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by Sabersoul
Wed May 25, 2011 9:32 pm
Forum: Previous 2GN.org National Meet Discussions
Topic: 2011 All Chrysler Nationals/6th Annual 2GN.org National Meet
Replies: 3082
Views: 182029

I wanna go if we're still in VA... Gonna have to talk to the Mrs since we're wanting to fly back home in August.
by Sabersoul
Tue May 24, 2011 6:53 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Guess who? :)
Replies: 36
Views: 2903

Hiya! One of these days my Mrs. and I need to head up that way to try and visit folks and go sight-seeing.
by Sabersoul
Thu May 19, 2011 11:21 pm
Forum: Progress/Project Log
Topic: Charlotte's Progress Log
Replies: 396
Views: 28674

Looks good. Hopefully I won't have to do any repairs for a while and can put aside some cash for my own retrofit. Love the dual outlet exhaust, I wish there was a cheaper kit for my Caliber than the Mopar. :P
by Sabersoul
Fri May 13, 2011 11:09 pm
Forum: Progress/Project Log
Topic: Charlotte's Progress Log
Replies: 396
Views: 28674

That's very similar to what mine did. It was the loudest, nastiest grinding noise I'd ever heard. Usually only did it when the motor was cold, oddly enough, but once I had them replaced by a shop who torqued them down properly everything was nice a quiet again.
by Sabersoul
Fri May 13, 2011 11:02 pm
Forum: North East
Topic: 2011 MoparPalooza
Replies: 3
Views: 716

It would be nice just to meet some others if they're going. Sure, it's a few hours drive for me, but would be cool to meet folks.
by Sabersoul
Fri May 13, 2011 10:33 pm
Forum: Progress/Project Log
Topic: Charlotte's Progress Log
Replies: 396
Views: 28674

When my motor mounts went they made some HORRIBLE noise. I know you just replaced them, but it might be worth looking in to putting a torque wrench on them.
by Sabersoul
Wed May 04, 2011 9:18 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: P0700 Transmission Control System Malfunction
Replies: 14
Views: 2180

When I had mine on my '03 it was because my torque converter took a crap, trashed the solenoid pack and all the soft parts in the trans. Had to have it rebuilt and a new torque converter installed.
by Sabersoul
Wed May 04, 2011 9:15 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Low idle
Replies: 17
Views: 1992

Normal, no, but finding a good solution is most times more hassle than most ppl want to go through. You could do the "drill the TB plate" route, but you need to keep making it bigger until the IAC can't close any farther to compensate. An adjustable vacuum leak is the best way to do it. Just plumb ...
by Sabersoul
Sun May 01, 2011 9:24 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Media
Topic: "new" car!
Replies: 69
Views: 4621

Not bad looking, Random. I feel you with the difficulty getting in and out, and I was on the stock suspension. She needs a little TLC like Canada said then she'll be good. Ugh, reminds me that I really need to get off my ass with my Caliber.
by Sabersoul
Fri Apr 29, 2011 8:09 pm
Forum: Progress/Project Log
Topic: Sabersoul's Caliber: Moved to Hampton, VA
Replies: 44
Views: 4778

The A/C struck again! Hub broke off again. I should have read the service manual more closely. The hub's designed to break away if something causes the compressor to sieze up so the pulley can keep turning. Fortunately I still have my spare compressor to replace this one with, but since I took the h...
by Sabersoul
Fri Dec 24, 2010 1:00 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Media
Topic: Ouch....
Replies: 2
Views: 511

Ouch....

Sorry if it's been posted before, but poor 2GN...

http://cars.failblog.org/2010/12/23/fun ... ny-levels/
by Sabersoul
Wed Dec 22, 2010 10:27 am
Forum: Progress/Project Log
Topic: Sabersoul's Caliber: Moved to Hampton, VA
Replies: 44
Views: 4778

Hehe. Thanks. I'm just glad that I didn't have to pay for the move out here. Company footed the bill and gave me a nice pay raise to boot. :)
by Sabersoul
Tue Dec 21, 2010 5:02 pm
Forum: Progress/Project Log
Topic: Sabersoul's Caliber: Moved to Hampton, VA
Replies: 44
Views: 4778

Sorry to hear about the bad luck with the car. Makes me kinda glad I don't have mine anymore...no waiting for stuff to fail. Haven't had any problems since I fixed the AC a while back, thank goodness. Right now the Mrs. and I are just trying to get settled here in Hampton since we've only been here...
by Sabersoul
Tue Dec 21, 2010 4:45 pm
Forum: Progress/Project Log
Topic: Sabersoul's Caliber: Moved to Hampton, VA
Replies: 44
Views: 4778

Wow... Long time since I've poked around here. AC problem is fixed. Crap design struck again, this time the hub on the inside of the pulley that actually turns the AC's drive shaft broke completely free of the outside so it wasn't actually making the pistons move in the compressor. The pulley was ju...
by Sabersoul
Tue Sep 07, 2010 12:29 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Korn did WHAT?!?!?!?
Replies: 30
Views: 3173

Congrats!
by Sabersoul
Sat Sep 04, 2010 8:33 pm
Forum: Progress/Project Log
Topic: Sabersoul's Caliber: Moved to Hampton, VA
Replies: 44
Views: 4778

