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Subject: [DML] Digest Number 602
Date: Friday, June 22, 2001 5:48 AM

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There are 7 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

1. Re: Trapped in a DeLorean?
From: mark_at_dml_knudsonward.com

2. Re: Locked in / Bob Zilla
From: "Ryan Foster" <westiething_at_dml_hotmail.com>

3. Re: Throttle cable sticking
From: "DMC Joe" <dmcjoe_at_dml_att.net>

4. Re: Squeeling sound from clutch
From: "DMC Joe" <dmcjoe_at_dml_att.net>

5. Re: Locked in / Bob Zilla
From: RJRavalli_at_dml_AOL.com

6. Re: Trapped in a DeLorean?
From: "DMC Joe" <dmcjoe_at_dml_att.net>

7. water drops
From: "Ryan Foster" <westiething_at_dml_hotmail.com>





Message: 1
Date: Fri, 22 Jun 2001 00:16:48 -0000
From: mark_at_dml_knudsonward.com
Subject: Re: Trapped in a DeLorean?

To Joe and the List,

You may want to look up
www.geocities.com/dmcjoe/doorlock.html
It explains the operation of the door lock module.
Print this explanation and show it to anyone who says,
"What!? The doors lock themselves?!!"

I went to www.google.com and typed in door-lock-solenoids.

It seems that the DeLorean is not the only car that has had electric 
door lock problems.

Hope this is the last post regarding, "Trapped in a DeLorean."

Mark R. Vanyo
VIN #02261
Lic OUTATYM

--- In dmcnews_at_dml_y..., "Joe Thome" <joethome_at_dml_j...> wrote:
Hello List members,

I just read on a web site something which indicates that there may 
have been some incidences of people being trapped in their DeLoreans 
because the doors wouldn't open. At least that was one person's 
opinion. The site goes on to say that the problem can be fixed.

I find the possibility of being trapped in my DeLorean kind of scary 
because of the cabin's rather cramped quarters. Is this really a 
potential problem, and if so, Is there a remedy? If so, what is it?

Many thanks in advance.

Joe Thome
VIN 6467




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Message: 2
Date: Fri, 22 Jun 2001 00:35:27
From: "Ryan Foster" <westiething_at_dml_hotmail.com>
Subject: Re: Locked in / Bob Zilla


Mr.Zilla,
So, let me get this straight. If I unplug that Red wire to the door lock 
control module I will be able to lock and unlock the doors but not 
simultaneously?


                         Ryan- vin.#16301

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Message: 3
Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2001 20:13:00 -0400
From: "DMC Joe" <dmcjoe_at_dml_att.net>
Subject: Re: Throttle cable sticking

shiraz,

Lubricating the cable probably won't help. More than likely the cable is frayed somewhere along it's length. It would be wiser to simply replace the inner cable. If you need some advise on how to easily accomplish this task just give me a call.

DMC Joe

www.dmc.tv 

"We're here to help you"

DMC Help / De Lorean Services / <dmchelp_at_dml_att.net>


  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: shirazcupala_at_dml_home.com 
  To: dmcnews_at_dml_yahoogroups.com 
  Sent: Thursday, June 21, 2001 6:08 PM
  Subject: [DML] Throttle cable sticking


  Lately my accelerator pedal has been very stiff.  I have traced this 
  to the cable.  Most of the time I have to push the pedal down fairly 
  far before the cable will get unstuck and move the throttle.  However 
  this is very bad because then it then surges extremely suddenly and 
  if I don't hold the clutch in it sends a powerful jolt of power to 
  the tranny.  I can't believe that's good for the car so I am very 
  careful in how I push the pedal down and handle the clutch.  Of 
  course this makes it really hard to drive (daily) and it's extra work 
  on the clutch.

  So, my question is how do I lubricate the cable?  I'm worried about 
  pulling the cable out of the sleeve because of the U turn it takes in 
  the footwell.  I'm worried that I won't be able to feed it back in if 
  I have it out.  Any suggestions?

