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Hello all. I am having an issue with an AX-15 and hope I can get some answers here. When out of the truck, I could turn the input shaft by hand in any gear and not be able to hold the output shaft from spinning. Once I installed the trans in the truck, I started it and ran it in every gear without any issues. Once I put the driveshaft in, the trans does not spin the driveshaft in any gear, and it makes a growling noise. Any idea what could be causing my issue? Thank you in advance for any wisdom you may be able to share.
So, my heater has never worked very well, but it's not a winter vehicle (92 Geo Tracker 1.6l 8v soft top) so I haven't cared much. However, one day the blower motor just stopped. One thing led to another, and a new blower motor + resistor fixed that. BUT: the heater controls are messed up. I think someone tried to fix a blockage (I hear that leaves building up in the fan box is quite common? - I did find some in there), and incorrectly connected the slider controls behind the dash. It's difficult to describe the results, but let's just say I'm pretty sure they connected the wrong cables to the controls. When I disassembled the fan box, I took some photos of the heater core and leaves are packed in there somewhat tightly. I vacuumed out what I could, but it's difficult to see and I'm not confident it's completely free of debris. Two things: a) I plan on replacing the entire dashboard (I have a replacement) so I'll be pulling it all out anyway (approx 6 hours from what I can gather). b) while I'm in there I plan on fixing the controls and cleaning any and all blockages in the the ducting. My question is: would it be worth it to just replace the core while I'm in there. I'm pretty sure there is a blockage in the fins that can likely be cleaned out, but I wonder if I should just replace the core now so I don't have to mess with it later. I'd really prefer to only take the dash out once!! So my question is more about reliability of the factory core. If they rarely leak, I could just keep the old one. Maybe pressure test it? I'm not sure what the limits might be. Anyone 'been there' who can advise? At the moment I'm leaning towards just swapping it out for a new one so as to have a bit of peace of mind that the factory core might leak and I'll have to do this all over again. Many thanks
First, a little background. I am not a mechanic, nor am I exceptionally knowledgeable about engine repair, and certainly not restoration or replacement. I have a moderate level of experience with automotive repairs and know my way around a toolbox. I have little limitation in finance and time. Now, for my question. Essentially, I'm just wondering how possible/practical it is to fully restore a somewhat older vehicle. And i don't mean an engine rebuild. I mean literally remove every piece and replace it with a new one. Every. Little. Piece. Regardless of price/time constraints, is it possible to do this? To literally have an old body/frame but entirely new vehicle? If so, what are some potential difficulties/issues that may be present? How much would a project like that generally cost? Any tips or recommendations you might have for me as far as brands and such go? Thanks all for taking your time to help me out! *Note: For some context/additional information, I'd like to complete this project on an old 1998 Jeep Cherokee Sport