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Old 02-15-2004, 01:01 AM   #11
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Well being 14 years old it might simply be a coroded wire. Lets hope for the cheapest.
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Old 02-15-2004, 01:07 AM   #12
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Well being 14 years old it might simply be a coroded wire. Lets hope for the cheapest.
You've done a lot to her in the last few months, i'm sure some things are still seating properly or breaking in...
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Old 02-15-2004, 02:07 AM   #13
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Nah I think in this case it is age kinda like a couple members here like Rat and Will. Things get brittle and break and just need to be replaced.

I didn't actually do anyting electrical to it. It was all mechanical, well except for the O2 sensor and crank sensor. The rest was fuel and brake lines, gas tank, brakes etc... you knwo the usual regual kinda stuff that goes with age.

So lets hope it is something simple that doesn't hours to try and chase it to find it. Well it still runs great, actually the best it has ever ran except for a couple times when you come to * stop and go again it stalls once and a while but hey the computer isn't getting the cam signal so it is to be expected.
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Old 02-17-2004, 08:45 PM   #14
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Well I got the word toady that it is indeed the magnet that is broken. When it got scanned there was a signal but not a full signal. It should get fixed on thursday. Along with a new spring and button ( that is what holds the cam in place and rests agains the timing cover ( stupid design)). They will also check the timing chain while they are in there.

At this rate the car won't make the March meet in T.O. Cause I think we have to chane the other rear wheel bearing that didn't get done yet. It is fine for city driving but highway driving the heat may build up too much. By the time it all gets fixed ( magnet, wheel bearing) and who knows what else it may be another 1,000$

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I am getting a good deal on the magnet I think. THey said about 300-400$CAD that is with the parts ( new spring, button, magnet) and labour.
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Effin magnet...geez, sometimes, you gotta wonder... $400CDN is a good deal, I paid twice that
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That was his quote but this is the same place that got the car on the road and they take care of us. I have no problem getting Renee to go in to get something fixed while I am out of town.

The spring does wear out with age but it was my fault cause the cam "walked" while I was passing another car. I mean how stupid is that, a little button sitting against the timing cover with a spring holds you cam in place.
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Yea, they fixed it in the L27..they upgraded some of the plastic parts to metal (imagine that). RLD is running amazing since I got that fixed....to bad I dont have her anymore
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that little button looks like one of the few weak points and its part of the whole cover. If they are replacing it, then it sounds like a good deal. Its kinda laborious to remove that and replace it
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Well, that damn curse.... mechanical curse. The Bonneville went in toady to get the magnet replaced. Fine it got done, new magnet, new cam sensor and a few other things while we were in there ( tensioner for the chain), but good new is that the gears and chain are still mint.

Mechanic starts it and and goes for a ride to listen for the rear bearing to make sure it is good enough to make it to the GTA meet in march.

Well as he was testing it the Damn SES light came back on. He thought that the cam was really screwed and hit the magnet again, but NOOOOOO this time TPS problem.

A good one reads 0.34 volts at rest and 5 volts at WOT. This one stuck at 4 Volts. Which explains the reason it was idling at 2000 rpm when Renee started it the day before it was going in to get fixed. but since the SES light was on from the magnet they didn't re-scan it before starting.


Well I get there at about 4:45pm ( closes at 5pm). Hood is up and he had that look on his face. So I asked what it was and he told me about the TPS. I was in earlier ( noon-ish) and had paid for it all. He also told me that this TPS came from some of the sensors they scavenge from other used engines and stuff so there is no charge for the sensor and labor either.
WOOO HOOOO FREEEEEBIE!


So for now the SES problem has been resolved till the next thing happens.



THE END ( I hope )


P.*. He also told me that if a TPS fails and stays stuck at 5 Volts as wich is what usually happens when they fail, he told me that you will get a no start cause the car thinks the pedal is floored and a safety kicks in and will not let it spark up. But you can simply unplug the TPS and run the car and drive it too, nto for long but to get where you need to.
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