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    I will try that. That would make a lot of sense...

    I will try that. That would make a lot of sense because the car sat for 4 years and now I have been driving it regularly. Brand new muffler, less than 2 months old.
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    Last night I jacked it up and tightened every...

    Last night I jacked it up and tightened every bolt and clamp I could find. Nothing was very loose. Test drove and no improvement. It is for sure speed related and is really loud decelerating right at...
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    Thanks for replying guys. 280ZX with Automatice...

    Thanks for replying guys. 280ZX with Automatice Transmission. It happens when I take my foot of the gas. It sounds a lot like a guard on the exhaust is rattling. It is not a clunk, its more of a...
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    Loud vibrating-type noise on decel

    81 280ZX w/A/T - I drive about 22 miles to work. In the first 5 or 6 miles when i decelerate I get a loud noise. At first I thought it was something loose in the exhaust but now I am wondering if it...
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    Thanks guys. I ordered the 41140-P6525 this...

    Thanks guys. I ordered the 41140-P6525 this morning. I should be back on the road in a week or so.
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    Can't find brake part

    I gaulded the threads on the bottom caliper pin (sub pin) on the left side front brakes. This is the lower of the two pins. I can't seem to find that pin anywhere. I don't even think it comes with a...
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    Since the easiest check was to suck on the gas...

    Since the easiest check was to suck on the gas cap to check the checkvalve, that was the 1st thing I did. It seemed to work just fine. Then my son wanted to drive it so I said it's not running right...
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    Thanks, Stephen. I have read through the FSM and...

    Thanks, Stephen. I have read through the FSM and will perform these checks this weekend. I'll let you know what I find. Thanks again for your help.
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    Gas Tank - vented or not

    1981 Turbo ZX - 21 gallon fuel tank. I have the car running pretty good (no missing) but at 3500rpm it hesitates like lacking fuel. I was really bad yesterday with less than 1/4 tank. I filled her up...
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    Well, I used a big pipe wrench on the pulley to...

    Well, I used a big pipe wrench on the pulley to loosen the bolt without turning over the engine. Now I am trying various pullers to get the pulley off. Does the small flywheel looking thing stay on?...
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    Is there a trick to loosening the bolt on the...

    Is there a trick to loosening the bolt on the crankshaft pulley? When I try, the engine turns over. It is an automatic trans. Maybe a belt wrench on the pulley itself?
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    Thanks again Stephen. I saw a used one on e-bay...

    Thanks again Stephen. I saw a used one on e-bay for about $20.00 I will try it out. One other thing, I have a miss at low rpm's but it goes away once you get above about 2400. It's either going away...
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    Where are you Stephen?

    Where are you Stephen?
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    Crankshaft pulleys on 1981 ZX Turbo

    I have 3 pulleys on the car. Inside goes to fan/pump - Middle to A/C - outer to P/S pump. The A/C (middle) spins freely when car is shut off. Is this an assembly or is it one unit. Is each pully...
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    When you get it make sure you do the adjustment...

    When you get it make sure you do the adjustment as per the FSM (pg EF-33) and that should solve your problem.[/QUOTE]

    Well, I installed the new "TVS" last night and all I can say is WOW!!! I...
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    Well I took the TPS (not TPM) off last night. Not...

    Well I took the TPS (not TPM) off last night. Not only was the contact stuck on idle, but the little grey wheel is supposed to have two tabs for the arm of the throttle to push it one way or the...
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    Thanks guys, I'll look for that tonight. I am...

    Thanks guys, I'll look for that tonight. I am having trouble reving past about 1500 rpm and I thought that might be my trouble. I think my TPM is stuck on the idle side. I discovered it yesterday and...
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    Can someone identify this wire?

    I have a wire that is broken at the end. I comes from behind the coil, goes into a condenser as a blue wire, comes out as a black wire runs for about a foot and is broken. (looks like it has broken...
  19. Should I check the ECU? Is it just a bunch of...

    Should I check the ECU? Is it just a bunch of pins with wires connected to it. Could some of the wires/connectors have corrosion on them?
  20. Thanks, zbane. If the pump gets louder as it...

    Thanks, zbane. If the pump gets louder as it nears the end then mine is drawing it's last breath. I will check the screen in the pump for gunk and then check the timing. Oh wait, I think I will check...
  21. Have resolved some issues, but still won't take much throttle

    I have a 1981 280ZX Turbo. When I bought the car the PO had clamped the return fuel line and said the car "screamed" aka ran very well. I replaced the fuel pressure regulator and also had to replace...
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    Would the steering rack bushings for an 81 280ZX...

    Would the steering rack bushings for an 81 280ZX be the same bushings as a 74 thru 78 280Z?? I have looked at some online catalogs (Black Dragon Auto) and they list bushings for the 74-78 Z but not...
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    I have an 81 ZXT with that exact wheel. Was...

    I have an 81 ZXT with that exact wheel. Was wondering what the stock tire size is for it. I don't have an owners manual and have looked all over the car for the info. Can't find. It has...
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    Swapping rack and pinion on 81ZX

    The PO of my newly aquired Z said the rack & pinion was out on this car. He has taken out some of the bolts and says I must lift the motor off the mounts to finish taking rack out. Is this true? He...
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    ZAK's Z, No I did not buy this car from e-bay....

    ZAK's Z, No I did not buy this car from e-bay. Bought it locally from an old man.
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