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@  keithr182 : (28 May 2015 - 11:35 PM) I'm in Vancouver BC, I'm 24, I've seen two other GS's, and one of the drivers was using an oxygen tank and was easily 85
@  Tobias05 : (27 May 2015 - 01:56 PM) Do see some really nice Regals tho at the local Krogers on Saturday afternoon haha.
@  Tobias05 : (27 May 2015 - 01:55 PM) At 28 I think I am the youngest Buick owner in my county.
@  Nateteo : (26 May 2015 - 03:18 AM) I am up here in Winnipeg like literally where's all dem w body owners at only met one so far. Lol
@  Tobias05 : (23 May 2015 - 03:40 PM) stock tire size, currently has ultra grips which came with the car...
@  Tobias05 : (23 May 2015 - 03:40 PM) eagle all sports, or advantage TAs?
@  M_Dogg : (22 May 2015 - 09:04 PM) shadows
@  2001GSREGAL : (22 May 2015 - 08:56 PM) Anyone in here?
@  M_Dogg : (22 May 2015 - 08:13 PM) Boom!
@  keithr182 : (22 May 2015 - 05:09 PM) Yeah. new plugs, new wires, new injectors. not sure what is causing it. going to swap around the injector and see if it was faulty or something. all this on the opening weekend for the drag strip where I live.
@  Tobias05 : (22 May 2015 - 11:02 AM) Yikes
@  keithr182 : (22 May 2015 - 06:02 AM) Found out I have multiple misfires on idle and coasting on cyl 4, but no engline light or code set. causing my fuel trims to go out of whack. fun stuff.
@  Crazyguy03 : (22 May 2015 - 04:27 AM) Chat bump
@  Marchi1 : (21 May 2015 - 02:39 PM) That will do it everytime
@  Tobias05 : (21 May 2015 - 04:08 AM) think I found my horrible knocking noise lol.
@  Tobias05 : (21 May 2015 - 04:08 AM) ...removed mount and spring. compressed strut. did not extend.
@  Tobias05 : (21 May 2015 - 04:08 AM) disassembled front strut assembly.
@  Vytasb : (21 May 2015 - 03:17 AM) I had 13" wide rears on the Firebird I used to have
@  Marchi1 : (20 May 2015 - 03:36 PM) I have an 8" rim
@  Tobias05 : (18 May 2015 - 10:57 PM) am I the only one who wants an 8 inch wide rim?

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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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