Mr./Miss/Mrs./Other Jay. Please read my profile and maybe some of my CJ5 & 7 Answers in their forums. Even read some of my other answers that pertain to Cyber-Rigs (such as yours). You will see why my wife and others call me, A/n/a/l
I do not know your plight here, but sometimes it gets really busy--I just play here, I am a member like you. That answers alot more. This is one of my hobbies now.
This site has been really a lifesaver for me.I broke my foot at work, and was "Reclinerized" for a long time.
This site gave me something to do and something to learn.I even pizz people off here too!
The worst thing about being a Cyber-Tech is, WE DO NOT KNOW WHAT YOU, OR YOUR EVIL BUDDY DID TO IT ALREADY. AND EVERYONE IS SCARED TO TELL, OR JUST FORGETS. This really throws in a new twist sometimes!
It's hard enough to explain stuff, while you are looking over their shoulder!
I am not a Backyard Mechanic.I am Better Than That!
I am a Self Certified Rear Lawn Vehicle Technician (SCRLVT) (sorta what you wanna be)
Ever since, even before I had my drivers license, I've strived for Perfection when repairing my, or anyone elses vehicle.'Cause I want to repair once. Not twice. And get the best efficiency at the same time!
Yes, I have pizzed off many people along the way, questioning their answers. But I didn't care. This is "MY STUFF" we are talking about. And It Matters alot to me. No Half-Azzing on my stuff. Or my Mom and Dads. Friends Etc!
My rigs. Have not been in a Pro-Shop, in over 15 years (probably longer than that). But I have, and I get the answers I need. Especially on the Cyber-Stuff (my weakness) I understand the "Mechanicals".I am not up to par on the sensors.I'm used to the Traditional Diagnoses (basically by ear). But the computer stuff CONTRADICTS. The Old Way alot.
Yes, You guessed right.I'm still PIZZING people off. To gain knowledge for myself.I even still find new places to gain my knowledge.I make the system, work for me!
I find the least expensive parts---Even if it means "Part Swapping" to diagnose--Inexpensively from a Salvage Yard. Just to verify the problem. Dependant on the part, I will PURCHASE a new one. Once it is Figgered out.
I do not like working on cars. Especially the new ones.I DO IT OUT OF NECESSITY.I DO NOT "TRUST" OTHERS ON "MY MACHINE"!
I am not rich---I have seen too many HORROR STORIES. Experienced 1st hand, in a company plumbing truck. Joe DUMB-AZZ changing the oil with an IMPACT WRENCH. Saw results on another rig (using the same "quick change oil place") The rubber plug they installed, fell out and my friend, destroyed her engine really fast. They had told her they were installing the plug, at the time (she had no clue. WHY? EXACTLY). But I do."IMPACT MAN. You can do damage with your bare hands too.I see too many, who do not care 'cause "IT AIN'T THEIRS"
So, now down to you.I do not know your rig. But my Dad has a '86 Thunderbird. Close in years to you. So It may have similar systems!
He (we) Had a Idle problem on it. So you know whats I duzz. Crank on the throttle body Idle screw. Wrong! I just totally messed up "BASE IDLE!"
Now I have 2 problems----that are creating even more problems."Base Idle" is the STANDARD THROTTLE SETTING in which everthing is calibrated to (other sensors, thru Mr. Computer). So now other issues arise 'cause stuff ain't "In Sync", and I am pulling my hair out.I was ignorant, and knew no better.I did learn, it does't work like the old stuff!
Tune in tomorrow, with a reply, And I will continue my Novel. Its not too much longer, as to what I learned, and how to overcome it. How to get base Idle right again.
Gotta go help my Pap, go to Doc, having the chemo stuff, is very weak. Traveling 30 miles to get to his house.
Thursday, September 16th, 2010 AT 9:24 AM