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@  RoadMonster : (01 August 2015 - 12:55 AM) pic, no work, brah
@  Crazyguy03 : (31 July 2015 - 07:02 PM) http://img.photobuck...32/djbobbyb/L26 breakdown/6A7C0FDF-2082-48E4-8044-8FA4B710962B_zpsmctjfhzz.jpg
@  fastbuick25 : (22 July 2015 - 04:16 AM) actually if u have steady hands any one can solder
@  fastbuick25 : (22 July 2015 - 04:15 AM) hey
@  99RegalClone : (20 July 2015 - 07:21 AM) @scottydoggs98, thanks. i will try that and see if it works.
@  scottydoggs98 : (20 July 2015 - 04:29 AM) you really just need to heat up the ends of the chips there. they will re stick properly. i did mine a second time and added a dot of solder to each side of the chips
@  99RegalClone : (20 July 2015 - 03:13 AM) i havent tried to solder so i may screw it up
@  scottydoggs98 : (19 July 2015 - 12:14 PM) wow chat buster of a linl lol
@  scottydoggs98 : (19 July 2015 - 12:14 PM) ff to 2:50 he does the climate control
@  99RegalClone : (18 July 2015 - 06:45 PM) anyone know of someone that can fix a digital climate control? mine lights up but not able to see the temp or anything.
@  scottydoggs98 : (07 July 2015 - 09:39 PM) i wear 3X gloves. i know what you mean lol that being said, mines only got one screw holding it in. the other one can lick my nuts lol
@  RegalTraveler : (07 July 2015 - 04:55 PM) Yup. That's the one I replaced. It was a pain. Honestly not sure my hand would have fit through there if I weren't so hot and sweaty the day I did it.
@  scottydoggs98 : (07 July 2015 - 01:46 PM) http://www.grandprix...tor-Replacement says gp, but its the same damn thing. ive battled with them a lot over the years.
@  scottydoggs98 : (07 July 2015 - 01:45 PM) the blend doors control the hot and cold air. or the mix of both. they are electric.
@  RegalTraveler : (07 July 2015 - 01:27 PM) are there other blend doors for the cabin besides the two for driver and passenger? The defroster runs on vaccum, I know that b/c I temporarily disabled it while swapping out this blender.
@  RegalTraveler : (07 July 2015 - 01:26 PM) the d/s blend door is the one i replaced.
@  scottydoggs98 : (07 July 2015 - 01:07 PM) r/t your blend door actuator likely took a dump, take it off and turn the knob by hand. or try resetting them by pulling the hvac fuse for a minute and putting it back in.
@  RegalTraveler : (06 July 2015 - 10:18 PM) Here's a question for you guys. A while back I had the iconic issue of not getting cold air on the drivers side, while getting cold air on the passenger side. I finally replaced the D/S actuator and it was cracked.
But now I'm having in issue where my car only pumps out slightly cool air and it takes quite a while to even get that. Hooked up the R134 guages and the number looked relatively okay. We went ahead and put in a little more. The pump runs, but the low-side pressure never dropped and now there's about 90lb on the low-side.
Swapped out the exterior temp sensor and no change.
Any thoughts?
@  Daddy4barrel : (05 July 2015 - 01:33 AM) getting hot too
@  Daddy4barrel : (05 July 2015 - 01:31 AM) had to change heater hose to heater core

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DIY Flip Dog Bones 90*


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#1 joshua

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 03:59 AM

Step 1: Loosen Dogbones with 14mm (sorry no pic of this)

Step 2: Move dogbones out of the way and reinstall bolt
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Step 3: Get out some WD-40 and get to sprayin'
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Step 4: Tighten the bolt as seen in the picture above and it should flip 90* quite easily, and this will be the final result
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#2 Floordford

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 04:57 AM

Ive got mine in the freezer. I hear it helps shrink the rubber a little. Plus mine are new and never used ones. Ill use lubricant also though.

edit: I used dish soap as the lube. And freezing it helped with breaking apart the small amount of glue they put in there. I had bought new ones and then found out about this trick. So, I did it to the new ones. It worked great. The engine sits still instead of flopping around so much.

