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advice from a newb , to all the other newbs
« on: July 27, 2007, 08:43:02 AM »
Congratulation  newbie you have just found a primo site, great help,great people, a big THANK YOU to all those who make this site work.Now for the advice , run as fast as you can to photobucket or whatever photo sharing site you like and setup an account .A picture is worth a 10000 words or at least 20 new posts,  a pic of your tech problem will  help those who are trying to help you, case in point, please read this post.http://forums.amceaglenest.com/index.php?topic=5191.0, alot good advice here, BUT, things might gone a little bit better if they could have this
http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x242/kk359/choke3.jpg, I know it would have saved me at least $10, it was a ride that I was going to buy ,but didnt.DANG IT.
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Re: advice from a newb , to all the other newbs
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2007, 08:44:46 AM »
Thanks Kral!  You have been "egged".  In fact I am going to sticky this one.  Great advice!
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Re: advice from a newb , to all the other newbs
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2007, 08:46:48 AM »
Only trying to help.

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Re: advice from a newb , to all the other newbs
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2007, 02:09:32 AM »
That is great advice!  i am sure the new kids on the block will put it to use!  Thanks for sharing!

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Re: advice from a newb , to all the other newbs
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2008, 09:27:05 AM »
Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeere pictures pictures pictures pictures pictures pictures...

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Re: advice from a newb , to all the other newbs
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2008, 03:57:49 PM »
I have the EXACT problem with my wagon.  I replaced the solenoid and it worked but then didn;t again.   There is a hose that keeps popping off and when it pops off the car idles hard or won;t start...pop the hose back in place and it runs beautifully.  I don't have the car at my house right now (it is getting rocker panels welded) but when it is back I plan to figure it out.  It was too cold before anyways to work on it.
I will get pictures if I can not figure it out easily.

I will use your problem to help with mine...thanks!

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Re: advice from a newb , to all the other newbs
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2008, 08:02:39 AM »
Good early morn here is Wisconsin!  Glad to have found your site. I unknowingly bought a 1984 eagle wagon.  I don't know a hill of beans about it.  It was sitting in the person's yard for a while.  It has 144938 miles on it.  It is not as pretty as the other eagles I see here.  But, I love it.  Found out that it has 4 wheel drive---cool, cool, cool, for the winter.
The reason I found your site is because I need a manual to at least SEE where everything it at.  I have a ton of questions.  I see it has a choke;  :o had to learn that.  Any directions where I can get a user-friendly car manual since it didn't come with one?

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Re: advice from a newb , to all the other newbs
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2009, 11:49:13 PM »
you can get chilton manual on the eagle from ebay or advance auto parts stores thats where i got mine

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Re: advice from a newb , to all the other newbs
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2009, 04:32:47 PM »
Chilton is OK if you can't find anything else -- it does have several errors in it.  You can usually find reprints or OE manuals on ebay and we offer the '82/'83 TSM on a 1GB memory stick.
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Re: advice from a newb , to all the other newbs
« Reply #9 on: May 01, 2009, 10:56:21 PM »
Yeah I thought I got a steal on my "brand new" chilton's.... yeah, something got stolen allright... the detailed instructions!!!

I'm still waiting to buy my TSM... mostly I just use the forums here for my issues.

Great advice though guy!
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Re: advice from a newb , to all the other newbs
« Reply #10 on: June 28, 2009, 05:15:21 PM »
Oh yes, the infamous Chilton's manual. Mavericke is dead on as these lovely things are just about useless when facing something other than changing the oil or turning on the dome light. I lucked upon an '82 TSM in very good condition at the Clark County (Oh) swap meet and it is one of the SINGLE BEST INVESTMENTS I've ever made. Not only is it a fascinating read (shades of Mr Scott here) but it also has detailed step-by-step instructions on how to do just about anything you'd ever want to on these cars, from removing the entire dashboard to going through the transfer case. Also invaluable info on removing trim items, in particular the plastic inserts on the Eagle 2-door rear windows, a minefield without instructions. So by all means put finding a TSM at the top of your list. You won't regret it.

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Re: advice from a newb , to all the other newbs
« Reply #11 on: June 29, 2009, 10:02:31 PM »
Or if have a good friend that works at a shop u can get em 2 print off any needed info from Alldata or similar 2 get u by till u get a Tsm... I work at a shop n we hav alldata which has saved  me... However id love 2 get a copy of a tsm of my own 2 oogle over!
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Re: advice from a newb , to all the other newbs
« Reply #12 on: June 30, 2009, 02:51:30 AM »
If you've ever been just FRUSTRATED out of your gourd when a Chilton's tells you,

"If you need this service performed, take the car to a dealer",

The Technical Service Manual is the book the dealer would be using to do it the way the factory wants it done.

If there WAS a dealer, I mean...

Or a factory.

