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@  Crazyguy03 : (21 April 2015 - 12:08 AM) It's always the naked chick.
@  Crazyguy03 : (21 April 2015 - 12:07 AM) https://m.youtube.co...h?v=zuZQEVAkV9U
@  Sapias Lupus : (20 April 2015 - 01:05 PM) Was on my way to school today, road is slick, was getting from 25-60 and put it down moderately half way and cut traction lmao
@  steveyjr1982 : (18 April 2015 - 07:14 PM) More porn redirect while following a link through google, neato
@  Froman003 : (16 April 2015 - 09:01 PM) my 01 gs is for sale if anybody is interested on the east coast
@  de.regal : (14 April 2015 - 04:23 PM) I used the torque app which I believe is in in. Of vacuum
@  keithr182 : (14 April 2015 - 04:15 PM) Thanks, what's that measured in? In. Hg? PSI? kpa?
@  de.regal : (14 April 2015 - 11:07 AM) In park
@  de.regal : (14 April 2015 - 11:05 AM) I think its around 19.1-19.5 at warmed up and idle
@  keithr182 : (14 April 2015 - 05:24 AM) Anyone have the numbers for what the vacuum reading should be at idle?
@  TheSethDavis : (13 April 2015 - 07:07 PM) I did make it to the Charlotte Autofair and see #74 GNX
@  TheSethDavis : (13 April 2015 - 07:06 PM) been a long time guys. hard times right now, hopefully things will get better
@  208_S/CRegal : (13 April 2015 - 05:29 AM) Ran the Regal for the first time today, think adjusted elevation was about 3000 feet, ran 15.00 at 93. Pretty happy with that for a basically stock car.
@  jawdog : (12 April 2015 - 04:27 PM) who puts an o2 sensor 2in from plug....GM
@  RegalTraveler : (10 April 2015 - 09:05 PM) I only have 1 car, so I wasn't going to tackle it on my own. It would be down for a while. My elbows are aluminum, now... they were dry-rotted plastic last fall.
@  BlackBetty : (09 April 2015 - 05:40 AM) LIM gasket job was pretty simple really. I did it with a write up and video. I bagged each part or bolt n put a number on it so I wouldnt skip a step putting it back together. Dealership wanted $1600 for LIM and oil pan gasket. Do you have plastic or aluminum elbows for the coolant?
@  RegalTraveler : (09 April 2015 - 01:40 AM) Ehh. I just been trying to keep my Regal alive a little longer. Just did my coupler, all my struts, and replaced the SC vacuum lines. My old struts were completely shot; you could depress and extend the pistons effortlessly by hand. I'm about to replace my 604-106 HVAC actuator. I'm pretty sure the only thing at this point that will brick the car will be when my LIM gaskets completely blow. There's already a lot of seepage of fluids to the outside of the engine, and I'm likely burning small amounts of oil already. Not sure it's worth the $1000+ investment to have a shop do those gaskets on a car that's barely worth $1500. Still love the car though. 1998 GS, The interior is impeccable. 144k miles on the car.
@  gojo83 : (07 April 2015 - 08:16 PM) Im trying to limp along 2 dying transmissions till I can get to them and get them fixed/replaced
@  Nateteo : (07 April 2015 - 03:06 AM) sooooo whats every buddy been up too lately.. i for one have been chasing my o2 heater problem and reading up on fsms on jdm mitsu evos.. had to fix a oem evo 4 plastic blow of valve on a customers evo 4, the guy wants a tune up. fsm=full service Manuel in English+ tools=fixable import lol
@  Tobias05 : (04 April 2015 - 03:02 AM) Dark Grey NOS OEM steering wheel over on eBay. I want it.

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#1 Geojb

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 11:17 AM

OK need a conformation here.
This happens irregularly. No correlation to hitting bumps or any thing else.

On the dash, I'll get the full "Christmas lights", reset the gages and the Ding, ding, ding..... Then back to normal. Car stays running. ( crosses fingers as panic sets in )

It's just started doing this, this past week, Maybe once or twice a day.

Bad Battery connection?
or.
Ignition switch / key tumbler?

I don't remember which.

Who has "fixed this" Ign. switch by spraying contact/Maf cleaner in there?
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Posted 04 February 2013 - 06:24 AM

Exactly what mine did when the ignition switch went out. I have not done the cleaning myself (just the replacement), but there is at least one good article here (or a link to clubgp) that goes through the clean up routine.
I have taken one apart though, and will say that you do need to take care. Even though the parts are all relatively large (as compared to a watch?), but are finicky enough that you would want to have steady hands and a good memory for where they all go. Or take pictures as you go.

But the symptom is definitely the same as my switch. It really would rear up when I would use the turn signal switch, and only killed the engine after it had been doing it for a few weeks.
On the other hand, my '03 LS gave no prior warning when it went out and just literally died out of the blue going down the freeway. Oddly enough, when the GS finally gave out I was going down the freeway too. I guess it just "knows" when you're in an awkward spot.

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 08:48 AM

Thanks, thats what I was afraid of.......
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Posted 04 February 2013 - 12:46 PM

Did this happen before you did your extensive engine work? I would check all my grounds and power feeds before I condemn an ignition switch.




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