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Old 11-18-2009, 12:46 AM   #1
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well i just got a ssei off my best friend and theres a few problems with it for some reason the pulley tensioner bounces after giving it gas and its just running bad it will random turn off/ lose power. also the exhaust was red hot but i think thats normal but i think who ever did the exhust took the heat sheilds off wich made something start smoking in to the cab its a 93 and thanks for your time
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Your manifolds were red hot? I've never seen that

The tensioner will move around, thats it'* job to keep the belt nice and tight, how much movement?
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Glowing red manifolds usually means the car is running extremely lean. Red is not the correct color for a manifold.

Please check fuel pressure and be nice to the car until you've figured out what is wrong with it.
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well i just got a ssei off my best friend and theres a few problems with it for some reason the pulley tensioner bounces after giving it gas and its just running bad it will random turn off/ lose power. also the exhaust was red hot but i think thats normal but i think who ever did the exhust took the heat sheilds off wich made something start smoking in to the cab its a 93 and thanks for your time
Where is the exhaust getting red hot? Up in the engine compartment at the exhaust manifolds, or underneath the car near the catalytic convertor or the muffler? Please be as specific as you can.

Is your car supercharged? If it is, which pulley tensioner are you talking about?

Please be more specific by what happens when it is "running bad". Also, turning off and losing power can be two seperate issues. Please describe what happens when the car loses power. Also, describe what happens when the care turns off.

Don't worry about using the right terminology, just describe in your own words what happens. You need to give us a lot more detail than you have in order for us to help you.

I would suggest taking the problems one at a time.
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sorry for not being more specific well the car is supercharged and its the pull tensioner right below the supercharger and it moves maybe a half a inch to a inch and makes a good knocking sound when it moves. The exhuast gets red hot by the cat idk if thats normal but i dont think it did that before cuz that last time me and my friend started it it got smoking right by that cat and going in the passanger caparment. With the car shutting off well tryed to move it and it will shut shut off when yo u turn it to the left or right its possible it could be the batter can hold much juice anymore but idk and it will all so turn off if you didnt wait 5 min to give it gas if you gave it gas to early it would shut off
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Sounds like your cat is in need of a replacement.

On the tensioner...it should be noted that on the S1'* the tensioners are in different places than the S2'*. Therefore the tensioner you mention is the SC belt and the one lower and back further is the accessory.
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well i got her to start today and it gets red hot right after the cat and everything else seems fine but when you go from high rps to low theres a knocking sound for a lil then it stops also when you turn the car it makes a bong sound but thats it for now

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Did you do anything about your cat? I'm with purple haizer, sounds like a bad cat.
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a magnaflow exhuast got put on and they used the old cat idk why my friend did that
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was probably a cat back system that starts after the cat does not include one
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