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 on: September 03, 2018, 08:01:24 PM 
Started by HunterCupp - Last post by HunterCupp
Hello all,

I'm having a hard time with my Capri and it's causing me some headaches. I've just found this forum, so hopefully all goes well from here!

I know little to nothing about vehicles but have learned quite a bit from dealing with this little red car.

I got my Capri a little over two and a half months ago as my first car (I'm 18) and have used it every day since. However, just last week my alternator belt (v-belt, not serpentine) had torn and fallen off after a long trip. I'd only discovered so after my car began to putter and my battery died. I diagnosed the issue and had it taken to a local mechanic upon being entirely unable to figure out how to do the repair/replacement on my own and was charged a small fortune as the engine "had to be raised out" in order to be worked on. Not one week later the same thing happened, but this time I'd noticed a horrible burning rubber smell and white smoke coming from the hood of my Capri on the way home from work, though I made it home and was able to check under the hood. The replacement had torn, and I was left with a near dead battery.

I'm hoping to figure out what's wrong and possibly how to do the repair on my own as to avoid being charged another arm/leg and to gain some experience working with vehicles.

Thank you all in advance,

Hunter :D

 on: September 03, 2018, 07:09:43 PM 
Started by greywolf27030 - Last post by Rocketman
I don't think the PCM controls these items. Particularly the cruise control. It has its own module under the dash

 on: September 03, 2018, 05:28:32 PM 
Started by darkfact - Last post by darkfact
I've been having a blast this summer. It has responded well to chassis bracing and better suspension.

 on: September 03, 2018, 05:08:25 PM 
Started by herdfan75 - Last post by herdfan75
I've been out of the Capri world for a few years, but was brought back in yesterday (bought the same car back) so trying to get antiquated. 

Is Russ still around here?  I saw a thread where he was looking to sell Roo Sport, but I don't see anything from him lately.  Just looking to catch up!

 on: September 03, 2018, 05:05:57 PM 
Started by darkfact - Last post by darkfact
I have a Grimmspeed manual boost controller to install on my XR2. My turbo knowledge comes from the 1g DSM world and the Capri XR2 seems to be a little bit different. Can a member here who has already done this installation please explain exactly how I should install the manual boost controller. I tried searching first, and also have all my supporting mods done. Thank you in advance.

 on: September 03, 2018, 04:54:36 PM 
Started by herdfan75 - Last post by herdfan75
Can someone point me to the threads regarding repairing the melted brake light hole on the 94 Capri? Seems that I read a thread here years ago on how someone took another brake light and cut the melted part out and epoxied a new one in and drilled some vent holes to prevent the melting in the future, but I can't find it anywhere.  I need to perform this repair on my 94 XR2.


 on: September 03, 2018, 04:07:07 PM 
Started by herdfan75 - Last post by herdfan75
Hi folks,

Just bought back my 94 Capri XR2 that I sold a few years ago.  The car has a horrible musty smell.  Everything is dry inside (had a hard top on and the convertible top is new), but there are leaves and such coming out of the AC vents.  Is there a way to access the ventilation system to clean it out?  I'm afraid there's an old mouse nest in there somewhere too as I am seeing pieces of carpet padding as well.  Yuck.

I need to remedy this before I can really drive the car.

Thanks all!

 on: September 03, 2018, 03:51:15 PM 
Started by herdfan75 - Last post by herdfan75
Hi folks!  So very happy to be back here.  I own a 94 dark charcoal grey XR2 Capri that I just bought back yesterday.  I owned this car a few years ago and stupidly sold it.  It's not quite as good of shape as it was, but mostly cosmetic.  I live in WV, and drove it back from Frederick Maryland yesterday.  The car has developed a weird overheating problem that it did not have before (it appears the car has set for a couple of years, only being driven sporadically).

While driving back, I noticed that the car would run hotter and hotter while pulling hills on the interstate.  Once it got so hot I had to pull over.  I didn't allow it to get into the read so as not to warp the head.  I checked the coolant, and it's full.  There is good flow when I pulled the cap off the radiator with no bubbles.  No water on the dipstick, and it runs like a champ.  On flat ground and coming downhill, the temp returned to normal (sits in the middle of the gauge).  Just to be safe at to get it home, I pulled the wire off the fan switch to make the fan run all the time.  It still caused the gauge to run in the upper 3/4 of the gauge on long hills, but I was able to get it home. 

The weird part is, in town and in traffic, it doesn't get hot.  It only only does it when the engine is under a heavier load pulling a long hill.  And forget using the air conditioner.  Even with the fan running all the time.

Where would you guys start?  I planned on flushing the coolant system (I assume you do this the same on these cars as you would any other) and replacing the thermostat.  I've always heard that when thermostats go bad they are supposed to stick in the open position, but I've had them fail before and restrict some flow.  It just seems like there isn't sufficient flow under engine load.  The fan seems to be running fine and is moving a ton of air when it's on.


 on: September 02, 2018, 08:24:49 PM 
Started by Ricksservice - Last post by Ricksservice
I know they are trying to see which hotel everyone wants to stay at....for the same purpose to meet and spend time together.....  so that may be an option too.....

 on: September 02, 2018, 08:22:59 PM 
Started by Ricksservice - Last post by Ricksservice
there will be a few coming in Saturday as there is a parade at 2 pm EST (I believe) and some of the capri owners want to drive the cars in the parade and pass out candy....  so we will be there for the parade....I know for sure....  come and join in if you wish....

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