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86 SE by btklassy
Started on: 12-05-2003 05:01 PM
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Last post by: Kelvin Vivian on 12-06-2003 02:01 AM
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Report this Post12-05-2003 05:01 PM Click Here to See the Profile for btklassySend a Private Message to btklassyDirect Link to This Post
I was sitting at a stop light and heard a loud bang. Loud enough to rattle glass. Was this probably a backfire and if so should I be thinking about a new timing chain and distributor?

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Report this Post12-05-2003 07:11 PM Click Here to See the Profile for btklassySend a Private Message to btklassyDirect Link to This Post
Other symptoms:

Suddenly dies and then won't restart until I monkey with the wire running from the coil to the distributor. Then is seems to run fine.

According to the volt gauge, at idle I am at 13 volts but at higher rpms the volts go back to around 18. This happens even though I can see that the belt is not slipping.

Headlights pulse at highway speeds.

Temp gauge shows it running hotter than normal. Above mid-range at times.

I hear a new whining sound at idle that seems to disappear at speed.

I think I'll start with plugs and wires and then look at replacing the pickup coil.

Anyone know what replacing the timing belt will run me?

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Report this Post12-05-2003 08:57 PM Click Here to See the Profile for JdlogSend a Private Message to JdlogDirect Link to This Post
From some of these symptoms, I would ask I if your battery is in good shape. If one cell is gone, 10 volts, with good amperage, may still start the car and hide the problem.

The alternator is running hard -- thus the temp. increase?--no...THE RADIATOR FAN is probably not running, a major power draw! Plus the whine, the alternator diodes crying for help, or just dying!

A short in the battery could be to blame.

Good luck!

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Report this Post12-06-2003 02:01 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Kelvin VivianClick Here to Email Kelvin VivianSend a Private Message to Kelvin VivianDirect Link to This Post
Might need to replace the ignition module. - k

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