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  1. I use Castrol Magnetec 10W-30 engine oil in my '90 TC V6 and it seems to function well. Castrol Magnetec oil is supposed to have the ability to cling to all surfaces and prevent "dry" starts, which they claim is when 75% of all wear occurs. No engine is going to last forever but this may help to prevent unnecessary wear.
  2. Just as an aside to the problem of small gage wires, as mentioned. Wouldn't the use of LED headlight bulbs instead of the normal halogen bulbs, reduce the wattage significantly and hence limit current draw to the point that a small gage wire would be adequate, without the attendant overheating? Perhaps this would be a simple solution that would undoubtedly be less costly than installing relays. Plus, the LED bulb would certainly outlast the life of the car!
  3. Thanks for your response Turbo Kane. If anyone reading this has what I am looking for please reply to my email address or to this site.
  4. Hi Turbo Kane, I'm looking for the driver's side ginger colored plastic seat belt cover that attaches to the seat on the left side near the floor. It must be in good condition, no cracks and complete. Let me know if you have this item and cost including shipping to Williamsport, PA. 17701. I can pay with PayPal. Email me at: rmtroutman@ gmail.com or respond on this site. Thanks.
  5. Yes, I agree with Hemi, a 50/50 mix of a quality brand extended life anti-freeze and distilled water will be all you need. Make sure you buy straight anti-freeze and not the prediluted type that you don't add water to. They are about the same price and a gallon of straight anti-freeze and a gallon of distilled water is a lot less expensive that two gallons of the prediluted antifreeze. Think about it.
  6. Checkout Rockauto.com. They have remanufactured rear calipers at reasonable prices for the TC plus some rebuild kits.
  7. Hi, I have an original radio-cassette player from a 1990 Chrysler TC Maserati. See attached photos. I replaced this unit with a new unit and have it as a spare. It worked perfectly, prior to being replaced. I will sell the unit pictured for $60.00., shipping included. If you are interested let me know at : rmtroutman@gmail.com. Thanks.
  8. If these rims have the center cap, I would be interested. Let me know the condition. I'll await your response. Respond to: rmtroutman@gmail.com. Thanks.
  9. Hi, I need one good wheel center cap, if you have any available from your parts car. Please reply to: rmtroutman@gmail.com. Thanks.
  10. Hi, While I don't need any radios, I have several myself, I could use one good wheel center cap. If you have any available, reply to rmtroutman@gmail.com. Thanks.
  11. Hi everyone, What I've found in researching these wheel center caps: The following is a list of suppliers and prices. rdiperformance.com $50.00 each plus shipping of $5.00 via Priority Mail. Contact: Rick TCparts .com $45.00 each plus shipping of approx. $5.00+. Contact: Larry Arizonaparts.com $35.00 each plus shipping of approx. $5.00+ Arizonaparts is closed until Septembershipping 20th. Contact: RearCounter.com These are all new caps in original packaging. I hope this helps. If anyone one else has center caps for sale, please post with prices and shipping.
  12. Hi everyone, l'm seeking the center cap for the OEM wheel. Either very good used or NOS. Anyone have one for sale? You can email me at : rmtroutman@gmail.com with particulars. Thanks.
  13. If anyone is looking for a NEW upper radiator hose for the 2.2 DOHC engine, check RockAuto.com. They have moulded and flexible ACDELCO and Gates hoses for less than $10. Lower hoses by the same makers for less than $20. Granted they are not the original Chrysler hoses, but does that really matter?
  14. My '90 TC, number 5567, was manufactured in Oct. '89, and it too has the same part number and use Dexron II imprinted on the dipstick. I agree, with earlier comments, use only Mopar ATF +3 or +4. Use of Dexron transmission fluid will not give satisfactory performance in the Ultradrive transmission.
  15. The TC has two bulbs behind the amber lens below the front bumper. The outer is the turn signal bulb, a number 1156 ( single contact), the inner bulb is the parking light, a number 67. The number 2057 bulb ( double contact ), is used in the rear lights as as a combination stop and tail light. Corrosion is usually the reason the contacts fail. I've found using a small amount of dielectric grease on the contacts helps keep moisture from forming the corrosion that leads to failure.
  16. Digger,...l went to Amazon and found the brake pressure switch, Delco 25530882, you refer to, but in checking " does it fit ", they claim it DOES NOT fit a 1990 Chrysler TC Maserati. Have you any information saying that it will? I'd hate to spend $89.19 on a part that's not useable. Any comments?
  17. I had a similar problem with my '90 TC V-6, where it would be running on the cold side most of the time. Traced it to a faulty thermostat that was stuck open about a quarter inch. I replaced it with a new 195 degree thermostat and since then it has always maintained a temperature about mid-scale. Check the functioning of your thermostat. It may be stuck partially open when cold. I hope this helps.
  18. Les, if your '90 TC had a remote door opener, it must have been an aftermarket add-on, such as the remote starters some cars have. I have a '90 TC, and I have never seen any reference to a remote for the door locks either in the owners manual or service manual. I have seen kits for remote door locks, with fobs, but these are not factory installed options. Is there any chance you could salvage the old system from your wrecked TC and fit it to your new one? This may be your only option or be like the rest of us and use the key.
  19. Budtee, you shouldn't need to drill a hole in the thermostat flange, if you buy one with a jiggle pin valve. Most Japanese and American cars have been using this type for years. Remember, the copper pellet of the jiggle pin should face the engine and it should be at the top of the installed thermostat ( twelve o'clock position). Check www.RockAuto.com for thermostats for your engine. They have many different brands, operating temperatures, and some with jiggle pins (MotoRad premium). I hope this helps.
  20. Try www.LaSpeedometerGear.com in Shreveport, LA. They have both the 20 and 16 tooth gears, sold as a pair, for under $25. You get both gears for less than what that other outfit wants for just one gear!! Check it out. Shipping stateside is $3. Not sure of rate to Canada, but can't be that much more. Very reasonable prices.
  21. Hi everyone, That plug connector looks like the one for the hardtop rear window defroster. That should be the only one in the area you mentioned. The connector for the rear view mirror light is part of the vanity mirror lamps on the visors.
  22. Success! I tried the advice of BobFitz and ordered some contact cleaner. I used it on the 4 gang master power window switch in my '90 TC and it worked like a charm. Full function of the switch was restored! Much cheaper solution than replacing the switch, if you can even find one. The cleaner I ordered was Hosa D5S-6 Deoxit Contact Cleaner Spray. The cheapest I found, was from zZounds.com. Item number HOS D5S-6. Less than $15.00 for a 5 oz. spray can plus $1.99 shipping. So... don't replace it, clean it! Thanks for all the great advice from everyone. Bob
  23. Hi Bob, Thanks for the info on the used 4 gang window switch on Ebay; however, I think I've found a better solution. RockAuto has a new replacement 4 gang switch, Chrysler part no. 4373219, made by Standard Motor Products, for $87.97. It fits the '89 New Yorker and has the chrome buttons, but otherwise appears to be an exact match. The buttons are part of the switch case and not the actual switch mechanism, so they can easily be exchanged. At least a new switch, hopefully, will last another 25 years. Thanks again for your help. Bob
  24. Hi Bob, My brother suggested some WD-40. I'll try some contact cleaner and see what happens. I'd still like to find a replacement switch just in case the cleaner doesn't work. Thanks for the advice. Bob
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