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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Dec 24th, 05, 01:27 AM Thread Starter
 
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Trouble w/ my cousin's camaro

My cousin just got a camaro for cheap from a friend... It seems that whenever he drives it, for a long period of time, it just cuts out on him... and when he goes to stop at a light, he has to shift to nuetral and keep on the gas a little...

A lot of ground wires and such aren't secured down, and someone who thought they were a genious played with a bunch of electrical stuff and left them hanging around...

My first impression of the problem was oxygen sensor... But i'd like to know what you guys think.

It starts fine, runs great for a little while then has this trouble after about 10 minutes of driving... Any help would be awesome as i'm new to camaros as well as him...

He's got a 1990 RS V6

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Kyle
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old Dec 24th, 05, 03:56 AM
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Re: Trouble w/ my cousin's camaro

Places like Autozone will pull codes free of charge...Hard to image that a code isn't being set..From what you describe, it seems that the problem occurs after the car has had an opportunity to "warm up". Most V engines will have Ox sensor in each exhaust manifold/downpipe ... Unless it was obvious, I wouldn't throw money at computer controlled car without at least pulling codes...

Are the hanging wires under hood or under dash ...If under dash, someone may have tried some stereo magic or such ...Under hood, who knows ??? Take an inventory by walking thru each circuit ( wipers, radio, fan/heater, AC, assorted lights ) and try to determine what works and what doesn't work. Certainly, any disconnected engine control wiring can produce unpredictable and erratic results ...
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old Dec 24th, 05, 12:32 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Trouble w/ my cousin's camaro

I'll take it to autozone and pull codes, as for the wires, they're under the hood so yes i agree about the erratic behavior... Thanks for the advice, i should've thought of this stuff before, but didn't know exactly where to start.

I'll get back to you about what's there and what's not...

I have a daewoo, and i've been doing a lot of work on it, so i'm not exactly new, but on that car i knew where to start... My cousin's car, i was just lost, and we really like this car so we want it to be able to run right It's got a beautiful paint job that makes me jealous that my car isn't t hat color, it's just a shame it doesn't run right...

~Kyle
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