Big Trip raises 4kq questions
cweir at mail.wooster.edu
Fri Mar 15 21:40:56 EST 2002
I just took my '85 4kq from OH to MA this afternoon, a total of 770
miles. The good news of the trip is that the car ticked over 200k
miles along the way! I had my camera ready and snapped some shots of
the odo while cruising up I-76 in Akron. Of course, I wasn't looking
through the viewfinder, so I hope they come out.
While I was driving the car, I started to get a blinking coolant
light warning. At first, the light came on rather sporadicly, but by
the end of the 770 miles, it was on consistantly. In the beginning,
the light only blinked during hard acceleration and on very steep
inclines. Of course I stopped to check my coolant and radiator, and
everything checked out ok. the overflow basin had plenty of coolant,
and the coolant itself was up to par (as checked by a mechanic). All
during the trip, the temp gauge gave normal readings. As I assume
from archive posts, the problem is not coolant at all, but rather my
multifunction switch. I just wanted to make sure that this seemed
likely. If it is the switch, what are the implications (besides a
blinking light)? Should I be able to scrounge up this part easily?
TIA, for all your help.
'85 4kq (200,737m, woo!)
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