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This poor, poor, car <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emcrook.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>I had made a list before I went to the dealer, and I knew I didn't want to get into it all at that time, because it would have been another $1000. So now I am looking into a few of the other problems it has and working on fixing them. <p>One is the cup holders; I posted in the wanted ad's form. <p>Second is the left hand vent. The plastic fins are broken off the piece that moves them. I am wondering if anyone has had this problem, and how they went about fixing it. (I didn't look into it yet; I am going to check my repair manual and post on brickboard.com also)<br><IMG SRC="http://www.deepnet.org/kaizai/left_vent.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p>Another related question, my temperature controls seem to be intermittently not working. The other night I was in SF with a friend and we both turned the dials to warm as the sun went down, but only my side changed temperature, his remained ice cold. A few days later it was working and shooting out hot air on that side. Anyone seen this? I was going to see if I could just pop that panel out and check connections, but other than that I am not sure where to start. <br><EDIT>I just found out that the flashing is the singal there is something wrong with the ECU that controls the system.</EDIT>Also, the recirculation and the ac lights periodically flash for a few seconds both on both off at the same time, and then return to the states they were in, one off and one on. I have noticed this most when first starting the car.<br><IMG SRC="http://www.deepnet.org/kaizai/ac.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>The left side of the car is 1 inch lower than the right side. EEEKK! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emsmileo.gif" BORDER="0"> It drives good, but there has to be something wrong... first places to look? supension? mounts?<br><IMG SRC="http://www.deepnet.org/kaizai/left_rear.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://www.deepnet.org/kaizai/right_rear.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Any and all comments and questions and suggestions very welcome.
 

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Re: More problems, pictures, and questions about my car. (Kaizai)

<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR>Another related question, my temperature controls seem to be intermittently not working. The other night I was in SF with a friend and we both turned the dials to warm as the sun went down, but only my side changed temperature, his remained ice cold. A few days later it was working and shooting out hot air on that side. Anyone seen this? I was going to see if I could just pop that panel out and check connections, but other than that I am not sure where to start.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><p>hmm... See that airmix dial to the left of the climate controls? Play with that, then see if your problem is fixed. That controls the mix of hot and cold air, to create a more comfortable temperature. <p>I love the car, I bet that canadian spec takes getting used to... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emsmile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR><br>I love the car, I bet that canadian spec takes getting used to... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emsmile.gif" BORDER="0"> <HR></BLOCKQUOTE><p>Yea, the temp in C is the only thing that is a little hard to use, other than that its all pretty much the same. (spedo is in mph, not km/h, whew!)<p>I love the car too, its just been totaly abused, but its fun nursing it back to heath <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emsmile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: More problems, pictures, and questions about my car. (thevolvoguy)

<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR><br>hmm... See that airmix dial to the left of the climate controls? Play with that, then see if your problem is fixed. That controls the mix of hot and cold air, to create a more comfortable temperature. <br><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><p>I thought the airmix controlled the amount of exterior air that was let directly into the cabin?
 

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Re: More problems, pictures, and questions about my car. (Kaizai)

<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR><br>Second is the left hand vent. The plastic fins are broken off the piece that moves them. I am wondering if anyone has had this problem, and how they went about fixing it. (I didn't look into it yet; I am going to check my repair manual and post on brickboard.com also)<br><IMG SRC="http://www.deepnet.org/kaizai/left_vent.jpg" BORDER="0"> <br><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><p>Fixed! That was really easy <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><IMG SRC="http://www.deepnet.org/kaizai/vent_fixed.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p>Now I just have to deal with the broken spot <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: More problems, pictures, and questions about my car. (Kaizai)

with that broken piece of dash on the left (if that's what you're talking about) use some epoxy.<p>Make sure it bonds plastics/vinyls and follow the directions. I used it for my airbag cover (cover only) and it's great.<p>and yeah, it is fun nursing the car back to health. I'm doing that with my yellow swedish babe at the moment...slowly but surely.<p><br>With the one side being lower than the other...suspect the shocks. A car that abused must have a suspension put through hell...especially from NYC...You've seen the potholes.<p>BTW, is that a manual R? Considering it's Canadian.<BR><BR>
[Modified by drPheta, 9:03 PM 9-23-2002]
 

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Re: More problems, pictures, and questions about my car. (drPheta)

<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR><p>BTW, is that a manual R? Considering it's Canadian.<p><br>[Modified by drPheta, 9:03 PM 9-23-2002]<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><p>I wish! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Just the plain old 4-speed. OHHH how I wish it had the 5-speed auto... so much smooother!
 

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Re: More problems, pictures, and questions about my car. (Kaizai)

with the suspenion did you make sure you were on even ground?measure between the center of the wheel and the guard.<p>michael.
 

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Re: More problems, pictures, and questions about my car. (Kaizai)

Kaizai, sounds like that 850R of yours is damb lucky to fall into the hands of a caring owner. The stories that car could tell...<p>That measurement thing may just be suspension sag from worn shocks, my dads old project car (69' AMX) had the same thing exept worse. New shocks bring it back to level.
 

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Re: More problems, pictures, and questions about my car. (Spearzy)

which wood trim is that? Looks really nice.. I wanna get something dark like that
 
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