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mkoch last won the day on July 4 2021

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    St Louis
  • Interests
    Woodworking, Judo
  • Occupation
    Manager, repairman at a violin shop
  • Vehicles
    1984 Gl Wagon 4wd

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  1. I stripped a hun on my 1985 BRAT, for the second time! The 36mm castellated nut was at the right torque, with cotter pin. What am I doing wrong?
  2. 1985 BRAT. I have decided to upgrade my alternator to a 90amp 1989 Nissan Maxima model. Is there an online source for a v pulley? Is it possible to use the pulley from the original BRAT alternator on the new alternator? LINK to alternator at Advance Auto Parts
  3. With the battery disconnected, I tested the resistance from the AC relay, through the thermostat and fan speed switch, to ground. You're right! The thermostat is part of the circuit in the four fan speed positions. Thank you for the response!
  4. 85 BRAT, where is AC thermostat? I want to locate every component. Pic
  5. I am trying to make the air conditioner work. I have 1984 Subaru 1600 1800 Engine and Body Service Manual and 1984 Subaru Wiring Diagram and Troubleshooting It looks like the 85 BRAT has the same dash and engine wiring as the 84 4wd wagon.
  6. I have the manual to the 84 gl, but the vehicle I drive is an 85 BRAT. Can I use the 84 wiring diagrams to fix the 85 BRAT?
  7. I have the manual to the 84 gl, but the vehicle I drive is an 85 BRAT. Can I use the 84 wiring diagrams to fix the 85 BRAT?
  8. I the ones which connect to the heater core. Connect on the driver's side firewall.
  9. I want to replace the heater hose on my '85 BRAT. What diameter should I get?
  10. That sounds about right. Both alternators that recently went bad had well over 100,000 miles on them.
  11. I have an 85 BRAT, I replace the alternator six months ago with one from my parts car, '84 GL. The replacement seems to be bad, with low voltage shown, and light coming on. Is there any component which could be making these alternators go bad? I thought the voltage regulator is in the alternator. mkoch
  12. I had what seemed like front axle problems. I can drive in 4wd, but not 2wd. The video explains is all. Parking brake on, engine running, 1st gear 2wd , clutch engaged. The castellated nut just spins! https://youtube.com/shorts/yYehV4mw_lg?feature=share What th... What's the problem??
  13. The video tells the story!!! The left turn signal switch will activate flashing in bulbs other than the turn signal bulb! https://youtube.com/shorts/AtWGv5Lt3ns?feature=share
  14. I had a leak, in a coolant bypass hose. I used dry ice in the radiator to pressurize the cooling system, and the leak became much easier to find. Video. https://youtube.com/shorts/gN2hKFJvt3M?feature=share
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