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by charlesh
Tue Apr 10, 2012 2:23 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Good alignment shop in Miami?
Replies: 1
Views: 398

Good alignment shop in Miami?

Can anybody here in Miami recommend a good shop for doing an alignment. I have Tokico HP blues and Eibach Prokit with a camber kit. I saw somebody else recommended Miami Chassis, but I saw a pretty bad review of the place on Google. There's gotta be more than one place in Miami to get a custom align...
by charlesh
Fri Feb 17, 2012 11:20 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering & Brakes
Topic: Do I need a camber kit?
Replies: 9
Views: 1060

We don't have salt from the road here, but there is enough from the ocean to cause problems. My chrome rims have some pretty bad salt corrosion. And we have plenty of bad roads to deal with. 50k isn't good enough, but they're paid for and shipped by now. If painting helps, I'll try it. What do you s...
by charlesh
Fri Feb 17, 2012 10:59 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering & Brakes
Topic: Do I need a camber kit?
Replies: 9
Views: 1060

:shock: Should I be concerned about putting Eibachs on my car? Are they not as durable as stock?
by charlesh
Fri Feb 17, 2012 10:53 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering & Brakes
Topic: Do I need a camber kit?
Replies: 9
Views: 1060

Thanks. Good to know I can just run down to Auto Zone if I need them.
by charlesh
Fri Feb 17, 2012 8:22 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering & Brakes
Topic: Do I need a camber kit?
Replies: 9
Views: 1060

Do I need a camber kit?

I just ordered my HP Blues and Eibach pro-kit. Do I really need the camber kit they sell at Modern Performance? I saw an old receipt and it looks like the previous owner installed some kind of camber kit, but I don't know if that's a universal part or if it will be re-usable on the Tokicos. Or if it...
by charlesh
Wed Jan 11, 2012 9:05 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Which two repairs do you think I should do?
Replies: 21
Views: 2987

My rear suspension creaks when I push the car down. Does that mean I have to replace the rear strut mounts when I change the struts/springs?
by charlesh
Wed Jan 11, 2012 8:08 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Which two repairs do you think I should do?
Replies: 21
Views: 2987

titansxt wrote:35???!
Yup, 35. Why?
by charlesh
Wed Jan 11, 2012 7:21 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Which two repairs do you think I should do?
Replies: 21
Views: 2987

It was obvious when we opened the hood today. The pcv was broken. It cost $11 and was fixed in 5 minutes. It idles great now, I just have to get that bushing for the clutch pedal. As it is, the clutch engages pretty close to the ground, but it's totally driveable. I don't have anything to compare th...
by charlesh
Wed Jan 11, 2012 12:03 am
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Which two repairs do you think I should do?
Replies: 21
Views: 2987

I had my mechanic put the new clutch in today. It's in and running, but I still have to go back so he can look it over and make sure everything is okay (it was a late night). The clutch releases really close to the ground. I can get used to it, but it's quite a bit different. I thought I'd get 1st g...
by charlesh
Mon Dec 19, 2011 4:32 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Which two repairs do you think I should do?
Replies: 21
Views: 2987

Um, no. You just hold the clutch in longer, or RPM match better. If the clutch is dragging a bit, it will make the trans harder to shift into gear. Thus giving the symptoms that there is something wrong with the trans. Edit: If the clutch isn't stopping the input shaft,it will wear out the synchros...
by charlesh
Mon Dec 19, 2011 2:22 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Which two repairs do you think I should do?
Replies: 21
Views: 2987

If I replace the clutch and I do have a synchro problem, will that be hard on the clutch and wear it out faster?
by charlesh
Sun Dec 18, 2011 11:36 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Which two repairs do you think I should do?
Replies: 21
Views: 2987

Which two repairs do you think I should do?

Looking for advice. I have to do 3 things urgently: 1) fix MTX synchro problem (won't go into 1st and grinds into 2nd) 2) replace clutch (slipping really bad and getting worse), and 3) change shocks & springs (driving on bad struts for 2 years now, it bottoms out bad and the tires are wearing uneven...
by charlesh
Sun Nov 06, 2011 12:42 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: PT Clutch upgrade
Replies: 12
Views: 1363

Just looked at neons.org. "gyrol" says:
If you happen to buy a clutch kit for a 2002 - 04 2.7 Stratus or Sebring that comes with a throuwout bearing, thats the one you want to use. Its the same as above.
by charlesh
Sat Nov 05, 2011 5:54 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: PT Clutch upgrade
Replies: 12
Views: 1363

Based on what others are saying, I'll go with the Stratus, thanks. Just to clarify, at Rock Auto I pull up the 2002 Stratus 2.7 clutch kit (05119, it actually says 2001--2004 not 2002--2004), and that's the one with the correct throw-out bearing, right?
by charlesh
Sat Nov 05, 2011 4:14 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: PT Clutch upgrade
Replies: 12
Views: 1363

PT Clutch upgrade

I'm going to have my MTX rebuilt soon, and when I do, I'll upgrade to the PT clutch since my clutch is slipping pretty bad. I checked out rockauto for clutches and they have a lot of manufacturers listed for the PT clutch kits. There's Rhinopac/World Car; Sachs; Brute Power; Beck/Arnley; Exedy; and ...
by charlesh
Wed Oct 26, 2011 9:07 pm
Forum: HT Chassis
Topic: How To: Parking Brake Adjustment for Rear Disc Brakes
Replies: 24
Views: 15977

