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PostSubject: Re: Scottys Riv Problem Thread update 8/13   Scottys Riv Problem Thread update 8/13 - Page 4 EmptyThu Jul 16, 2009 7:12 pm

understand, and not a problem. are you still leaving out of town tomorrow?

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PostSubject: Re: Scottys Riv Problem Thread update 8/13   Scottys Riv Problem Thread update 8/13 - Page 4 EmptyThu Jul 16, 2009 9:17 pm

yes sir..leavin 2morro morning.
i swear im either crazy paranoid...or something is weird..
my cars steering was def tilted a good bot to the right...and was vibratin a good bit during stops...not a lot..but enough to notice..
went in yesterday and from what i know they didnt touch anything like that...if so..they didnt tell me or charge me...but the car now seems straighter and doesnt vibrate. and the coupler doesnt make much noise now.
weiiiiiirdddddddddddd

can some one show me a pic of what the wire harness is? thanks
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PostSubject: Re: Scottys Riv Problem Thread update 8/13   Scottys Riv Problem Thread update 8/13 - Page 4 EmptyFri Jul 17, 2009 8:09 pm

...not really, it can be easier to replace crank sensor if you take off the pass side wheel, and if it was mis-fitted to the car the R&R may have straightened something out.

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PostSubject: Re: Scottys Riv Problem Thread update 8/13   Scottys Riv Problem Thread update 8/13 - Page 4 EmptyThu Aug 13, 2009 1:18 pm

the WOOOOESSSSSSS continue. this is absolutely phenomenal.

so i called my warranty company...they cover the SC coupler!!! sweeettt!
my dads garage didnt know exactly how to do it...so we called a bunch of garages that knew how. i take it over this morning(40 minute drive)...
he calls me an hour later...your power steering pulley is going..not ur coupler.
i reply, i know the coupler is bad, theres a bunch of play in it.
he replies, yes sir, the coupler is going bad..but not bad enough to replace it.
...i tell him not to do anything to my car. im going to pick it up later.
ill be payin the guy 50 bucks to do NOTHING. ontop of the 200 bucks i paid the guy in florida to do NOTHING!!!! awesommeee

so...list of problems STILL
need new wire harness(SES Light still on)..hefty price tag.
NEED to get the cracked exhaust manifold fixed. not sure.
need steering pump pulley. not sure
should get new rotors. shouldnt be bad.
door is out of alignment. not sure.
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PostSubject: Re: Scottys Riv Problem Thread update 8/13   Scottys Riv Problem Thread update 8/13 - Page 4 EmptyThu Aug 13, 2009 1:44 pm

You didn't really pay him $50 for nothing. You paid him $50 for his opinion and an hour of his time, which normally costs $75 these days. So I'd say he did you a favor.

Is it possible he's right? If a professional mechanic told me my power steering was on the way out, I'd listen to him. And from what he said about the SC coupler, he's sorta right about that, too. The worn coupler really isn't a serious concern - it's mostly just noise. Worst case scenario: the coupler actually fractures (NEVER heard of this happening) and then you have to replace it for sure. Maybe you need to throw a new belt on, too.

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PostSubject: Re: Scottys Riv Problem Thread update 8/13   Scottys Riv Problem Thread update 8/13 - Page 4 EmptyThu Aug 13, 2009 2:10 pm

Isn't the pulley covered under your warranty?
Mine were when i had a warranty.
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PostSubject: Re: Scottys Riv Problem Thread update 8/13   Scottys Riv Problem Thread update 8/13 - Page 4 EmptyThu Aug 13, 2009 2:47 pm

AA wrote:
You didn't really pay him $50 for nothing. You paid him $50 for his opinion and an hour of his time, which normally costs $75 these days. So I'd say he did you a favor.

Is it possible he's right? If a professional mechanic told me my power steering was on the way out, I'd listen to him. And from what he said about the SC coupler, he's sorta right about that, too. The worn coupler really isn't a serious concern - it's mostly just noise. Worst case scenario: the coupler actually fractures (NEVER heard of this happening) and then you have to replace it for sure. Maybe you need to throw a new belt on, too.

i already had it diagnosed by a different mechanic. i knew the entire pump is going bad. we went to him because his garage knows how to do the coupler and covered under warranty....NOT to have him diagnose other problems. the belt is just over a year old. dont need a new one.