Nowadays, that's just you.  And of course, all of us @ the AMC Eagle Nest!   8)

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Re: advice from a newb , to all the other newbs
« Reply #13 on: July 01, 2009, 05:45:45 PM »
Howdy, I just hatched and want to Introduce Myself to every one. My name is Craig and I currently own a 1984 AMC Eagle Wagon. I have loved these cars since they were introduced in 1980, owned a 1981 with the auto 4 wheel drive(never stayed in 4wheel when I needed it) but it was a great car that left an impression on me. I am an AMC Fan as you can tell by my user name, and also own a 1964 Rambler Cross Country Wagon. I also have a soft spot for Wagons. I have learned a lot turning wrenches for the past 30 years and have learned a lot since I owned that 81 back in 1988. I joined this sight so I can continue to learn, I say you stop learning when you stop breathing. Anywho, I just wanted to say Howdy to all!  Craig, RamblerMan
P.S. couldn't figure out how to place a new posting so I used the reply button, any suggestions?

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Re: advice from a newb , to all the other newbs
« Reply #14 on: October 09, 2009, 04:53:12 PM »
Congratulation  newbie you have just found a primo site, great help,great people, a big THANK YOU to all those who make this site work.Now for the advice , run as fast as you can to photobucket or whatever photo sharing site you like and setup an account .A picture is worth a 10000 words or at least 20 new posts,  a pic of your tech problem will  help those who are trying to help you, case in point, please read this post.http://forums.amceaglenest.com/index.php?topic=5191.0, alot good advice here, BUT, things might gone a little bit better if they could have this
http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x242/kk359/choke3.jpg, I know it would have saved me at least $10, it was a ride that I was going to buy ,but didnt.DANG IT.
Go setup your account NOW..
Where or how do you put the list of vehicles on your page?

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Re: advice from a newb , to all the other newbs
« Reply #15 on: October 09, 2009, 05:27:41 PM »
In your profile in the signature box, IIRC.
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Re: advice from a newb , to all the other newbs
« Reply #16 on: November 29, 2009, 12:18:17 AM »
you can use your facebook account to dump photos too.
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Re: advice from a newb , to all the other newbs
« Reply #17 on: October 16, 2010, 03:39:11 AM »
Chiltons are great for setting hot coffee cups on or hot soup...the paper really soaks up the moisture well.

Seriously how many books come shrink-wrapped? you know why they do that? so you can't find out its useless before you spend $20

I can get someone to tell me to take my car to a mechanic for free, and I don't need instructions to remove my air cleaner.

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Re: advice from a newb , to all the other newbs
« Reply #18 on: February 14, 2011, 11:09:53 AM »
          HI  your right about Chilton's. i have one on my desk it works ...I wounder if KRAL is coming back...?????
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Re: advice from a newb , to all the other newbs
« Reply #19 on: February 15, 2011, 10:13:50 PM »
I have a chilton on the dash to prop up my wi-fi antenna..... it says remove and replace...but not how to..he heh........

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Re: advice from a newb , to all the other newbs
« Reply #20 on: February 15, 2011, 10:29:35 PM »
              Right on thats all there good for...... ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Re: advice from a newb , to all the other newbs
« Reply #21 on: May 17, 2011, 09:52:27 AM »
I agree with everyone re:Chiltons,I've found the Eaglenest to be the most valuable source of info (the Eaglepedia is invaluable)I just heard about alldata,I'll have to check it out.
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Re: advice from a newb , to all the other newbs
« Reply #22 on: August 03, 2011, 06:50:35 AM »
I love this site , I have rebuilt an 1985 EAGLE wagon and want to post pics ( Eagle ornament hood ornament , eyes light ) I put in new Jasper Engine and new interior , seats. I will try to write the story as I just got to put on antiques plates . Original owners and I love this car. Use for show only . Thanks , this is my first post . I have driven to Colorado, Washngton DC and Florida in it .    SE Illinois   has been its home in garage , I need to restore underside. Just did a kit for carborator last year , this was done a decade back too by me. It is fun . I will hopefully find some parts I have wanted to replace on this site . It is exciting to browse so much info . Thank you all whom contrbute .   David Krumwiede

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« Reply #23 on: September 03, 2011, 08:04:31 PM »
im a newby could any one help me out i would like to sell my 85 eagle sport wagon and i cant figure out how to post it

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Re: advice from a newb , to all the other newbs
« Reply #24 on: March 28, 2012, 06:51:21 AM »
 :newbie:

First post as I'm new to your forum.

Always been an Eagle fan.  Have a chance to pick up an SX4 but really want a wagon.  Anyone care to speculate the odds of finding a staight trade of equal value?  The two-door is in pretty good shape.
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Re: advice from a newb , to all the other newbs
« Reply #25 on: March 28, 2012, 09:41:43 AM »
Welcome.

