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96 Legacy Wagon w/ Issues
Posted 06 October 2012 - 01:55 PM
Also, I'll let it be known that the suspension on this car will be going down, not up. And that the most off road that it will see is snow taking me to the mountain and the occasional Ken Block-esque spirited gravel road driving.
Posted 06 October 2012 - 02:14 PM
I'd check the timing belt first (you never know).
Cheapest way is just drop another 2.2 in it, if the engine is really damaged.
Frankenmotor is about the best option for inexpensive power. All you would need is a 2.5 shortblock basically and re-use the heads from the 2.2, assuming they aren't damaged. A set of Delta reground cams goes a long way too.
Posted 06 October 2012 - 08:15 PM
It's a Brighton trimmed 5spd car with 138k on the clock, won't tell you guys what I'm paying for it til it's in my driveway tomorrow.
Posted 07 October 2012 - 01:34 AM
Posted 07 October 2012 - 10:17 AM
Posted 07 October 2012 - 06:34 PM
Says the car started making funny noises and then suddenly quit running one day. Spins over but no start in it's current state.
Could the noises be lifters like the EA82 TOD?!
Posted 07 October 2012 - 10:33 PM
Car wiggles a lot going down the road, pretty sure the front rotors and/or alignment are thoroughly trashed. Battery is DEAD as a friggin' doornail so haven't gotten to spin the motor yet. Going to pull the timing covers in the AM and see what I find.
Any good reputable aftermarket manufacturers of Timing components or should I go all OEM?
Posted 07 October 2012 - 11:40 PM
Mizumoauto on Ebay has basically the same kit but they offer it with an OE brand water pump (Aisin) with a factory style gasket and cam and crank front seals for only about $125 shipped.
Noise, and then it quit, but it still cranks over. Timing idler locked up shredded the belt.
Rod bearing would have ended as a hole in the block. TOD on an EJ engine is a rod knock, and that's mostly a 2.5 problem. :-p
2.2 is practically bullet proof unless someone literally never changes the oil.
Posted 07 October 2012 - 11:47 PM
Posted 07 October 2012 - 11:57 PM
Posted 08 October 2012 - 08:39 AM
Posted 08 October 2012 - 12:26 PM
Just turned the motor around by hand. Passenger side cam pulley "pops" occasionally in it's rotation? Possibly belt is slipping, tripping a cam position sensor resulting in a no start?
Posted 08 October 2012 - 01:46 PM
EDIT: Got the pass side pulley off, camshaft to pulley pin is gone and the hole the pin used to be in has been destroyed. Looks like it's time for a set of cams and another timing set! No progress on the no spin from the starter though.
Edited by wentz912, 08 October 2012 - 01:54 PM.
Posted 08 October 2012 - 03:11 PM
Posted 08 October 2012 - 03:30 PM
Posted 08 October 2012 - 04:07 PM
if you need one get it used.
Posted 08 October 2012 - 04:18 PM
try jumping 12 volts from the battery to the SMALL spade connector on the starter. if that does not spin it then either really bad contacts in the solenoid or a bad starter all together.
if you need one get it used.
Why used versus a reman'd unit?
Posted 08 October 2012 - 05:25 PM
www.car-part.com sort by distance to see what is close and then by price to see what is cheap.
the ''contacts'' in the solenoid getting old and scorched is a common issue and for $15 - $20 you can get the replacement parts and DIY. but a good used unit for $35??, maybe, is a good deal too.
Posted 08 October 2012 - 07:41 PM
Posted 08 October 2012 - 07:45 PM
Posted 13 October 2012 - 01:14 PM
I'm hoping I can get away with throwing these couple of new parts in and having her go. If she makes a lot of noise, I will pull the heads off and go all the way through her.
I can't lose!
Total investment so far: $950
Posted 14 October 2012 - 01:07 AM
Posted 14 October 2012 - 03:03 PM
Once you get the starter working then I suggest you check out the compression. I hope you don't have a bent valve issue on the right side. I don't like the sounds of things there.
Edited by Cougar, 14 October 2012 - 03:06 PM.
Posted 14 October 2012 - 07:35 PM
Cougar, thanks for the reminder on checking compression! Wicked good way to see if there is something bent before I try to start it!
Now concerning that, what is the best way to do it with these cars, being distributorless ignition and all that. Pull all the plug wires off the coil and spin it like that? You guys are great motivation!
Posted 15 October 2012 - 07:54 PM
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