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08-06-2005 07:55 PM
It was the hall effect sensor.... i already fixed it /w a new distributer... on that note, i would recoment replacing that thermostat with a new one... its probably not a great idea to leave it out...
08-05-2005 10:00 PM
Re: Stalling Issue '86 GT - HELP!!!!

Originally Posted by Deadsound
odd stalling problem with m6 '86 GT... heres the issue... i was driving home the other day and turned a corner and the motor just shut down... i couldnt get it to start, it just cranked! i had my buddy crank the motor while i held a screwdriver between the coilwire and the distributer.... i was not getting ANY spark... we waited on the side of the road for about an hour and the car started to cool... i was about to call a tow truck and i turned the key and the car started right up!!! i figured it was my coil going out... i started driving and got about a mile down the road and it died again! I waited another hour and it started back up! made it about 20 feet and it died... Tow truck took me home once i got home i went to napa and picked up a coil, put it in and the car started and ran for about an hour b4 it died... ok... now im getting pissed!!! i called my local shop and they said it was the ignition module... i went ahead and got a new one and installed that yesterday... car idles and runs smooth as ever now, but is still dead after an hour... wth could be going on?!?! im stumped now the car is getting gas... it runs when cool but not hot... what could it be!?!? HELP!!
Check out my reply on 8/5 to "sick child-re:won't start when hot". Don't spend any more money like I did until you try this less-than-an-hour-at-no-cost possibility. Worked for me big time!!
04-04-2005 04:30 PM
quick5pnt0 That's insane. They're lucky the only thing needing replacement was a wheel, and not a whole car, or worse. That's definately a sign of a bad business.

04-04-2005 07:14 AM
cmrokllr1 yep they were really dry rotted
god only knows how old they must have been
04-04-2005 12:11 AM
thats pretty messed up man! selling you rotted tires...

when i was first calling around looking for prices on the distributer, they were offering cast iron, and steel gear distributers. i checked the one i pulled and it was cast iron, so thats what i went with...
04-03-2005 08:21 PM
Originally Posted by stanger189
cracks? in tires?
I second that, what do you mean "cracks"??? Do you mean like when they dry rot? If that was the case, then the shop who sold them to you was total scum, the tires were probably years and years and years old.

Did they reimburse you for the busted wheels and those ultra special super turbo dry rotted brand new tires?

04-03-2005 06:14 PM
cracks? in tires?
04-03-2005 06:11 PM
cmrokllr1 I was just thinking about it, and I had a similar problem with a local garage about ten years ago. They sold me a set of tires that had cracks in them. One blew out, and the wheel got messed up. At first they refused to fix it, claiming I must have run something over, but you could see that all of the "BRAND NEW" tires were had cracks all over them.
04-03-2005 06:04 PM
cmrokllr1 You should sue the pants off them, they are crooks!
04-02-2005 01:05 PM
quick5pnt0 I dont know the specifics, but i do know that if you use the wrong material cam gear with the wrong cam it will strip very quickly. I dont really know what type of cam gear should be in there, or what kind they gave you but i'd be willing to bet they gave you the wrong type which stripped and messed up your motor. That sucks!
Personally, i'd say you have no other choice but to get a lawyer and make them pay for it all. If they gave you the wrong part, then they are liable for it and everything it destroys in the process. Its total BS when they say they wont pay for stuff like gaskets, WTF....if the gaskets have to be changed when you pull the motor apart to fix the problem they caused then they have to pay for that too.
That sucks, sorry to hear it.

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