Check the for sale section for a few wagons that were just listed. Some need a little work and others look like that are good to go. Also a member named GRONK has mentioned looking for an SX/4 and he has a lot of wagons. Loked in Colorado I think. He is the guy who makes and sells the Motorcraft carb kits that are very popular.

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Re: advice from a newb , to all the other newbs
« Reply #26 on: March 28, 2012, 12:40:01 PM »
:newbie:

First post as I'm new to your forum.

Always been an Eagle fan.  Have a chance to pick up an SX4 but really want a wagon.  Anyone care to speculate the odds of finding a staight trade of equal value?  The two-door is in pretty good shape.

Where are you located? I have a pretty nice wagon, but much prefer the 2 door sx4's(already have one, so not sure I need another, but might be interested anyway)

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Re: advice from a newb , to all the other newbs
« Reply #27 on: March 28, 2012, 08:37:44 PM »
Thanks guys/gals.  I've started my own thread so I don't clog this one up.

http://forums.amceaglenest.com/index.php?topic=38440.0

I think I've answered your questions there...or at least I tried to. ;D
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Re: advice from a newb , to all the other newbs
« Reply #28 on: June 26, 2012, 10:11:31 AM »
Thanks kral.  I just bought my first Eagle this weekend and have just joined the site.  I don't have any pictures except one the seller posted on the forum. The Eagle got laid up with my camera in Omaha on the way to South Dakota.  She just needed new tires, nothing major.  I can't wait to get her up here this weekend, at which point the photo sharing will be ON!!!

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Re: advice from a newb , to all the other newbs
« Reply #29 on: August 14, 2012, 01:07:48 AM »
:newbie:

First post as I'm new to your forum.

Always been an Eagle fan.  Have a chance to pick up an SX4 but really want a wagon.  Anyone care to speculate the odds of finding a staight trade of equal value?  The two-door is in pretty good shape.

i dont know where you're located, as your location isnt updated... depending on the conditiopn of the sx/4, id trade you straight across..

I have an 82 wagon, i put 4200$ into.

new pads, rotors, calipers, drums, shoes, axle bearings, power steering line, rad, rear springs, shocks all around, headlights reapired adm alligned, custom wheel allignment to fit the nearly new tires, new fuel tank, relpaced sending unit, replaced t-case, repaired vac lines (and 4x4 actuation/lines) tinted out windows, (easily removed if its your preferance lol) cleaned/rebuilt carb, some electronic junk elimintated, some emisions stuff eliminated, but could be replaced/fixed if neccessary depending on your LOCATION.. fog lights and such as well.
car is in great shape and ready to go, only reason I parked it is because I went 4x4in n took out the trans. it now needs the tranny replaced/repaired.

Just 2 days ago was the local derby.. eveyone has been buggin me for the last 2 years to put it in the demo derby... I'd beat em senseless if they did, even tho it may be along time before I ever even get this car back on the road, on the other hand, Id lovwe an SX/4, and for the right one, I'd trade all my trucks and cars, quad and dirtbike and street bike for one in the right condition!!! god I love the SX/4!!
there isnt a sexier vehicle on the planet!!!

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1980s ish tent trailor... needs a 6" lift and re-wiring, and wiring harness fabbed for the eagle.
1986 Merkur XR4Ti, 2.3T.. Now gone, R.I.P. I have the engine, harness and ECU.. the rest donated to a good cause.. Fireman practice (they light it on fire then put it out!)
1985 Merkur XR4Ti.. the 2013 demo derby car - compact car class (hoping to find old buick skylark bumper to put on it! BAHAHAHAA!!!)
1986 Nissan 200sx, notch, 5spd, ca20e.. my toy. patiently waiting for engine swap and various mods and goodies... my little road legal go cart for auto-x and drift etc.
91 pimped out dakota sport 4x4.
95 ford ranger (with the 86 merkur turbo engine, not quite done yet.)
97 Tahoe
2001 ford windstar

92 Yamaha warrior (quad-350) engine broke, again.. >.<

2001 kawasaki KX.. WEEEEEEHAAAA! (my main toy till next spring, then its trade in with Income tax mula for a 250, but prolly gona be a dual sport, so maybe even a bigger bike... still undecided)
1982 Honda Magna 750(V45)

1980s Kawahara BMX! custom bars, gt 3spkoe rims, ORYG(Gyro), etc etc

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Re: advice from a newb , to all the other newbs
« Reply #30 on: October 10, 2012, 12:31:27 AM »
Hello all: Just saved my new 85 Eagle from the scraper. Man what a save I love hear. Body is good must of been hurt at one time one fender has been repaired and painter. The wood Gran it faded on one side from siting in a Field for who knows how long some small hail dings and cracked windshield. But she runes ( no ck in engine and very low oil presher) my jeep stop ed running so I have to drive her have put over 4,000 miles on her and love ever one. Thanks for letting me Jone your forum.

 

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