Researching a problem that has developed. Driving back to town from a camping trip to reload on supplies and my 89 gl auto awd 4spd start bucking and sputtering when under a load, would rev up fine when it just sat under no load. Battery went dead so I suspect an alternator is part of the problem. I figured the voltage got low enough that it couldn't supply the need volts to run ecu fuel pump etc etc. When I got it towed home, I put another battery in it and now it cracks but won't start, I hear nothing from the rear frame where the pump is, i'm guessing pump or relay.
Guess my question is, are the turbo and non turbo pumps the same. I work at a wrecking yard, and the Hollander system says they are different. And of course they are few and far between as far as what I can see when I look it up on our computer system.
I know sub's are the legos of the automotive world, so it seems surprising to me that something as simple as an inline fuel pump would vary, but maybe turbos need more or less pressure or the fittings are different.
This thing also sprung a leak, don't know for sure if its head gasket or cracked head, seems to me I've read a number of times, that all heads are cracked on these for the most part, and I've got 2 other 89's that are both manuals, that I know have cracks in the head, but they don't leak externally like this one has started to do. And again, Hollander says the heads are non interchangeable.
And the last thing is, very difficult to find an engine for the turbo, I have a spare non turbo that I've kept around for one of my other 89's, is it a straight up swap, my computer system says the ecu's are different.