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StudeDude 01

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  1. I agree with Bill re: the intercooler. Based on the experience I had with my '89, it's the head gasket. The missing coolant is going out the tailpipe but is the not heavy enough to cause a lot of noticeable smoke.
  2. Bill----following is a post on the bulb conundrum I made in 2007: Matthew---ran into the same problem with manual call-out on my '90 V6. The 2057 is a dual filament bulb which works great in a Lebaron because it only uses 1 bulb in the turn/parking light housing. The TC uses 2 separate bulbs for the same function. I matched up the old bulb @ Advance Auto with some Euro spec bulbs made by Phillips---there is a 5 (12821) & 10 (12814) watt version. I believe I wound up using the 10 watt because it matched the intensity on the other side better. Hope that helps.
  3. Based on my experience with the 3.0 Mitsu in my TC and Lebaron, the temp flucuation sounds normal. Both go slightly above mid-point on the first warm up and then settle down to below mid-point thereafter. Both cars are running 192-195 degree thermostats.
  4. Well, send Larry Carlson an email-- info@tcparts.com or call them---and check it out. The issue with accumulators out on the open market is how old they might be. So, all accumulators may not always be equal.
  5. So, you didn't try TC Parts because they're too expensive?
  6. Bill---the TC used the 2 valve 3.0 engine, so it is definitely a non-interference engine. The 4 valve units were used in the Dodge Stealth and various Mitsu models over the years.
  7. I agree with G&G re: the water pump. You may also want to change the timing belt tensioner because of the age of the car. Since this is a non-interference engine, you will not have issues if the belt does break. Good luck
  8. Though Digger is well intentioned, both listings from Gates and Dayco are for the the SOHC 2.2 engine, not the DOHC. You may take note that the Dayco belt also fits the 2.5 SOHC. Rock Auto has a listing (Cloyes) for a 2.2 belt which has more teeth than the SOHC but also lists the incorrect Dayco belt.
  9. Ghosty---please add mine to the list: 1990 9/89 205203 white/ginger/tan 3.0 V6 auto/od NoFact CD Woodgrain No fuzzy covers No dash plaque
  10. I had an identical problem with my '90 V6. It was finally diagnosed by an independent transmission shop as a speed sensor problem. Replaced the sensor (~$45 part cost) and it works as good as new---maybe better.
  11. I had both of the axles rebuilt for my '89 T2 at A-1 Driveshaft in Baltimore for $99 ea, so $60 for ea sounds very reasonable.
  12. Don't worry, HD----Larry Carlson of TC Parts took care of the situation.
  13. Just to close the loop----I found a top frame and should be good to go. Thanks for all of the responses.
  14. Roger---sent you a PM re: your top frames---thanks.
  15. To all----let me know if anyone out there has a convertible top frame for sale. If it has a top, ragged or otherwise, that's OK but I just need the frame. Contact me via PM or via the forum---thanks for your help.
  16. Bill----replaced my mount bushings with the exact Moog unit that you listed with no problem. It's a tight fit once the bracket is bolted down but it needs to be. Does your hold down bracket have a groove cut into it which fits the raised area on the bushing? Is the bushing split so that you can slip it on the bar? I'm just wondering if they sold you the right box with the wrong parts.
  17. The issue which you have to look for is the height of the ABS tone wheel on the outer hub. The TC has a lower profile tone wheel than you'll find on other Chrysler axles. If the higher profile unit is used, it will destroy the ABS sensor. Having said that, A1 Driveshaft has rebuilt 2 axles for me with success. They have different locations throughout the country but I'm not sure about your area...
  18. You can save a lot of cash if you do it yourself. It depends on your patience and mechanical inclination. Convertibletopguys.com carry the top as well as the headliner and instructions for installation. Cloth tops cost more than the vinyl but tend to wear longer.
  19. Tobruk-----had a similar issue with my '90 V6. The trans shop I used diagnosed it as a bad speed sensor---replaced the $40 part and the A604 has worked like a charm ever since.
  20. Ironmike----knowing that our cars share a fair amount of mechanical parts with Daytonas and Lebarons, I looked at '90 & '91 versions of those cars w/ V6 engines. After looking at Rock Auto, I wound up at spectrapremium.com, which sells through Rock & Autozone. The 1990 V6 Daytona uses the same radiator (CU68) as the 90-91 TC and there is a condensor listed----7-4335. Therefore, check out that condensor and see if it matches to yours. I think the odds are good.
  21. Ironmike---check the coil wire both at the distributor cap and the coil for corrosion. Also check the coil electrical connections. Most of these are 20+ years old and I have seen some crumble because of heat and age.
  22. Cliff----check the spark plug wires @ the distributor cap. They sometimes like to work themselves loose and create an on/off/on situation. It comes out of nowhere and disappears just as quickly.
  23. Joe---to answer your question, the oil pressure sending unit is screwed into the flange above the oil filter. Based on your post, the dash gauge sounds like it's normal---it would normally fall off when the oil heats up to operating temperature. Higher RPMs would cause the needle to move up slightly. When was the last oil change? If it has been a while, change the oil and filter and see if the gauge acts differently.
  24. Mark----you don't indicate how many miles you drive it per annum but I'll have to assume <1K per year. See below for my thoughts. 1. Should oil be changed every year? Yes and the filter also. What type should be used? Recommendation per the manual is 10-30W but 5-30W works as well. 2. How often should tires be rotated? Every year 3. Are there specific tune-up issues that need to be addressed because of age of vehicle and low mile usage? Check the spark plugs, spark plug wires, dist cap and rotor, air filter, breather element. 4. Is there a special filter for the a/c unit and where is it located? If you mean a cabin air filter, no. 5. Any other concerns that need attention? Tires (for dry rot), brake hoses and brake lines, brake fluid flush and coolant flush, all coolant hoses including radiator, heater hoses and bypass hose, battery cables. I'm sure I've missed a some things but most of the learned folks on this forum will kick in a few ideas.
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