I went up and got my car then brought it home today. First thing I did after picking it up was stop at a gas station parking lot not even 5 minutes from where the car was and snipped the wires on the coolant temperature sensor. I had 3 different connectors I got off of various Dodges at a junkyard but none of them would fit so I just reattached the original, taped up the splices and it worked fine after that. The engine seems to idle a little rough, I think the gas in the tank is many months old. The transmission shifts perfectly but there is a fluid leak where the driver's side axle shaft pushes into the transmission. All new brake lines, 2 new calipers and new rear shoes but I think the right rear is sticking a bit, even the parking brake works. Gotta check that out tomorrow. Steering is good and tight and I don't feel any looseness in the front end. All the lights and accessories (except for the AC
) work. I think the thermostat might be a little lazy. The temp gauge will rise up to about the first line past the midpoint of the gauge and drop a bit while in traffic, and on the highway it pretty much stays right at that point. Plenty of heat out of the heater and I didn't see any bubbles in the overflow bottle either.