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 Post subject: Nightmare Eagle.
PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 7:04 pm 
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I bought a '84 Eagle wagon, 4.2 with the rare T-5.
This thing has been nothing but a royal pain. First, it took me three months to realize it was hydraulic actuated, secondly, the slave cylinder needed to he replaced, got that done, now the clutch master cylinder needs to be replaced, phew!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The headache continues: The original was w/o the resevoir, and the tube was missing. How do I or where do I place the reservoir on this mess?

I have never encountered any such issues with any auto I have owned or restored, which have included Packards, Rolls, and other AMC products.
Any help would be so appreciated. Granted the wagon has less than 65 k, that is not enough value for me not to roll it to Pick and Pull and watch it offer its life for other more purposeful uses.

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Terry


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 Post subject: Re: Nightmare Eagle.
PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 7:10 pm 
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I have HEARD (so don't know for fact) that wildwood makes a remote resivoir that works. the clutch hydraulics are tough to get for these cars. the clutch master cylinder is a REAL PITA to get to by the way! you have to remove the brake booster. if you do scrap it, id buy that t5 trans off you in a heartbeat! need one for my dying t4.

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 Post subject: Re: Nightmare Eagle.
PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 9:16 pm 
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Scrapping an Eagle is basically sending it to recycled metal heaven. They are so few and far between at Junkyards that they probably don't last long...just go straight to scrap. Please part out what you can before sending it to a place like PnP. Good luck with you issues. I'm sure there are some people in here that can help. I unfortunately am not one of them.


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 Post subject: Re: Nightmare Eagle.
PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2013 3:19 am 
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I know the feeling of "damn I should just run this damned thing over the scales" but you have to remember that these are 25+ year old cars and well things wear out, get rusted fast, and just plane look at you and laugh. keep your chin up and know your limit to just walk away and have a cigarette or beer and come back to it later

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