I can't catch a break with this thing... Now my AC died. :( Trying to find a used compressor since now that's grinding.
by Sabersoul
Thu Sep 02, 2010 9:37 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Dodge/Chrysler News
Replies: 964
Views: 110217

I'd drive it. In turbo form, of course.
by Sabersoul
Mon Aug 23, 2010 4:08 pm
Forum: Picture Post
Topic: Hmmmm.....
Replies: 86
Views: 8461

I think you could be right there, Nathan. :) I certainly see a gap in the engine bay where a turbo SHOULD be. :)
by Sabersoul
Tue Aug 17, 2010 4:34 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: For everyone who loves to hate cops
Replies: 49
Views: 5246

Hehehe, my cop friend that works security in my office building is cool. He does let people get away with quite a bit, but you should see his Camaro. All sorts of mods that are illegal.
by Sabersoul
Mon Aug 16, 2010 11:17 pm
Forum: Progress/Project Log
Topic: Sabersoul's Caliber: Moved to Hampton, VA
Replies: 44
Views: 4778

Car's quiet again!

Was definitely the alternator pulley. A few notes before I put up what I had to do to get the alternator now. Our alternators have a clutch in the pulley. This is supposedly to prolong the life of the alternator, but it's a poorly built part. The bearings are standard ball bearings exposed on the si...
by Sabersoul
Sun Aug 15, 2010 12:04 pm
Forum: Progress/Project Log
Topic: Manny's progress log:
Replies: 1812
Views: 94554

State sales tax in TX is 6.25%, cities can add up to 2% on top of that totaling 8.25%, but car purchases are only done at state rate. No state income tax here, either. :)
by Sabersoul
Sat Aug 14, 2010 9:39 am
Forum: Progress/Project Log
Topic: Sabersoul's Caliber: Moved to Hampton, VA
Replies: 44
Views: 4778

Called them, only $48.50 for labor and probably a few $ more for the bearings. His rebuilders don't work on the weekend, so I'll probably take the alternator off Monday morning and drop it off if I can borrow my mother in law's car for the day.
by Sabersoul
Sat Aug 14, 2010 12:24 am
Forum: Progress/Project Log
Topic: Sabersoul's Caliber: Moved to Hampton, VA
Replies: 44
Views: 4778

Thanks. The really fun part is going to be getting the alternator out and getting it there. I found a shop that says they rebuild starters and alternators, so maybe they can do it. I'll find out in the morning.
by Sabersoul
Fri Aug 13, 2010 9:58 pm
Forum: Progress/Project Log
Topic: Sabersoul's Caliber: Moved to Hampton, VA
Replies: 44
Views: 4778

Got the car back, they claimed not to find the noise we thought was the power steering pump and that the only noise they could find was from the alternator pulley. Dodge refused to do anything since the car is out of warranty. Which surprised the dealer since he said that they usually will given the...
by Sabersoul
Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:55 pm
Forum: Progress/Project Log
Topic: Sabersoul's Caliber: Moved to Hampton, VA
Replies: 44
Views: 4778

well the struts is a given. you put lowering springs on stock struts which is a no no. The other stuff shouldn't have failed probably. That sucks :sad: Stock springs were on when the front struts blew. I put the springs on since I was replacing the fronts anyway. But yeah, the other parts just floo...
by Sabersoul
Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:19 pm
Forum: Progress/Project Log
Topic: Sabersoul's Caliber: Moved to Hampton, VA
Replies: 44
Views: 4778

well the struts is a given. you put lowering springs on stock struts which is a no no. The other stuff shouldn't have failed probably. That sucks :sad: Stock springs were on when the front struts blew. I put the springs on since I was replacing the fronts anyway. But yeah, the other parts just floo...
by Sabersoul
Thu Aug 12, 2010 8:48 pm
Forum: Progress/Project Log
Topic: Sabersoul's Caliber: Moved to Hampton, VA
Replies: 44
Views: 4778

Called Dodge today to voice my concerns about the alternator, idler pulleys, belt tensioner and power steering pump. Person on the phone agreed that these should last longer than 50K miles and created a case for me. Still waiting for case manager to call me back. Made an appt to take the car in to t...
by Sabersoul
Wed Aug 11, 2010 11:24 pm
Forum: Progress/Project Log
Topic: Sabersoul's Caliber: Moved to Hampton, VA
Replies: 44
Views: 4778

Well, I'm calling Dodge tomorrow morning to complain about part quality. So far, here's what I've had to replace or will have to replace: BOTH front struts ($90 + tax each) Belt Tensioner (about $50 after tax) Lower idler pulley (will be about $20) Alternator, unless I can get the pulley separately ...
by Sabersoul
Sun Aug 08, 2010 2:14 pm
Forum: Picture Post
Topic: Battle at the Border (pic heavy)
Replies: 33
Views: 4292

Good, I wasn't the only one thinking that. :)
by Sabersoul
Sat Aug 07, 2010 4:52 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Things That Grind Your Gears
Replies: 1156
Views: 60185

People fucking walking/running in the middle of the street when there is a god damned SIDEWALK, a whole lane just for them, right fucking next to them!! These people should all get together and I'll accidentally have an oopsie there with the front of my car. This bugs the shit out of me, too. I'll ...

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