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If it is a slipping clutch it will get worse soon, and you will know for sure, from your description, yes it is slipping. Yours is a FWD car, they are a bit more difficult than a RWD most of the time, you will need an engine support bar to hold the engine while you remove the transmission, after the trans is out this support bar will suspend the engine so ...


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That is a dealer ID tag. The salesman and managers use it to check keys in and out. They should have taken it off of the key before they handed it to you. If you don't want it, just take it off and throw it away (if the dealership sucked) or take it off and return it if you feel extra nice. EDIT: Here is the webpage for them. Their claim is inventory ...


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Mow much money do you have? :D In all seriousness: Swap in a later 13B engine and give it a fresh rebuild. Install a Racing Beat header and exhaust system. The Racing Beat intake is also pretty good. Mind you, this is setup for the upper rev range. Put a good carburetor on it, like a Holley 600 (mechanical secondaries). Do not remove the belt driven fan! ...


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Just like with any other internal combustion engine, there are two ways to increase power output: add more cubic inches of displacement; make the motor think it has a larger displacement. More Displacement The rotary engine (Wankel) is a different breed. You cannot just bore/stroke the engine like with other piston based engines, so you have to go a ...


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I agree with your praise for this car, I had one back in the day and I have never loved a car as much since. To get more from this Wankel powered beauty, it's all about two things: Getting it to breath better Replacing parts that won't take the higher RPM The good news is that the only part that needs to be replaced, is the RPM gauge sender on the face ...


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Breaking it down, Does sitting in Neutral put less wear on the transmission than Drive? Does the act of moving from D to N and then back to D put wear on the trans? And... (OP's overall question) do either of these "significantly" damage (i.e., cause to fail sooner than other parts) the transmission? So... Perhaps surprisingly, putting it in N wears ...


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It could be argued that by putting the car in Park or Neutral, you are saving wear on the torque converter, which can be an expensive piece of equipment to replace. But I can't site any first-hand examples where that needed to be done, so again, the wear is likely negligible. :) I'd worry more about flushing your fluids and providing other regular ...


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It shouldn't as stated above, but there are bushings and bearings that will get worn out, its probably better to just leave it in gear. Engineering Explained did a good review on this, so I recommend checking this out: Engineering Explained Automatic Transmission


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No. Not by any significant or even measurable amount. Constantly using the shifter may, over time, wear the bushes and linkages prematurely but these parts are usually inexpensive and simple to replace. The transmission itself will be unaffected.


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You'd backprobe the S and L terminals with the connector plugged in. So attach one end to a ground point and the other to the S or L terminal. Basically the S terminal is the Field terminal. The S wire gets power from the eng inj fuse and should have 14+V while the engine is running. The alternator grounds the L terminal when voltage is below threshold and ...


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Try this, key on engine off unplug the alternator connector. If the battery light goes off that tells you if the battery light circuit is OK and that the problem exists with the alternator or the circuit on the S terminal.



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