Just picked up my first Fiero on the 11th, an 85 GT for the hefty sum of $200. The guy thought that the water pump and fuel pump were blown, turns out the rad was cracked, no fluid (lol) and a fuel line blew. Another $200 and a trip the the junkers later i'm on the road. I'm in love with this little red Fiero.
Now, it has a few problems that I was wondering if anyone could share some advice about.
Firstly, it idles between at 2k on cold start, then fluctuates between exactly 1-1.5k, this is clearly higher than the norm, and I'd like to know how other more experienced Fiero owners have dealt with it.
Secondly, the shifter linkage is in (I assume) fairly rough condition, sometimes it is just plain impossible to get it into 1st gear, and there is a fair bit of shifter play. I've looked at a few threads in regard to this, but would like to know if it is possible to lube/adjust rather than replace the shift cable / bushings. I had similar problems on my Toyota Truck and it turned out to be two $5 bushings, but I have no experience with remote-tranny setups.
Thirdly, it seems that the seatbelts don't lock up, no matter how hard im braking. This is a *slight* concern
And last but not least, the driver side door handle, both door locks and the decklid lock are all broken, I have a parts Fiero spoken for at a local junker, and was wondering if it is easer to replace the whole handle/lock assembly rather than just the lock cylinder.
Sorry to dump this all in one thread, please feel free to answer any of my questions, Thanks in advance,