Originally Posted by robbie_racecar
Ive had my new (to me) '88 for about a week now, and ive noticed some things that i wanted to ask about... not sure if theres anything that can be done, or just a case of "they all do that, sir"...
- headlights shake/bobble over bumps, im sure its driving the people in front of me crazy
- the car idles around 1500rpm, warm
- the 1-2 shift gives a slight grind (a crunch) when shifting about 5K+... yes, clutch is fully depressed
Glad we taught you the
Yes, first replace the lift-motor plastic rollers. Another vendor is
Rodney Dickman's Automotive Accessories
READ the directions. If you don't, and you take the motors apart, they are difficult to re-assemble.
If they still shake, inspect 1) the pod pivot swivels and 2) the rod-ends on the motor lift linkages. Neither are expensive repairs. PS Lubricate those pod pivots so that they don't wear out!
If the ignition timing is correct (check that first) and the A/C jacking solenoid is not stuck (inside the RH sail panel) set the idle speed to 1100 RPM with the lights, fans, and AC off. The reason can be summed up in two words: VALEO ALTERNATOR.
Make sure you release the TPS before setting the idle, and that you adjust it properly afterwards (unless you enjoy spouting 12" flames out the exhaust!!!!)
You should replace the clutch fluid even if you have the stainless clutch hose instead of the OE red plastic hose. And if you don't have any records, replace the trans fluid with fresh Redline MT-90.