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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-18-2021, 12:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,545
Posted By Lazarus
OK, you have determined that battery voltage is...

OK, you have determined that battery voltage is getting to the rear connector. Separate the connector (engine off) and check resistance of the heating grid. I'm guessing it should be 1 ohm or less....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-06-2021, 10:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,922
Posted By Lazarus
I've had a pair for a long time. They came from...

I've had a pair for a long time. They came from IPD with part #1878657. One is in a box that says FEQ, the other is in a plastic bag marked URO. The metal strap on one mount is snapped in 2, but...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-25-2021, 12:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,851
Posted By Lazarus
No matter how, removal is a PITA. You might even...

No matter how, removal is a PITA. You might even have to put the car in gear to get the shift lever out of the way. Be sure to check you headlight relay. It may have melted the fuse panel. I had...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-23-2021, 11:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,372
Posted By Lazarus
From my one-time experience replacing a downpipe...

From my one-time experience replacing a downpipe in a 940, I was surprised that the aftermarket pipe was noisy. Someone might know why, but the fact is that any slight change in shape, length, metal...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-13-2021, 11:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,631
Posted By Lazarus
Just to keep focused on what does what...some...

Just to keep focused on what does what...some people get the idea that they have to run solid wires to get the "best" spark. These things are only used on muscle cars, and usually by racers who...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-12-2021, 09:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,631
Posted By Lazarus
Well, talking about electronic ignitions is...

Well, talking about electronic ignitions is great, once you find your real problem. Everyone here is assuming that the OP has actually looked at all the connections - oops a corroded distributor...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-12-2021, 09:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,631
Posted By Lazarus
This much information should lead you directly to...

This much information should lead you directly to 1.)Coil 2.)spark plug wires 3). plugs. Your test delays the plug firing just a bit. Thus, the coil has more time to build up a larger voltage. ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-03-2021, 09:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,972
Posted By Lazarus
I've never heard about a converter box between...

I've never heard about a converter box between the sensor and the cluster. Is my 1994 940 Bendix/Regina likely to have this setup?


Thanks!
-Lazarus
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-25-2021, 12:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,204
Posted By Lazarus
Correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't these...

Correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't these connectors meant for residential wiring and for use with solid wire? I would never rely on a "wire nut" approach for stranded automotive wiring. Crimping...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-24-2021, 02:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,006
Posted By Lazarus
There are lots of things on a rebuilt engine to...

There are lots of things on a rebuilt engine to check before becoming sick. Fouled plugs within a few miles - you are going to see something obvious. Runs very rough? Maybe it is 180 out of time,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-23-2021, 08:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,710
Posted By Lazarus
Block Mounted Distributor

Looking for info on the block mounted Bosch distributor on my 1994 940.
This is a n/a non-turbo with Bendix-Regina. The distributor is about 7" long and does not contain points or mag pickups. I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-15-2021, 01:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,594
Posted By Lazarus
The exhaust heat shield will not rattle if the...

The exhaust heat shield will not rattle if the bolts securing it are tight. Removing it after some years always takes a gentle touch so you don't break the bolts. Use Kroil on the bolts for several...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-15-2021, 12:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,984
Posted By Lazarus
I would also add checking for correct adjustment...

I would also add checking for correct adjustment of the TPS.


-L
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-08-2021, 08:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,274
Posted By Lazarus
Which speed? High or Low speed? If the fan runs...

Which speed? High or Low speed? If the fan runs all the time, either the fan relay has arc welded itself together, or one of the relays is getting a contstant signal to its operation coil. These...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-08-2021, 07:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,602
Posted By Lazarus
Looks like an aftermarket timing belt (blue?). ...

Looks like an aftermarket timing belt (blue?). Be sure all the marks line up. Also be certain that your main vibration damper pulley is not worn out. The rubber core can let the timing slip. Have...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-08-2021, 12:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,533
Posted By Lazarus
I was surprised to learn that headlight/taillight...

I was surprised to learn that headlight/taillight lenses are made of 2 parts: front and rear. The whole assembly is glued together with what looks like silicone caulking. Frequently, the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-24-2021, 07:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,205
Posted By Lazarus
940 Clicks

There isn't any stock wire that comes through the battery box, so it is likely to be an add-on stereo amp/CD option and not related to the clicking. Obviously the fan shouldn't be running with no...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-11-2021, 05:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 21,211
Posted By Lazarus
As someone else mentioned, blown diodes and...

