Go Back   Infamous Nissan - Hardbody / Frontier Forums > Model Specific > The Other Forum

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-03-2017, 06:04 AM   #21
SBJ
Total Buzzkill
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: WA
Posts: 659
Vehicle: '90 D21 4cyl 5spd 2wd
Thanks: 59
Thanked 72 Times in 66 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mytmouz View Post
Luckily most of you are too young to have worked on a Chevette. Changing the starter on one is a PITA on the stock 4 banger. The big block one I built was much easier...
Probably a lot more reliable too. I am among those way too young to have worked on one but have heard from the old folks what pieces of junk they were. I've only seen one in the flesh once or twice.
SBJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2017, 02:31 AM   #22
SBJ
Total Buzzkill
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: WA
Posts: 659
Vehicle: '90 D21 4cyl 5spd 2wd
Thanks: 59
Thanked 72 Times in 66 Posts
Default

Ford focus...everything is just crammed in there. To change the thermostat you have to remove the power steering pump and​ one of the bolts is right behind the line. Damn near impossible to get it out.
SBJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2017, 01:00 PM   #23
cadillacdude1975
The Gear Jammer
 
cadillacdude1975's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Chattanooga, TN
Age: 45
Posts: 6,838
Vehicle: 87 D21 SE KC V6 2wd 5sp & 86.5 V6 SE auto
Thanks: 229
Thanked 704 Times in 654 Posts
Default

struts on the lexus werent too bad. popped the front upper ball joint loose, tied the spindle out of the way then turned the wheel and the fronts came right out.

the rears were much more cooperative with the sawzall LOL

the right rear was blown. not a single drop of oil came out of the tube when i cut it in half. no wonder it was waddling like a duck at 70 while making lane changes.

gotta change the front bushings on it now......that ought to be fun. i had to replace the rear trailing arm bushings last summer. that was about as fun as the leaf bushings on the hardbody.
__________________
"Im officially lost" - wildbill
cadillacdude1975 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2017, 01:58 AM   #24
SBJ
Total Buzzkill
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: WA
Posts: 659
Vehicle: '90 D21 4cyl 5spd 2wd
Thanks: 59
Thanked 72 Times in 66 Posts
Default

Yeah the ones on my Camry don't look too bad. I know I will have to do them eventually but right now there's no indication that they're bad or about to go bad. At least Toyotas are simplistic to the point where they have become the standard by which we measure how conventional and mundane other cars are lol. I think it took me 45 minutes to do all 4 shocks in the truck.

Another one...Saabs. Any of them. The front of the engine faces the firewall in a 900 classic. The clutch is a snap because of that but if you want to replace the timing chain or head gasket it's multitudes faster to pull the engine.
SBJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2017, 02:13 AM   #25
cadillacdude1975
The Gear Jammer
 
cadillacdude1975's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Chattanooga, TN
Age: 45
Posts: 6,838
Vehicle: 87 D21 SE KC V6 2wd 5sp & 86.5 V6 SE auto
Thanks: 229
Thanked 704 Times in 654 Posts
Default

when i changed the shocks on the front of my truck, the stupid threaded stud kept turning. they had been on there so long the nuts were seized to the mounting stud.
__________________
"Im officially lost" - wildbill
cadillacdude1975 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 07:46 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.