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Might purchase an 87 GT. Small hitch. by carguycarl
Started on: 06-29-2014 08:46 PM
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Report this Post06-29-2014 08:46 PM Click Here to See the Profile for carguycarlClick Here to Email carguycarlSend a Private Message to carguycarlEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Hey guys. New to this forum.

Might purchase an 87 GT with the 5 speed. My dad drove it and said something is off with the car. When coasting in first or second, and if it below about 2000 RPM, the car kind of bucks, like rocks back forth. Is this normal? I thought it was maybe too low of RPM... Perhaps it needs a tune up?

Thanks for your advice and help in the matter.

-Carl
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Report this Post06-29-2014 08:53 PM Click Here to See the Profile for DotrenrewClick Here to visit Dotrenrew's HomePageClick Here to Email DotrenrewSend a Private Message to DotrenrewEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
My 84 2.5 duke did the same thing. Ended up being the EGR valve. Easy fix on the 2.5. Not sure aboout the 2.8.

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Report this Post06-29-2014 08:57 PM Click Here to See the Profile for carguycarlClick Here to Email carguycarlSend a Private Message to carguycarlEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Thanks for the fast reply and the welcome.

Hopefully someone chimes in. Looking to have the Fiero as a project and eventually L67 swap it.
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Report this Post06-30-2014 06:15 AM Click Here to See the Profile for jediperkSend a Private Message to jediperkEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by carguycarl:


Hopefully someone chimes in. Looking to have the Fiero as a project and eventually L67 swap it.


If that is what you want you are better off checking out the "Mall" on this forum and buying a Fiero that already has the swap done. It's much cheaper than having it done yourself and they come up for sale quite regularly...
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If that is what you want you are better off checking out the "Mall" on this forum and buying a Fiero that already has the swap done. It's much cheaper than having it done yourself and they come up for sale quite regularly...



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Report this Post06-30-2014 08:40 AM Click Here to See the Profile for CsjagClick Here to Email CsjagSend a Private Message to CsjagEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Too bad your not in Florida, there is a very nice looking 88 GT 5 speed for sale down here on craigs list with the 3800SC for $5600 obo
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Report this Post06-30-2014 08:44 AM Click Here to See the Profile for carguycarlClick Here to Email carguycarlSend a Private Message to carguycarlEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I'll look around, but that was more of like a distant future type of thing, and I'd love to try and do it myself for the experience.
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Too bad your not in Florida, there is a very nice looking 88 GT 5 speed for sale down here on craigs list with the 3800SC for $5600 obo


I didn't find it, it's not this one I guess: http://orlando.craigslist.org/cto/4505874375.html
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Report this Post06-30-2014 11:58 AM Click Here to See the Profile for fierofoolClick Here to visit fierofool's HomePageClick Here to Email fierofoolSend a Private Message to fierofoolEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
The bucking could be simply due to worn or broken engine or transmission mounts, or a dogbone strut that has worn bushings.
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Report this Post06-30-2014 01:23 PM Click Here to See the Profile for CsjagClick Here to Email CsjagSend a Private Message to CsjagEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Sorry Yellowstone its not a 3800 its a red 88GT 5 speed with a 4.9 if you pull up a Tampa search you will see it listed under other areas, owner says hes had it for 10 years. I hadn't had my morning coffee when I posted so I wasn't thinking clearly.
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Report this Post06-30-2014 02:03 PM Click Here to See the Profile for 2.5Send a Private Message to 2.5Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
 
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The bucking could be simply due to worn or broken engine or transmission mounts, or a dogbone strut that has worn bushings.


Yep I'd suspect that 1st, then EGR.
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