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Re: CGT's not so well after all
Dear Lord, fix Allan's Coupe!
Will that help? :)
86 Coupe GT, 82k
>Date: Fri, 21 Feb 1997 05:57:05 -0500
>From: Allan Jones <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Subject: CGT's not so well after all
> Last time I wrote to you as a group I was practically in tears of joy
>over the fact that my Coupe was operational again and I had a renewed
>vigor towards maintaining it. Well how quickly things can change. Is it
>common for most of you listers that when you fix one thing, you break
>two? It is for me! I r'd/r'd the ignition switch module on my '86 Coupe
>GT and when done putting all back together, I find out the door ajar/key
>in ignition beeper relay sounds the beep(bee-arw bee-arw bee-arw
>bee-arw . . . .) whenever a door is open regardless of key being in or
>out of the ignition. That is not what is supposed to happen, is it?
> That is not a major bummer, though. While going over everything
>to get it roadworthy after completing the r/r, I decide to check if my
>PIAA combination driving and fog lights are in working order since when
>my car became disabled several weeks ago, both the driving lightbulbs
>were working but only one of the ion crystal fogs were working. Well, I
>flick the toggle and pop! Both driving bulbs instantly crack the lenses
>from top to bottom! *&#!@!* THAT is a MAJOR bummer! I had been reading
>the A6 bulb upgrade thread and remember the author stating he had good
>luck w/ PIAA representitives, but I deleted the posts. Could the author
>of such posts please come forward(or a lister forward me his post(s)) to
>discuss possibilities with me? Thank you IA.
> There *is more*, and this is where I NEED HELP. It seems that
>after sitting idle for several weeks, my Coupe developed a major
>grinding/rubbing in the front susp. or braking system and increased
>frequency of pulsations w/ speed while causing great friction! Above 75
>MPH I can barely proceed w/o major vibration in steering wheel, gas
>pedal, AND overall chasis! I presently have several thoughts:
> 1)Yokohama A-509's are very low on tread and could
>possibly have slipped a belt or two?(very unlikely since it would not
>result in the feeling of friction/also believe very low tread on any
>tire could not cause the amount of noise I am encountering)
> 1a)wheels are out of balance(I think they are but the
>symptoms are far worse than an out of balance wheel or two.
> 2)front caliper(s) is(are) frozen against warped rotor?(questionable -
>rotor(s) is(are) definitely warped though)
> 3)axle shaft(s) is(are) faulty and grinding?
> 4)C.V. joint(s) is(are) failing?
> 6)something WORSE! Uh OOHHH!!
> 7)combination of any or all of the above(Ugh!)
>I am going to N.T.W. to get a free estimate today and will post to the
>list what they give as a diagnosis. If anyone on the list thinks he/she
>can diagnose with more info, e-mail me and I will work with you. Talk to
>you all later, hopefully with good news, relative to my situation!
> Pray for her.
>p.s. After driving two totally different cars(a '95 Corsica and a '95
>Eclipse) for several weeks while my Audi was sidelined, several
>revelations came to me yesterday while driving my CGT, but that is a
>post for later today. C Ya!