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anyone want this pile in my yard?
Posted 03 November 2003 - 01:33 PM
i get the supposedly (new shortblock) replaced, drive the damn thing to work, go home for lunch and the ****in transmission goes out.. had the pile of **** towed home cause it wouldn't come outa 4th gear. i know i put the clutch in right because it was still workin just fine.. and all the linkage is connected properly.. i checked.
so if anyone wants this POS come and get it.. i'm real tired of ****in with it..
Posted 03 November 2003 - 01:43 PM
Anyway - sounds like the same problem - just a little quirky is all
Hasn't bothered me yet - I learn to live with stuff like that cause I know I'll blow the tranny one day anyway, and put in a 5 spd.
Posted 03 November 2003 - 01:46 PM
the other thing is when ya stick it in 4low its goes into nuetral.. nothin works then.. pretty sure its gone..
Posted 03 November 2003 - 01:54 PM
On the 4WD lever - there is a neutral position between high and low - it's supposed to do that. Perhaps the 4WD shifter isn't properly adjusted - there's an adjustment for it under the console. And the 4WD Lo indicator light runs off a switch on the lever - NOT off the transmission, so it could still be lighting up, but the lever isn't pulling far enough.
Just some thoughts.
Posted 03 November 2003 - 01:59 PM
i'll check the 4low thingy when i get home.. again it "feels" like it shifts but nothin happens..
as far as how hard i was shifting, i was drivin along 55 mph.. see traffic slowing so i clutch, stop, shift into 1st.. start to go when traffic starts and whala, nothin but 4th gear..
it really feels like ya shift normally, but is in 4th.. reverse almost feels like a grind, but it never goes in either..
Posted 03 November 2003 - 02:02 PM
also i still want the seats
and i got an xt seat for you if you think it will
fit in the hatch, and a pile of other parts at my house for you
Posted 03 November 2003 - 02:05 PM
Sorry to hear about how bad that car is going, but you know how it is with old cars sometimes - just keep at it, and you'll have a sweet ride. Sounds like it's time for a 5 spd transplant, and an EA81 rebuild.
Don't give up - if I lived out there, I would help you, but I think it's a little far to drive for me
Posted 03 November 2003 - 02:07 PM
for all the work, and money i've put into this stupid thing, i coulda bought 3 or 4 non lifted hatch's in better shape...
as far as those seats go, i might pull teh ones in the wagon when i psrt it and put them in the hatch.. but those rs seats are yours for sure..
if your gonna be home thisafternoon i'll give ya a holler.. come get all that stuff outa yur driveway lol
Posted 03 November 2003 - 02:12 PM
i just swapped that ea81 out this weekend, thats what ticks me off so much. just got a good engine in it, that runs awsome.. then the first time i drive it, the tranny goes.. thats my frustration right there..
this ole wagon i got from Bill Putney, cost me $500 in febuary, i put a clutch in it, and have driven it 17,000 miles since febuary this year.. never had a problem outa it.. its gettin junked this month due to the rust.. but she's got 290k original, only burns 1 quart between changes. so thats a good soob imo.. this hatch is a defferent story..
Posted 03 November 2003 - 03:30 PM
Posted 03 November 2003 - 04:44 PM
the tranny is actually sitting safely on a shelf in my garage... I fear my 82 Brat will be needing it someday....
Posted 03 November 2003 - 11:05 PM
Posted 04 November 2003 - 07:41 AM
Posted 04 November 2003 - 10:35 AM
You know what I see here???? An oppourtunity....!! Why??
Now is the time to do the 5 speed dual range swap. I want to do it sometime on mine, so I would be willing to help you out getting everything figured out.
A yard down here in Roanoke offered to put a ea82 wagon on a rack and sell me everything I wanted for the tranny conversion (tranny, clutch, pressure plate, shifters, driveshaft) for $300, and, they would have a guy take everything off while I was there. He told me he would let me take the whole wagon outa there for $400, and do it on my own time, but, heck, $300 for everything needed and all I have to do is figure it all out and put in my hatch.
The reason I am telling you this is because for just a transmission, it is not worth giving up this hatch.
Putting a lift in is no easy chore, and for what you paid for the hatch with the lift, if you had to replace the engine and tranny, you are still not out much.
Come down here and I will give you that 4x4 single range tranny outa that wagon you got the engine from. At least that could get you going for a while.
Don't give up............
(p.s, i could come up there with my trailer if you really wanted out of the project, even as early as the weekend)
Posted 04 November 2003 - 10:55 AM
so my next attempt is new tranny mounts, which is going to be a pain in my arse to find.. easy to put in tho..
Posted 04 November 2003 - 03:01 PM
Posted 04 November 2003 - 06:03 PM
Posted 04 November 2003 - 06:06 PM
i figure if i do have to buy'em from the dealer, i'll have one of ya'll in oregon/washington hit a dealer and get'em for me and fedex'm would be 10 times faster gettin them lol
Posted 04 November 2003 - 06:08 PM
so for now i'll cross my fingers and hope the tranny lasts..
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