Since problem is temperature related, check the Engine Coolant Temperature sensor.
October, 9, 2012 AT 11:46 PM
KHLow2008. Will have Toyota look at that (engine coolant temperature sensor). Also my daughter noted today that when she brings the car to a stop and starts to put it in park, the RPM needed starts bouncing up and down and clicking. She has observed this a few times, along with today, for about a second, the check engine light came on, but then quickly went off. SIGH.
October, 9, 2012 AT 11:48 PM
ALSO, where would a good place to go to sell a distributor that was only used for 24 hours, but is not now needed? Is there anyone that would buy something like that? Are distributors for car specific, or will they go in any vehicle?
October, 10, 2012 AT 12:20 AM
THE DISTRIBUTOR IS MOST LIKELY USED ONLY IN THAT ENGINE....THAT ENGINE MAY BE IN SEVERAL DIFFERENT VEHICLES
THIS MAY BE A WAY TO DO IT--YOU'LL PROBABLY HAVE TO MAKE THE PRICE SOMEWHAT APPEALING---THEY'LL COME TO YOU---AT LEAST YOU WON'T HAVE TO "EAT" THE WHOLE THING AS A LOSS
SOMETHING THAT "ELVIS" HAD TO DO WITH IT MAY MAKE IT MORE DESIRABLE IN YOUR DESCRIPTION!!!
SORRY I AIN'T BEEN MUCH HELP WITH YOUR CYBER CAR
MAYBE I CAN OFFER SOMETHING "JEEP" ONCE YOU GET DONE WITH THIS
I PREVAIL BEST OVER IN THE CJ5 & 7 FORUMS...HERE'S JUST TWO EXAMPLES
I'LL LET KHLow2008 CONTINUE ON WITH THIS...AS I AM SORTA USELESS
October, 10, 2012 AT 12:33 AM
Aww, Medic. You aren't useless if you love Jeeps like I do.I still have a lot to learn about using them offroad since I don't have anyone to help me with offroad stuff. Just now learning how to use the four wheel drive. That I REALLY need help with!
October, 10, 2012 AT 1:04 AM
YOU ARE ON YOUR WAY TO "UNDERSTANDING"....I HAVE BEEN THIS WAY SINCE THE ONE I REMEMBER SEEING FOR THE 1ST TIME...AND MY TOYS...ETC
THIS IS MANY TIMES, THE 1ST QUESTION I ASK THE QUESTION ASKER....SCROLL DOWN AND SEE WHEN I ANSWER IN THIS ONE
.....ONE REASON I HATED TO WATCH THE "A-TEAM" ON TV, THEY WOULD DESTROY MANY JEEPS ON EACH EPISODE. I WROTE TO THE SHOW AND BEGGED THAT THEY "SPARE" JUST ONE OF THEM, AND SEND IT TO ME. I WAS IN THE ARMY AT THE TIME, I'D HEARD THAT STUPID REQUESTS SOMETIMES COME TRUE!.....I'M SURE MY LETTER WAS LOST OR LAUGHED AT.
October, 11, 2012 AT 10:59 PM
I can't STAND to see any vehicle destroyed needlessly, must less our precious Jeeps! Never really watch A-Team, but to hear your description of the destruction of Jeeps, it would have made me cringe, also. I would love an older one, but that will have to wait. I will baby this one as much as possible. No one else in my family drives it because it is a 5 speed.I guess that is good, in a way.
Got a question for you? I didn't realize the day I bought this Jeep that the heater didn't work. It blows air, but never gets warm even after 2 1/2 hours of driving. I've been driving it without heat for two years now without heat (brrrr!), But would like to remedy that. Any suggestions on what it would be? Thanks, Medic Jeep Guy!
October, 12, 2012 AT 12:12 AM
LET ME SEE WHAT I CAN FIND OUT ON THE HEATER---I CAN!
. MEAN TIME, FEEL THE HEATER HOSES AS THEY GO INTO THE FIREWALL (WHEN THE JEEP IS RUNNING AND AT OPERATING TEMPERATURE)
ARE THEY HOT?
WATCH OUT FOR THEM PESKY MOVING PARTS UNDER THERE!
October, 12, 2012 AT 12:21 AM
OMG, Do NOT destroy the Jeep! I think I will start a group called SPCJ. Those actions ought to be illegal!
Wow. Don't think i've seen the open to that show for at least 20 years. Mr. T. Where is he now! I will need to go more into Youtube and find the scenes of destruction and "flag" them as inappropriate, LOL!
I will check on the hoses as you suggested. Thanks!
LOOKS LIKE IT'S VACUUM OPERATED---SEE # 13...THERE'S 3 OF 'EM
THESE CONTROL DOORS INSIDE THE BOX
IF YOUR HOSES ARE GETTING HOT....THE HEAT IS "THERE"....YOU JUST GOTTA TURN IT LOOSE!
HERE'S WHAT COULD BE GOING ON
1) NO VACUUM TO THE CONTROLS---THIS MAY BE A LOOSE LINE UNDER THE DASH OR UNDER THE HOOD (A VACUUM LEAK)
2) NO VACUUM FROM THE CONTROLS TO THE ACTUATORS....BAD CONTROLS...LOOSE LINE
3) VACUUM ACTUATOR(S) BROKE OR STUCK...OR THE VACUUM HOSE IS OFF (BASICALLY A VACUUM LEAK WHICH MAY BE AFFECTING ENGINE PERFORMANCE)
4) ACTUATOR LINKAGE CAME LOOSE FROM A DOOR (ACTUATOR WORKS, BUT DOES NOTHING)
5) DOOR HAS COME LOOSE--OR IS STUCK (I'VE SEEN SPILLED SOFT DRINKS SORTA GLUE 'EM SHUT)
ALL THESE ACTUATORS SHOULD WORK ON CERTAIN CONTROL SETTINGS (I DON'T KNOW WHICH CONTROLS WHAT)
A HAND MIRROR AND A FLASHLIGHT MIGHT LET YOU SEE WHATS GOING ON UNDER THE DASH....AS YOU RUN THE CONTROLS THRU THEIR SETTINGS
REMOVING THE VACUUM HOSES FROM THE ACTUATORS, ONE AT A TIME, WITH YOUR FINGER OVER THE HOSE'S HOLE...OPERATE THE CONTROLS TO SEE VACUUM DOES REACH THE ACTUATORS (IF THEY WERE NOT MOVING).....MAYBE A BAD ACTUATOR?
YOU MIGHT ALSO "GENTLY HELP" THE ACTUATOR LINKAGE, TO GET A DOOR UNSTUCK
TELL ME WHAT'S GOING ON!
SEE MY "1ST PROTOTYPE HEATER" FOR "WILLY", MY '46 WILLYS....ON NOVEMBER 6th IN THIS POST