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Jeffrey Backes

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  1. The boost control is handled by the computer. You should see a solenoid on the passenger side that "bleeds" pressure to regulate the amount of boost allowed.
  2. <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: TCandme</div><div class="ubbcode-body">The link from TC America does not work anymore, and it is a pain in the a-- to get here. </div></div> Sorry about that, AACA changed the URL on me... It's fixed now jeff
  3. Very common problem, the lubrication used in the Odometer turns into glue at about 60,000 miles. Larry at TCParts.com will be happy to get the unit fixed for you for a very reasonable price. I have a "how to" remove project on my web site, don't try to replace the gear alone as I first did, it will just break again! TC Projects Page
  4. On an 89 common block, if the timing belt were to go while the engine is running, would the engine be damaged? jeff
  5. if you have the 2.2 turbo, you need to check the two fuel lines on the passenger side.
  6. Perhaps you need a math refresher ;-) C = 2piR is the formual for calculating circumference. Your formula will be off by about 14% which at 60 miles an hours is about 8.4 miles per hour. Oh and area is piR^2 http://www.mathgoodies.com/lessons/vol2/circumference.html
  7. You can also use a GPS. Much more accurate. PI == 3.14159265658 ;-)
  8. There is a company named "Dent Pro" out here in CA, they specialize in paintless dent removal. The tech comes to you and gives you an estimate. He was able to fix every dent and ding on the car except for those that were right over a cross member. Another idea, would be to sand down the hood, bondo then block sand. If you go to a VERY GOOD body shop, you'll never notice the difference. Bondo used to have a very bad rep, but now I see more and more of it and when it's done right, it can make small imperfections disappear. When I was young, I had heard that you could use dry ice to pop a dent. I just did a google search and came up with both "it works" and "it's a myth"
  9. I assume you'll also want $$$ at some point ;-)
  10. Well, first off we know your starter is good ! Two things to check, spark and gas, you seem to have done a pretty good job of checking for spark, but what about gas? Are the injectors firing? Is the fuel pump working (pressure check)? If you yank a plug do you smell the gas? Sounds like you are a much better mechanic than I am... Just trying to help. jeff
  11. I don't know what model TC you have, but this was one of the problems I was having before having my transmission serviced. The kickdown system inside the transmission was at fault.
  12. I just got off the phone with AAMCO... Seems that my transmission has seen better days, heck there are LOTS of miles on it so I guess that's to be expected. I'm sure I read somewhere that there is a drop-in FOUR SPEED AUTOMATIC that can be used in place of the stock 3 speed. Is this true? Is it a good idea? For around 1.5k parts and labor I can get my rebuild with a lifetime warranty... Advice? jeff
  13. You might want to make sure you get "real" TC glass. I bet Larry at TCPARTS.COM can get you one. jeff
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