the car and it runs pretty good. I have hardly driven the car for the last couple of years. Maybe 100 miles. A guy wants to buy it but he wants it as a daily driver and he wants me to finance it. I would like to sell it to someone who wants a TC that would take care of it. The soft top is in perfect shape. I let it sit outside for the last year but prior to that it was always inside. If someone is interested please let me know. I will be happy to talk to you or send you pictures. Craig Murphy 830-629-0278 (w) 830-481-4441 ©<!-- google_ad_section_end --> </TD></TR><TR><TD> </TD><TD class=alt3 align=right></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>
  12. I have a 1989 TC that I would like to sell. It is in decent shape. I replaced the radio about a year or longer ago, but the "new" radio quit working. I could get it fixed for about $250.00 but since I never drive the vehicle I would sell it as is. It has 45,411 miles on the odometer, but I don't believe that is accurate. The odometer was not working when I bought the car but I fixed it. I also replaced the front axles. I replaced the brakes. I had a new exhaust installed in the car and it runs pretty good. I have hardly driven the car for the last couple of years. Maybe 100 miles. A guy wants to buy it but he wants it as a daily driver and he wants me to finance it. I would like to sell it to someone who wants a TC that would take care of it. The soft top is in perfect shape. I let it sit outside for the last year but prior to that it was always inside. If someone is interested please let me know. I will be happy to talk to you or send you pictures. Craig Murphy 830-629-0278 (w) 830-481-4441 ©
  13. About 2 or three years ago I went to a web site that I had in my favorites, named TC Projects. It not only gave detailed instructions for working on your car but also showed pictures with detailed steps. But now the link does not work. Does anyone know if that site still exists or does anyone know of a similar site that gives that kind of instruction? Thanks in advance for any help. Craig Murphy cmurphynb@aol.com 830-481-4441 (cell) New Braunfels, Texas
  14. Hello Group; I have not even visited here in almost a year. I have decided to sell my 1989 Chrysler TC. I bought it from a guy in California "about" three years ago. I have found that I rarely if ever drive it. The issues with it are: 1) the radio is not working, this is probably why I am selling it. I replaced it once about a year and a half ago, hardly every used it and it went out again. (grrrrrr) 2) the windshield washer does not work, I could probably fix but since I hardly ever drive it.... 3) I tore a small hole in the passenger side door when I replaced the power seat controls once (grrrrrrr) 4) The little lever that you use to pop the gas tank, the plastic cover that goes over the metal lever is broken. 5) the seats are a little worn. Someone before me had them dyed or colored I believe. They also restored that center console armrest. 6) The mileage reads about 45,000. The guy I bought it from said it had maybe 15,000 more than that. Not sure if I believe him, but I fixed the odometer, it now works. I have driven the car less than 4,000 miles since I bought it and that includes the trip from California to New Braunfels, Texas. I have replaced the axles with rebuilt axles. I had a custom exhaust installed (it flat runs with that exhaust) Just put in a new battery. I have fixed or had fixed, oil leaks and what have you. I own a small garage so I have had the guys do minor repairs when we have time. The convertible top is in excellent condition. I have some pictures of the car posted on craigslist in sanantonio. Here is the link. Rare 1989 Chrysler TC by Maserati I am asking $5500 for it. Car is in good condition, A/C works. Give me a call if you are interested in it. Craig Murphy 830-481-4441