Edited by Floordford, 11 December 2012 - 05:14 PM.

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 04:01 AM

This will also help if you sometimes have a "clunk" when you go from park to reverse or park to drive. The GTP was clunking. I noticed the motor was flopping in the wind. So I flipped them. The mounts were 160k miles and worn out. This cured that.
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Posted 14 December 2012 - 11:41 PM

ahhh i see now. I always thought the dog bone flip ment literally taking the top mounts out and installing them upside down haha
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Posted 16 December 2012 - 06:20 PM

They really should say "spin the torque mount". But they also call polyurethane mounts solid. Im a Mustang guy and when i hear "solid" i think of a unit that is made from steel and has zero give.
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Posted 18 December 2012 - 11:45 PM

haha me too.. then again i'm a mustang guy too lol
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Posted 21 December 2012 - 04:42 PM

This will also help if you sometimes have a "clunk" when you go from park to reverse or park to drive. The GTP was clunking. I noticed the motor was flopping in the wind. So I flipped them. The mounts were 160k miles and worn out. This cured that.


Amen to that being my driveway slopes down.
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#8 goredsox82

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 11:03 PM

I just flipped the dog bones on my 01 GS and it no longer clunks from park to reverse. Just checked it in the driveway haven't gone anywhere to "pressure test" them. Diggin' all the shade tree tricks and tips. Thanks for all the help everyone.
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Posted 23 January 2013 - 05:55 PM

Ill be doing this tomorrow thanks for the tip fellas
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Posted 26 January 2013 - 09:06 AM

Seems to be a good time of year for this mod. Thinking of doing the same to my '04's original mounts this weekend too.
Good luck with yours 03

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 05:31 AM

Okay, I've searched high and low and cannot for the life of me find the square dog bone mounts except for stupid aftermarket poly. My passenger mount broke clean in half as it is with the stock rubber. Last thing I need is a more firm mount, but I do need new square torque strut mount bushings. Anybody have a part number or link? Not even RockAuto sells them.
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#12 Crazyguy03

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 05:53 AM

Let me know if u can't find them. I might have a spare set already flipped.
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Posted 01 February 2013 - 06:16 AM

Well I'm looking so I can put them in a shortened set since I'm lowered now. Any clue where to find some?
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Posted 02 February 2013 - 08:43 PM

I bought the offset polys. That way I can keep my billet dog bones
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Posted 31 January 2014 - 12:08 AM

Okay, I've searched high and low and cannot for the life of me find the square dog bone mounts except for stupid aftermarket poly. My passenger mount broke clean in half as it is with the stock rubber. Last thing I need is a more firm mount, but I do need new square torque strut mount bushings. Anybody have a part number or link? Not even RockAuto sells them.

 

I had looked into this too and you have to buy the whole assembly:

 

http://www.oreillyau.../2901/02328.oap

 

I ended up just getting the poly's from zzp.  The vibration is a noticeable at first and only at idle, but you get used to it 


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Posted 31 January 2014 - 02:02 AM

Welcome to 2013 bro.
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Posted 31 January 2014 - 04:43 AM

Welcome to 2013 bro.

Didn't even see the date.  Not like this info is outdated anyway.  Still only available in the whole assembly. Just thought I'd try to help someone


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Posted 02 January 2015 - 12:28 PM

I was always wondering what that clunk sound was, now I def got to do this this weekend. 


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Posted 25 January 2015 - 06:53 PM

Just got done flipping mine today. Super easy with this tutorial
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Posted 19 March 2015 - 12:46 PM

Wouldn't silicone spray be better for this as a lubricant, given that it won't displace water (water-displacement 40) and dry out the rubber, causing quicker wear? Just a thought.


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