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  1. I agree. I was a purchasing agent for large truck fleets and later for construction equipment. Always used Wix in my vehicles as well. Got a Fram filter for my van a long time ago, that had a gasket that was not thick enough and I lost most of the oil in the first 5 miles. I believe that the Napa Gold is made by Wix.
  2. My low mileage 89 (12,000 miles) 8v TC has a problem with cancelling the turn signal. It sometimes does not cancel. If I manually move the lever back it is somewhat hard to move. I have not investigated yet but thought I would ask the Forum for some tips.
  3. I bought an 89 SOHC 2-1/2 years ago with 9,600 miles on it. I had similar problems with stumble on acceleration. I cleaned the throttle body, replaced the air filter and replaced plugs and wires and used Sea Foam in the first couple tanks of gas. It now has 11,600 miles and runs fine. Hemi's comment about a low mileage car's condition is right on target. I have replaced the struts, all of the brake hoses, flushed the brake system, replaced the hood, storage compartment, tonneau cover and trunk lift supports, replaced the top pull-down gears and I am sure there is more that I can't thin
  4. On the way to a cruise last night, I noticed the tachometer needle laying in front of the display. It does not appear to be broken off. It looks like it is just threaded on to a shaft or pressed on. Can anyone tell me what I may encounter when I take the dash apart? (I know how to remove the remove the dash panel) 89 SOHC If the needle just presses on to the shaft, I won't know where to set the reading as I know that it is common the tachometer to read more than 500 or 600 rpms when the ignition is off. Any advise?
  5. I have not seen any mention on this forum of the Rock Auto Closeout list that they send out periodically . This is a copy of the e-mail I received today. We have a limited number of wholesaler closeout parts available for your 1989 CHRYSLER TC MASERATI and possibly other vehicles you work on. Wholesaler closeout parts come from manufacturers, retailers or distributors who, for whatever reason, decided to reduce or liquidate inventory. We pay less for these parts and can offer them to RockAuto customers at bargain prices. Some of these products were discontinued by manufacturers
  6. I have not seen any mention on this forum of the Rock Auto Closeout list that they send out periodically . This is a copy of the e-mail I received today. We have a limited number of wholesaler closeout parts available for your 1989 CHRYSLER TC MASERATI and possibly other vehicles you work on. Wholesaler closeout parts come from manufacturers, retailers or distributors who, for whatever reason, decided to reduce or liquidate inventory. We pay less for these parts and can offer them to RockAuto customers at bargain prices. Some of these products were discontinued by manufacturers
  7. A couple years ago, I removed the gauges to replace bulbs in the warning lights. (89 8v) The car had very low mileage and was stored for most of its life. Turned out that the bulbs were ok and only required cleaning. I also removed the speedometer. (I don't remember why.) In doing that, the position of the needle was changed. Since then, the speedometer has been about 5-10 miles per hour fast. (There is no post to tell where the needle should rest at 0 miles per hour as in some cars.) Can anyone tell me where the 0 should be, or better yet post a picture? Since I don't drive the car i
  8. I had a company car, a Reliant SW and it was less than 5 years old. The flex lines were OK until they were not OK and a rear flex line burst and I was barely able to avoid an accident. I have an 89 TC with less than 11,000 miles on the odo. I changed all 6 flex lines last year.
  9. I just finished looking at a lot of old posts and noticed that they mentioned a "silver relay". I have only a black plastic housed one near the paddle switch. My car is an early 89 8v. One post disconnected the relay and solved the problem.
  10. Still have the same problem with the pull down. Can anybody explain what the relay (small black thing next to the paddle switch) does?
  11. Installed the new paddle switch today. Still doesn't work. Motor is OK. New gear and plastic housing. Since the tonneau and pull down switch are identical I tried the tonneau cover switch on the pull down. No change. When I hit the pull down switch, it just cycles up then down . The only part, other than the motor, that I did not replace is the relay that is next to the paddle switch. Any thoughts?
  12. Garnet & Gold Get on Ebay and put these numbers in the search line: 391169452620 That is for the gear which was $12.99 with free shipping 231019060087 For the housing $24.99 with free shipping. (Housing was not clear plastic like the picture. It was black and probably some type of fiberglass.) Both parts fit fine.
  13. I found that the switch has the number 16603820. (Incidentally it is a 5 wire connection at the paddle switch.) Can't find one anywhere.using that number. After installing a new plastic housing and gear on top of the motor, I reassembled the motor to the cross frame and connected the power wire while it lay in the well. It seemed to work fine laying there. It cycled in both directions. I then bolted it back in place and it pulled the top down but would not reverse to release the top. If I manually release the top from the trunk, it will cycle down again. I am stymied. Could it be the
  14. Just had the same problem on my 89 8v. Got the plastic bushings from my local NAPA parts store. Center bushings (on the motor) are different from the bushings at the wiper arms. Replace them all while you have them out. Not a big job.
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