As someone else mentioned, blown diodes and regulators can often be related to electrical system overloads like high power stereo amplifiers. But there also can be a faulty IAC or other short in the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-11-2021, 04:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,252
Posted By Lazarus
Thumbs down Thanks everyone for the thoughts on this annoying...

Thanks everyone for the thoughts on this annoying misalignment. All bushings replaced. I agree that the bending may be in the drawing #4, 5, 6. but the front edge of the a/c belt gets chewed up. ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-09-2021, 09:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,252
Posted By Lazarus
Thanks for the replies. The thread I referred to...

Thanks for the replies. The thread I referred to is this one:
http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=356844

Yes the bracket I was talking about is #2. It doesn't seem possible that a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-09-2021, 12:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,252
Posted By Lazarus
Aluminum Bracket for Alternator & A/C

1994 940 n/a Bendix-Regina
This variant has the A/C compressor mounted on the bottom of a thick aluminum bracket. The 960 style Denso alternator is mounted above it. I always wondered why the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-05-2020, 09:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,422
Posted By Lazarus
Obviously if the plugs and ignition parts did not...

Obviously if the plugs and ignition parts did not get changed in 9 years...
Yes adjust your valves, then have someone check the SU linkage bushing area. Older setups get loose and change the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-03-2020, 12:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,422
Posted By Lazarus
Looks like the factory had to come up with a...

Looks like the factory had to come up with a quick fix for no start. Intake air heating is something that keeps the engine running when it is cold - usually. SU certainly have their problems. ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-03-2020, 12:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,364
Posted By Lazarus
Based on your history, the only previous work on...

Based on your history, the only previous work on the brakes was to install a new MC. Then, the brakes worked for about 2 years. 2 years is a long "testing period". Spongy brakes happening rather...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-01-2020, 07:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,422
Posted By Lazarus
Just a FYI on carb sync. This is a fine tune...

Just a FYI on carb sync. This is a fine tune adjustment and won't prevent the engine from starting. Make sure you have a strong spark and enough fuel in the carbs (watch out for water in the tank...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-21-2020, 11:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,919
Posted By Lazarus
No speedometer operation - no speedometer signal...

No speedometer operation - no speedometer signal from the pickup. That is the first thing to check since it is under the car. Dave Barton has your electrical plugs.

Lazarus
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-18-2020, 10:06 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 24,420
Posted By Lazarus
You refer to Flank Drive sockets which is the...

You refer to Flank Drive sockets which is the standard way all new good quality sockets are made. My only 2 cents worth on the oil pan is a 6 point impact socket, preferably mounted onto an impact...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-18-2020, 09:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,626
Posted By Lazarus
At one time I did take it down to the bracket to...

At one time I did take it down to the bracket to have a good look. Didn't see anything remarkable. I don't think that there is much if any play in the mounting, especially no play in the angular...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-17-2020, 10:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,626
Posted By Lazarus
I also assumed it was a compensation thing and...

I also assumed it was a compensation thing and replaced the mounting bushings to be sure. No change. In my case the compressor forward-backward alignment is OK, but it sits at an angle, which wears...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-17-2020, 10:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,626
Posted By Lazarus
I have this same difficulty only with the AC...

I have this same difficulty only with the AC compressor on my 940 Regina. The compressor is slightly misaligned with the main vibration damper. In my case the compressor sits at a slight angle to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-15-2020, 09:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,235
Posted By Lazarus
The tac signal comes from the ignition module...

The tac signal comes from the ignition module (coil, amplifier, etc.). No crank sensor and no ignition signal from the ECM, no tac signal are all related and should leave a code if one is missing. ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-13-2020, 08:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,802
Posted By Lazarus
I must have misread your post. You are saying...

I must have misread your post. You are saying that the pinging is easy to hear? And you want to replace the knock sensor??? Not exactly logical. Before yanking the head look at your plugs, and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-13-2020, 01:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,802
Posted By Lazarus
Piezo devices use a wafer of ceramic or quartz...

