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Banana Dance

YAHOO!!!

Found the problem with the wiper motor... With my newly purchased (simple Repco branded) multimeter in hand (well, both hands actually) I have discovered nothing more than a simple earthing problem between the wiper motor body and a good ground in the vehicle frame.

Have also resolved the brake lights by removing the switch, a bit of Electraclean and manually actioning the switch a few times and cleaned up one of the terminals which had oxidised a bit and VOILA!

Will still order a new switch just to keep as a spare given the notoriety of these switches.

Looks like the last two electrical items for rego are the blower motor and the side marker lights.


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Nice work Mike, time for a cold one.


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60 plus hours a week are eating into my spare time atm.


Welcome to my world....

Sorry to hear about you and the missus Mike, Hopefully it had nothing to do with my visit, if it did it's cages fault.....


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CJ pony part number for your brake switch is HW1191
and NPD is 13480-2.


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Well, I now have the blower wir d up but shit is it making some noise! I'm sure it was fine when I reassembled it however I think the fan blade is scraping on something...

On another note, whilst I got in and adjusted the headlights they are still too high yet seem to be adjusted all the way in at the bottom as far as it will allow. It has been a long time since I put the headlight mounting bucket (the black concave bit) into the headlight bucket (forgive the terms used) and so I wonder if I have missed something or simply not installed the sealed beams correctly. They are d finitely pointing high so that the low beam is up in the oncoming drivers faces. Can these be installed upside down and wrong sides? Although the high beam simply goes even higher suggesting they are in the right way up...

Thoughts or suggestions please?


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Mike, are the springs in the buckets and from memory the buckets (black bits); are handed.


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do believe you are right there ol fella..... once again..


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nassi wrote
Mike, are the springs in the buckets and from memory the buckets (black bits); are handed.


Hmmm... Will check that out. Thanks


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Ok... So headlights are sorted I think. Probably still need some tweaking for alignment but reasonably good now. I pulled the buckets out to check they were in the correct side and the springs were in place. They were! It also appears that whilst the buckets could probably be put in the wrong side you probably can't instal the springs if the buckets are in the wrong side - there are stamps in the back of the buckets indication left and right hand.

I think my biggest problem was in trying to simply screw in the adjusting screws to actually try and move the buckets the amount they needed and all that happened was it bent the piss weak light weight tabs on the buckets so I started from scratch and actually manipulated the sealed beams by hand holding them in place whilst I then gently screwed in on the adjusting screws to take up the slack. This seemed to work ok and the high and low beam looks passable.

I have also patched the wire for the reversing lights which comes off the gearbox harness as it was severed. Tidied the 4 wires up a bit more with some electrical tape then slid a length of Techflex onto it all to give a little more protection. Checked the reverse lights and all good. Checked the neutral safety cutout and all good. Started engine and yep... All good.

I think the only things that I can now see remaining to be done for rego are the

1) front side marker lights - not functioning
2) interior rear view mirror install - awaiting arrival of NPD order
3) new tyres
4) pull and check blower motor fan blades - possibly rubbing inside the heater box

I think that is it!

Rego inspection is booked for Monday Feb 1st. I am cautiously optimistic it will pass but you never know I guess. I have used the guy before and he is a very reasonable bloke and won't let things slide if there is a real risk but will assist where needed...

Fingers crossed!


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Sounds like you are making progress....

Squealing in the blower is usually bad motor bearings. The fan has lots of clearance, unless its really shifted...

Pull the motor off the housing and connect it to a battery outside the box, that'll tell you if its the bearings.

If you go to pull the fan they tend to seize on the shaft with surface rust. Use a dremel or scotch-brite or fine sandpaper (dremel or small sanding disc on a drill is easiest) and deburr the shaft extending out of the fan. Makes removal possible, many I've tried to remove will not budge without this technique... do not get a hammer!!! Wink2


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mert wrote
Sounds like you are making progress....

Squealing in the blower is usually bad motor bearings. The fan has lots of clearance, unless its really shifted...

Pull the motor off the housing and connect it to a battery outside the box, that'll tell you if its the bearings.

If you go to pull the fan they tend to seize on the shaft with surface rust. Use a dremel or scotch-brite or fine sandpaper (dremel or small sanding disc on a drill is easiest) and deburr the shaft extending out of the fan. Makes removal possible, many I've tried to remove will not budge without this technique... do not get a hammer!!! Wink2


Thanks Richard. I had overhauled the heater box prior to reinstallation and had tested the motor then with no problems. It is not a squealing sound it is like a moderately heavy interference sound on the fan rotor... Think how we used to clamp the bits of cardboard to the front forks of our pushbikes to make that clacking sound in the spokes.

I'm thinking maybe one of the foam seals or something has come loose post assembly and install... just a thought


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Hey Mike if you get stuck waiting for the rear view mirror im pretty sure i have a brand new one i ordered for my Vert. Ill be going to my mums in Applecross sat morning if that helps.


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scott66stang wrote
Hey Mike if you get stuck waiting for the rear view mirror im pretty sure i have a brand new one i ordered for my Vert. Ill be going to my mums in Applecross sat morning if that helps.


Thanks Scott. NPD are really good with deliveries always arriving within 6 or 7 days so should be right for it.


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Well another project nearing completion, can't be too many left....but they all look spectacular. Always loved to follow yours Mike.
Cheers,
Ash


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Fantastic Mike, can't wait till mine is at the stage yours is at. Rego in two weeks, hope it passes first go mate


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