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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Aug 16th, 02, 12:48 PM Thread Starter
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I know this site is for older camaro's but I really need help. I have a 1990 3.1-6cylinder. The car started to pop every now and again, and you'd hear something that sounded like the motor missing. Well one day it just decided to die. Found that the rotor cap was blown out, replaced it. Then the temp sensor came up bad, replaced that. Have checked all spark plugs, cleaned fuel injectors, checked timing, checked distributor, checked pressure in the gas lines. FOr some reason just about every week either the temp sensor goes bad or the the rotor cap blows out. Any ideas, any help neeed asap. Spouse is getting feed up and wants to send it to the yard, but know it can be fixed, just need to find the problem. Yes the computer did get reset, several times.

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Aug 16th, 02, 06:15 PM
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If the plug wires go bad, the firing voltage goes way up frying the cap and rotor.
If the temp sender wire is near the plug wires, it may be damaged by arcing, just a guess, might be something else on the temp sender.

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old Aug 19th, 02, 06:19 PM
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why dont you let your uncle look at it. a set of plug wires are cheap enough, but you will prob need a new cap an rotor too. as far as the temp sensor ive seen several last only days especialy ones from disc---- an aut----. go to napa.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Aug 20th, 02, 06:14 AM Thread Starter
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Hello uncle. Spark plugs and coil wire were the prob. Coil wire broke in half and a couple of wires were bad. Car runs like a dream and the a/c got fixed too. thank you
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