Q: The shiftrod came loose at an elbow piece, a cylinder type pivoting connection about midway on the shift rod, on my '87 Dodge Charger, 2.2 four cylinder.
I was coming to a stop, went to downshift and had no shift control. We put it back together (loop back on the cylinder).
Is there something to hold this part on, or is this broken?
A: Usually a ball stud type connection, and when it falls apart it is worn out and needs replacement.... Ed
Q: When I accelerate, there is no power,and I can be going 60mph and come to a slight incline and lose power.
I checked the catalytic converter, did a tune up and run good gas.
I don't know if it is my carburetor, or if I have a vaccuum line off somewhere, or...??
A: it sounds to me like your carburator is not getting the right air to fuel mixture and may need rebuilding i betcha. i had a 77 camaro and it did the same thing the motor a 350 cid beast suped up to haul some @## but it had no power and basically did the same thing you described untill i changed the carburator and the was able to spin tires through 3rd gear
Q: 1987 Dodge Charger 2.2 automatic. When engine is cold, she has a lot of difficulty getting vehicle started.
This happened once before and they replaced the brushes in the alternator.
My father knew how to do this without removing the alternator from the vehicle. Since his death in April, we have not been able to find anyone who can tell us how to replace the brushes in the alternator without removing it from the vehicle.
If we could get the information it would save her a big mechanic bill since they would rather replace the whole alternator.
Any information or diagrams that you could give would be greatly appreciated.
A: If you really want to know how.. go to the local library to the reference section and look it up in the maintenance manual for that car. They should also have alternator rebuilding books. Otherwise, there is usually small metal covers on the outsides of the alternator. Usually 180 degrees apart. remove the screw from the plate, unhook the braded wire and pull the old brush out. (braided copper wire is attatched to the brush)there is also a spring pushing on the back side of the brush. piece of cake! It will also help to go the the new brushes beforehand to see that they look like so you know what you're changing. it's about a 15 minute job.
Q: Another dodge question from pauli need to replace the rear outer wheelhousing on my charger. Does this part have to be from a 1969 charger?
A: You may be able to find that same wheel housing on an old Dart, GTO, Coronet or Challenger. The super bees on the rear were built pretty similarly, so it would seem that they would be almost or even completely compatible.
Electrical / Lighting Systems Malfunction When driving When warm
Q: All the needles on the gauges on the dashboard move all the way towards the right hand side of the gauges when the ignition is turned on.
Is this normal? Is it possible the gauges are not grounded properly? What can I do to correct this problem?
A: most of the chrysler products have a regulater for the guages i would check that first, if that isnt it, then donate the car to me and i will figure it out for you, hahaha. but no for real, check the fuse for the guages or the ground
my 69 super bee did the same thing; it does no harm; your gauges will adventually return to normal; it was a defect the mopar had in their electricial system;do not worry;
Q: When turning the ignition switch to start it has a clicking in a relay switch under the dash, and engine does not turn over..
A: CHECK POWER AT STARTER. YOU MAY NEED A FRIENDS HELP. YOU SHOULD HAVE POWER ON THE SMALL WIRES WHEN THE SWITCH IS TURNED TO CRANK POSITION. IF YOU DO, REPLACE STARTER. IF NOT TRY WIGGLING THE SHIFTER .IF IT STARTS WHILE WIGGLING TRY TO ADJUST NEUTRAL SAFETY SWITCH. IF ADJUSTING DOES NOT HELP REPLACE NEUTRAL SAFETY SWITCH.IF ALL ELSE FAILS REPLCE STARTER RELAY.