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Keep us posted on the battle by updating your thread. Most all of us car lovers go through this, and because it is governed by state law, there are many outcomes.
Be nice if the ignition key theft interlock had a "center wheel" position...
Art Benstein near Baltimore
The average dog is a nicer person than the average person.
I made a "funnel" out of the top of a 2L plastic bottle. The bottom of the bottle is cut off at an angle up the side. It then fits right under the filter with room to twist off the filter. Then, the top still has the cap. Once the oil is drained, I have all the drained oil in the upside down bottle. I can then empty the upside down bottle by removing the cap with no messes. Works for me.
For the fun of Volvos,
'92 245DL, '90 760 GLT
Check the throttle position switch and make sure it is "clicking" into idle setting when you close the throttle. It's the click that tells the system that the IAC needs to keep the engine at idle speed. Simply HEARING the click may not be proof that the switch is functioning properly - checking continuity across the connector pins is a better method. The 700/900 FAQ has instructions for adjusting the switch and verifying it's functioning properly.
What sort of fault codes are you getting, if a...
It must be leaking very badly for you to think of doing this work in today's weather much less plan actually doing it. I'd carry ATF and a sheet of cardboard before trying this with or without the slick tool on the street or driveway today.
Or even pay someone... well maybe I would not go that far.
One tactic you could take if your HF puller doesn't pan out: Pull the housing and cross your fingers the gasket will be as intact as mine was. Replace it with the old gasket and some of your fav...
Randy Starkie finally sent a polite note, very kindly, suggestion that I publish the new FAQ with all the contributions to date as well as Dan Heinzkill's new, easier to use index. I finally made the time to do this. I'll be uploading it to Brickboard, VCOA and UK Club during the next week. You should see the new, improved, easier to navigate FAQ by next weekend.
Thanks to all who contributed an enormous collection of intellectual capital about the 700/900/90 series cars.
See the 700/900...
Compare the gland nut that was already on the car with the new one that came with the strut cartridge. If I'm thinking correctly the old one should be shorter. The threads may not be cut far enough into the tube to fully accomodate the new gland nut.
If that is the case you have your answer.
As far as fit goes, does the new cartridge seem to hang up when you install it in the tube? It should slide right in with no hang ups. You can tell if it bottoms out or not. When I installed TC's in...
the shocks are held in place by a long bolt through the trailer arm and stud bolted to the frame.
the upper stud which bolts to the frame is held in place by a nut on the inner side of the frame. sometimes this nut can work loose causing the stud to wobble which in turn causes the shock to be unstable at its upper mounting point.
The check valve for the rear washer in my 245 quit -- the little rubber diaphragm thingy had softened and gummed up the inside, sealing it all shut.
After cleaning out the gunk, I replaced the diaphragm with a disc cut from a plastic sandwich bag and snapped the valve together.
Happy Holidays to all!
Don Foster (near Cape Cod, MA)