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Unread 01-14-2014, 07:37 AM   #1
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84 grand wagoner

Just picked up a 84 gw no rust and drove it 2hr home. To begin with it ran like crap. A tank of good gas helped, I think the timing is off.
My question is there is a dinging when I turn on the headlights. Any thoughts would be welcome.

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Unread 01-14-2014, 07:41 AM   #2
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Dinging as in like...a door chime type deal? Or a sound coming from somewhere in the vehicle like the engine, etc.?
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Unread 01-14-2014, 11:46 AM   #3
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My 87 has a "you left your ligts on!" chime that kind of "dings".
It's only supposed to "ding" if the lights are on and the ignition is off. I'd start by finding a wiring diagram specific to your year, determine if you in fact have the "lights on chime", and then check the related wiring.
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Unread 01-14-2014, 12:00 PM   #4
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If I recall, my 79 makes a buzzing sound when the lights are on, key is off, and door is opened. Kind of like zzzzaaaaaaa. Maybe zzzzeeeeeeeeeeeeee. Could possibly be a key somewhere between the two as well. Zzzzaeaeaeeaeaeaeaeaeaeaeae. I'll check when I get home.
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Your symptoms sounds just like what it does when it's not doing what it should because of how it is.
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Unread 01-14-2014, 04:54 PM   #5
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Thanks for the input. The sound is like a door chime.
Tinkered with the timing today and it runs a lot better. Could not find the indicator for the timing, not familiar with these, kind of a ford guy
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Unread 01-14-2014, 06:15 PM   #6
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If I recall, my 79 makes a buzzing sound when the lights are on, key is off, and door is opened. Kind of like zzzzaaaaaaa. Maybe zzzzeeeeeeeeeeeeee. Could possibly be a key somewhere between the two as well. Zzzzaeaeaeeaeaeaeaeaeaeaeae. I'll check when I get home.
That's what my '78 does too, kinda sounds like a sick kitty meowing
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I have a "fasten seat belts" buzzer. Definately a zzzzzzeeeeeeeeeee for about 5 seconds when you first turn the key past the accessory position. No lights chime.
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Unread 01-14-2014, 09:19 PM   #8
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Hahahahaha I've gotten a kick out of these posts, mainly the way we are trying to spell sounds!

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Could not find the indicator for the timing, not familiar with these, kind of a ford guy
Look from either the passenger side behind the pulley brackets OR look from the front towards the passenger side through the spinning fan blade (if you don't have a fan shroud). Watch your fingers though!
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Unread 01-15-2014, 03:38 PM   #9
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Ordering shop manuals today this dinging is driving me crazy. No radio to turn up!
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Unread 01-21-2014, 05:33 AM   #10
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How can I tell if the 4wd is engaging. When I turn the switch I hear the vacuum but nothing lights up and the high low leaver will not move. I would assume from other post that it's not engaging. Is the actuator on the transfer case?
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Unread 01-21-2014, 06:31 AM   #11
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How can I tell if the 4wd is engaging. When I turn the switch I hear the vacuum but nothing lights up and the high low leaver will not move. I would assume from other post that it's not engaging. Is the actuator on the transfer case?
It could be the actuator on the xfer case or the switch on the dash. Double check all your vacuum lines, make sure they are hooked up and don't have holes or tears in them.

If all is good, you can pull off the actuator on the transfer case, hook up some vacuum line to the nipple and use a vacuum pump (or suck with your mouth) and see if it is moving. If it is moving, it is probably your dash switch.
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You should only hear the vacuum for 1-2 seconds. Much longer and its leak chasing time.
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Unread 01-22-2014, 06:13 AM   #13
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Thanks, vacuum sound is for about 2 or 3 seconds. When it warms up I'll check it out.
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Unread 01-22-2014, 06:16 AM   #14
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Took a little road trip up to the cabin yesterday. Getting about 13.1 mpg. Still has all the vacuum hooked up.
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Unread 01-28-2014, 12:09 PM   #15
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Got my books in Saturday there the wrong books. Faxon is sending new ones. Put new tires on rides a lot better. My wife didn't like that the headliner was drooping so I had that fixed and she is complaining about..... Everything. I have jeep therapy two days a week now.
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