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ron350 last won the day on June 6 2016

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About ron350

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  1. ron350

    ATF smell.....Valvoline MaxLife????

    Almost every one here is going to disagree with this but here goes. Whatever trans fluid your car came with stay with that fluid because the clutch packs were set up for that fluid. If your car came with dex 3 stay with dex 3 especially if your transmission is having problems. GM no longer sells dex-3 but sells and licenses the sale of dex-6, which is synthetic and is thinner and slicker than dex-3. Maxlife is also a synthetic trans fluid. You can still buy dex-3 but companies like Castrol can no longer use the name dex-3 so they have to call it dex/merk.or MD-3. When I charged out the maxlife I used Havoline MD-3 trans fluid, which looks smells and feels like dex-3.
  2. ron350

    ATF smell.....Valvoline MaxLife????

    Goldcamj I had the same rotten egg smell after changing to Maxlife. If you want that rotten egg smell to go away you will have to replace the Maxlife with a more expensive fluid. I ran a hose down the filler tube and pumped out all the fluid I could and then replaced it. I had to do that twice to finally get rid of that nasty smell.
  3. ron350

    Cruise stopped working - '96 GP

    Yes the cruse control switches in the turn signal stalk can go bad. The small electrical connector on the back side of the turn signal stalk is just for the cruse control. You can unplug the connector and test the switches with an ohm meter. You can also pull the wiring connector on the cruse module and check for voltage on the pins but that is a pain.
  4. From your description the multi function switch is bad.
  5. ron350

    Cruise stopped working - '96 GP

    I think 96 models were all electric cruse module and seam to have a high failure rate.
  6. ron350

    94 CS AC Questions

    Does a bad (or unplugged) air intake temp sensor lock out the compressor on a 94 like it does on my 96?
  7. ron350

    Need help with Starter fuse blowing

    Glad you found the problem. Can you post a picture of the spot where the wire shorted?
  8. I don’t know what year but I think the picture came from the GP forum so maybe 98 model.
  9. That looks similar to this model.
  10. Thanks Schurkey that is a good looking ball-joint kit.
  11. Digitaloutsider renting a tie rod separator will do the trick if any part store rents one.. Arthritis has forced me to learn how to work smarter, slower and us a Hammer as little as possible. Having the correct tool for the job is now a must and no longer an option.
  12. Thanks Imp558 the purpose of the J-35917 is to separate the tie rod and ball joint without damaging the grease boot. My tie rod ends are 3 years old and I don’t want to bust the boots with a pickle fork.
  13. Does any one still have a Kent Moore J-35917 tie rod & ball joint separator? Years ago GnatGoSplat posted a picture of his J-35917. Some guy on ebay is has one for sale but the ball in the end of the bolt does not look right. I can’t find any other pictures of the end of the bolt so I am looking for some one that has a J-35917..
  14. ron350

    The PCV Thread

    If the system is so great why does it fill the intake manifold with oil? The factory map sensor clip was garbage but GM upgraded the part in kit # 89017274. I have had no trouble removing the map sensor with the upgraded clip.
  15. ron350

    The PCV Thread

    The L36 has to be one of the worst designed PVC systems GM could come up with. I look forward to reading more about mounting the valve in the oil filler cap.