I was told by some very knowledgeable Fiero folks (you know who you are) that they have put together a portable kit of specific items that they carry in the event of a breakdown. I was wondering if others do this and what items should I be putting into the kit?
I try to carry the most efficient tools as possible. (multipurpose)
#1 make sure you have a full factory spare tire tool set. (jack, lug nut tool, tire @ proper pressure) #2 light channel lock pliers (I like this because they can be used for several things) #3 light mini ratchet set #4 flashlight #5 cell phone #6 money... (cash, credit or debit) *sigh* #7 knife, or something that cuts.. #8 a roll of electrical tape
I don't believe in carrying numerous spare parts... IMO, if you suspect something will brake down, replace it before it does...
Originally posted by Purple86GT: I don't believe in carrying numerous spare parts... IMO, if you suspect something will brake break down, replace it before it does...
Yup... Example: many carries ignition parts, like Module. Chronic Module problems are a sign that other parts are dieing and frying the module. But they just replace died module, buy new module for spare and never fix real problem.
Note: If you change rims... Check lug wrench will fit. Right now, I carry my 1/2" socket set but only because rims won't clear standard lug wrench. I should get another handle and 2 sockets... lug key is different size then lugs.
------------------ Dr. Ian Malcolm: Yeah, but your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn't stop to think if they should. (Jurassic Park)
From what I've read: bad pickup coil, bad cable connections to both pickup and ignition coils and ECM (rusted ends, or cables themselves broken inside), heat (not enough thermal paste). Something I missed? Replacing my module soon and would like to know too.
High resistance in the secondary (high voltage) side of the ignition system can send electrical junk back to the ICM. High resistance at the spark plug wires....Bad contact at the rotor.....or bad ignition coil all can do it.
Can a bad tach filter cause the tach to suddenly jump 500-1000 rpm for a split second?ind of like flicking the needle directly with your finger. it then bounces down 200-400 rpm ( maybe a little more as i cant predict or just watch the tach while driving and it only happens while driving more than 15 minutes. I first noticed a problem when the tach would drop almost to zero and then back up from 3500 also like flicking the tach needle coinciding with ignition cutout. The upward motion does not cause a noticeable change to engine whereas the downward motion does.
So andy ideas. Will have to wait til next payday to get an ohm meter to test the pickup coil, coil and ICM. but how do you check a tach filter? and does the ECM get its signal through the filter or directlyy from the ICM. ICM is new, I replaced it 2 months ago. It failed all the tests at the auto parts store and had a sudden and catstophic failure precdeded by two ingition cutouts of 1-2 seconds (much longer than its doing now) and then no ingnition at all.)
And unless you've droppe the tank to reclebrate the sending unit, a gas tank. Its not good for the pump but you might want to see what the gauge reads when it runs out.......in your driveway. And as mentioned before, a fire extinguisher