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New Fiero Owner by Dklosinski
Started on: 11-13-2017 05:51 PM
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Report this Post11-13-2017 05:51 PM Click Here to See the Profile for DklosinskiClick Here to Email DklosinskiSend a Private Message to DklosinskiEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Just bought my first Fiero

Been on the hunt for a low mileage Fiero for months and finally bought the perfect one.

About the Fiero
55k Miles
Owner mom bought it brand new, sat for 10 years and was recently revived
He changed out the calpers, brake lines, rotors, EGR valve, water pump, thermostat, battery, wires, air filter,
packed wheel bearings, spark plugs, distributor cap, new belt, new rims and tires, new shocks all around, springs that lowered the car an inch

Whats broken?
Window motor
Power mirrors not working
Check engine light is on, he was saying something about EGR valve code


What Im focused on now
Fixing power mirrors


Here are pictures of the vehicle at the posting






Got the car back few weeks ago, managed to fix a few things
Horn (brelay)
Radio cutting out (fuse)
New quater windows (custom GT coloring to match paint)
New Stainless steel vacuum lines
New paint job
New Dog bone (poly bushings)
New spark plugs
New spark plug wires
Oil/filter Change 56k Miles
New ignition coil
New Ignition control module
New PCV
New Upper manifold gaskets
New O2 sensor
New air filter
New throttle body gaskets
New fuel filter and O ring
New radiator overflow reservoir tank
New ash trays
New LED interior blue bulbs to match paint color
New EGR Gaskets
New coolant tank reservoir (old one was cracked)
New ash trays

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Report this Post11-13-2017 06:02 PM Click Here to See the Profile for VanGTP5000Click Here to Email VanGTP5000Send a Private Message to VanGTP5000Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Nice car! It will look fantastic after a professional paint job. I like the wheels!

Welcome to The Forum...
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Report this Post11-13-2017 06:04 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Gall757Send a Private Message to Gall757Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Welcome to the Forum! Let us know how that search for the quarter window goes....

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Report this Post11-13-2017 06:28 PM Click Here to See the Profile for DklosinskiClick Here to Email DklosinskiSend a Private Message to DklosinskiEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
 
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Welcome to the Forum! Let us know how that search for the quarter window goes....



Thanks guys!

I found 2 of them on fierostore.com, seems a bit pricey but there aren't to many options available!

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Report this Post11-13-2017 06:35 PM Click Here to See the Profile for tsharkSend a Private Message to tsharkEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
A bobtail '87?

The code could be a vacuum leak, but check the idle. I suspect the mirror issue and the cutting off are related.

Interesting seat covers. At least the passenger seat looks non-original.

Nice wheels.
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Report this Post11-13-2017 06:42 PM Click Here to See the Profile for DklosinskiClick Here to Email DklosinskiSend a Private Message to DklosinskiEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by tshark:

A bobtail '87?

The code could be a vacuum leak, but check the idle. I suspect the mirror issue and the cutting off are related.

Interesting seat covers. At least the passenger seat looks non-original.

Nice wheels.

The owner put them on before the sale. Most likely will be swapping them out at some point.

It seems to be idling fine, but the car is in the paint shop currently until then I can't dig deeper into it. I suspect that the electrical issue is going to be a pain to figure out as well as the check engine light!
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Report this Post11-13-2017 09:38 PM Click Here to See the Profile for David HambletonClick Here to Email David HambletonSend a Private Message to David HambletonEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
If power is getting to the horns, you might be able to revive thm by turning the adjusting screws protruding from the horns while power is applied.
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Report this Post11-13-2017 10:17 PM Click Here to See the Profile for tsharkSend a Private Message to tsharkEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Sometimes, the ground on the horn is bad. I replaced the horn while I was in there.
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Report this Post11-14-2017 01:10 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Rsvl-RiderSend a Private Message to Rsvl-RiderEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I would check the window switch before replacing the window motor. Does it feel dirty or gritty when pressing it? These are actually rebuildable / cleanable, or just order new from the Fiero Store. Much easier than replacing a window motor without checking the easy stuff first.

Also, pop the horn button off and see if these three items are installed under it. Sometimes they are missing. If so, they may have been removed due to an erratic horn. Mine goes off all by itself sometimes when cornering so I press lightly and twist off the black insert to remove the plunger pin and spring.

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Report this Post11-30-2017 02:25 PM Click Here to See the Profile for DklosinskiClick Here to Email DklosinskiSend a Private Message to DklosinskiEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Now that I think of it when I pressed my horn it didn't feel like there was any springs on it, I'll have to check it out once I get it back from the paint shop, thanks!

Updated the main post with the pictures from my paint, Oscar.


Ordered the quater windows with custom blue GT letter to match the paint color
Ordered window motor
Ordered spare tire cover
Ordered trunk cover with blue GT lettering

 
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I would check the window switch before replacing the window motor. Does it feel dirty or gritty when pressing it? These are actually rebuildable / cleanable, or just order new from the Fiero Store. Much easier than replacing a window motor without checking the easy stuff first.

Also, pop the horn button off and see if these three items are installed under it. Sometimes they are missing. If so, they may have been removed due to an erratic horn. Mine goes off all by itself sometimes when cornering so I press lightly and twist off the black insert to remove the plunger pin and spring.

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Report this Post12-12-2017 11:38 AM Click Here to See the Profile for flyntusClick Here to Email flyntusSend a Private Message to flyntusEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
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Report this Post12-13-2017 04:33 AM Click Here to See the Profile for 87_FieroGTClick Here to Email 87_FieroGTSend a Private Message to 87_FieroGTEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Welcome and congrats on the car. I like the wheels and I love the blue cars.

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