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    Help me diagnose a driveline vibration - Slinky 3" lift

    Dobinsons plates and springs yes. The rear shaft has ~300 miles on it. I got the rear pinion corrected as much as I could using the adjustable control arms that came with the lift kit. I agree I need a DC front
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    Help me diagnose a driveline vibration - Slinky 3" lift

    I am having this exact problem on my 80 but with a 4" Dobinsons Lift and caster plates. Almost a "grinding" sound when I let off the gas and it gets slightly better when I am on the gas. Stock driveshaft up front with new joints and a Tattons double cardan in the rear. Completely goes away when...
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    Loose Steering

    Alright I’ll take a look at the nut when I have time to pull it apart. Might be a dumb question but how do I properly torque the adjuster nut and input screw?
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    Loose Steering

    Sounds like I have to tear open the steering box anyway then. Maybe I’ll try tightening the adjuster on top first
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    Loose Steering

    Howdy everyone A few years ago I rebuilt the leaky steering box in my '97 and replaced the seals. The steering had a bit of play but I wasn't looking to buy a new steering box. Figured I would just replace the seals for a few bucks and move on. Anyway 100k miles later the steering just has too...
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    Intermittent starting issues

    Bypass the stock wiring from the ignition switch to the starter solenoid and put a relay in there... for some reason it seems to degrade and causes the same issues you are experiencing. Seen it on 2 80s
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    Front axle leaking again

    Didn’t think of that. I extended the breather about a year ago but I haven’t looked at it since
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    Front axle leaking again

    Cool thanks guys. I’ve been keeping an eye on the fluid level in the diff and it appears to be fine. I turned a little seal driver a while back that is similar to that wits end one so I don’t have a problem driving the seal in there but installing it deeper sounds like a good idea. Also when I...
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    Front axle leaking again

    Howdy, I've rebuilt my knuckles twice and the inner seal has failed, causing the grease and the gear oil to mix. Same old story. Also has pretty good drip on the outside. I don't mind doing to job again but its super messy and time consuming. I used marlin crawler seals the first time then a...
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    New A/C compressor pulls a vacuum on low side

    Cool. I have one of those infrared thermometers too, but I can probably borrow a cooking thermometer just to test. I’ll get a vent temp tomorrow!
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    New A/C compressor pulls a vacuum on low side

    I added refrigerant through low side. Let her run for about 10 mins with blower on high
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    New A/C compressor pulls a vacuum on low side

    Engine at idle, ambient temp ~90F, didn’t get a vent temp. Felt cold, not crazy though
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    New A/C compressor pulls a vacuum on low side

    Got everything back together. New o-rings all around. Added exactly 2 bottles of refrigerant and here’s the pressures I’m getting
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    New A/C compressor pulls a vacuum on low side

    I just shot some air through the evaporator, so it’s clear. Nothing weird there. When I did the same thing to the condenser, a bunch of oil came out. I also blew out the other two lines, the one running to the drier and the one going to the condenser. My understanding was that the oil is...
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    New A/C compressor pulls a vacuum on low side

    No, but the evaporator is out now and I can do that. I’ll try blowing air through the condenser too.
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    New A/C compressor pulls a vacuum on low side

    Hi everyone! I am having some troubles with my air conditioning system on my ‘95. My knowledge about A/C is not very extensive (and it shows :hillbilly:) but I wanted to tackle this job myself since I’m 19 and have no money Here’s what happened: I replaced my A/C compressor because the old...
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    Exhaust gaskets turning into dust

    About a year ago I replaced my entire exhaust with an aftermarket Bosal system (total PIA) and since then I have been having issues with the gaskets between the headers and downpipe. These stupid gaskets keep failing and I can not figure out why. I have replaced them four times since installing...
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    Starter intermittent start

    I went through all this just a few months ago. Replaced starter twice, new battery, and replaced ignition switch with no luck. I ended up adding a separate relay for the starter, completely independent of the old circuit. The relay is triggered by the ignition switch. I assume the signal wire...
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    Starter issues and other electrical oddities

    The ignition switch turned out to be working intermittently, so I had to bypass it. Apparently the it is prone to wearing out over time and even though it technically sends 12 volts to the starter, the connection that makes internally is flakey and is not good enough to trigger the starter...
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    Starter issues and other electrical oddities

    I got working on the truck again yesterday... I removed the NSS, rebuilt it, cleaned the connectors, and re-installed. Next I checked the ingition switch, that appears to be working too. I have been studying the wiring diagrams trying to debug the electrical system. This diagram shows that the...
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