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08-26-2018, 04:29 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By gerardvg

Hi i use a caster camber gauge, has a magnet you...

Hi i use a caster camber gauge, has a magnet you can clamp on the disc great if you have ZR1 A mold wheels like i do.
Otherwise you need to be able to clamp onto the wheel or hub, for doing it...
08-26-2018, 04:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 179
Posted By gerardvg

Easy way is to check while on a highway going...

Easy way is to check while on a highway going uphill, if the rpm remains the same the torque converter is locked.
lightly pressing the brake while going uphill will release the torque converter lock...
08-26-2018, 04:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 261
Posted By gerardvg

Hi If you hear nothing not even a click of the...

Hi
If you hear nothing not even a click of the solenoid, then you may have a bad solenoid valve.
There are repair kits available, there is a disc inside that gets gets coated by arcing and makes a...
08-11-2018, 03:04 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,342
Posted By gerardvg

The standard mufflers do not cause a drone, i...

The standard mufflers do not cause a drone, i went back to standard mufflers to get rid of the drones from replacement mufflers.
Aftermarket mufflers are pretty much a straight though design, the...
08-06-2018, 06:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 198
Posted By gerardvg

Hi At the 2pm position from memory, the thin...

Hi

At the 2pm position from memory, the thin blue arm should line up with a bolt hole.
When the wipers are in parked position...
The spring contact opposite should be depressed by the other part...
08-06-2018, 05:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 687
Posted By gerardvg

Hi Check the antenna motor, the tension when...

Hi

Check the antenna motor, the tension when the antenna is fully down will open a contact.
If not the overload will click every minute or so, that can flatten a good battery in a day or two....
08-02-2018, 10:27 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,175
Posted By gerardvg

Have not heard of a C4 breaking in half yet, flex...

Have not heard of a C4 breaking in half yet, flex is something all vehicles have to varying degrees.
No flex means it will find a weak spot and crack leading to breakup, ever looked at a plane how...
07-15-2018, 07:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 139
Posted By gerardvg

Hi Check the brake warning switch on side of the...

Hi Check the brake warning switch on side of the master cylinder, there is a brake bias spring that moves a piston if there is an imbalance.
I usually bleed the brakes with the switch removed, then...
07-05-2018, 05:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 809
Posted By gerardvg

Wow that's real bad, i have always had great...

Wow that's real bad, i have always had great brakes on my 85.
Even when they were the standard setup, very much in feel and minimal effort required like a modern car.
The only difference is a 13/16...
07-04-2018, 08:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 809
Posted By gerardvg

Hi The car should easily lock the brakes, even...

Hi
The car should easily lock the brakes, even with cold hp plus brake pads (my 85 does)...
Yes I agree its dangerous if the brakes are not effective.
Check the vacuum supply to booster, does the...
06-14-2018, 02:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 442
Posted By gerardvg

Hi Yeah you have to remove the front exhaust...

Hi

Yeah you have to remove the front exhaust to get to the 10mm bolt that holds the TV valve to transmission, its not a hard job but if you don't have a decent trolley jack stands and tools best...
04-17-2018, 01:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 456
Posted By gerardvg

:withstupid: Oh no no no ... with factory...

:withstupid:

Oh no no no ... with factory mufflers it gets real loud when you open that blank port, I had my dumb half hour of the day when i did that. She was way too darn loud, had to buy new...
04-15-2018, 09:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 549
Posted By gerardvg

Hi Replace the compressor if its leaking, you...

Hi
Replace the compressor if its leaking, you will need to replace the a/c line O rings. replace the hoses with barrier hoses, you can get them made as per samples you give.
Ester oil is for R12 to...
04-10-2018, 06:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 325
Posted By gerardvg

:iagree: Faster and more reliable, you wont...

:iagree:

Faster and more reliable, you wont regret it. :thumbs:
04-05-2018, 05:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 260
Posted By gerardvg

Hi You can use Tunerpro and a moates...

Hi

You can use Tunerpro and a moates ostrich emulator, plug it into the ECM chip slot and add the supplied chip to the cable. Then you can do changes with a laptop quick and easy.
Note it is a...
03-18-2018, 11:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 640
Posted By gerardvg

Check the brake pedal switches, there is a vacuum...

Check the brake pedal switches, there is a vacuum hose switch and also an electrical one that is used with cruise control and the torque converter clutch circuit.

When my cruise control played up...
03-08-2018, 10:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,197
Posted By gerardvg

Long tube headers are the biggest bang for buck...

Long tube headers are the biggest bang for buck for a TPI,
back all those years ago when my c4 was standard I ran it at a quarter mile 14.5 sec quarter stock standard.

A week later after headers...
02-13-2018, 06:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 208
Posted By gerardvg

Hi The factory glued the weatherstrips, when...

Hi
The factory glued the weatherstrips, when removing them they can be damaged. When you replace your weatherstrip do not use glue, I have installed my weatherstrips without glue and no leaks.
You...
01-29-2018, 03:04 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,874
Posted By gerardvg

First what oil are you using? 20W 50 mineral or...

First what oil are you using? 20W 50 mineral or 5W 30 synthetic oil?
Using synthetic or quite thin oil will increase consumption.
Do the valve guide seals and that will reduce the oil consumption.
01-22-2018, 05:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 589
Posted By gerardvg

Hi Check the wiper motor, the cover has the...

Hi

Check the wiper motor, the cover has the wiper position arm that is used in the park circuit.
Also check the two connector pins in the right side of wiper motor they connect to the park...
01-05-2018, 03:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 438
Posted By gerardvg

I upgraded the side window regulator assemblies...

I upgraded the side window regulator assemblies to the later style on my 85, wiring plugs straight onto the newer side window regulator motor.
Best upgrade for early C4's
12-26-2017, 03:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 259
Posted By gerardvg

Hi The early clusters had heat issues from the...

Hi
The early clusters had heat issues from the halogen backlight bulbs, your 89 should already have Xenon backlight bulbs I believe.
I replaced my 85 bulbs with led ones many years ago, original...
12-20-2017, 12:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 296
Posted By gerardvg

:iagree: Camber and toe in will change as...

:iagree:

Camber and toe in will change as you change ride heights, excessive tire wear will result...:leaving:
12-10-2017, 04:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 498
Posted By gerardvg

I have never really noticed any excessive...

I have never really noticed any excessive looseness, best way to check is jack one corner of the car up with targa top removed. if you cannot open and close the doors easily there is a problem,
have...
11-22-2017, 11:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,340
Posted By gerardvg

Hi First check your rear wheel camber, the...

Hi

First check your rear wheel camber, the offset bolt / washer camber adjustment can move. If one wheel has negative and the other positive camber it can look wrong.

Use a piece of string...
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