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@  Sapias Lupus : (28 January 2015 - 05:05 AM) Oh and my car has the worst trouble starting in the cold, goes to crank and dies the first time when its 30 or less out usually with wind, second time it always fires right up, are my autolite 104s the culprit?
@  Sapias Lupus : (28 January 2015 - 05:04 AM) There are a few different regals relatively close to me, would it be to big of a hassle to buy a 200k car for 5-8 hundred just to take the parts I want and to keep around and sell off other things to the sight or should I just go yard hunting? I need new seats all around really, and a few other odds and ins.
@  keithr182 : (27 January 2015 - 06:57 PM) Think I'll just go with the 225 for less bulge. everywhere i look says run at least a 7.5 on 245 tires.
@  keithr182 : (27 January 2015 - 06:51 PM) Thanks for the link, was using one that was way less information than that. looks like they recommend at least a 7.5" rim for the 245... damn
@  OhMyGS : (27 January 2015 - 06:49 PM) http://www.1010tires.../225-50R18#size
@  OhMyGS : (27 January 2015 - 06:48 PM) The 225 is slightly taller
@  OhMyGS : (27 January 2015 - 06:46 PM) The 245 is about .75" wider
@  OhMyGS : (27 January 2015 - 06:45 PM) Those two sizes are almost the same size
@  OhMyGS : (27 January 2015 - 06:45 PM) 8"
@  keithr182 : (27 January 2015 - 06:41 PM) what's your rim width?
@  OhMyGS : (27 January 2015 - 06:40 PM) 245/45-18 here
@  keithr182 : (27 January 2015 - 06:38 PM) just wondering if the 245/45 are too wide of a tire for that rim
@  keithr182 : (27 January 2015 - 06:38 PM) New rims are 18 x 7, I want to go with 245/45 R18, but most suggest 225/50 R18.
@  keithr182 : (27 January 2015 - 06:37 PM) I've been pulling my hair out trying to figure out tire sizes and there are hundreds of posts on it... thought I'd ask here.
@  scottydoggs98 : (27 January 2015 - 03:55 AM) its under the air bag
@  BettyRegal : (26 January 2015 - 02:53 AM) can anyone tell me where the horn button ground is by the steering column/cam cancel?
@  UncleEvil : (25 January 2015 - 01:32 AM) Ah, yeah, fun stuff.
@  gojo83 : (25 January 2015 - 12:21 AM) smd
@  UncleEvil : (24 January 2015 - 11:57 PM) I haven't paid attention to the guides on the cluster fixes, are the resistors through hole or SMD?
@  UncleEvil : (24 January 2015 - 11:57 PM) One more time now that I'm at a real keyboard lol

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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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