  Thanks in advance,
  shiraz
  #2860







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Message: 4
Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2001 20:06:16 -0400
From: "DMC Joe" <dmcjoe_at_dml_att.net>
Subject: Re: Squeeling sound from clutch

Stian,

The noise you are describing is typical of a noisy throwout bearing. Although the sound is annoying it usually is not something to be overly concerned about unless the sound becomes louder over time. To replace the throwout bearing the transmission must be completely removed. 

Considering the amount of labor involved in removing the transmission you would be wise to replace the clutch plate, pressure plate, and rear crankshaft seal while the transmission is out of the car. If the bearing noise does not get any worse you could hold off on this major job until it's time to replace the entire clutch.

For more information on this subject view my feature story, "Clutch Service Tips",
tomorrow evening at 8 P.M. EST on www.dmc.tv 

DMC Joe
 
www.dmc.tv 

"We're here to help you"

DMC Help / De Lorean Services / <dmchelp_at_dml_att.net>


  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Stian Birkeland 
  To: dmcnews_at_dml_yahoogroups.com 
  Sent: Thursday, June 21, 2001 5:02 PM
  Subject: [DML] Squeeling sound from clutch


  dmcrearHi there,
  Quite recently Ive noticed that the clutch is squeeling when the clutch pedal is pressed. Not a high pitched sound, more like a low pitch sound but still annoying. Almost like "something somewhere is rubbing something"

  Last year the clutch fluid was changed with correct spec. I also upgraded to the stainless braided clutch line. I have no troubles shifting gears, yet the squeeling sound tells me something isnt quite right.

  What parts do I need? And what causes the #"%! sound??

  Best wishes :)

  Stian Birkeland
  Flekkefjord, Norway

  VIN # 06759

  Web: http://home.online.no/~stianfb/





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Message: 5
Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2001 20:54:33 EDT
From: RJRavalli_at_dml_AOL.com
Subject: Re: Locked in / Bob Zilla

How do you know if you HAVE an original door lock controller then?
The only thing automatic about my doors is that if both doors are
locked, then turning the key unlocks both doors.  But I cannot
lock both doors from one side.  What does this mean that I have?

If I unplug something a door lock controller, will I be able to
lock and unlock my doors normally?

Finally curious,

Richard



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Message: 6
Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2001 20:23:24 -0400
From: "DMC Joe" <dmcjoe_at_dml_att.net>
Subject: Re: Trapped in a DeLorean?

There are three different versions of the door guides.
WA W30003 (stainless) Vin 500-1100
WA W30004 (stainless) Vin 1100-UP

There is a plastic version installed at the factory for late 82's and 83's. I don't have a part number for the plastic version.

DMC Joe

www.dmc.tv 

"We're here to help you"

DMC Help / De Lorean Services / <dmchelp_at_dml_att.net>

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: ian 
  To: dmcnews_at_dml_yahoogroups.com 
  Sent: Thursday, June 21, 2001 6:11 PM
  Subject: Re: [DML] Trapped in a DeLorean?



  I wanted to install door guides on my early car vin.00780 and bought a set
  off Ebay. When I tried to install them the door latch, screw points, and
  door body all seemed different? Are the early/later doors different? Are
  there door guides for the early doors?

  Thanks,        IAN
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Message: 7
Date: Fri, 22 Jun 2001 00:49:38
From: "Ryan Foster" <westiething_at_dml_hotmail.com>
Subject: water drops

Hey list,
I just charged up my A/C and boy does it work great. Icy cold! Well I 
noticed today when I was driving around that there was some water on my 
floor mat on  the passenger side of the car. I crawled under the dash and 
found that the water was coming from the casing that houses the fan. Would 
the water just be coming from the condenser? Has anyone else had this 
problem? Thanks!

                         Ryan- vin.#16301

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