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Old 05-17-2012, 11:59 AM
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Does anybody know what this black plastic box is near the rear or the driver's side of an S-10? It is behind the fuel tank. I looked through the manual, but haven't found it yet.
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Old 05-17-2012, 08:05 PM
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Does anybody know what this black plastic box is near the rear or the driver's side of an S-10? It is behind the fuel tank. I looked through the manual, but haven't found it yet.

Has to do with fuel tank system.. Get rid of it TRASH

Whats next, tilt bed, battery boxes, wash and a little paint.. enough for now

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Old 05-20-2012, 10:43 AM
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I won't be needing this anymore. I would also like to have some words with auto engineers who have never had to remove parts from 16 year old trucks before.

It wasn't 'easy' but I didn't spill any gas, so that was good.

My plan is to get it to the stage where I can grind down and paint the frame over Memorial Day weekend.
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It would of been a lot easyer if you remove the bed, got to come off to build batt. boxes any way.. remove bed-unplug tail lights and remove 8
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Old 05-20-2012, 01:59 PM
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Now you tell me.

But, I am a one man team, and I would like to buy a fiberglass bed, but they only make them for the earlier generation of S10 for some reason.

I got around to removing all of the parts from under the truck that I had taken off, and cleaned things up a little bit.

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Old 05-21-2012, 12:38 PM
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Any advice about what to do with the Air Conditioning stuff? I've read the options in the AC thread here, and part of me wants to keep this simple, while the other part wonders if I ever move to AZ again, what would I do.

I would expect that the current AC system is empty, and I don't need AC since I haven't used it in years.
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I made some progress this weekend (I need a whole week off )

But, I am wondering what you do with the throttle cable and the power steering reservoir that is attached to the engine?

I found out what the black box is in the previous photo, it is a charcoal canister to capture fuel vapors. There wasn't a picture in the manual for some reason. But, it has been removed.

I also started removing some cables and tubes going to the motor. Things are going pretty good, but I won't be able to work on it much in the next three weeks...
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Old 06-16-2012, 05:43 PM
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I have another weekend to work on this. But, it is getting challenging.

What do I do with these wires going to the manual transmission housing? Will they have any function once it is converted to electric? Will they work for whatever purpose they have? Are they powering something or is it a sensor?


What do I do with all these wires? Do people remove the extra wires? How many will be reused in the EV? I know what some of them are, I would guess that brake light power wires are still good, headlights are still going to be used, etc. Will the trucks OEM computer still be required?


I am close to being able to remove the engine I hope. I would like to do it tomorrow if everything goes according to plan...
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Trans temp and speed sensor i think, dont get rid of them yet.
Are you going to reuse that trans? I choose to get rid of the computer
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I'm not sure how the speed sensor works, but I guessed that was what it was after reading this thread:
http://www.diyelectriccar.com/forums...s10-19105.html

I would still like to be able to remove the motor without taking out the transmission. I'm not sure how practical it is, or if it is impossible to get to all of the bolts... I'll find out tomorrow.

I do need to remove the power steering components from the motor, but after that, I think it is just the motor mounts and transmission bolts holding it in there. At least for a little longer.

Do you have any pictures of your dash after it was installed? I'm interested in doing something like that, but want to keep it simple.

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