1983 Datsun 280ZX

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Mldr
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1983 Datsun 280ZX

Postby Mldr » Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:39 am

'Auto Air Conditioning' is in the vehicle. There is a loud noise coming from the engine compartment when the air is on. It can best be described as what one hears when you blow up a balloon, remove the opening from your mouth and hold it only tight enough to slowly let air release. I think it is the diaphragm in the "fast idle actuator". I would like to start by replacing it but so far have been unable to source it. Part# 16487-01L15. Can anyone help? Thx.


FrenchPople
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Car: 1983 Datsun 280ZXT 2+2
2016 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab Desert Runner 2WD

Re: 1983 Datsun 280ZX

Postby FrenchPople » Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:40 pm

Good late night evening. To start I would like to apologize for the fact that you have the oh so much terrible Auto Air in your ZX. I have the Manual Air in my 83 2+2 Turbo. I haven't had the fast idle actuator act up before and my car has been in super dry Arizona it's whole life. I would double check to make sure you don't have a hose that is connected to the fast idle actuator that is leaking. I'll do some searching myself too see if I can come up with something as well. Best of luck too you.

FrenchPople
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Re: 1983 Datsun 280ZX

Postby FrenchPople » Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:46 pm

With some help I have also found this. Ni promises that it will help but it is a start.
https://zcarsource.com/ficd-acutator-280zx-81-83-used
Best of luck to you

Mldr
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Re: 1983 Datsun 280ZX - FICD Actuator

Postby Mldr » Sat Jul 21, 2018 1:21 pm

Would you believe that I found a rotting ZX in a salvage yard here in South Jersey. After fighting to get the hood up, there it was - a battered FICD Actuator. It cost me eight bucks and works like a charm. I was pressed for time but will return to pull whatever else I might need. Can you believe it?

FrenchPople
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Car: 1983 Datsun 280ZXT 2+2
2016 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab Desert Runner 2WD

Re: 1983 Datsun 280ZX

Postby FrenchPople » Sat Jul 21, 2018 3:21 pm

Glad too here that is worked for you. Honestly being back east and next to the Atlantic I'm not surprised. I've heard how the old z cars would not because of poor evacuation holes for the water. One of the people I know out here has one from Indiana and it's falling appart as well.


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