What needs work on your alltrac? (LA area)

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What needs work on your alltrac? (LA area)

Postby lumbercis » Mon Apr 30, 2007 10:03 pm

I know we've had threads like this in the general section, but I have a specific reason for asking again here which I will reveal later. So, if you are an LA area alltrac owner, list everything on your alltrac that needs work right now. Mechanical, apprearance, mods, whatever.

Also, list what you think is the primary reason these things have yet to be fixed (ie money, time, lack of knowledge/tools, don't care... whatever)

Here's my list:
AC broke
oil pan leak
bad inner tie rod
diff mount clunk
needs new struts
cruise control doesn't work
driver's window control has a short
antenna doesn't retract
needs paint/body work
curb rash on wheels

Reason for not fixing: everything-time, money, knowledge, tools, plus its my daily driver so I can't handle too much down time.

how about you?
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Postby smog7 » Tue May 01, 2007 8:23 pm

lets see, tie rod boots torn, struts are crap, leaky valve cover gasket, and front driver side fender is dented, and one of my brake lights doesnt turn on. its a work in progress. Valve cover gasket and fender should be fixed in upcoming 2-3 months, tire rod boots and struts likely wont be worked on untill I have enough for new struts or coilovers.
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Postby Qlynxer » Tue May 01, 2007 10:27 pm

I need to repair a wheel bearing, do the rear sturt conversino, and rear diff mount. I can change front struts and springs in less then 2 hours. If you guys ever want to meet up and get some maintainance done let me know.


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Postby smog7 » Wed May 02, 2007 12:08 am

do you know how to convert the rear struts? it would be cool to set up a day to get some stuff done, anyone have a place we could meet at?
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Postby smog7 » Wed May 02, 2007 12:53 am

lumbercis- if you just want your antenna to stay down then reach behind the interior panel closest to the antenna and just unplug the connection, should keep it down. I can help out with switching out the diff mount since I did it on my car last year.
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Postby Qlynxer » Wed May 02, 2007 2:33 am

Never done the conversion myself but it looks to be an easy project. Just gotta find some donor strut housing. I've got a garage at my place in santa ana. I've got only basic tools though.


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Postby Qlynxer » Wed May 02, 2007 2:42 am

I know memorial weekend, the local junk yard had there 50% of sale. That would be a good time to get the donor struts. I see lots of celicas there.

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Postby alltracshoak » Wed May 02, 2007 3:55 am

even though im not in LA i just thought i would share
needs to replace
-driver side cv boot
-needs new clutch disc
-mls hg
-arp head studs
-fix boost creep
-flush gear oil
-oil change
-install my motor back in :cry:
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Postby showcaseceli90 » Wed May 02, 2007 5:34 am

Qlynxer wrote:I know memorial weekend, the local junk yard had there 50% of sale. That would be a good time to get the donor struts. I see lots of celicas there.

Quan L

What junkyard is doing that? I wanna check it out for some stuff too.
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Postby Qlynxer » Wed May 02, 2007 8:30 pm

All of the Pick Your Parts are having this sale.

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Postby muneo » Sun May 06, 2007 9:12 pm

-A/c idle up doesnt work
-Sunroof cables stripped
-Cruise Control switches off and on whenever it feels like it (after I activate it)
-Seats in bad shape
-Car gives off a smoke screen when I hit about 5500 RPM at WOT
-Exhaust rattle
-1st and 2nd gear Transmission synchros pretty much non-existent

This is the short list....you'd throw up if you saw the list when I bought this car 5 years ago... :twisted:
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Postby lumbercis » Tue May 15, 2007 6:17 am

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Postby Toxygene » Thu May 31, 2007 4:01 pm

Lets see. My list is:

Clutch slave
AC System
Hose from Hell
Hose from Hell on Earth
Rear Main Seal
Replacing all interior plastic pieces with Grey interior.
Installing my poly engine mounts
Replacing all struts, springs, front control arms, Sway bars...
Replacing door light switches.
Possible new clutch and flywheel

Need Pakfeifer body kit installed and whole car repainted
Want to get 3 inch exhaust out to back

And a whole bunch of other stuff in the works.


Reason? I was out of work for a while and I don't have a garage to call my own.
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Postby lumbercis » Fri Jun 01, 2007 3:32 am

^Whoo, engine pulling time! I need to fix my AC as well.
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Postby Toxygene » Fri Jun 01, 2007 4:17 am

Hahah.. and then people wonder why I've been saving up and out of action...

I am trying to restore this car.. It only has about 78 to 80,000 miles on it.

I'm wondering about whether to keep the rollbars in it, get a nicer set of rollbars welded in, or to simply remove them entirely and to restore the rear seat area.

Group buy on AC parts??? LOL
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