Wonderful word there Colin. You should copyright it.admiral51 wrote:Hey Jim TRYPING at the same time
I often find myself tryping. I don't think there is any cure for it
Hello and welcome, I love this type of "quiz", it gives me a chance to prove what I've learnt since joining this helpful forumThePriest wrote:Hello new here and have a few questions.
This could be height corrector linkage and/or spheres. As you've already got new spheres (assuming they're the correct ones) you might as well fit them.ThePriest wrote:Rear ride is hard and bouncy
If you check the link that Admiral provided, you'll find copy(s) already kindly posted.ThePriest wrote:Second is the car did not come with a handbook so I am stumped to know which fuse/relay controls what.
The A/C button illumination light may actually be on but it's common for the diffuser to overheat and discolour, giving the appearance of an extremely dim bulb (have you looked in pitch darkness?). The A/C won't engage (and slow the engine) unless certain conditions are met. I don't know them all but; a lack of gas pressure, climate control settings and (though I may be mistaken on this) freezing weather. Though, when the compressor is running, you should be able to see the gas/fluid moving through the sightglass window xac mentioned and the fans should operate also.ThePriest wrote:The Air Con does not work. No light on the switch when activated and no change in engine speed/sound Reverse lights are working OK.
If you mean the interior blower when you say "the fan" then Jim's already covered that one. Whereas it's the rear screen demister which is commonally linked to the ignition switch and the blower not coming on. It's no wonder these cars can send grown mechanics running to hideThePriest wrote:The fan stays on full but the rear window demister is working OK. If I have read it right this probably means it is not the ignition problem but is related to the AC not working.
PASS. I can only "guess" cable too slack or (more likely?) synchromesh broken.ThePriest wrote:When changing into third gear either up or down there is a crunch. It does engage with no more difficulty than any other gear. The previous owner said it had been OK until a plastic clip on the clutch cable snapped (he replaced it)
Probably rain water. See mention of scuttle and screen above.ThePriest wrote:And finally. there is some wetness in the passenger footwell. Is there anywhere in particular this may be coming from that I could seal up?
Can't see a link re this am I just being totally blind here, have I missed it somewhere?ThePriest wrote:
Second is the car did not come with a handbook so I am stumped to know which fuse/relay controls what.
If you check the link that Admiral provided, you'll find copy(s) already kindly posted.
So I was being thick then, nothing new there unfortunately.MikeT wrote:The specific link is below, in a blue font.ThePriest wrote:Can't see a link re this am I just being totally blind here, have I missed it somewhere?
admiral51 wrote:....If you are having problems with the fans have a look at Mike T Fan Troubles
You can't fit it to the wrong access port, the high pressure one is the wrong size.MJM wrote:I would strongly recommend having the aircon checked out properly. I think Kwikfit do it and have read some good recommendations from people who have used them. I have seen the diy recharge cans on sale and in my opinion they are an accident waiting to happen for a variety of reasons. To name but one, you don't know what pressure you have in your system. If you connect the top up can to the wrong access fitting the pressure in the system may be higher than the can will stand!
Hopefully Xac will be along in a bit to describe his "Xac Special" sphere removal tool that was made from a length of square tube, a length of M8 studding, a couple of nuts and washers and a lamp-post! All up cost - nil to a tenner depending on what you have in stock. It works too, very wellThePriest wrote: Is there a way of cracking them off so they can be unscrewed without buying the special tool. I am on a very very restricted budget and the less I can sprend the better.