few questions. calling knowledge on magnet mount cb's, cooling systems, windows, ect
alright so this weekend i went home from school so i could have some tools to work with and get stuff done.
first off before my trip home, i have been looking at just getting a magnet mount cb antenna (all i need to complete the build of my cb is an ant.) but my roomate has one that i think is from wallmart or something, and he constantly knocks it over going under trees and hitting it on branches, do the higer quality ones you get on wallcott (wilsons, ect,) have a stronger magnet on them? i noticed a few poeple on this board have magnet mounts, and i figured they wouldnt get them if they fell over allot. my roomate has a 4 runner with a sunroof, so he can just put his hand out of the sunroof and get it back up, but i dont have one, so id have to get out and stand it back up... and if i get a firestik, do i need a spring to compensate for it getting hit? and if i did it would be mounted above the taillight probably, so would a 4' one be allot better than a 3'?
also, i noticed it overheating one day before going home, and i saw my fan wasnt on. i got 12 gauge prelim. wire and held it in the clip, and had a friend touch it to battery, and it started spinning. so that meant relay.. so this weekend i got the headlight out, cut the hole to get to the relay, and swapped it out with one that was about 55 dollars from advance. before buttoning it all back up, i started it and let it get up to temp and the fan came on. i figured it was jackpot, so i put her all back together and went on with my life. well i let it sit and idle for a bit one time over the weekend before coming back to school and i got in it and it was at 3/4 on the gauge, so i guess around 235 or so. i should have checked the fan at that point, but i didnt, i have replaced the engine due to the previous owner overheating the living daylights out of it, and i dont wanna warp anything so i just killed it. i then turned it on after 5 or so minutes and looked at the fan and the damn thing was spinning. (so why in the name of all things holy is it hot?) so now when i sit for a minute or so it will kinda get hot by 5 or 10 minutes, and then i start driving and it will get more cool than before, like 10-15 degrees below where it normally runs, so is the fan coming on at the wrong time? or is it not spinning as hard as it should. i remember when it worked i could here it click on and make the whirring noise a fan makes, but i havent exactly heard that since i fixed it. so what do you recommend is wrong? i want to drive this money pit down the beach this summer and not over heat. its not gonna do it when it cant idle for 10 mintues in high 70's weather... what else is there to check? have i killed half of the motor in the fan? is it cause its not a mopar relay? and yeah theres plenty of coolant.
and my window, drivers window, when you get it halfway down or so, and you hit the button to go up, it kinda clicks, like theres slack in the rod or soemthing thats attached to the window. what is this?
when im sitting still and i turn the wheel back and forth a little sometimes it will click, and thers some play in the wheel. what do i check, tie rods, and stuff? ive heard it can be the pittman arm. what is this? just give me somewhere to start so i can go track that down.
starting to think that getting the Chrysler re-manufactured engine for 5k was a mistake because of the money i have invested in it now. things need to stop breaking. my roomate bashes on his 4 runner basically, and nothing breaks. i dont get it. why cant my friggen electric fan just work.
thanks for your help and sorry it was so long. avoid bashing and flaming if possible..
cliffs- are magnet mount cb antennas that are higher quality have a stronger magnet than radioshack, offbrand ones, and cars still heating up past 210 after replaceing relay and fans coming on..
edit: and for the record, the motor was replaced because it kept mixing coolant and oil, even after i did the headgasket. i think the deck was warped or a water jacket was cracked somewhere.
2007 Ford F150
1990 Mustang GT
Last edited by fivespeedsteed; 04-13-2008 at 08:55 PM.