pulley not covered by the warranty i have.
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PostSubject: Re: Scottys Riv Problem Thread update 8/13   Scottys Riv Problem Thread update 8/13 - Page 4 EmptyTue Sep 01, 2009 6:34 pm

so...get this....more luck for me...how bout my dad told me today they dont make a wire harness for the riviera anymore. they dont want me to get a used one either...im supposed to take it down one of these days to have them look at it to see what theyre goin to do to it. cant freakin win! lol
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PostSubject: Re: Scottys Riv Problem Thread update 8/13   Scottys Riv Problem Thread update 8/13 - Page 4 EmptyTue Sep 01, 2009 6:38 pm

why do you need a new harness? just because the ses light stays on?
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PostSubject: Re: Scottys Riv Problem Thread update 8/13   Scottys Riv Problem Thread update 8/13 - Page 4 EmptyTue Sep 01, 2009 6:59 pm

yeah...and when the light is on i get 12-13 mpg city or highway. cam sensor error code. 0431 if i remember correctly(cam sensor) sensor was replaced and didnt do anything. he rediagnosed it and said the the wires the cover of the harness was melted threw and now the wires are.
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PostSubject: Re: Scottys Riv Problem Thread update 8/13   Scottys Riv Problem Thread update 8/13 - Page 4 EmptyTue Sep 01, 2009 7:27 pm

xxSUP wrote: said the the wires the cover of the harness was melted threw and now the wires are. huh? wires can be repaired scotty. find the source,no need to replace the entire harness....
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PostSubject: Re: Scottys Riv Problem Thread update 8/13   Scottys Riv Problem Thread update 8/13 - Page 4 EmptyTue Sep 01, 2009 7:32 pm

thats what i think theyre goin to try and do. i will be happy if theyre successful and save me 120 bucks lol
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PostSubject: Re: Scottys Riv Problem Thread update 8/13   Scottys Riv Problem Thread update 8/13 - Page 4 EmptyTue Sep 01, 2009 10:34 pm

a $120 bucks is what a new harness costs? thats cheap
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PostSubject: Re: Scottys Riv Problem Thread update 8/13   Scottys Riv Problem Thread update 8/13 - Page 4 EmptyTue Oct 20, 2009 11:00 am

yyyyayyyyyyyy!!!!!!!
let the moneeyyy dump continuuueeee!!!!!!!
rear rotors
rear brakes
lower arm control
and something else i forget. some ball joint.
$600

plus i still need to fix the check engine light which will cost a min of 200.
still need the front exhaust manifold welded.
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PostSubject: Re: Scottys Riv Problem Thread update 8/13   Scottys Riv Problem Thread update 8/13 - Page 4 EmptyTue Oct 20, 2009 2:16 pm

Scotty, instead of welding the exhaust manifold, look here:
http://rivperformance.editboard.com/for-sale-f22/stock-front-exhaust-manifold-t6205.htm

There are at least 2 front manifolds on this thread, starting at $15... Who knows, if you keep checking the For Sale section, you might even find other parts you need.
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PostSubject: Re: Scottys Riv Problem Thread update 8/13   Scottys Riv Problem Thread update 8/13 - Page 4 EmptyTue Oct 20, 2009 2:24 pm

Eldo wrote:
Scotty, instead of welding the exhaust manifold, look here:
http://rivperformance.editboard.com/for-sale-f22/stock-front-exhaust-manifold-t6205.htm

There are at least 2 front manifolds on this thread, starting at $15... Who knows, if you keep checking the For Sale section, you might even find other parts you need.

Just have to make sure the Series I manifold is the same as the Series II. Can anyone confirm? Although for $15 i guess it wouldn't really be much lost if it turned out to be different. Try to get a pic of your manifold Scotty!
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PostSubject: Re: Scottys Riv Problem Thread update 8/13   Scottys Riv Problem Thread update 8/13 - Page 4 EmptyTue Oct 20, 2009 3:00 pm

series 2 will not fit a series1. the spacing of the ports are different.
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PostSubject: Re: Scottys Riv Problem Thread update 8/13   Scottys Riv Problem Thread update 8/13 - Page 4 EmptyTue Oct 20, 2009 4:12 pm

lol weve gone over this in so many manifold threads.
series 1 looks like
oo o

sereies 2 looks
ooo
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xxsupergman25xx wrote:
lol weve gone over this in so many manifold threads.
series 1 looks like
oo o

sereies 2 looks
ooo

Are there any junkyards around you? There's plenty of GM cars that utilized the Series I 3800, maybe you could score one for like $5.
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