HOW TO: 1st Grounding Kit for MSP Please move this to the HOW TO since I can't post there. Thanks Full 1st Grounding Kits (with positive and negative Monster terminals) Installation Guide for MSP The following is my installation experience for the full 1st grounding kit with positive and...
Well, I'm confused. The starter is clicking so I'm pretty confident that the starter is the issue. I cleaned the battery to body ground and two others I found, still no start. Then I put my life in the hands of two rusty pinch welds and climbed under to check for voltage and I wasn't getting any, although I'm not certain I was doing it correctly and I'm not proficient with a DMM. I could barely see so I wasn't sure what was the S terminal was so I checked both and never got voltage, but again the starter was clicking and getting warm, so I think I was just doing it wrong. Then boom, it started, 3 times. So I'm not sure If that's confirming I have a bad starter that works intermittently or if I'm dealing with a wiring issue.
I was about to give it a whack when it started. I'll see if it starts again tomorrow morning. I would pull out the starter to see if I could take it apart but I'd like to do the repair in the garage and it can't stay in for more than a day or two.
This car is a mystery. I let it sit all day, got home and it started right up but not only that but it barely smoked, barely compared to normal. It still smoked for about 2 minutes but not a cloud, just a thin mist. Without the smell of oil cloud, I could smell how rich the car is running. Here is it smoking at operating temp idling smooth at 700-800 rpm.
literally the only reason I'll suggest otherwise is that the Big Three really had shyte material selection on the important bits - brake lines, power steering lines, and other things of that nature.
If you do decide to give it a look, give it a GOOOOOOOOOOOOD look as that may change your mind.
I won't lie, as much as I might be "bored" of Protege5s, there's something that I enjoy about them. The issues they have (barring rust) aren't terrible to deal with, IMO. I'd daily mine if it wasn't V6 swapped and suffering from issues of my own darned doing...
It's a 35-year-old car that's been sitting for 3 years so we're talking a matter of a couple hundred dollars, the same temptation that got me in the P5 lol.
I'm not necessarily bored of it but it needs more than I can justify doing right now. I want someone to buy it who needs a clean shell and can give it the love it deserves. I really enjoy a good P5, when it's healthy, maybe I'll find myself in one down the road.
So I thought the cruise control didn't work but when I looked up diagnostic procedures I learned that I simply didn't know how to operate it. So today I got thinking if maybe the cd player is the same. If I press the cd button or the eject button nothing happens, but if I hold the load button it flashes "cd in 1" so I did the button test procedure and they all work. So what is the correct way to play a cd, eject a cd, insert a cd, and change from one to another?