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« Reply #3105 on: November 27, 2017, 05:00:31 PM »


 Of the two control heads I got, one works. It took a bit to get going, but all is good now. However, there is one odd thing that happens. Once in awhile when I start the car, the blower doesn't work. If I ground the motor momentarily, then it works and continues to work properly, on all speeds. Hmmm... I'm going to leave it for now and see how it goes.

 And the starter gave me grief on the '90. I had to come home a day early, got it going and didn't want to shut it off. Found a loose connection on the starter. Seems fine now.

 Mike
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« Reply #3106 on: November 28, 2017, 09:38:21 AM »

Of the two control heads I got, one works. It took a bit to get going, but all is good now. However, there is one odd thing that happens. Once in awhile when I start the car, the blower doesn't work. If I ground the motor momentarily, then it works and continues to work properly, on all speeds. Hmmm... I'm going to leave it for now and see how it goes.

Older capacitors that have been sitting may take a while to function at a minimum level - a few light taps and power cycling may help.  Did the intermittent blower operation coincide with the control head swap?  I suspect it'd be power module related unless the blower motor requires a higher than normal level of current to spin-up.
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« Reply #3107 on: November 28, 2017, 10:55:08 AM »


 So far the issue is intermittent, and not related to time turned off. It did coincide with the control head replacement. Before I had no blower speed at all.

 Mike
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1987 Brougham 6DW69 - Victoria
1990 Brougham d'Elegance 6DW69 - Vera
1991 Seville STS 6KY69 - Clara
1994 Fleetwood Brougham 6DW69 - Joan
1996 Chevrolet Caprice Classic 1BL52
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« Reply #3108 on: December 06, 2017, 08:41:12 AM »


 I drove the '87 a bit on the weekend. It went for its' annual Krown treatment (along with the '90) The ECC functioned perfectly all the time.

 But the left brake caliper is seizing up causing a horrid vibration. Plus, the tires are all getting bad. Loud and thumping and out of balance. And I think I can detect a bit of a belt shift too....

 Mike
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1987 Brougham 6DW69 - Victoria
1990 Brougham d'Elegance 6DW69 - Vera
1991 Seville STS 6KY69 - Clara
1994 Fleetwood Brougham 6DW69 - Joan
1996 Chevrolet Caprice Classic 1BL52
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« Reply #3109 on: December 31, 2017, 09:59:56 AM »

     Yikes, I just realized that I forgot to remove the dash pad from my Eldorado before I covered it up for
the winter.
This was the last undamaged pad I had. I sure hope that this bitter cold hasn't shrunk it so much to cause it to crack too.
3 years ago a single crack opened up, front to back, on the previous good pad that was in the car so I started removing it
for the winter and all was good until now. The car is too well covered up to go the trouble of getting inside and I'm sure
that any damage from this bitter cold has already been done.
I still have 2 other pads but they have to be repaired. One of them is the previous pad that opened up 3 years ago and the
other is one from the auto wreckers that has very small cracks in the corners of the defroster vents, (easy to repair).
I guess I should get out my repair kit and repair them both before spring comes.
I also have one of those ABS plastic Dash Caps that I could use but that will only happen once the current supply of good
or even half decent pads is depleted.

In case anyone is interested I some ABS plastic armrest covers that I wouldn't mind getting rid of.

I have both left and right front covers for a mid 80's Sedan Deville.
A passenger door arm rest cover for '80 - '85 Eldorado.
A dash Cap for '84 -'86 Impala and the Pontiac version.
Dash cover for a Saab. A guy ordered it then changed his mind. 
I also have various shapes and sizes of speaker grilles They don't look that bad when coloured and installed over damaged
existing speaker openings.

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« Reply #3110 on: January 11, 2018, 08:43:47 AM »


 Last night on the way home, I realized that I had no left tail lights, turn or brake lights on Vera. Investigation this morning revealed that the connector somehow came apart. It's a weather pack, and it's in good shape. So how did that happen?

 Just glad it was an easy fix.....

