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  1. Thread: Brakes

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    Congrats. I'm sure you'll be better off in the...

    Congrats. I'm sure you'll be better off in the long run.
  2. Thread: Brakes

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    Not a good sign for the future of our Teves II....

    Not a good sign for the future of our Teves II. Victor was our saviour for a while. I'm a special case.. I have spares scattered in my garage which I splice together to keep them going. But I...
  3. Thread: Brakes

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    If the pump motor is running all the time, that...

    If the pump motor is running all the time, that would be consistent with overeheating. There is a internal thermal switch. If you see that happening, but the lights go out as normal, you need to...
  4. Thread: Brakes

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    The 5 speeds have that key release button so...

    The 5 speeds have that key release button so thats how its supposed to operate. You still might try rocking the key forward/backwards within its play range and see if that clears up the brake motor...
  5. Thread: Brakes

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    That switch looks great. Carry on.. ;)

    That switch looks great. Carry on.. ;)
  6. Thread: Brakes

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    Your pics of the ignition switch didn't show the...

    Your pics of the ignition switch didn't show the side that I was wanting to see, so I highlighted the edge.

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    This edge is what loosens up. It should be tight and have no visible gap.
  7. Thread: Brakes

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    Looks good. My chime module somehow unplugged...

    Looks good.

    My chime module somehow unplugged itself a couple years ago.. :D ;) I run the risk of leaving the lights on, but at least it doesn't annoy me with complaints about the seat belts and I...
  8. Thread: Brakes

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    Eliminate the known headache and replace it. :)

    Eliminate the known headache and replace it. :)
  9. Thread: Brakes

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    10v DC usually means a loose/frayed/broken wire...

    10v DC usually means a loose/frayed/broken wire or a loose/dirty connector spades. Wiggle and push the test leads around fishing for 12V (battery voltage). It also could be a loose fuse, a loose...
  10. Thread: Brakes

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    Note.. Its really tucked in there. You need...

    Note.. Its really tucked in there. You need "E.T." fingers to accomplish this task.. :D
    It might be easier to unplug the connector from underneath the car, and then insert your grounding wire from...
  11. Thread: Brakes

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    Try rocking the switch back/forth. Also take the...

    Try rocking the switch back/forth. Also take the steering column covers off and inspect the ignition switch. Should be no visible gap between the plastic and metal portions of the switch.

    You can...
  12. Thread: Brakes

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    Good to hear it. And yes, tightenting up the...

    Good to hear it. And yes, tightenting up the valve cover bolts will fix the leak.. for a while. You'll need to tighten them up again in about 6 months. To fix it longer term, you'll need to reseal...
  13. Thread: Brakes

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    Great. So top off the reservoir and go ahead and...

    Great. So top off the reservoir and go ahead and get a new accumulator on order.. you STILL need a new one.. you don't want the pump motor to have any more wear on it than necessary at this age....
  14. Thread: Brakes

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    You can use a short piece of insulated wire with...

    You can use a short piece of insulated wire with about 1/4" striped off on both ends. The pressure switch connector is NOT easy to get to. Look at the diagram of the unit and you'll see a wire bundle...
  15. Thread: Brakes

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    Before you get too far along, jump in the seat,...

    Before you get too far along, jump in the seat, turn off your radio, A/c, and any accesories so that you can hear, and turn the key on. Listen for the sound of the pump running. If you hear it, wait...
  16. Thread: Brakes

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    Be aware that your Teves II unit has a thermal...

    Be aware that your Teves II unit has a thermal cutoff switch. When the pump motor runs excessively, it can overheat which can cause a fire hazard :eek:. So they equipped it with a thermal switch that...
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