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#26 BratRod

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 08:23 AM

Pics!!

#27 Mundog64

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Posted 21 December 2013 - 05:13 AM

All I have are a few night shots. I can't take any pictures of my own right now. It is definitly a fwd brat

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Posted 21 December 2013 - 05:26 PM

The speedometer cable may not be installed on the speedometer drive correctly.

You can see where it attaches to the drive if you stick your head under the dash. I find it easier to do so if I remove the seat first.

Pair of long needle nose pliers work wonders for putting the cable where it's supposed to be.



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Posted 22 December 2013 - 02:59 PM

Pics!!

they are not the clearest pics but thats me.  Christmas came early!!! :)

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Posted 22 December 2013 - 03:03 PM

The speedometer cable may not be installed on the speedometer drive correctly.

You can see where it attaches to the drive if you stick your head under the dash. I find it easier to do so if I remove the seat first.

Pair of long needle nose pliers work wonders for putting the cable where it's supposed to be.

appreciate the help.  i'm going out to the driveway now to see if its something i can fix.  i put over 100 miles on it yesterday just running around the South Bay and Orange County.  best therapy ever. 



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Posted 30 December 2013 - 01:17 AM

I feel a bit guilty not reporting back quicker on my subaru experience. I could not fix my speedometer issue but I'll press on. Right now I'm concerned with a ripped boot on the front passenger side. Cost me about the same as I paid for the car to get it in running condition and I'm pretty pleased that I have not gone over my imaginary budget limit yet.. Driveway pictures to come as I pause and decide the best next repair on the Brat and save up for the same.

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Posted 04 January 2014 - 12:30 AM

I love my brat. Its putin' along with only a few issues. Needs to pass CA emmissions, a torn boot and the odometer must get fixed. The minor issues are only cosmetic such as topper glass, reupholster seats and protect it from future rust. My work parking lot is only a stones throw from the pacific ocean so my goal is to get it ready by summer 2014

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Posted 04 January 2014 - 12:37 AM

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Posted 04 January 2014 - 12:44 AM

Runs good not great as the ecs light is on

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Posted 04 January 2014 - 12:49 AM

Go under and see if it has a drive line if it does its 4wd. I'm guessing it is because it has a push button for it on the shifter off a 85 and up dl or loyale.

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Posted 04 January 2014 - 12:50 AM

Nothing fancy

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Posted 04 January 2014 - 01:00 AM

Go under and see if it has a drive line if it does its 4wd. I'm guessing it is because it has a push button for it on the shifter off a 85 and up dl or loyale.


The driveline is there but theres a cable with a diaphram looking part in the engine compartment just zip tied disconnected that may be why its not engaging in 4wd. Appreciate the comment Turbosubarubrat

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Posted 04 January 2014 - 01:04 AM

Since you in CA you should have a ECM bolted on to the steering rack under the dash. Is the ECS light blinking or stays on? You should be able to see it flash through the crack in between the dash and the cover by the pedals. If you can't find it take off the plastic cover 2 screws and its off. It only flashes when the ECS light stays on, 1 long blink =10 and 1 short blink =1 so add blinks together and there is a 1.5 second poss in between codes if there is more than one. If you don't have a book a can tell you what the code means.

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Posted 10 January 2014 - 01:18 AM


Since you CA you should have a ECM bolted on to the steering rack under the dash. Is the ECS light blinking or stays on? You should be able to see it flash through the crack in between the dash and the cover by the pedals. If you can't find it take off the plastic cover 2 screws and its off. It only flashes when the ECS light stays on, 1 long blink =10 and 1 short blink =1 so add blinks together and there is a 1.5 second poss in between codes if there is more than one. If you don't have a book a can tell you what the code means.


I will definitly need your help with the codes once I get under there and check hopefully this weekend. Thanks TurboSubarubrat

Edited by Mundog64, 10 January 2014 - 01:23 AM.


