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all i did was change my oil, and everything goes to hell by $Rich$
Started on: 03-15-2004 08:14 AM
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Last post by: fishman on 03-16-2004 06:49 AM
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Report this Post03-15-2004 08:14 AM Click Here to See the Profile for $Rich$Click Here to Email $Rich$Send a Private Message to $Rich$Direct Link to This Post
my car has ran great , always been 99.7% reliable, sat. i changed my oil, got done, went for a drive, and:
1. it runs a little warm, about 220* ive checked it 4 times and all is good

2. the speedo isnt working all the time now, its kinda flakey, it seems to work like the tach, it goes up and down with RPM's, (No throttle it stay's at zero)

3. it has a miss in the upper RPM's( kinda a studder)

4. the Torq converter seems to just kick in and out on the interstate, it cand decide if it wants to be on, or off

i shouldnt have changed my oil

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Report this Post03-15-2004 08:26 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Francis TClick Here to visit Francis T's HomePageClick Here to Email Francis TSend a Private Message to Francis TDirect Link to This Post
did you check for error codes?
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Report this Post03-15-2004 01:05 PM Click Here to See the Profile for $Rich$Click Here to Email $Rich$Send a Private Message to $Rich$Direct Link to This Post
no check engine light
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Report this Post03-15-2004 02:37 PM Click Here to See the Profile for ryan.hessClick Here to Email ryan.hessSend a Private Message to ryan.hessDirect Link to This Post
Maybe you need a new ground strap? [shrug]
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Report this Post03-15-2004 03:06 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Indiana_resto_guyClick Here to Email Indiana_resto_guySend a Private Message to Indiana_resto_guyDirect Link to This Post
Check the tranny fluid lately?
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Report this Post03-15-2004 03:23 PM Click Here to See the Profile for ManiMackClick Here to Email ManiMackSend a Private Message to ManiMackDirect Link to This Post
All of the problums could be eletrically related.

You didnt do *anything* but change your oil?

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Report this Post03-15-2004 04:35 PM Click Here to See the Profile for rogergarrisonClick Here to Email rogergarrisonSend a Private Message to rogergarrisonDirect Link to This Post
Was this oil change after a ' winter storage ' by any chance. All kinds of stuff like that goes wrong after you get it back out. If youve been driving it all this time and it ran fine, and ALL you did was change the oil, it has to be coincidence, it should have nothing to do with the other stuff.
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Report this Post03-15-2004 05:33 PM Click Here to See the Profile for hajiiSend a Private Message to hajiiDirect Link to This Post
as far as your speedo problem..try checking the VSS connector. I had something similar to that happen to me, and that was due to the little bugger coming loose.
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Report this Post03-15-2004 05:41 PM Click Here to See the Profile for $Rich$Click Here to Email $Rich$Send a Private Message to $Rich$Direct Link to This Post
i know its just a Concidence, its my daily driver, also i did tighten the alt belt aswell, as far as the VSS, i swapped it out about a month ago with the correct red gear and it hasnt give me any problems until now, but all is good as far as the connection, maybe ill swap the gear onto the other VSS and try that, as far as it running hot, it runs about 225* ish i m thinking maybe the waterpump is getting redy to die?
all cooling tubes are good, and i flushed everything out last may, so i knot that the radiator is good and clean, maybe i just have a little air bubble thats bieng a slut and dosent wanna come out, ut ive burped it like 5 times and its full

and the tranny was serviced like 8K ago (fluid and filter) by myself, and its still full and clean, but i think that has worked its way out, it seemed to work good to and from work.... all 4 trips today

so i think my only problem now is the running hot

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I'm voting ground strap, too.....
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Report this Post03-16-2004 06:49 AM Click Here to See the Profile for fishmanClick Here to Email fishmanSend a Private Message to fishmanDirect Link to This Post
did you tighten the alt. belt too much?
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