View Full Version : My car is fixed!!! Here's what was wrong...
10-11-2002, 02:42 PM
Hello. I was an ignition coil. My mechanic that has had my car for the last couple months finally gave up. So, I took my car to my dads because it was the closest place I could limp it to. My dad is 74 years old and has been a mechanic since he was 12, raised on a farm, and then in the military, and then he owned a service station, and then he went into business for himself, buying cars at auctions and fixing them up and reselling them. (Which is why I know more than the average girl about cars. I think dad wanted a son but got me instead and being a girl didn't matter to him. I spent years under the hoods of cars learning from him...and chopping wood, his other business.) But he knows very little about newer cars. But...he has a friend...a guy I went to high school with, and my dad asked him to take it. He replaced an ignition coil and it runs like a dream again. I go and pick the car up tonight. I knew that it had to be something relatively simple. We'll see if it keeps running great after I get my hands on it. That car seems to hate me...and I love it so much!! I guess it's like having a teenager...I'll just keep working with it until it likes me again!! Talk to you all again after I get it back tonight!! I am so excited to get it back!!!
10-11-2002, 02:43 PM
Glad to hear it's fixed. And good luck getting it to like you. :wink:
Eek! a girl! :oops:
....I mean 8) -hey, How ya doin', Welcome to the forums.
Anyways, Have Fun Here.
10-11-2002, 04:24 PM
Glad it's fixed, and all it took was a coil!!!
I hope all the other attempts to fix the problem didn't cost too much.
I've had to replace a lot of coils in these W-bodies.
10-11-2002, 04:30 PM
Hello. I was an ignition coil.
And what are you now? :)
I'm sorry, I couldn't resist... :oops:
10-12-2002, 03:01 AM
What are the symptoms of a bad ignition coil anyways? I'm guessing that it'd fire on four cylinders instead of six.
10-12-2002, 03:16 AM
Yes, running on 4 cylinders, car shaking all over, can't drive it in OD...none of it good.
And to JPaganel...my long, girlie fingernails are to blame for that typo. I 'd try to hit the "t" key and hit the t, and the 6 and the F5 and shut my monitor off all it one stroke!! Pretty good, huh??? I hacked them all off tonight though. Sure was funny!!! Smart ass...LOL :lol:
10-12-2002, 09:30 AM
We see your car, how about a pic of you? :wink:
10-12-2002, 05:32 PM
Sure was funny!!! Smart ass...LOL :lol:
When my parents call me that, I always ask if they preferred I was a dumb ass instead... :wink:
10-12-2002, 06:32 PM
That's a hot car! However do us all a favor and run over that mechanic that had it for 2 months! One of the first things to check when an engine is running on 4 cylinders is for fuel and spark!
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