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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-29-2001, 08:58 AM Thread Starter
 
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Sidekick Questions

My brother-in-law just bought a '92 Sidekick. Does anyone know anything about them? Like:

What should the numbers be on a compression test?

Where can he get replacement boots for the front axle CV joints?

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Re: Sidekick Questions

according to my Chilton manual, compression should be 170-199 PSI with no more than 14 PSI variance between cylinders. Don't know about the CV boots, you may have to go to the dealer ($$$).
I've found that most of the parts stores don't stockl many Sidekick parts (Belts, hoses, and brakes are about it)

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Re: Sidekick Questions

Thanks for the info. I'll pass it along.
Also, I've heard that there may be a problem with the front axle shafts. Whats up with that?
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Re: Sidekick Questions

Bobcat,
I saw them at Zukimelt crawling in the rocks and they did one hell of a job! I haven't heard of an axle problem. The problem with the front axles is the ears that hold the axle on break off fairly eassily. Jim Mazzola is working on a hybrid axle using the Samurai front end.
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Re: Sidekick Questions

Thanks robzuk,
I’ll pass that along too. My brother-in-law bought the Sidekick ‘cause his wife Won’t drive a stick. (Go figure?). Anyway, I know my brother-in-law pretty well and if there is a horizon in front of him, he’s got to see what’s there. So, I can see a lift of some sort and bigger tires coming after hunting season. Also, a rebuild ‘cause the engine is kinda tired, like 125 psi.

I did notice something strange when looking the rig over the other day. Mounted in the automatic transmission shifter is a small button. What’s that for? Retro Rockets or what?
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Re: Sidekick Questions

The button on the shifter turns off overdrive for towing and such so you don't burn up the tranny.

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Re: Sidekick Questions

Hey Bobcat, just got off NAPA's website, and it looks like they stock the Sidekick CV boots. You might want to check with them if you haven't changed them yet.

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Re: Sidekick Questions

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The button on the shifter turns off overdrive for towing and such so you don't burn up the tranny.

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Good to know but, that brings up another question. Can you flat tow a Sidekick with a Auto Tranny, and How????

Oh Yea, and I'll check out NAPA as well, Thanks. Bobcat.

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Re: Sidekick Questions

You can flat tow it if it's got manual hubs. Unlock the front hubs, put transfer case in neutral and tranny in Park. If it's got auto hubs, you'd have to replace them with manual hubs or use a tow dolly.

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