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About ghostymosty

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    former TC owner, now 2013 Nissan Leaf owner
  • Birthday 07/25/1962

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  1. Yes, the State of California requires a dealer's license to bid at this type of auction. There is a work around, each auction will usually have some dealers who are willing to do the bidding for you at a fee usually around $500. I work at a Manheim auction in CA and can't even think about buying a car from that auction, the police even make their presence known as they look around for "dealer's" who don't have an auction number on them in plain site.
  2. location, price, color combo, condition of paint and leather can make or break a sale on a TC. Mileage doesn't enter into it since most of the odometers have stopped at some point and the cars were driven without repairing that problem.
  3. OBD2 started in 1996 as far as I recall, therefore you do not have this plug on your TC. There is a diagnostic connector near the right strut tower in the engine compartment. OBD2 test equipment will not work in any TC.
  4. 1990 and 1991 with auto trans would be the 3.0L V6 version. The turbo auto trans would only be in 1989, the 16 valve only came with 5 speed manual trans. This one is going to be the V6 version.
  5. I read this thread as I sit at home after driving my (bought used) Nissan Leaf to work for a whole week. As for battery life, the Leaf is a 2013 and is still using its original battery packs with 10 out of 12 bars of battery life remaining, 52000 miles. 2013 is the year the Leaf used a newer type battery made in Tennessee that is light years ahead of the 2011 and 2012 versions, an even better version came out in 2015 and again in 2018. Each new battery version lasts longer and gets more range than the one before. Right now I can go 72 miles on a charge but only count on 60 to be conservative, lasts me a whole week of getting to work and back with a 4 hour charge at work (240V) that costs me nothing and weekend driving is from charging maybe 3 hours to get store trip miles added to the batteries using 120V at home. I can add charging for a few more hours at home if I need to go somewhere special. When I didn't charge for free at work because of daytime rain, I charged at home a few hours when I could and my electric bill went up by a whopping $10 in the month to get 200 miles of driving range. Needless to say, I thumb my nose at gas prices (over $4 a gallon right now) quite often. The only drawback for me is that I can't drive long distance to look at old cars I might want to buy for a fun car when I don't want to drive my transportation appliance or when I want to drive long distance for something special. Yes, the Leaf is an appliance, I still like and would like to have an older gasoline powered automobile for a fun car but really wouldn't want to drive one everyday to work or the store just because of maintenance time and cost. I have lived the future and I really like it, a lot. Would I have even considered the Leaf if I drove 60miles a day commuting to work, not a chance! The Chevy Volt would have been my choice.
  6. Curly wire for hood lamp is a common culprit, as is the light inside the spare tire compartment behind the seats. Wiring under the carpet for the seats, console light, and ashtray lighter is another place to look but requires removing seats.
  7. To bleed the rears you need a helper in the car pushing/holding the brake pedal down (not pumping) with the key turned 'on', the brake pump should then push fluid to the rear brakes. Don't let the reservoir go dry, it empties quickly with the bleeders open. Bleeding the front should be the same as any other car. If the fronts aren't getting fluid I think you need to verify the brake pump is actually working, if not it is commonly an electrical issue at the relay box.
  8. Wow, I just wish the bank account was bigger right now! I'm sure I would need to spend at least double the asking price to get it to just a daily driver condition but then I would have something to take to weekend cruises again. Being in Riverside, CA means it is not that far away from me but I don't think my Nissan Leaf would be too great for towing it!
  9. Flipping for profit is NOT something to be seriously considered with a TC, at least for quite a few more years. Asking prices are going up but selling prices that I have seen are pretty much stagnant and selling a TC can take a long time. That particular TC looks nice for the price but make sure the brakes are functioning well, they are repairable but costly.
  10. I kept wondering why you didn't do a freeze frame mugshot for the camera but then at the end, I saw it. But what were you holding up?
  11. It sold at an undervalued price, but buyers were limited by being offered on copart.
  12. At RockAuto look under the Dodge, 1989, Daytona, 2.2L, Electrical switch and relay, Radiator fan relay This listing shows both the possible radiator fan relays. Looking under the 1990 Daytona or TC 3.0L only shows one of these.
  13. Or the pump has to compensate for the bad accumulator by running way too often, you will hear the pump run or feel pulsing in the brake pedal in some cases.
  14. Some of the manuals are actually missing pages, I don't have my red manual anymore so can't be so helpful as to give you a page number. Also, some 90-91 cars came with the rectangular silver relay and some with the nearly square black relay, just depends on the wire harness supplier at the time.
  15. Maybe the rear window defrost wiring would work for you.