 Mike
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1970 Fleetwood Brougham 68169 - Lucille
1987 Brougham 6DW69 - Victoria
1990 Brougham d'Elegance 6DW69 - Vera
1991 Seville STS 6KY69 - Clara
1994 Fleetwood Brougham 6DW69 - Joan
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« Reply #3111 on: January 11, 2018, 09:57:46 AM »

Where's the connector located?  Mischievous rodents?
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« Reply #3112 on: January 12, 2018, 05:48:23 AM »

Could it have been not-quite-clipped and slowly jiggled loose?
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« Reply #3113 on: January 13, 2018, 08:57:27 AM »


 The connector is right in the bumper end. I think it wasn't properly clipped in, and it worked loose over time.

 Mike
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1970 Fleetwood Brougham 68169 - Lucille
1987 Brougham 6DW69 - Victoria
1990 Brougham d'Elegance 6DW69 - Vera
1991 Seville STS 6KY69 - Clara
1994 Fleetwood Brougham 6DW69 - Joan
1996 Chevrolet Caprice Classic 1BL52
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« Reply #3114 on: January 19, 2018, 03:50:07 PM »

 I just ordered a new set of tires for Vera. I found 235 70R 15 WSW tires. They're made by King Star, which are made by Hankook. I get them installed on Wednesday.

  http://www.highwaytyres.com.au/tyres/kingstar/1504/sk72

 Mike


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1987 Brougham 6DW69 - Victoria
1990 Brougham d'Elegance 6DW69 - Vera
1991 Seville STS 6KY69 - Clara
1994 Fleetwood Brougham 6DW69 - Joan
1996 Chevrolet Caprice Classic 1BL52
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« Reply #3115 on: January 27, 2018, 09:42:44 AM »


 I had the tires installed on Vera yesterday. Nice to see some good sized rubber under this car again.

 Mike


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1970 Fleetwood Brougham 68169 - Lucille
1987 Brougham 6DW69 - Victoria
1990 Brougham d'Elegance 6DW69 - Vera
1991 Seville STS 6KY69 - Clara
1994 Fleetwood Brougham 6DW69 - Joan
1996 Chevrolet Caprice Classic 1BL52
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« Reply #3116 on: January 27, 2018, 09:44:38 AM »


 Then I had the tires from Vera installed on Victoria. They were getting bad, shaking and bouncing.... They're one size bigger, so they fill out the wheel wells a bit better.

 Mike


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1970 Fleetwood Brougham 68169 - Lucille
1987 Brougham 6DW69 - Victoria
1990 Brougham d'Elegance 6DW69 - Vera
1991 Seville STS 6KY69 - Clara
1994 Fleetwood Brougham 6DW69 - Joan
1996 Chevrolet Caprice Classic 1BL52
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« Reply #3117 on: January 27, 2018, 10:37:24 AM »

Where did all your snow go?

New tires give good peace of mind.
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« Reply #3118 on: January 27, 2018, 11:13:16 AM »


 Mild temps and rain.

 Yes, I was afraid one of those tires on the '87 may just come apart. It was shaking pretty bad on the highway. I haven't had a chance to get it out on the highway yet, but it should be nice and smooth again. The '90 certainly is. The smoothest it's been since I got it almost 8 years ago.

 Mike
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1970 Fleetwood Brougham 68169 - Lucille
1987 Brougham 6DW69 - Victoria
1990 Brougham d'Elegance 6DW69 - Vera
1991 Seville STS 6KY69 - Clara
1994 Fleetwood Brougham 6DW69 - Joan
1996 Chevrolet Caprice Classic 1BL52
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« Reply #3119 on: February 25, 2018, 01:11:19 PM »

I was coming home from Toronto last night when the DIC displayed " coolant hot" I immediatly started to pull to the right but before I could get to the side of the road the heater core ruptured filling the inside of the car with steam and hot coolant. The temp got to 118C. I was able to shut the car off fairly quickly. First thing I checked was to see if the belt got thrown off the waterpump but it was fine. I'm at a loss trying to figgure out how it got that hot and how that much pressure built up in the cooling system.

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