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  1. headlights? AC? wipers? loading the charging system with all of these could drain the battery while driving IF your charging system is sub-par. a good example would be if you have a failed diode in the alternator. with all that load, the alternator would not be able to keep up, and you would be constantly discharging the battery. certain models, discontinued in 1989 by chrysler, had diode packs that are replaceable WITHOUT having to remove the alternator. for more info on charging systems: Alternators and Generators
  2. ddherbert's advice sounds solid to me. i too considered such a foolhardy act, and received plenty of good reasons NOT to do so. http://forums.aaca.org/f144/hemis-brake-conversion-abs-not-abs-302226.html i think it was hemi that detailed his project which is almost exactly what you have suggested here... but for some reason i can't find a link to it. it was either here, or at the yahoo! tc forum, or at allpar, maybe. anyone out there know where this article is? i think that while the conversion worked, the author recommended that others essentially "not try this at home".
  3. what kind of "chips"? eighth inch chunks, or small, sub-sixteenth inch granules? when was the last time the fluid and filter were changed? if never or more than 25k, why wouldn't they do it - the hard work of removing everything to find the "chips" was done?!?!? where did you take it? have you had a chance to experience the problem again, and try the key off-on 3x trick? my personal experience with local shops for rebuilding tranys is - DON'T! better to try a professionally rebuilt trany from a major re-manufacturer with a REAL warranty, and have it installed my someone you trust, or install it yourself.
  4. best of all - it sold. looks good sitting on a lebaron. and who said TC and lebaron parts weren't interchangeable?!
  5. there is an amp, and also final amp drivers on the larger speakers themselves. this is only armchair conjecture, but perhaps your after-market installation included wiring modifications that eliminated the functionality of the remote amp, and final drivers on the speakers, which you will have to undo in order to allow the original radio head to function.
  6. LOL. really, jim? then why mention "where it starts"? ;-) funny, i thought about you as i added that mountain statement. i'm just envious that someday you'll likely have great beach front property. 3:47 est - california jam alternately refer to the decemerists - calamity song
  7. tim, do you know if they replaced the input speed sensor or the output speed sensor? i found two listings, one for a dorman input speed sensor (917-601) and one for an output speed sensor (917-602)? both are low cost, but i would rather not replace parts that are OK. my 90 mitsu trany has this issue sometimes, and the other 91 mitsu i had, i sold to a friend, with the issue with the trany happening occasionally, but almost always after a long trip either in the heat or even if the weather were cooler, but included PA mountains. that would be hills to those of you in the rockies...
  8. interesting. the 3.0L ones i have experience with don't smoke. lucky me, i guess
  9. smoked? do you have an oil leak?
  10. i have forgotten what model and trany you have. not sure of the problem source, but on one i had with the mitsu 3.0 and 4sp auto, it sometimes exhibited that phenomenon. if i shifted to neutral and then turned the engine off, and restarted, it would usually heal itself. sometimes that wouldn't work, and i needed to pull over. i would shut off the engine, then turn the key to full on (not start), then to off, and repeat for a total of 3 on-off cycles. it would start and all was well for awhile. temperature seemed to be the cause. it only happened on really hot days, or after really long strenuous drives.
  11. marty, i've booked a flight on southwest to tempe, and my carry-on is a 205/60-15. see you soon. ;-) funny guy
  12. i think luke is from Ventura - a little far from NJ or PA for a "rescue".
  13. sorry the links didn't stick... Odometer Gears - WELCOME http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ChryslersTCbyMaserat/attachments/folder/0/list
  14. ken, simply search this forum for "speedometer" (quotes not needed). you will find a wealth of info on replacing/repairing the gears in the speedo head. larry "pink" & "floyd" houle outlined most of the resources pretty well a while back. here is his post... I found a You-Tube video to be very helpful. The only thing I did wrong was when I put the speedometer on I put it on 4 mph to slow. I don't know if I want to take the dash apart again. I replaced both the 16 and 20 tooth gear from Odometer Gears - WELCOME This is the youtube video referenced by Odometergears.com YouTube - ‪Odometer_ Gears_Replacement_Chrysler_TC_by_Maserati.avi‬‏ A copy of instuructions is availble on the Yahoo goup site. The document has many pictures that are helpful in removing the the dash to get at the odometer gears. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Chrysl.../folder/0/list __________________ Larry Houle Former Physics Teacher