Jump to content

Trans, Electrical, Leak Problems


Recommended Posts

I have a 88 4.0L 5-speed

1.My trans is very picking. There are times i can not shift into second gear and when i try putting it in it will grind. Occasionally it will pop out of gear. Shifts hard while getting off the clutch. and is sometimes hard to get into 1st(syncro?). I think that all for trans

 

2. My dashlights do not work. I checked fuses and nothing. pulled dash apart and nothing obvious damaged. Dimmer switch?? My tail lights do not work. They will work for a little bit then will blow the fuse. I pulled out tails and saw there was some wire connections corroded. i fixed them and nothing still.

 

3. I replaced my thermostat housing with a high flow housing. There were no leaks before i did this. now there is a leak from somewhere. All i changed was the cap 16psi, thermostat 180degree fail safe and housing. it is not leaking from the housing. I went to get a pressure tester today and no one had the adapter. it is dripping on the axle about the center of it and in front of that also.

 

Any sugestions? or Advice?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

1. Very common, you can try changing the fluid, but that's about all I suggest if you have the stock (Puegoet BA 10/5) transmission. If you plan on doing a 4wd swap on that, start pricing around for a 4wd AX-15.

 

2. All I know is the tail lights and dash lights use the same fuse, so I would bet there's a short or bad ground somewhere.

 

3. Do you still have the stock cooling system? It's a closed system, so having a higher pressure cap on the overflow tank might cause it to run too high pressure and pop a gasket somewhere.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

1. Very common, you can try changing the fluid, but that's about all I suggest if you have the stock (Puegoet BA 10/5) transmission. If you plan on doing a 4wd swap on that, start pricing around for a 4wd AX-15.

 

2. All I know is the tail lights and dash lights use the same fuse, so I would bet there's a short or bad ground somewhere.

 

3. Do you still have the stock cooling system? It's a closed system, so having a higher pressure cap on the overflow tank might cause it to run too high pressure and pop a gasket somewhere.

1. Yes looking to do a 4wd swap

2. tails and dash don't use same fuse bc i have had to replace both of them hoping that was the problem

3. yes everything is stock except the high flow housing, 16psi cap and 180 thermostat.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

dash and taillights are connected, and for a reason. Some brainiac decided to wire them together so that if the tails go out the dash lights will also....to let the driver know they have no taillights.

 

I troubleshot my dash lights for a long time when they went out a few years ago. Turned out that the wire going into the INST LIGHT fuse in the block from the back loosened up and was making intermittent contact.....I only found it by accident one evening when it was dark out and I was wiggling the fuse. I saw tiny, dim flashes coming from behind the fuseblock.

 

Jeff

Link to comment
Share on other sites

dash and taillights are connected, and for a reason. Some brainiac decided to wire them together so that if the tails go out the dash lights will also....to let the driver know they have no taillights.

 

Yup.. Lake Mills police department helped me figure that one out.

 

He was nice about it though, I was on my home from work about midnight and he had me put my 4 way hazards on, and let the cops on the interstate know I was coming and not to pull me over. Just got a repair notice that I didn't even have to mail in.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Check the waterpump area for your coolant leak. You'll probably see evidence of leak on the lower rad hose.

 

Try replacing your headlight switch to cure your dash lamp problem. You don't have to take the kick panel off, but I found it very convenient to have the gauge cluster moved out of the way.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Anyone in the IL area need something to do or want to help me?

 

Here is what I wanna get done this weekend:

1. Coolant leak( thermostat housing resealing)

2. Dash/tail lights

3. Electric fan wired up

4. Differential fluid change

 

I can do pretty much all except electrical

if intrested let me know

 

 

Thanks

Jake

Link to comment
Share on other sites

You probably know this: but make sure you can remove the fill plug before you take the diff cover off.

 

I did not think of that thanks

 

Glad I could help. I couldn't get mine off, so I pulled the cover then pushed it out from the inside. :eek:

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Anyone in the IL area need something to do or want to help me?

 

Here is what I wanna get done this weekend:

1. Coolant leak( thermostat housing resealing)

2. Dash/tail lights

3. Electric fan wired up

4. Differential fluid change

 

I can do pretty much all except electrical

if intrested let me know

 

 

Thanks

Jake

 

Jake, I live in Harvard... I don't know what your shop setup is, but if you'd like to, you can come out to my place, or I can come out there... If your interested, shoot me a PM.

 

Rob L.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...