Discussion in '2nd Gen 1991-1996 1.9L SOHC' started by chestypuller, Jul 6, 2014.
A set? How come they don't appear to match?
I'm probably taking the same smog test that you are. Every two years. Never had a problem, and not surprised!
pic was from when I had just one installed lol. Here’s both!
As we are planning a long christmas drive, I did what was mostly normal maintenance on my silver 94LX wagon in November. I changed the oil and filter, replaced the power steering pump, plus a new high pressure hose from the pump. I changed the timing belt/tensioner & the serpentine belt. I did my annual check of the fluid level in the 5-speed. The headlamps were about 13 years old; and besides their silvery luster being faded, one of them now had a cracked support frame; so got new headlamps. Did my semiannual check of the pressure in all five tires.
For a couple of years this car has had a battery drain of about 90 milliamps - so thinking it could be a bad 'clock and memory' power supply in the radio, I changed to an aftermarket radio. The battery drain remained: So I disconnected the airbag control module. The drain remained. I either disconnect the battery when the car will be unused for longer than a week, or I put a trickle charger on it.
After the above maintenance, we took 3 weeks over christmas and drove to visit our grandsons. They live in West Seattle, about 3000 miles away from far south Texas. We stopped in Long Beach on the way up to visit with an in-law. Normally from there we would go north on !-5, all the way to near Seattle. But a rain storm with freezing temps was predicted for the morning of our start-out. Instead we went west on the Ventura freeway, then hugged the coast for a couple of hundred miles, until we could head over the mountains, and be well above the I-5, which was closed at the grapevine in both directions.
By the time we got home again, we had put 6000 miles on the Escort, our 94LX with the 5-speed. No problems or hiccups at all.
I stripped my interior one day, put sound deadening material down the next, and drove it to work the following day.
Did you resolve your current drain issue? If not, have you tried putting an ammeter between each circuit and ground? With the key off, pull out a fuse and hook a jumper to the "hot" end of that fused circuit, through the ammeter and out a lead to the other end of the fuse connection. One of those fused circuits will show an unusual current drain and that path will lead you to the device that's drawing current.
I made arrangements for new tires today. There was a noticeable vibration in the car at speeds above 45 mph. It was a rhythm vibration, about a second on and about .2 seconds off. The tires had good tread but they were really old and something in one or more of the tires shifted it's shape I searched many hours on this Forum trying to resolve this issue and, on the advise of an old "tire" man, I did some switching and found the problem. Something like, "Old tires don't die, they just shift away."
I have had that same occurrence. It was always with a tire over 6 or 7 years old, and having gone over some bad potholes. I figured there must have been some cords in the tire carcass that had finally broken, allowing the parts of the tire to go more or less out of shape. Usually there was some visibly uneven tread wear once the wheel was off the car. Running low on air could also have happened.
Since you guys brought up tires, here's one I took off my B2200 a couple of years ago. It had started to shake a bit, and got worse so I decided to investigate:
A couple of days later it came quite apart as it was leaning against some junk in the yard.
Yeah, I like to use up tires.
Beautiful! I'm about 10hrs into chiseling sound deadener off, painting, and applying deadener. And only 1 "like"?!?! This is real effort!
My car is NEARLY rust free and I want to keep it that way. The old deadening was rock hard and starting to shrink and crack, making it capture moisture.
Aside from the moisture, the deadening material was so hard that it now resonates sound!
For the record, my interior has been in storage for 3 years );
The day before primer I lost my tailgate and rear bumper, and it sat for a while afterwards. Then I got it back on the road and it blew a headgasket.
I bought and sold several cars in the mean time.
I'm not stopping till my amps and wiring are done! Also have a speedo cable and 4 door latches to install while I'm in here.
4 door latches, speedo cable, interior paint (rustproofing), and deadening. Nearly 25 hours.
Now to wire it, and replace the ignition cylinder :/
Installed front speaker wire and power...
The headunit isn't as green as it looks, dash isn't as blue as it looks.
You can fit a nice touchscreen in there. I'm on my 2nd.
Not today but recently, installed some Miata daisies! And tomorrow, hopefully, some eBay coilover sleeves.
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