'99 v-6 camaro.......giving me fits - Team Camaro Tech
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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Feb 13th, 01, 07:57 AM Thread Starter
 
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i own a 1999 v-6 camaro (3.8engine)......and it is giving me fits.......maybe someone could help me. When i press the gas........the car starts 2 pull real hard......example.......i takes bout a min to get up to 40mph......i have already had 2 replace 4 o2 sensors.....in the past 2 yrs.......but my uncle thinks it may b the alternator going out........this started on sunday afternoon.........car was fine yesterday........but 2day its ever worse..........i hope someone could help........and tell me what might be wrong with my car

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Feb 13th, 01, 03:02 PM
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That is a pretty new car, what about taking it to GM for a warranty repair?
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old Feb 13th, 01, 04:15 PM
 
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I have a 94 rs that did the same thing!!

If voltage from alternator drops below 12.5v the computer goes nuts. Even if you take it to a service rep make sure you get the voltage it puts out. I have had the same problem with my Camaro. It does wierd things. I purchased an alternator from PEP Boys Auto Parts with a lifetime Waerrenty and I change it every 1.5 to two years. They say its good when they test it but guess what! They give me a new one and it fixes the problem.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Feb 14th, 01, 03:22 AM
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Be aware that just because the parts store guys say that an alternator is good does not mean that it is good. Their testers spin at about 800 RPM. I have seen alternators that register good voltage at idle, but once the RPM and load and need for current increase, you can watch the voltage meter drop. You need a good alternator...
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