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Old 09-29-2006, 06:37 AM   #11
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Do what Boosty said with cleaning the cables
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Old 09-29-2006, 08:30 AM   #12
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I was just going to say..

You only tightened the cables.

I changed a battery and went through 3 month of pure hell... corrosion and connections is all it was. All 3 cables later my car again runs like a dream. (on steriods)
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I talked to my father-in-law, who I have mentioned before, is like having my own personal mechanic/Bonneville nut, and he said he has new termainl ends I can put on. I am gonna try that next. Only rpoblem is that he lives about 30 minutes away and I don't know if I can get ti there, and don't want to make him come here.
Also, not sure if I mentioned this only happens when I am idling at at a very slow speed. If I am driving like atleast 25 mph or so, I have no problems. Not sure if that info makes a difference.
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Old 09-29-2006, 02:20 PM   #14
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Personally..I wouldn't mess with the terminal ends before pulling and cleaning. It needs to be done. Why to the ends if they may not need to be done?
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Is still a pretty good chance this is the problem.
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Well, turns out that my problem has nothing to do with the battery or the cables. Just for good measure my father-in-law cleaned them up real good on a grinder with a wire wheel attachment. Nice.
We took the car to a garage that he works at part-time, threw it on the computer (for free ) and got 2 codes.
The problem is either the EGR valve or a crank sensor. I guess the EGR valve is like a $167 part, but is very easy to get to.
The sensor is only like $22, but a pain in the a$$ to get to. Just my luck.
To top it off, I also notice that I have a gas leak. Nothin like poorin money on the ground.
So when all is said an done, it'll be all good.
Now the plan is to:
A -Pull the EGR valve and clean it thoroughly.
B-FIX THE GAS LEAK
C-Take the car back to the garage, re-set the codes and see what comes back up.
D-FIx whatever is wrong and pray nothing else happens anytime soon.
E-I still need to fix some rust spots before winter hits. We usually get snow around the end of October, so we'll see how that goes. Which also reminds me that I need to get my other snow tire mounted, I have three on but the fourth is sitting in my basement
For details on that story see this post
http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...163&highlight=
Hoping that the place I bought the Green Diamonds at will mount for free. Plus I think that something might be wrong with that wheel, since the old Green Diamond and the new Douglas tire both have a slow leak. Lucky me!
But, I still love my Bonnie!!!!
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So, my father-in-law pulled the EGR valve and cleaned it real good. Said it seemed to run better. Gonna get the fuel lines fixed real soon and put it back on the computer to see what comes back up.
Car is sitting at his house right now, can't wait to get it back.
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Stick With it!! You'll get it going nice before you know it. Cars always have something going on at one point or another its just the inconvenience of having to deal with it at not so convenient times
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Oh man..you had a code or two, did you mention those in the orignal post?

The crank sensor isn't hard ifyou have air tools. Many here have done it w/o air tools as well.

Pull wheel
Pull splash shield
Release belt tension
Remove bolt from center of harmonic balancer and then pull balancer as well
Change sensor
Reinstall all parts
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Oh man..you had a code or two, did you mention those in the orignal post?
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......It will restart right away (so far) but then the check engine light will come on.
Just got the codes the other day.
Like I said I get the fuel lines fixed first, the reset the codes and see form there. My father-in-law did clean the EGR, but that may not be enough.
I may do the crank sensor myself, you make it sound easy enough. Thanks for the info.
Oh yeah, incase anyone is wondering, we checked the fule presure and it wass fine, the leak is not the cause of my problem.
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