My daily driver is a 1991 Jeep Renegade with 50,000 miles and it is on it's
third radiator, second gas tank and second clutch slave cylinder (which is
located INSIDE the bellhousing and appears to be going bad again). I've only
had it off-road once and the gas tank is protected by skid plates but
apparently they made the plastic gas tanks and radiators out of a
bio-degradable compound. Right now, the Renegade is in BillyBob's warehouse
bay and I have been driving BillyBob while awaiting delivery of a new fabric
top for the Jeep (its third). The old top was ripped off by a wind burst
just before Christmas. If I didn't know better, I'd say the Jeep is jealous
of the attention I lavish on the old truck and is trying to get even with
1955 1st 3100 Chevy (BillyBob)
1991 Jeep Wrangler (Renegade)
Boca Raton, Florida
From: john dorsey [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Thursday, January 04, 2001 11:57 PM
Subject: [old-chevy-truck] Was about 1991 Ford Escort now Old vs New
Dont'ya just love new vehicles? HAH!
A couple of months ago I realized I can't really drive and restore my
'49 at the same time, so I bought an '89 Cherokee. Ahh the comfort! Air
conditioning! power steering! no leaks when it rains! upholstered
Well 2 weeks ago it died, like dead-dead. So I set out with my test
light to diagnose it, HAH! I did determine it had no spark, probably the
module. Well when SHMBO's S-10 did this I just replaced stuff until it
ran. I know, I know not the professional way, but I'm a lazy, lazy man
I ease over to my Flaps and price a module, $248.00!!?!?!! !#%^&* , the
coil $78.00!!, the dist. pick up $157.00!.
Thank goodness I have been to busy to disassemble old blue, 'cause i'ma
drivin him again.
I decided Ok, what I need is a dealer shop manual, so I got one from the
unnamed auction site for about $50.00. It got here, I looked in
ignition/EFI diagnostics, says to hook it to the DRB-ii tester and refer
to the codes in the testers manual. ARRGG! I mean at least tell me what
the output of the pick up coil is! I've got a multimeter, and an
oscilloscope, I could diagnose with just some MINIMAL information! GaaaH!
The next morning the temperature dropped to freezing here. I walked
outside there was frost all over. I just spat at the Jeep as I walked
past it on my way to old blue. Climbed in, hooked the door shut with the
bungee cord, pulled the choke, stepped on the starter, and off I go.
Yeah, the seat's poking my butt, the breeze through the floorboards is
cold, and I think I got frostbite from giving hand signals (the legal
kind!), but It RUNS! Reliably!
I got on the internet and found a site devoted to cherokees (poor
bast*rds) and found that usually this is caused by the crankshaft
position sensor ($38.00). I went to order one of those and try it, HAH!,
warehouse backorder! 1 to 5 weeks! BAH!
I decide to take the old one off and see if it's something that could be
fixed, like a broken wire, etc. I looked and looked and finally found it
on the bellhousing under and behind the manifold. I can see one bolt
from the top, and one from underneath the truck, can't get anywhere near
them, can't even touch one with a fingertip! Back to the FACTORY shop
manual to see how to change it. Detailed instructions were: "Unplug from
harness, Remove bolts, reinstall using same bolts, plug back into
harness". I Can't even SEE the whole thing! I am seriously considering
cutting a hole in the toeboard to get to this thing, I've got lots of
experience patching floorboards:-)
I can't wait until the next time some kid asks me why I drive that "old
heap" instead of a nice new car!
'49 Chevy Panel http://www.strato.net/~jrdorsey/truck.htm
'52 GMC Firetruck http://www.strato.net/~jrdorsey/fire/fire.htm
'51 Chevy suburban http://www.strato.net/~jrdorsey/burb/
JULIE HUBER wrote:
> Are you havingfun now???
> the trans is filled thru the spedo drive hole!!!!!
> 5.6 pints
> Greg in Fla 56short
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Rob J. <email@example.com>
> To: _Oletrucks <firstname.lastname@example.org>; _Old-chevy-truck
> <email@example.com>; _Buick List <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Date: Thursday, January 04, 2001 3:16 AM
> Subject: [oletrucks] Off subject - about 1991 Ford Escort
> >I very much apologize for this, but my truck is getting wet, and I have
> >figure out something to solve this. My son decided to be the cool guy
> >change his girlfriend's oil on her 1991 Ford Escort with manual
> transmission -
> >moving my truck and ragtop out to have working space. Well, instead of
> >engine oil, he drained her manual transmission....so not only is this not
> >about trucks or buicks, it's about a FXXD (as I said...VERY sorry about
> >Does ANYONE have a clue how to get transmission fluid in this thing? I
> >looked EVERYWHERE for any type of a fill point, and am not coming up with
> >anything. This is the first time I've gotten this close to a side
> >engine, much less a FxxD, so please email me off list as I'm sure you
> >want to admit in public to owning one yourself, right? ;-)
> >oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959
> oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959
Ole Chevy and GMC trucks rule!
oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959