Piezo devices use a wafer of ceramic or quartz with metallic contacts, much like a capacitor. There is no dc current flow through the device, thus a working one will show nearly infinite resistance....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-13-2020, 01:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,074
Posted By Lazarus
It might be an electrical problem. But to be...

It might be an electrical problem. But to be thorough you could take the knock sensor off the block and leave the wires connected. Maybe it does actually detect something in the engine. Just a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-12-2020, 11:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,835
Posted By Lazarus
Ground the fan thermostat line. The fan should...

Ground the fan thermostat line. The fan should run.

-L
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-11-2020, 06:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,835
Posted By Lazarus
Thumbs down Interesting symptom. The fan runs for 3 seconds,...

Interesting symptom. The fan runs for 3 seconds, then is off for how long? You need to do some electrical checks and stop throwing parts at it. If you ground your fan thermostat line, the fan...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-28-2020, 11:02 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,882
Posted By Lazarus
I noticed the problems with the stuck tubes while...

I noticed the problems with the stuck tubes while doing periodic maintenance. I took it to a transmission shop. I think they cut it off with a torch and re-welded the pan and fitting. It wasn't...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-25-2020, 11:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,615
Posted By Lazarus
One other thing...the most common mistake on...

One other thing...the most common mistake on vehicles with 2 SU carbs is to put all the parts together in the cleaning tank. The parts do not interchange, even though they appear to be the same. ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-25-2020, 11:01 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 21,817
Posted By Lazarus
940 coolant leaks

I'm amazed that there are so few posts about this problem. I kept wondering how much technical knowledge I need to tighten down a hose clamp? My 940 had an intermittent leak at the lower hose/water...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-24-2020, 09:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,242
Posted By Lazarus
-IF you put in a new O2 sensor -IF the sensor...

-IF you put in a new O2 sensor
-IF the sensor output isn't moving once the car is at operating temp
-THEN your computer is not controlling the fuel injection. The engine stays in open loop (limp)...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-24-2020, 09:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,357
Posted By Lazarus
Is this failure due to over-revs?

Is this failure due to over-revs?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-23-2020, 11:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,519
Posted By Lazarus
"Seems" isn't a troubleshooting method. As you...

"Seems" isn't a troubleshooting method. As you point out after a lot of guessing, you actually do not have spark. That spinning thing? And, you replaced the ignition amplifier 1000km ago...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-06-2020, 10:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,172
Posted By Lazarus
The car was running smoothly until you went to...

The car was running smoothly until you went to the gas station and restarted - so far so good.
What could have possibly happened? My guess is that your timing belt slipped, indicating either a worn...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-11-2020, 02:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 19,793
Posted By Lazarus
I never heard of the replace one, bleed one...

I never heard of the replace one, bleed one method. It was probably covering some other problem, and that's what we have here.


If the OP actually observes that the air bubbles move backwards...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-11-2020, 02:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,815
Posted By Lazarus
It seems like you have plenty of places to look,...

It seems like you have plenty of places to look, having recently replaced a lot of things...
Even though it might not apply to your particular leak, I had the same type of thing in an older Mazda. ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-07-2020, 11:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,326
Posted By Lazarus
I didn't know that either. Your problem...

I didn't know that either. Your problem description should have been: No running lights. Then we could have avoided including the brake lights and turn signals. What caused the running light fuse...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-07-2020, 11:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,928
Posted By Lazarus
Again, jumping too far ahead. You haven't...

Again, jumping too far ahead. You haven't eliminated a loose or faulty belt. My 940 compressor is slightly out of line with the crank pulley. New mounting bushings did not change anything. I have...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-07-2020, 11:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,326
Posted By Lazarus
Faulty lamp out relay or loose grounds in the...

Faulty lamp out relay or loose grounds in the trunk.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-05-2020, 05:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,110
Posted By Lazarus
Check your turn signal wiring

Hi Folks,

There are some occasional wiring problems that come up with the 940 and similar series. Mine has the separate front turn signals. Whilst changing over to LED turn signals I discovered...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-28-2020, 11:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,139
Posted By Lazarus
This is a great opportunity to bypass the...

This is a great opportunity to bypass the bulb-out unit and replace the lamps with LED's. I wouldn't recommend going to higher wattage bulbs because the wire size isn't that great. Also the lamp...
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