I'll try tightening it more then. I was cautious about going too far and causing drag or something, but like the other poster said, it won't spin like a bicycle wheel anyway.
by charlesh
Tue Oct 25, 2011 9:13 pm
Forum: HT Chassis
Topic: How To: Parking Brake Adjustment for Rear Disc Brakes
Replies: 24
Views: 15977

Great DIY! I just did this today, but I think I ran into problems. I was turning the star wheel little by little, spinning the wheel to judge resistance. Thing is, there's a pulsating resistance--as I spin the wheel, the friction isn't constant, but at a certain point you can hear more resistance. M...
by charlesh
Mon Oct 24, 2011 9:26 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Recommended replacements--high mileage
Replies: 18
Views: 1925

Here's what I've done since I got it 2 years ago: replaced: tires (Kumho Ecsta ASX) Timing belt water pump lower control arms inner tie rods A/C compressor MAP sensor and electrical connector fuel pump assembly Next on list: rebuild MTX (synchronizer problem in 1st and 2nd, reverse makes slight grin...
by charlesh
Mon Oct 24, 2011 9:11 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Motor shaking, no power
Replies: 28
Views: 2741

I don't know the part number. It's the full assembly including the regulator. He did the work today and it's all done. The car runs great. Plus, I fixed the MAP connector before, so no more problems there. I've driven 30 miles now and NO CEL. I've had codes for the last 2 years and it's really stran...
by charlesh
Sun Oct 23, 2011 4:15 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Motor shaking, no power
Replies: 28
Views: 2741

yeah, the dealer charges $40 extra if you don't return the old one. Go figure. I don't know why. The guy at the dealer said the manufacturer wants it back for some reason. I have no idea why. I'm not doing the work myself, I would have no idea how to replace the fuel pump, plus I don't have the time...
by charlesh
Sat Oct 22, 2011 6:11 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Motor shaking, no power
Replies: 28
Views: 2741

Fixed the MAP sensor connector. That really helped stabilize the engine. Managed to drive the car 15 miles to the mechanic. Turns out the fuel pressure was only at 18 psi, so I'm having the fuel pump replaced. Like one poster said, now I'll have a brand new fuel pump. I got the OE from the dealer, ...
by charlesh
Fri Oct 21, 2011 5:45 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Motor shaking, no power
Replies: 28
Views: 2741

Fixed the MAP sensor connector. That really helped stabilize the engine. Managed to drive the car 15 miles to the mechanic. Turns out the fuel pressure was only at 18 psi, so I'm having the fuel pump replaced. Like one poster said, now I'll have a brand new fuel pump. I got the OE from the dealer, s...
by charlesh
Sat Oct 15, 2011 10:26 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Motor shaking, no power
Replies: 28
Views: 2741

Here are the positions of the 3 wires on the MAP sensor connector: 1. dark green/red: 1-4v SIGNAL 2. Black/light blue: GROUND 3. violet/white: 5v SUPPLY My signal wire has a spade connector about 3 inches up from the MAP connector. Is that supposed to be there? or would that just be a fix? The conne...
by charlesh
Thu Oct 13, 2011 4:26 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Motor shaking, no power
Replies: 28
Views: 2741

Alright, I got a new battery (free battery--the old one was still under warranty :) ) and began checking the wires. Wiggling the MAP sensor connector wires, the engine started stumbling pretty bad. Bad connector! Also, the green wire has some kind of a wire connector spliced in it, with bare wire sh...
by charlesh
Wed Oct 12, 2011 9:49 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Motor shaking, no power
Replies: 28
Views: 2741

To begin with, I'm going to get a new battery tomorrow. Then I'll start by removing the fuel filter/regulator. Is there any way to tell just by looking if the filter is bad? or do you just have to replace it and cross your fingers? I visually inspected the tps wires and they looked fine. I don't hav...
by charlesh
Wed Oct 12, 2011 4:19 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Motor shaking, no power
Replies: 28
Views: 2741

What should I look for?
by charlesh
Wed Oct 12, 2011 4:10 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Motor shaking, no power
Replies: 28
Views: 2741

I got my car back now. A little more background: a week before it broke down, the battery started dying. A couple days later it was dead. I recharged it overnight the night before I broke down. The battery's 2 years old--cheap Walmart battery. When I got the car back a couple days ago, the battery w...
by charlesh
Thu Sep 29, 2011 3:04 am
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Recommended replacements--high mileage
Replies: 18
Views: 1925

Awesome guys! That's exactly what I need. Thanks.
by charlesh
Wed Sep 28, 2011 1:33 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Recommended replacements--high mileage
Replies: 18
Views: 1925

Although I can't think of anything really important off the top of my head besides the timing belt and water pump. At least nothing that would KO your car. Doesn't mean there isn't, just means I just woke up and can't think. LOL. This is what I use for that: http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/1286/...
by charlesh
Wed Sep 28, 2011 9:46 am
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Recommended replacements--high mileage
Replies: 18
Views: 1925

Recommended replacements--high mileage

I haven't gotten my car back yet, but I'm making plans for the future. My car is high-mileage--115k. I bought it used and therefore don't know how it was treated before me. I've been fixing it little by little, incl. new water pump and timing belt. Since my breakdown, I've been thinking 2 options--g...

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