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Good afternoon! First post and first month with my 250K 240 Wagon from 1993. I've been working on getting the issues fixed, but had a few questions.

I drove it at night for the first time this morning and noticed the headlights and interior lights were pulsing. Is there a known fix? I wiggled/tightened some of the grounds I could find, but that didn't work. I also have switched out the headlight relay, but no luck. I noticed it doesn't really seem bad when under power, but idling is noticable. I have new alternator brushes that I haven't had a chance to try yet, but I was hoping for guidance before proceeding.

Also new this morning, my turn signals stopped working! I did some searching and think it may be my indicator stalk. I still have the hazard lights. I also still have the seatbelt warning light.

Any good recommendations for swapping motor mounts/trans mounts without a hoist? All I have is a few jacks to work with.

Lastly, there's a terrible groan coming from the rear brakes. The pads and rotors actually look great. It only groans if I'm not braking like I mean it. I might take the pads out and grease em up and check the clips.

I can't wait to post up some pics and go into detail about what's been replaced. The car came with a trunk full of parts. I don't think it's a classic, but it came with Classic wheels (the BBS silver ones) with brand new snow tires. I also picked up some steelies that had new all seasons for 250$. All in all- about 2K in so far. The trans and engine are fantastic, with the exception of motor mounts of course.
 

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Check the fuse block next to the battery. This is known to be a weak point. Open it, pull the fuses, and check to see that the connections aren't burned up.

Motor mounts can be done with a jack and blocks of wood under the oil pan if you're careful. Do one side at a time.

Not sure about the rear brakes. Perhaps check that the parking brake isn't seized.
 

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Yeah the parking brake seems to be working fine. Im really not sure why its groaning. I havent had a chance to do a more fine inspection on the rear brakes. It stops very well honestly, its just groaning badly if I try to stop with finesse.

Good tip on the motor mounts! I'll definitely try one side at a time with some wood.

The fuse was blown. I took a peak at the manual and found the #5 fuse was the culprit. Odd thing was that there seems to be a mix of modern and original style fuses in the box. The modern #16 fuse was the one that blew it.

Thanks again!
 

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As a rule, if anything goes wrong that has electricity going through it check the fuse first. They are notorious for blowing fuses.
Car does not start? Check the fuel pump fuse.

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