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Old 03-07-2007, 05:06 PM   #21
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I'd be willing to bet new coils will do the trick. I experienced a major improvement when one of mine was repalced.But, of course, you definitley want figure out what that leak is.
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im hoping the new coils do the trick as well. This thing is getting expen$ive its all good. If the problem goes away, then I wont feel like driving it into a brick wall anymore.
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Old 03-07-2007, 06:48 PM   #23
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I know what you mean. I have about three times the cost of my cars in repairs...and it ain't over yet.
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Old 03-07-2007, 08:35 PM   #24
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Pathetic aint it? lol

The latest and greatest is I get to the shop, look things over.....wasnt the tranny line after all...... Coolant leaking from the radiator Cap so the cap is gone, easy fix, then my brother notices a gas leak right on the fuel line that goes to the fuel filter.

He goes to tighten it and the nut on the fitting cracks and it leaks out like a SOB, so were now in a semi closed dealership with parts closed sitting there looking for a fix to get me home. We dont find one so another day it sits at the shop.

~YAYYYYYYYYY~

Fuel line will be done tomorrow I just hope that after all of this, I make it the rest of the week and lastly to Bills house to get the other crap done, including wires.........which I need more than anything else at this point.

Lastly, im looking around underenath the car around the tranny and pans and whatnot and notice some fluid leaking out of the tranny where the drivers side axle goes in. So I ask Chuck what it is and he says theres a seal in there that will need to be replaced.

At this time, I believe it to be the location where im loosing tranny fluid, not the line like I thought or anyone else in my situation would have thought.

Allot has happened in one night than my pocket can handle I know im ranting on, but so help me god if another thing goes wrong these next few days!!!
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Old 03-07-2007, 10:27 PM   #25
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The coil post was probably looking poor again because you cleaned the post only and not inside the wire. Then put the wire back on. My first thought would be that it was only one coil or the nearly 100K spark plugs and or wires.

Seems that you could have tested the coils to find the bad one..if one existed (btw..can I have your old ones?)
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Chuck took the coils for testers. I had 3 misfires on three different cylinders so I opted for new coils....fresh start for after 100K. Tranny lines have been ordered and added to the weekend list of things to do and wires will have to wait until I get there obviously.

This is going to be quite the job this weekend.

EDIT: the posts on the coils were okay. Still clean. It was the inside of the wires that looked Cruddy, I mean really cruddy!!
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Old 03-08-2007, 07:57 AM   #27
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EDIT: the posts on the coils were okay. Still clean. It was the inside of the wires that looked Cruddy, I mean really cruddy!!
Were all the misfires on the same cylinder or different one?

Let me reiterate what you wrote so that I ensure I understand it properly.

1. Your brother kept the "supposedly bad" coils to use for testing on other cars.
2. You put old crud causing wires onto brand new coil posts and plan to put the new wires on this weekend after cleaning the old corrosion and crud from the old wire boots off the new coils.
3. You enjoy shotgunning parts on the car because you have too much money.
4. You plan on changing your transmission lines to fix a leaking radiator cap.
5. You planned a tune up because the plugs and wires are old and probably causing skips/misfires.
6. You are aware that the next time you plan on spending $300 for absolutely no reason I am willing to drive to your house and collect it for free. (I'll even bring you a coffee, I'm nice like that.)

Please..correct me if I'm wrong.

Also..I like the way Chuck upsold you coils for a bad spark plug wire issue. He couldn't sell you an upper.instead he sold you coils..lol
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EDIT: the posts on the coils were okay. Still clean. It was the inside of the wires that looked Cruddy, I mean really cruddy!!
Were all the misfires on the same cylinder or different one?

Let me reiterate what you wrote so that I ensure I understand it properly.

1. Your brother kept the "supposedly bad" coils to use for testing on other cars.
2. You put old crud causing wires onto brand new coil posts and plan to put the new wires on this weekend after cleaning the old corrosion and crud from the old wire boots off the new coils.
3. You enjoy shotgunning parts on the car because you have too much money.
4. You plan on changing your transmission lines to fix a leaking radiator cap.
5. You planned a tune up because the plugs and wires are old and probably causing skips/misfires.
6. You are aware that the next time you plan on spending $300 for absolutely no reason I am willing to drive to your house and collect it for free. (I'll even bring you a coffee, I'm nice like that.)

Please..correct me if I'm wrong.

Also..I like the way Chuck upsold you coils for a bad spark plug wire issue. He couldn't sell you an upper.instead he sold you coils..lol
Okay Wise ***!! Misfires were on 3 different cylinders. Chuck had another guy help with diagnosing it.

1) I guess I dont know why and I didnt ask.
2) Yes. You already ordered wires for me at Advance. Also at the last mini meet, you told me to clean the cruddy contacts on the original coils and put the cruddy wires back on so whats the difference if I clean the contacts on NEW coils when replacing the wires?
3) I enjoy having peace of mind knowing that the part is NEW and not coming from a JY and failing me down the road. You should know how I am with these types of things by now
4) The lower tranny line is Rusty and looks like it can go at any time as you suggested how things just break and thats that. I'm replacing them so I again have peace of mind knowing that they are new and wont break while cooking down the highway at high speeds possibly frying my tranny They call it preventive Maint. for a reason ) Rad cap is also being replaced.
5) Yep, and I hope your right and the problems/issues go away once its done.
6) it hasnt reached $300 for parts yet and even if it does, at least I know all NEW parts are going in. Im ANAL like that Bill. Cmin now. Where else can you get 3 new GM coils installed for less than $130 ????

I know your trying to help and save me some bucks, but personally, putting working for now, used parts in my car doesnt make me feel at ease. Some thigns yes, other things no.

And even though I complain about spending money I dont have, I am paying allot cheaper than anyone off the streets would and im happy with that.

Thank you father Boosty for helping. I DO appreciate your efforts, even though you may think otherwise.
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I'm done in this thread.

Far as I'm concerned your desire for all new parts while not fixing the broken ones is a worthless approach. You shouldn't replace any gaskets this weekend, replace your leaky old motor with a new GM factory one. Afterall..it'* peace of mind that you want.
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One thing to keep in mind is that electrical/electronic parts have a failure rate that follow what'* known as a "bathtub curve". A high failure rate when new, falling off over time, and then rising again as age creeps up on them. That'* why many are given a "burn it test" first. If you can find relative new used electrical/electronic parts, you should be safe.
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