Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Shepparton, Victoria
EA 3.9L motor rebuild
I am sick of all the problems with my car at the moment, so i'm gunna get a heap of parts together then take a week off work and work on my car till it's all fixed.
Anyway, the problems i have are: Smoke (exhaust), Starter throwout not engaging, poor starting when warm outside, distributor 6 pin plug faulty, rocker gear tappy, motor and tranny oil leaks, rear shockers noisey, window seals jam windows, small whine noise from transmission or diff (not sure which, mainly in first, and starting in second now), evaporator box leaks from fan speed regulator (probably drain hole blocked), ambient temp sensor not working, and gutless!
WOW! I didn't realise there was that much wrong with my car till i listed them!
Anyway, I will be starting work on all these things when the weather cools down and was just wondering if anyone had any hints on doing any of these things, such as, what's the most common points for oil leaks in motor and tranny, is a small whine noise from tranny normal? Can the rings be done without removing the motor from the car but by just raising it a bit? Where can i get window seals from other than ford (they want to charge me about $60 a door!)? Can the evap box come out from under the dash without undoing air con pipes? What can cause the hard start? (I know this has been covered heaps lately, sorry!)
I think that's all I will ask for now! I will probably think of more later! My old man has been a mechanic for 30 years and he reckons that i can do the rings with the motor in the car. I dont think he'll change his mind cause he's one of those stubborn fathers :)
Anyway, thanks for any replies. I just wanna have my car off the road once and do everything at once, not have to keep pulling it apart and stuff. Especially since it is MPFI and the intake makes it a pain in the arse to get anything under it done!
EA Fairmont Ghia : 3.9L MPFI, 2.5" cat back sports exhaust, K&N panel filter. Pioneer head unit, pioneer 4" three way fronts, Pioneer 6" 3 way rears, 2x 12" subs, blue interior light.
My main pride and joy : '76 XB Fairmont GS, 250CI, 140,000 Km and all stock.... for now! (Factory air-con on the way)