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  1. Strange engine rattle only after warming up

    So she starts up fine, runs well 20 miles, 100 miles etc, until I turn her off and then start up again. A clacking type sound shows up, fairly loud from the top of engine I believe. It increases in...
  2. Sticky: Re: Yellow twisty knob

    It looks similar to the picture posted, but mine has a spring on the shaft and is aligned horizontally.

    I can't seem to upload a picture on the forum so I've made a link:...
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    Re: Starter fuse keeps blowing out at 7.5A

    I do have the original back home, I'll switch it out and test. I bought this one hoping it would solve a few issues but I think it may be the culprit.

    Thanks for the input!
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    Re: Starter fuse keeps blowing out at 7.5A

    Ok, well I've traced the starter circuit from one of Tim's posts and didn't come up with anything besides an issue in the solenoid with a bad solder point that I fixed.

    Anyone have an idea why...
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    Starter fuse keeps blowing out at 7.5A

    So the starter fuse listed at 7.5A on my vans fuse cluster under the dash blows out anytime I put a 7.5 in as indicated and then the van wont start. However if I put in a 15A it starts up fine.
    I...
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    Re: Brake warning light stays on

    is the parking brake switch just under the parking brake lever? im checking the manual but the diagram is not very specific on location.

    Ive got a stuck light as well, float is fine, brake fluid...
  7. Sticky: Yellow twisty knob

    So I've noticed a yellow knob close to the cold start injector on the top of the block, that you can adjust to the left or right. I like to twist it sometimes when Im working on the van and pretend...
  8. Re: replacing belts

    super helpful, thank you!
  9. Re: replacing belts

    Thanks for the explaination, I am definitely missing the bearing. Can I replace myself? Found a shop that will press it nearby if needed.

    Thanks!
  10. Re: replacing belts

    i think i am missing the bearing. i have the 2 washers, the big pulley, the smaller brass pulley about half the size, nut and lock washer. Nothing is seized, does not make sense how it spins freely...
  11. Re: replacing belts

    I've tried reassembling the pulley 5 different ways and it always refuses to roll when assembled

    There's the pulley, 2 outer plates,nut, lock washer, and a mini pulley. Does anyone know what...
  12. Re: replacing belts

    Thanks for the reply!

    I figured something was up with it, it's been this way since I've owned it. I'm surprised the belt lasted that long!
  13. Re: replacing belts

    I just had my ps belt melt and snap off mid ride down the freeway. It got very loud when I engaged the rear fan, then I smelt burned rubber and heard it snap off soon after.

    No damage I can see,...
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    Re: Check engine light will not reset

    Thanks for the info Tim!

    So on another note all the codes cleared today after I cleaned all the connections, and gave the tps a couple light knocks with a hammer. It's a Christmas miracle :)
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    Re: Check engine light will not reset

    Ive been searching and reading up on these issues for a few days now, apologies if i am repeating things but just not finding the answers myself.

    Found the idle temp switch here i think...based on...
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    Re: Check engine light will not reset

    Replaced the temperature switch, I'm assuming there's something up with the wiring I'm not finding...

    On another note, the idle up switch in this picture is not wired up at all in my van. Just a...
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    Re: Check engine light will not reset

    Regarding code 4, I am getting a normal temp reading on dash gague and sensor is new and has good resistance...no breaks in the wiring.

    I am assuming my ecu is good bc I was able to clear another...
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    Re: Check engine light will not reset

    Made some progress, no more code 10

    I changed the starter out bc Ive been having issue with it for a while. But that didn't really help or clear the code.

    However, today I was checking...
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    Re: Check engine light will not reset

    Thanks for re-posting @AD2101 !

    I could only find some sketchy photobucket links ;)
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    Re: Check engine light will not reset

    Re checked codes and they are all coming up at again
    4,10,11

    This was after having battery and ecu fuse disconnected all night.

    So apparently I didn't fix the coolant sensor and starting...
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    Re: Check engine light will not reset

    @AD2101
    Thanks for the response!

    The codes I got were:

    Code 4: Water temp signal sensor (REPLACED, working fine)

    Code 10: Starter signal (REPLACED, seems to be working well, but having...
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    Re: Check engine light will not reset

    Well...i figured out I needed to pull the EFI fuseable link to lear check engibe light, but still no luck getting rid if it so i can test my fixes.

    Pulled battery cables off for a whole day as...
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    Check engine light will not reset

    86 2wd van

    I've fixed the issues that came up, disconnected the battery for at least an hour while installing a new starter.
    Light does not reset. Tried pulling the 10A ECU fuse as well and got...
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    Re: Removing the Air Filter

    wow.. this really kicked my butt!

    couple things I learned.

    1.Remove the air hose if you can! I tried doing this without removing and it was impossible... for me at least. DO NOT recommend....
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    Re: Accessing the van engine!

    awesome post thanks!

    AUTOMATIC Owners word of advice! No need to remove the top of lever, just the plastic casing around the shifter knob.

    I removed it and am having a hell of a time getting...
  26. Re: 1985 PARTING OUT. FIRST DIBS PUT IN YOU'RE REQUEST

    Cold start injector switch please :)
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