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Old 06-09-2018, 06:05 PM   #51
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I'd have to say 99 Chrysler LHS, and my mother's 2000 Plymouth Voyager.

On the heater core front, I had a 94 ranger. Literally took 20 minutes to change it.
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Glad to see this thread is alive and well!

And just for continuity...Jeep Grand Cherokees. Fuck those things.
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Back from the dead. Maybe not the worst but certainly one of the more obscure cars I've ever worked on...a 1974 triumph tr-6. I've never seen one that actually ran before. This one runs but you cannot drive it because the clutch is seized up. So it needs a new clutch and to get the existing clutch unstuck from the flywheel. It looks like there's a transmission cover and the tranny actually comes out from inside the car. It doesn't look too hard to do, just different.
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Old 12-04-2018, 02:12 PM   #54
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Man those TR-6 are everywhere down south. A buddy of mine owns 2 or 3 of them by himself. Super cheap and from what he says parts are easy to come by. He did say they are WEIRD compared to anything else. Weird suspension, weird electrics, weird steering, everything lol.
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Yeah, I was pleasantly surprised how cheap the parts were. I was expecting parts for a 44 year old British car built by a defunct company to be both expensive and hard to find. It's nice to be wrong sometimes.
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Yep, they even make EFI conversions and all sorts of stuff for those cars.
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Replaced an idler pulley on a pt cruiser. Ended up having to remove the fender well and still could just barely get my tools in there.
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i have said for years that the engineers sit and say lets make a frame, put an engine in there and build the car around that template.


at least it isnt a mcclaren. i watch jay lenos garage alot. he was servicing his mcclaren. the fuel tank (bladder) has to be replaced every few years, and the entire engine and sub frame have to be split away from the shell for that job.
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Replaced an idler pulley on a pt cruiser. Ended up having to remove the fender well and still could just barely get my tools in there.
I have wrenched on one of those in the past and yeah, I have no desire to do anything in the engine bay. Whoever put that engine in there had no intention of ever replacing the timing belt. Luckily I was just doing brakes and suspension work and that wasn't bad at all, it's set up like any other FWD mopar from that time period. The minivans (pre-2011) are a lot easier than most people think.

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i have said for years that the engineers sit and say lets make a frame, put an engine in there and build the car around that template.


at least it isnt a mcclaren. i watch jay lenos garage alot. he was servicing his mcclaren. the fuel tank (bladder) has to be replaced every few years, and the entire engine and sub frame have to be split away from the shell for that job.
I always thought they started with the heater core lol. It's not a bad job at all actually. 4 bolts and the seats come out. After that you can pull the carpet out and the transmission cover is right there. It took me just over 3 hours from start to finish to get it down to the back of the block where the rear main seal lives. You can also disconnect the driveshaft at the back of the transmission and most of the bolts are accessed from inside the car which really cuts down on the amount of time you have to spend under it. It's different from any other vehicle I've ever done a clutch on but I wouldn't say it's difficult. I almost think they would have to be easy to put together since they were built by drunk british union workers and are in constant need of repairs.

I too watch Jay Leno's garage sometimes. Lots of interesting vehicles featured on there. Also, what kind of car requires the fuel tank to be replaced periodically? That's absurd.

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