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Posted 11 January 2014 - 02:45 AM

Hey Turbosubarubrat, I followed your instructions and observed the following.

7 long blinks and 3 short so would that be a code 73?

thanks
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Posted 12 January 2014 - 09:40 PM

The code is for the ignition pulse system. Book says to check the number 18 terminal on the ECM plug with a multimeter. example of plug
10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11
If its connection is good on the plug and the ECM terminal is not bent/broken the ECM needs replaced. If the connection is bad repair harness.

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 03:17 AM

The code is for the ignition pulse system. Book says to check the number 18 terminal on the ECM plug with a multimeter. example of plug
10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11
If its connection is good on the plug and the ECM terminal is not bent/broken the ECM needs replaced. If the connection is bad repair harness.


I appreciate the info. I need to buy or borrow a multimeter then learn how to use it. I did visual and #18 wire connection and no obvious issues.

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 03:38 AM

My temporary permit expires 1-31 so Ca emissions and my ecs light issues are pretty high on the priority list of repairs.
Im hoping the ecs light resolves the ca emissions issue.

I had the opportunity to verify the mpg while driving to and from Disneyland via all highway and came up with 24.4 mpg.
I thought it was great considering its in default mode.

Oh, can anyone identify my rear brake set up? Please. I priced brake pads and was told that my 1985 Brat should have drums not disc.Attached File  20140120_223731.jpg   93.67K   23 downloads

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 03:54 PM

The code is for the ignition pulse system. Book says to check the number 18 terminal on the ECM plug with a multimeter. example of plug
10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11
If its connection is good on the plug and the ECM terminal is not bent/broken the ECM needs replaced. If the connection is bad repair harness.

hey there guys and gals, followed these directions and I cleared my ECS light. After removing the computer I could not believe what I saw. My #18 prong was completly bent. I gently straitened it out and reset it. I drove around and its GONE.
I cant thank you enough.

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 05:30 PM

Glad it was an easy fix.

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 05:32 PM

Pic of 2 EA82 5-speeds. D/R on the right, P/B one on the left.

 

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Tomrhere, would you happen to have a picture of what my speedometer cable should look like.  i ensured connection at the dash and looked at the end that connects to the transmission.  i'm not sure if it is the correct one.  i need to buy one if anyone 

has one they can spare.  thanks



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Posted 24 January 2014 - 05:35 PM

My temporary permit expires 1-31 so Ca emissions and my ecs light issues are pretty high on the priority list of repairs.
Im hoping the ecs light resolves the ca emissions issue.

I had the opportunity to verify the mpg while driving to and from Disneyland via all highway and came up with 24.4 mpg.
I thought it was great considering its in default mode.

Oh, can anyone identify my rear brake set up? Please. I priced brake pads and was told that my 1985 Brat should have drums not disc.attachicon.gif20140120_223731.jpg

sorry to press guys and gals.  i'm trying to buy brake pads for the rear of my brat and need your help identifying the year make and model they are from.  thanks in advance

 

ray 



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Posted 24 January 2014 - 07:12 PM

I have 1986 Subaru BRAT. I swapped to rear discs brake from drums brake in few years ago. I know disc and pads brakes from 1988 Subaru GL-10.



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Posted 24 January 2014 - 11:08 PM

Glad i could help. You can see the speedometer cable on the transmission on the left in the pic above wrapped around in the middle. This is the same transmission you have too. The end of the cable has a bolt shape to it so you use a wrench or a pair of vise grips to unscrew it, but first you need to pull the rest out from under the dash through the fire wall. The rear disk pads could be off anything with a ea82t (ea82 turbo/1800 turbo) 85-94 so gl-10, rx, loyale and possibly some xt or xt-6(not positive on those) some non-turbos had them but its just easier to say 88 gl-10 like the other poster said since they will find it easier at the parts storehttp://www.napaonlin...7+50068+2068009.



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Posted 25 January 2014 - 02:30 AM

How's it running?




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