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It is a disease
Sunday, October 30, 2011 5:00 PM
Here are pictures of my most recent project. I have a 1997 cavalier. It is NOT in the greatest shape, body wise, but the trans and motor run perfect with no problems. The car needs motor mounts, front abs sensors, airbag control module, ac compressor, a little body work, matching hood, front bumper, maybe a passenger control arm or a subframe, lol. It is a 2.2 3 speed automatic with power locks and crank windows.



Here is my only "major" situation with the car. Here is the driver side tire...



and here is the passenger side tire... The passenger is close to the back fender. I will have to remove the wheel and check it out sometime this week. I don't have lots of time right now sadly.



More pics for the hell of it.





Any suggestions on what else I need to do is appreciated. I don't plan on lowering it or going to any car shows, lol.












Re: It is a disease
Sunday, October 30, 2011 5:09 PM
Get a Z24 front bumper. Why not lower it? Doesn't have to be anything crazy...stock height is no good.


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Re: It is a disease
Sunday, October 30, 2011 5:13 PM
Looks like it's got a bent control arm on the passenger side front, thats why the wheel is sitting so far back.



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Re: It is a disease
Sunday, October 30, 2011 5:14 PM
I was thinking about the 2000+ front end. I have a z24 already, so I just like it to be different. I might lower it just a small amount, but I like not having to think about routes I have to avoid cause it is too low.









Re: It is a disease
Sunday, October 30, 2011 5:15 PM
The09GXP wrote:

Looks like it's got a bent control arm on the passenger side front, thats why the wheel is sitting so far back.


Yeah. I asked about that and I assumed that could be the problem. Will have to pull the wheel to check... I had a couple of people say it might be the sub frame as well.









Re: It is a disease
Wednesday, November 02, 2011 5:04 PM
I was working at a carwash a long time ago, and a nasty thunderstorm closed us down for the day. The day prior, the boss had new blacktop laid down throughout the whole property. Well, new blacktop + 2 inches of standing water makes for a slippery situation. Combine that with a retard in a Samurai trying to drift and coming at me head-on, and I blitzed a curb. Mine was actually bent back worse than yours, as I was rubbing the plastic fender liner. I took it to a shop down the street and they tried telling me my subframe was bent. I took it to a friend's house and he laughed when I told him what happened and what the shop said. A couple of hours and $53 later, my car was fixed. It was a bent control arm; nothing more, nothing less.



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Re: It is a disease
Wednesday, November 02, 2011 7:15 PM
[UPDATE]



I got the upper motor mount replaced and the lower dog-bone. No more movement any more. Both mounts were trash when I pulled them. Also....

and I found the intake ripped off at the throttle side. Half ass electrical taped to it.

And good news... kinda... The control arm is the culprit. It is bent so I am sooooooooooooooo happy the subframe is okay.


Also... I was wondering if anybody had tips to removing the bolt in the middle of the automatic trans mount. It is the one bolt that goes through the rubber mount area. I think it is a ten, but I sprayed it with penetrating spray and then somehow I stripped it. I can get pictures if needed, but it was kinda dark when I tried to tackle it.









Re: It is a disease
Wednesday, November 02, 2011 7:28 PM
Blacking out the tails lights and putting LED's in the rear lights is always a nice touch..simple and makes it kinda aggressive
Re: It is a disease
Thursday, November 03, 2011 4:42 AM
with the shape its in i would just concentrate on fixing the broke and beat down parts and drive it.

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Re: It is a disease
Thursday, November 03, 2011 5:13 AM
Steve B wrote:

Blacking out the tails lights and putting LED's in the rear lights is always a nice touch..simple and makes it kinda aggressive


Wuuuuuut??



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Re: It is a disease
Thursday, November 03, 2011 5:59 AM
i too would like to.know of the trans mount can be seprated. we tried two n they just got.messed up ended up ordering a new one lol.from when we called parts stores that isnt a supplied part everyone said dealer only im like really. good thing wasnt for me lol.




