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by caprikid61
Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Blue plastic lenses in dashboard pod removal
Replies: 50
Views: 1049

Re: Blue plastic lenses in dashboard pod removal

Update on my new 5w bulbs , they are quite a bit brighter than the 3w bulbs that I removed so just going to leve them for now . At least I can see the gauges now but will try led s at a later stage .
by caprikid61
Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Brake caliper restore
Replies: 11
Views: 724

Re: Brake caliper restore

Hi folks thought I would give you all an update on my steering problem , fitted new track rod ends also had my steering rack reconditioned so I no longer have the steering wobble on right hand bends . Now I get the feeling that the struts can do with new springs and inserts as there is a clunking wh...
by caprikid61
Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Steering 'tight'
Replies: 3
Views: 183

Re: Steering 'tight'

Not sure if its got anything to do with your lroblem but I noticed when I had my steeri g wheel off there is a little hole st the back of the steering wheel that needs to be lined up with the part that works the indicator return . I guess if you put the wheel back on without the part going in the ho...
by caprikid61
Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Blue plastic lenses in dashboard pod removal
Replies: 50
Views: 1049

Re: Blue plastic lenses in dashboard pod removal

Hi Andrew I found the dash lights were a fair bit brighter driving home from work tonight so far so good . I just hope they stay that way you could be right though they might get to hot since they are 5w . I did notice that the bulbs that came out of the dash were black in fact they looked like they...
by caprikid61
Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Blue plastic lenses in dashboard pod removal
Replies: 50
Views: 1049

Re: Blue plastic lenses in dashboard pod removal

Thanks for the advice guys, I managed to get the new bulbs fitted today I also had a look inside the cluster but didnt fancy taking the gauges out as they look so fragile felt I might damage them . The blue plastic bits looked ok but the lights are just a little bit better with the new bulbs (5w) so...
by caprikid61
Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Blue plastic lenses in dashboard pod removal
Replies: 50
Views: 1049

Blue plastic lenses in dashboard pod removal

Hi Folks I had the dashboard out of the capri yesterday looking to see why the dash lights are so poor. I found that some of the bulbs were black so I am guessing they have blown so I am away to halfords for new 501 capless bulbs . I have seen posts on here about removing these blue plastic covers m...
by caprikid61
Sat Aug 25, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Spring turning with steering wheel !!
Replies: 0
Views: 126

Spring turning with steering wheel !!

Hi folks just fitted new steering rack to try and stop the steering from being so heavy but I have now noticed the when I turn the steering both the springs and the bolt that goes through the strut mount are turning. Thinking that taking the bolt off from the strut mount then spraying some wd 40 int...
by caprikid61
Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Electrical gremlins
Replies: 10
Views: 460

Re: Electrical gremlins

I would also check the battery to make sure its holding the current I has loads of problems with mine a few years back and slow wipers was one of the problems . After I went to halfords and bought a new battery the problems were cured . Thought it was a bit strange that the old battery would start t...
by caprikid61
Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:23 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Ignition switch failed?
Replies: 33
Views: 1094

Re: Ignition switch failed?

There is not a toggle swich hidden anywhere ? Sounds daft but I found one hidden in my laser someone must have been using it as an antitheft device in the past. When the swich is on everything is fine but the swich is faulty so sometimes I was having exactly the same problem as you I could not get a...
by caprikid61
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Found a scary problem with my steering rack !!
Replies: 6
Views: 396

Re: Found a scary problem with my steering rack !!

Do you mean where the ball joint attaches to the steering arm on the strut? As far as I know, the original ball joint used a castellated nut, like the anti-roll bar, which is prevented from undoing using a split pin. On the replacement ones that I got they used nylock nuts instead. Both require you...
by caprikid61
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Found a scary problem with my steering rack !!
Replies: 6
Views: 396

Re: Found a scary problem with my steering rack !!

The problem was the ball joint that screws onto the rack on the left hand side . The nut had come slack but the part that holds the ball joint in place had also managed to unscrew itself a fair bit , infact the ball joint was only held on by about 3 threads. I was lucky I noticed the car moving abou...
by caprikid61
Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Found a scary problem with my steering rack !!
Replies: 6
Views: 396

Re: Found a scary problem with my steering rack !!

Thanks for all that info Paul but I have orderd a reconditioned steering rack from Burtons so wont have to do the repair . I now understand how the nut had come slack thanks to you I thought there must be a way to keep that nut tight as its part of the steering . Thanks again Alex .
by caprikid61
Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Found a scary problem with my steering rack !!
Replies: 6
Views: 396

Found a scary problem with my steering rack !!

I was having problems with my capri steering the car seemed to be wandering all over the road but was worse when I used the brakes . I thought my steering rack was worn as I tried turning the steering coupling by hand and I could feel lots of play on the steering rack so I orderd a new rack . I was ...
by caprikid61
Sun Jun 03, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Brake caliper restore
Replies: 11
Views: 724

Re: Brake caliper restore

Thanks for that Steve I will get on that later today going to get the car jacked up get someone to turn the steering and see if there is any play anywhere . Fitted new tca's 2 years ago and track rod ends but doing 10000 miles a year so they might be worn out again. Also gonna try changing wheel aro...
by caprikid61
Sun Jun 03, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Brake caliper restore
Replies: 11
Views: 724

Re: Brake caliper restore

Hi folks managed to get brake calipers fitted with new stainless steel pistons and seals , but I am still having the same problems as before . The steering wheel shakes when turning round a right hand corner at speed so I guess the siezed brake piston was not the problem. What else would I replace n...
by caprikid61
Tue May 29, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Brake caliper restore
Replies: 11
Views: 724

Re: Brake caliper restore

You can get all you need at Bigg Red caliper reconditioners. I bought a piston and seal kit for my laser and they seem fine. They also reconditioned the rear calipers on my Skoda VRs and did a good job. http://biggred.co.uk/ Thanks for the info but I have orderd some off e bay but since then I had ...
by caprikid61
Mon May 28, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Brake caliper restore
Replies: 11
Views: 724

Brake caliper restore

Hi Folks just spent the last 2 days trying to clean up my brake calipers but cane across a few problems on the way !! The pistons on the drivers side caliper were seized but managed to get them out by pumping the brake pedal . Next was the bleed nipples the were not for moving but managed to get a h...
by caprikid61
Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Which Oil? 1986 1.6 laser
Replies: 11
Views: 976

Re: Which Oil? 1986 1.6 laser

Stay well clear of Halfords 20w50w classic oil ! My 2.0 laser used to put out blue smoke on start up using that oil . I now use castrol Gtx 10w40 with much better results no blue smoke on start up and I never need to top up the oil between oil changes , so I would go for Gtx every time .
by caprikid61
Sun Mar 04, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Cluch or gearbox problem ??
Replies: 5
Views: 577

Re: Cluch or gearbox problem ??

It is the clutch, fit a good quality one and while you're at it drain the gearbox oil out and refill with ATF. Thanks Martin, I will have a look for a cluch can you advice me on any brand that I should look for ?? Also as far as the oil goes I have red oil in the gearbox so I am assuming it ATF . D...
by caprikid61
Sun Mar 04, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Cluch or gearbox problem ??
Replies: 5
Views: 577

Re: Cluch or gearbox problem ??

It is a clutch problem but check you have got the clutch adjustment right first. Basically when it's adjusted correctly the clutch pedal should be at the same height (distance from the floor) as the brake pedal. There needs to be some slack in the cable as the clutch will otherwise slip as you are ...