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|9-14-04||My final project occurred the day before I sold it. I replaced the blower motor to address the weak flow from the AC vents. It helped the problem but didn't completely solve it. Evidently there is also an issue with the doors that control the airflow. Oh well it no longer is my problem. I also adjusted the TPS to a point where it actually held idle all the time. Ironically, just as I sold it, I was starting to enjoy it a bit more. That always seems to be the case. Also pictured is what made me decide to sell the car.|
To recharge the battery, I let the car run for a
half hour or so. Doing so resulted in it overheating and blowing
the top radiator hose. So I replaced the hose and then when I went
to replace the thermostat I found yet another rig job. The car had
no thermostat. I put one in and flushed out the coolant system.
The overheating appears to be fixed.
I soldered in the replacement TPS connector which appears to have fixed the hesitation, bogging down issue. I grounded the low coolant sensor to get rid of the erroneous idiot light.
This latest episode of dealing with more rig jobs has convinced me to sell the Vette. I see no light at the end of the tunnel with this car. It's lived a rough life and I don't think it is worth spending a fortune to get everything right. Someday I will buy another "fun" car but it will have less problems and I will be more careful in my selection process.
|8-28-04||The car started throwing 33 and 22 errors. Replaced both relays for the MAF and the TPS. When I took apart the TPS I wondered why it was held on with a plastic tie wrap. After I pulled the connector apart, I saw why. Another rig job, grrrrrrr.|
|8-14-04||Replaced the top frame for the rear storage compartments, the old frame was broken up badly||
Installed the passenger side footwell cover, it
didn't have one
Replaced the fuse panel trim, the old one had red overspray from when the car was painted.
|7-26-04||Replaced the passenger side power lock solenoid, in the process I also was able to get the door panel mounted correctly to reduce the clatter coming from that door. Now I can lock and unlock BOTH doors with the switch on either door. Yahoooo!|
Replaced the driver's and passenger side
Replaced the coolant sensor (didn't fix my low coolant idiot light problem)
Replaced one of the driving lights
Replaced tie wraps that were being used to hold spark plug wires with wire looms
Replaced the antenna mast that had a broken feeder ribbon gear with a new mast
Replaced the passenger side door panel, the door
top trim piece and the inner door support
Replaced the power lock connector and added the power lock switch on the passenger side (there was none) Now The power lock switches work but only for the driver side door. The passenger side wiring harness connector for the lock actuator does not appear to match.
Before and after pictures, take notice of the back of the old door panel with it's duct tape construction
Replace torn and worn shift knob with a
used one in much better condition
Replaced one of the rear trays, the car is missing both of them
Replaced the emblem on the gas door
Have a bunch of parts to work on redoing the passenger door including a new panel, frame and a wiring harness for the power door lock. Hope to get the courtesy door light switches, the trunk release buttons on the door and the power locks working. Got a GM factory electrical manual for the 88 Vette which should be a huge help.
Got my hands on a fuse box cover finally
Scrubbed and cleaned out fusebox, every fuse has been replaced
Got 2 new speakers for the front, all 4 work now!
I replaced the old emblem with a new one
I also need to get a fusebox cover and ideally
replace the damn fusebox, it is a corroded mess.
I've already replaced the rear hatch release
solenoid, one power window switch, the remote
mirror control joystick, the shift boot, the driver side front tire and all of the lug nuts.