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Re: Couple of questions for you
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- Subject: Re: Couple of questions for you
- From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Zafer Mehmood )
- Date: Wed, 19 Oct 1994 13:55:05 +0500
- Original-From: mhcnet!zm (Zafer Mehmood )
- Original-To: swiss.ans.net!quattro
- Reply-To: quattro
- Sender: quattro-owner
> 1) There is a squealing noise when I have started the engine and
> then step on the gas. It sounds like a belt slipping, but did
> not happen at idle so I could not check it. I sprayed some
> belt stuff on the belts that I could get to, and tightened up
> the belt to the hydraulic pump, and it quit for a while but is
> now back. Yesterday, it happened at idle, and I looked into
> the engine compartment, but all belts and pulleys were moving.
> I had assumed that, if the belt was slipping, the pulley would
> not be moving, but I suppose it could be moving slowly.
Most likely it is a loose belt, probably the alternator belt. Check the
tension on each belt - press down firmly with your thumb on the belt
midway between the pulleys and it should move about 1/2 inch. Tighten
if necessary. A slipping belt does not mean that the pulley won't be
moving - that'll happen only if the belt is way too loose.
> 2) My temp guage works intermittently (more not than working).
> I took off the connector and tried to clean it, but it did no
> good. What part do I ask for when getting a replacement?
You need to replace that "multi-function sensor". It is around $90
at the dealer but cheaper elsewhere. Look up the recent thread here,
"3 or 4 pin sensor". I had the same problem on my car until I replaced
the sensor over a year ago. No problems since.
> 4) My front shocks are weak, and I understand that Boge gas struts
> are the recommendation. When I called Stranos and Carlson about
> them, they could not get them. Any ideas where I can get them
> at a low cost? Someone also suggested Monroes as a cheap but
> good alternative.
Try RD Enterprises (800)-683-2890. They are generally the cheapest for
shocks. I'd recommend Boge Turbo Gas over Monroe.
87 5000 CS TQ