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Lists of crap wrong with your cruiesr?

Discussion in '80-Series Tech' started by nyk438, Jul 12, 2005.

  1. nyk438

    nyk438

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    Mine so far is:
    Bent tie rod
    Leaky PS gearbox
    busted o2 sensor
    rear seal oil leak


    Costs too much to fix the leak and the gearbox right now as a college student yet she runs and never gives me guff :D

    So, what problems does your cruiser have now?

    I want to start building her up now with little things but I always end up having a bill to pay or try and save it to fix the crap thats wrong with it now. :rolleyes: I can never win.
     
  2. parabola

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    I have a clunking sound from the suspension; I suspect it's loose shocks or something similiar. I'll look at it this weekend.

    Other than that I haven't found much wrong with my new rig.
     
  3. RavenTai

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  4. nyk438

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    Yeah didn't get that in my search :rolleyes:

    What are shim valves. Is it the valves that make your cruiser sound like a large knitting machine?
     
  5. RavenTai

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    LOL cant hear mine over the injectors. but measured the valve lash, all are at the top of the range and one over the allowed range by 0.001.
     
  6. reffug

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    Mine has a drinking problem. :crybaby:

    Its an alcoholic. :D
     
  7. beno

    beno Gihee Arakawa Moderator GOLD Star

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    Besides the drinking problem (top shelf liqour too :frown: ):

    DS ABS sensor cracked (newbie mistake during birfield job)
    Exhaust Manifold leak
    Shift-lock problem (I shift using a contractor's pencil :doh: )
    Metal clanky sounds (post lift)
    Driveline vibes.

    Dats it!
    -o-
     
  8. stayalert

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    Wife and kids get to use it way more than me :crybaby:
     
  9. NovaFZJ80

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    Problems i had:
    Rear main leak,
    transfer case/tranny seal leak
    tranny pan leak
    A/C seals in compressor leak
     
  10. T Y L E R

    T Y L E R

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    Fuel filters .. oh, and pansy-ass stock alloys - way too narrow *yuck*




    TY
     
  11. Koffer

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    You dont have to worry about that with the 3FE
    you can adjust yours with a couple of wrenches and a set of feeler gauges (old skool)
     
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    POWER STEERING BOX LEAK

    Seems to be a common problem!!!
     
  13. flintknapper

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    One dash bulb out, antenna mast needs replacing, washer diverter needs replacing. Will fix all of these this weekend.

    Nothing else.

    I just ordered a bunch of parts from Dan to do some PM but I love the way this thing just keeps going and going.
     
  14. fzj80kidpen

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    Broke antenna mast soon to be replaced.
    Stock bumpers, no sliders, no lift
    Serious drinking problem (14mpg mixed driving - oh well)
    Cracked plastic drivers side air director thingy
    Burlwood blues
    headliner woes
    But she runs great
     
  15. e9999

    e9999 You want to do what...? Moderator

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    tiny A/C Oring leak.
    needs sliders, lift, and bumpers!
    that's it....
     
  16. parabola

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    I musta been drunk last night...

    1. Suspension clunk
    2. Running light out
    3. A/C doesn't blow too cold unless moving
    4. If using 'fresh air' instead of recirculating, I hear this wierd buzz-click noise from the glove box and the fans seem to go high then low then high repeatedly.
    5. Seems to have a noisy valvetrain. I'd have to hear someone elses to see if this is normal.
    6. Drinking problem (the truck)
     
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    These arn't problems, they are defecincies................................ :D
     
  18. NorCalDoug

    NorCalDoug problems solved daily...

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    I managed to knock my front turn signal light out of its hole. I haven't tried too hard to get it back in, but it's not just a matter of pushing it in so it'll snap.

    Sunroof leaks a tiny bit if I run it through one of those touchless carwashes with high water pressure. I don't do it too often, but it's nice to get the nasty goo off the rig after some of these trail rides at the carwash rather than on the driveway.

    I have a faint brake light on ever since I adjusted the star screw on my e-brake.

    The cover for the DS rear door speaker popped off and won't stay on anymore. I plan to replace the door speakers, so I havn't been too concerned about it.

    My steering wheel isn't centered perfectly. It has a slightly off toward the left. I first noticed it after a particularly rough trail where I'd slammed the front end hard a couple times.

    I broke a piece off my fan shroud a couple weekends ago; I haven't fixed it yet -- does that count too?

    All pretty minor stuff.
     
  19. Cruiser Jimmy

    Cruiser Jimmy Moderator

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    Let's see:

    Thermostat Broken
    Which eventually lead to the replacement of the following:
    Water pump
    Radiator
    passenger's heater core
    main heater core
    and various heater hoses

    Valve Job
    Valve Cover
    Side Valve Cover
    Rear Main Seal (Just completed) https://forum.ih8mud.com/showthread.php?t=50804
    Oil Pan gasket x2
    Tranny seals front input and rear output shafts (ATF in Transfer case)
    No. 1 Breather pipe on tranny
    Drive line clunk (Still a problem)
    Smog pump check valve
    Front Axle Seals
    EGR Valve
    Rebuilt Tranny

    that's about it, for now.
     
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    windshield washer diverter, starter (just contacts, but got a new one under warranty), cig. lighter, clogged radiator (got a new one under warranty).