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post #16 of 24 (permalink) Old 05-15-2019, 12:14 AM
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Can you provide a link to these magical connectors?
this is what I mean..with this type you just push on the spring and it releases.

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Love the name, "Carmella." That was my Sicilian mother's name, may she rest in peace.
My Grandmother's name. And I was a Sapranos fan too

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Update #2. All lines to injectors replaced, oil sender replaced, fixed the broken connectors. Button everything up and push out of the garage, just in case. Turn the key smell gas! Found the culprit the return line coming out of the pressure regulator literally disintegrates and is half hanging off the nipple how I missed this in my first assessment is a mystery but I finally have it nailed down. I have no idea how they put the hose clamps on facing the frame (see picture). How do you open the holders on the frame? I plan to replace both hoses.
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How do you open the holders on the frame? I plan to replace both hoses.
Good to hear you are making progress. For those holders, just use a screwdriver and pry the metal holder open by lifting under the tips and rotating outward. The rubber bushing is just held in by the metal, not unlike the many places in the engine compartment where various wires and/or lines are held in place by similar bent metal strips.
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Update #3 - I guess I’m paying for some sins in my former life. Here we go. Replaced all fuel lines button everything up and push out of garage. Hard to start but she started. NO LEAKS! Yay ! Oil pressure gauge now showing excellent oil pressure. Yay. Passenger window works ok. Yay. Driver side still almost dead. But I’m ok with that. Take the car for a quick shake down. Get about 1 mile from the house. Shifting 2-3. BANG! Both rear wheels lock up I go sideways into oncoming lane. Luckily it is a rural road. Prognosis- Rear blew. Now I’m sitting waiting for a tow. Cannot move rear tires an inch. So I’m guessing the rear didn’t like its oil changed. Question (please be no) Does the rear fluid require the (GM type) posi additive?? If so My fault. If not. It was just a matter of time. So I’ll be needing a rear. Insert 10,000 expletives after why did I buy this car!

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Ouch! Sharing your pain from halfway around the world from Belgium in solidarity. Never give up!
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Quick update # 4. Back up on the lift. Rear tires turn the drive shaft is locked solid, will not spin an inch. When I turn the rear wheels I don't hear anything from the rear differential... Transmission totally seize??? Changed the oil in That as well while waiting for the fuel lines to come in the mail. I Did notice a nice lump of metal shavings on the drain plug when I removed it. Car has 168K on the clock now to figure out which one blew up....my money is now on the pinion Snapped. The driveshaft and wheels should always turn together. Also the car did go into first and into reverse but would not move. Going to take the driveshaft off the differential and see what we get, but right now I need to walk away for the day. Let's hear your thoughts.

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Update 5- Removed Driveshaft from the differential. Transmission is fine, rear is screwed! Took the little inspection pan off the bottom of the diff thinking I'd be able to see the ring and pinion only to realize there is nothing but a quarter size hole to "inspect". Put my finger in there and gently turned the rear tire, nothing in the diff moved. Luckily able to source a rear from Pininfarina which I will pick up on Thursday.... Still 10,000 expletives flowing from my mouth, I hope Carmella is done with being a (insert expletive) after She gets her new rear end.....

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Finally got the rear in, new brake lines, running great. Thanks to all who helped.

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