remove the screws and give it a slight tug
You probably need coolant NOW. Don't run the car with a hot engine. Change that thermostat while you're at it. Take it to Midas or any other place that changes coolant professionally.
Around $15,000 depending on trim level and bodystyle
Up and under the dash
Don't matter - try Envirosafe RE12 replacement.
Defective heater temperature control valve.
you either have a diying battery or a ground short
The 1981-87 Regals, save for a few trim piece differences and such, were virtually identical.
It is important to have a diagram to help guide changes being made in a car. A vacuum line diagram for a 1981 Lesabre can be found in its maintenance manual.
In my experience the heater core is by the passenger seat. There is a web site that may be able to help you out more. http://www.l81vetteregistry.com/tech/ Let me know if this helped you out.
Locate the block heater. Drain out the coolant from the rad and from the block if there is a drain there. There should be a screw in the center of the block heater. Unscrew it to loosen the block heater internal clamp. Use a pair of pliers and wiggle it free. As long as it is not plugged in, there should be no worry of damage. It is sealed with an o-ring.The element will have to be worked out as it goes into the block along the side.
Check the duo-valve first, then the heater register
.060 is the typical spark plug gap for your engine.
Not a DIY job. Call a professional. Your insurance should take care of this with no deducible.
inside the front of the carb unscrew the fuel line then the big bolt on the front of the carb its inside the fitting
The fuel filter is on the carburetor. Depends on whether it is a 4 bbl or a 2 bbl. Follow the fuel line where it goes into the carb.
being a 3.8 buick engine it is behind said carb in the intake when replacing it replace rubber grommet as well
Remove the retaining ring at the top of your 1981 Mercedes-Benz ignition switch. The ignition switch will slide out. Remove the wiring harness. Reverse the process to install your new ignition switch.
The power steering dipstick is made into the fluid filler cap. The power steering unit is on the front of the motor, and the cap is right on the top of it.
Noritz has been in the water heating industry for over 60 years. They introduced the first electronically controlledÊtank-lessÊwater heater in 1981.
I had a W126 Benz (1981 280SE) on which the heater would not turn off on one side of the car (it has separate heaters for each side). The problem turned out to be a broken solenoid valve in the heater water supply. The way the heater works is: With the ignition off the heater valve springs open. When the ignition is turned on the heater valve automatically closes. When you then turn on the heater controls the valve opens again. I think the idea is that the heater valve gets "cycled" every time the car is used so that it doesn't get sticky. The electric solenoid that does the closing is easy to find by following the water pipes and will probably be on the firewall somewhere. They are supposed to be a throwaway part but I got mine open and soldered up the broken wire and all was good.
1981 Corvette Shop Service Repair Manual Book Engine Drivetrain Electrical GuideTry eBay for this Manual
Broken windshield is covered by almost all insurance policies. Take it to a professional. This is not a DIY job.