sloopy

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    Puma
  1. My Nephew's Puma, an R reg, 1.7, petrol, manual, has a really, really annoying problem. The electric windows switch which operates both windows ceases to work on a regular basis. Replacing the button-switch has always cured the problem, along with a new 30 amp fuse. My nephew is very heavy-handed and so the push switch always gets broken. THIS TIME, replacing the switch hasn't worked. What is there at the present is a blue-block connector, that goes into one recoeptor on the underside of the switch, and then 4 spade terminals which fit into the other receptor. These spade connectors carry 4 wires- White, Double Orange, Yellow and Black. The 4 terminals inside the receptors are numbered, 1 , 2 and 3 on the top row, and 7 on the bottom. Question 1 is: What is the correct wire-colour sequence for the spade terminals? Question 2 is: As the blue-block seems to be Iffy, is it possible to extract the wires from the blue-block, attach spade terminals to the wires,and connect them to the receptor terminals, thus getting rid of the Iffy blue-block? Question 3 is: Is there a different fault altogether, causing the non operation? I do so hope you can help. Best wishes
  2. My nephew has a Puma, 1.7 petrol, manual gearbox, which has always had a SLIGHT oil leak, which has now become much worse. The oil seems to cover the back half of the sump and the leaking oil goes to the driver's side of the car, over the drive shaft and so on. If it is a drive-shaft seal, as is suspected, how difficult is the job for a reasonable-level DIY mechanic? My car is a 1962 Morris Minor on which I do all servicing and repairs, and I've done a few major jobs on my nephew's Puma-replacement door, exhaust etc. That said, I'm nowhere near skilled mechanic. best wishes
  3. Thank you for your help. I am pretty certain it is the driveshaft seal due to the spray pattern of the oil. I will be putting on ramp on Monday to make sure where the leak is. If it is a drive-shaft seal, as is suspected, how difficult is the job for a reasonable-level DIY mechanic? My car is a 1962 Morris Minor on which I do all servicing and repairs, and I've done a few major jobs on my nephew's Puma-replacement door, exhaust etc. That said, I'm nowhere near skilled mechanic. best wishes John
  4. My nephew has a Puma, 1.7 petrol, manual gearbox, which has always had a SLIGHT oil leak, which has now become much worse. The oil seems to cover the back half of the sump and the leaking oil goes to the driver's side of the car, over the drive shaft and so on. I have been told about a "latent fault", on the Puma to do with oil leak problems. Please could somebody help me by telling me what the , latent fault, is all about, or any other suggestions as to what is causing the leak. It had new oil filter a few monts back. which is bone dry. Best wishes