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    1. Does this car have a display in the instrument...

      Does this car have a display in the instrument cluster showing what gear lever position is selected? If so, does it work properly?

      The relay, does it look like its cover is clipped on or...
    2. Blend door, its cable, the control panel, knob...

      Blend door, its cable, the control panel, knob are pretty much the only possibilities.

      Being part of a mechanical linkage, you should be able to feel resistance when the knob is rotated, it should...
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      Go in like you're doing an ignition switch. Once...

      Go in like you're doing an ignition switch. Once the column lock housing is off, put the wheel back on the column, nut finger loose.
      Head down to the bottom of the column shaft, remove the pinch...
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      HEY ORAN!! Maybe machine some off of the step...

      HEY ORAN!!

      Maybe machine some off of the step in the flywheel? No idea how much to suggest.
      Some machinists who have machined lots of these flywheels have come up with a proper step to friction...
    5. Thread: a/c issues

      by tolusina
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      97-136 Which fan? Cooling or HVAC? I think...

      97-136
      Which fan? Cooling or HVAC?
      I think you'll find the cooling fan controller in the left front corner of the engine compartment near the battery, you'll know it by the two honkin' big fuses...
    6. Thread: a/c issues

      by tolusina
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      There are 550 pages of schematics in the A3...

      There are 550 pages of schematics in the A3 Bentley, which one(s) are you looking at?
      What has your DVOM and/or test light told you so far?...
    7. Pin 3, do the brake lights work? If yes, unplug...

      Pin 3, do the brake lights work?
      If yes, unplug both cruise pedal switches, bridge the connectors with paper clips, test at Pin 3 as above.
      I've mis-remembered another detail of the Pin 3 circuit. ...
    8. In operation, here's how the system operates. ...

      In operation, here's how the system operates.


      Driver hits 'Set', controller reads the VSS signal (frequency is measured) and strives to maintain that frequency.
      The vacuum pump runs and the...
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      Actual voltage values are 12.6 VDC for a fully...

      Actual voltage values are 12.6 VDC for a fully charged lead acid battery with surface charge.
      Run a few electrical consumers like the headlights for a few minutes to remove the surface charge, 12.3...
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      Well, where are the new videos? Huh? That 22...

      Well, where are the new videos? Huh?
      That 22 second, two brief throttle blips video you posted above is barely a teaser, just doesn't satisfy.

      MOAR ROAR NOW PLEEZE!!
    11. You've already bridged 2 and 8, the starter ran....

      You've already bridged 2 and 8, the starter ran.
      Here's why and what we've learned about this car so far; Pin 2 is battery power from/through the Fuse/Relay Panel (FRP) so battery power is good,...
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      http://reflectionsandshadows.com/cabby/cooler-leak...

      http://reflectionsandshadows.com/cabby/cooler-leaking.jpg
    13. Hang tight if you can, more coming tomorrow. I...

      Hang tight if you can, more coming tomorrow.
      I did briefly look at the schematics again, my post above contains a whole lot of wrong. Schematic confirms your experience when 2 and 8 are bridged...
    14. This symptom makes me think the issue is a CV...

      This symptom makes me think the issue is a CV joint.
      There are other possibilities, more clues needed prior to any further speculation.
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      Have you left off the swap to 7mm valves and...

      Have you left off the swap to 7mm valves and guides then? Staying with 8mm?
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      All guides must be in the head prior to seat cutting, the cutter pilot centers in the guide(s).
      Take all 8 valves,...
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      For all the hands that have been under this car's...

      For all the hands that have been under this car's hood, this issue could be as simple as a loose battery terminal.
      If the school kids had both off (pretty likely) and guy in his garage only had one...
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      Within days after acquiring my '92 it needed smog...

      Within days after acquiring my '92 it needed smog so it seemed prudent to address basic maintenance items.
      I was a bit far from home, the day was long, no way was I getting to my FLAPS (Van Cafe in...
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      Not likely that those will fix your grinding. ...

      Not likely that those will fix your grinding.

      This is a Cabby front wheel bearing.........
      http://www.germanautoparts.com/images/large/d079bae5eb401386e9d181bdc422499e.jpg

      Also plan on a hub...
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      #1, you'd probably like to retain single key...

      #1, you'd probably like to retain single key operation for the car if you still have it.
      To do that, the original key tumbler must be re-used assuming it is re-usable.

      So yes, the next step is...
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      Really? I replaced many of those factory...

      Really?
      I replaced many of those factory installed plugs at the first major service for those cars, I do not recall any with resistors.
      I clearly recall times when Beru plugs were factory installed...
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