Re: It is a disease
Thursday, November 03, 2011 4:22 PM
Bluedriftcavy(Eco Swapper) wrote:

i too would like to.know of the trans mount can be seprated. we tried two n they just got.messed up ended up ordering a new one lol.from when we called parts stores that isnt a supplied part everyone said dealer only im like really. good thing wasnt for me lol.


I bought THIS and just want the old one replaced, lol.









Re: It is a disease
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 7:52 PM
This is a little off subject, but my friend has a 99 base... I wanted to show everyone his "mod". Enjoy.












Re: It is a disease
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 9:34 AM
Most likely the subframe. I had that exact issue with my old Z24. I got a new subframe put in and it fixed the issue. Keep in mind that they will never be exactly centered like they were originally, but they will be close enough where you won't be able to tell without actually inspecting it. Mine were close, but never exact because the rest of the body was slightly tweaked from whatever caused that issue in the first place.



Re: It is a disease
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 10:01 PM
Brent, The sub frame on my car is fine. It is the control arm. I said this under the picture of the ripped intake with electrical tape. I got lucky I guess.









Re: It is a disease
Thursday, November 17, 2011 7:39 AM
i dont understand the issues with the auto mount? i recently just removed it off my car having never removed an auto mount before and it came off just fine LOL



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Re: It is a disease
Sunday, December 11, 2011 8:57 PM
The center bolt that goes thru the rubber mount is stuck. I rounded it off and kinda said f$%k it for now. Anyways

UPDATE.......................................blown headgasket. The car had no thermostat... put one in it... and now I have a gush of coolant seeping out on the passenger side...facepalm. I will be posting pissed off images of me tackling this crap very soon...









Re: It is a disease
Monday, December 12, 2011 3:49 AM
Sorry to hear of the trouble. And the screwdriver mod FTW! xD
Re: It is a disease
Wednesday, December 14, 2011 9:43 PM
Update:

As the motor looked before I started to tear it apart. My first "mod" with the GM strut bar.


The tear-down


The motor with the head off. It was getting late so I had to call it a night.


The head as it sat. I cleaned it up some, but decided to finish it in the morning. No pictures after I cleaned it up. I forgot, lol. I am sure nobody really cares.


First thing after work... I got the block mating surface cleaned up.... This is another unfinished picture. I again did not take a finished picture, lol.


Also... A new water pump... just to be safe


I did not finish it completly yet. I got the head back on and torqued down. I found out the bearings in my alternator are also bad... so I am waiting to get a replacement so I can finish it up...

also...

I FINALLY GOT THE CONTROL ARMS!!! I will have it all fixed very soon.!!! Still in the boxes.














Re: It is a disease
Wednesday, December 14, 2011 9:53 PM
Did you get the head machined down flat and checked for cracks??? And if it was me, I would change the timing chain and tensioner while its that far apart. The tensioners like to break and cause that ticking sound we all know and love.




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Re: It is a disease
Wednesday, December 14, 2011 10:36 PM
I cleaned it up and had it checked by my local mechanic. It was within tolerances. Also... I would replace the timing chain, but I have the receipts from the previous owner who had it done at 120,xxx miles. The car has like 22k on the timing components. Timing and coils were the only thing the previous owner had done. lol. Compressor exploded and everything else is the original... even the dying alternator....

Also, do ya still have the accord?










Re: It is a disease
Thursday, December 15, 2011 1:52 PM
Yup. 299,285.4 miles and going strong!




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Re: It is a disease
Thursday, December 15, 2011 2:32 PM
Roofy wrote:

Yup. 299,285.4 miles and going strong!


nnnnniiiiiiccccccceeeeeeee.









Re: It is a disease
Monday, December 19, 2011 6:52 PM
Update:

Got the head gasket and everything done. Now I think I have a vacuum leak somewhere. I hear a hissing noise somewhere around the power steering pump. The car seems like it wants to stall when idling. It surges and the lights dim and get bright again... UGH. I took it for a test drive and at least now I have no more coolant shooting out all over the place... and it is not getting hot anymore, lol.









Re: It is a disease
Monday, December 19, 2011 7:05 PM
take a can of brake clean and spray around thegaskets on the intake and listen for a change in idle. once you hear the change use a steth a scope and pin point ir try to use your hand.





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