Ooh **** thanks Ron! Yeah I definitely want to make sure that one, as well as any other recalls are done.Ed-Doba....make sure this recall was done!
1980 Chrysler Cordoba Structure Recall 79V232000
Action Number: N/A
Service Bulletin Number: 79V232000
Report Date: Oct 22, 1979 Component: Structure
Potential Units Affected: 4000
Manufacturer: Chrysler Corporation
Summary: The defect involves the potential for exhaust gas (containing carbon monoxide) entry into the passenger compartment which can occur as a result of improperly retained plastic sealing plugs in the rear quarter panel/trunk area of the vehicle. Carbon monoxide is a toxic gas which in sufficient quantity and exposure time is potentially lethal.
Remedy: Dealer will install improved quarter panel sealing plugs without charge to owner.
Notes: Vehicle description: passenger vehicles. System: structure; frame members and body. Consequences of defect: exhaust gas entry into the passenger compartment cancause carbon monoxide poisoning of occupants, resulting in illness or death.
If you need help with that, here's a How-To:What side of the carb is that on? Front/Back/Left/Right? Did you look at the emissions diagrams I provided a page back to see where it originally went?
Is it drawing vacuum?
Congratulations, Ed.Like night and Day! The Doba is back on the road!
Yeah that plug with the hole in it was obviously where my problem was. A proper plug in it's place and I've gotten rid of the whistle, and now have a stable running idle. The car actually has better pull now under acceleration! Woot!
Now, I can shift my focus back down to those steering linkage parts, namely the idler arm...
Totally agree. Who buys the $6 idler arm anyway? I'll gladly pay 20 or 30 bucks for a quality part. I want my car to have the same "professional grade" (police/taxi) parts wherever possible.Glad *somebody* appreciates my sense of humor! (@Ron)
I highly recommend AC Delco steering linkages. They have two versions of each part: "Advantage", which is their lower cost part, and they have the "Professional" line - cost more, but higher quality. Get the part nos. of both lines off of Rock Auto.
I replaced all the steering linkages on my '85 F150 last year - found parts on ebay claimed to be "Professional" line part nos., at significant savings. I was skeptical of counterfeits or sellers calling them the "Professional" line but shipping "Advantage". I saw on the AC Delco site that they have a counterfeit parts group in their company that you can send photos of the parts you get and they will determine for you if they are genuine or counterfeit (or of the cheaper line). I was pleasantly surprised that they actually looked at what I sent them (emailed back and asked me where I bought them, and I told them ebay) and, a few days later, they came back and declared all my parts as genuine Professional line. I was impressed.
Those 3 transients proved, once again, that fire on a steel structure can't cause it to collapse. Oh! Wait!!...^^^funny.. that was supposed to be a reply to this text conversation I was having with the GF regarding the homeless guys that started the Atlanta bridge collapse/fire. She said "they should throw them all in jail" ...