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The project that is ruining my life (venting)
This may be a bit depressing but man am I burned out...
The more I learn, the less I know....
I overcome the dead starter wire problem tonight by simply bypassing it, only to kill a battery trying to get the thing going... I keep turning it over and checking and turning it over again.
I may have no spark. But it is completely beyond me as to why.
All my grounds are good... I have checked and rechecked and wiggled and checked...
It's hard to check for a spark with these newer plug cables, the metel is so deep inside it can't arc to the block. I taped the trigger on my timing light so I could have free hands to hot wire. But is there no light because of my method, or how long has it been since I used this gun last? Is the bulb any good? It only dawned on me after I called it quits for the evening that the old 1.3 cable will probably fit fine on the dist cap and arc on the engine nicely (if there is an arc to be seen).
Every connector is snug.
I am led to fear that somewhere a wire or two is damaged that it is botching the whole thing.
I am tired of this quazi-second job that isn't giving back. I am almost ready to sell it, get a bicycle, and say "F- it" Why am I trying to continue to support the smog laws that caused me to break a car that never let me down?.
At first I wanted to beat the smog Nazis by getting a smog-exempt scout, but with the dumbing down of auto shops and the parts selection being replaced by lighted window wipers and bright yellow floor mats, I am afraid to try anything that reqires outside professional help anymore. I keep having to make everything myself or "special order" and it either costs too much time or too much money.
So many wires... Do you have any idea? I spent 13 hours easy soldering and changing connectors. ...and the Hanes manaul isn't worth spit. How can they even try to cover 15 years and 6 different models in one little book?
I'm tired. I hope I haven't spoiled your mood. I'm just burned out.
Maybe I should have just kept the Tracker, at least it ran...
I'm going to bed, my p*55y hurts.