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@  gojo83 : (07 October 2015 - 03:28 PM) sent you a txt and a PM
@  tippietoejoe : (07 October 2015 - 03:20 PM) I would love a holden
@  gojo83 : (07 October 2015 - 03:17 PM) well there is another car that is on ebay that is tempting me but I don't want car payments lol plus a 400+ rwd "grocery getter" is not really practical up here when the snow hits... But I love my holdens as much as my buicks. plus a retired cop car caprice would be fun to mess with people lol
@  tippietoejoe : (07 October 2015 - 03:07 PM) I love black but it shows everything. But I would love a turbo car. Maybe a Bonni, need room for the kids....lol
@  gojo83 : (07 October 2015 - 03:04 PM) rust free and hail free that is 2 things that the tan car isn't
@  tippietoejoe : (07 October 2015 - 03:03 PM) oh yeah? how it look?
@  gojo83 : (07 October 2015 - 03:01 PM) BTW the black car is in your area
@  gojo83 : (07 October 2015 - 02:51 PM) If I get the black car the riv will prolly get the IC at minimum. make it reliable and run a 3.4 and maxxed out timing. should motivate that boat.
@  tippietoejoe : (07 October 2015 - 02:48 PM) I was going to redo the trunk and the stereo this summer but I guess that will change.
@  gojo83 : (07 October 2015 - 02:48 PM) ya I will let you know you are on the short list of ppl that will know first lol.
@  tippietoejoe : (07 October 2015 - 02:47 PM) well let me know if anything comes up. Marie leaves for Korea again in the summer so its another year with just me and the kids so I will not be active at all. no time for anything running around after 3 of them.
@  gojo83 : (07 October 2015 - 02:45 PM) Honestly I think the IC core will be for sale but the rails and such will most likely end up on the riv. big brakes might get sold.
@  tippietoejoe : (07 October 2015 - 02:44 PM) yeah she has tap shift its a comp g.
@  gojo83 : (07 October 2015 - 02:43 PM) I am kind of at a cross roads right now
@  gojo83 : (07 October 2015 - 02:43 PM) oh a lot of the goodies are staying for the most part just thinking little things right now but that may change but if you need a trans core for the wifes car this one should work unless its got tap shift
@  tippietoejoe : (07 October 2015 - 02:40 PM) Greg, what is all on the tan car? Might take a look at some of the items for my car or the wifes
@  gojo83 : (07 October 2015 - 02:23 PM) I am debating parting out my tan 03... rust is starting, trans is all but shot its got hail damage and was hit and ran in a parking lot in the area that I cant easily or cheaply fix and I have a chance at a black 98 that is rust and hail free really tempting since a black turbo regal is what I would love.
@  Sapias Lupus : (06 October 2015 - 01:00 PM) Getting tired of my car, but at the same time the urge to keep going with it sticks. Mainly because I have no clue what I would get besides it. And if I stayed in the platform it would be pointless to move to a new car considering my mods.
@  proud new GS... : (05 October 2015 - 02:28 PM) Reefer, I got that after a few minutes fooling, it's only good for review when out n about if you've time to kill.
Most my time here is from PC anyway.
Thanks for the chats, look forward to hooking up.
@  99R3gal : (05 October 2015 - 02:45 AM) Am I considered an OG now?

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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?
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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