did the engine light stay on?if so,can you give me the computer codes/
are you there?
the check engine light is working but it didn't come on when car was running bad
first,,remove the new igniton module,,auto zone and most parts stores can test these,,
it is posible to get a bad new one
car wont start now, just backfires or pops through intake when you turn it over
yes,,it is as if it is out of time on the ignition
if the module does check out and is good
sense it did stall before with you at times
the problem may be the crank sensor
these will do this sometimes when they go bad
and,,most times not give a code
got a brand new one on warranty and installed today but still the same result-no start, maybe crank sensor or ecm?
yes..the crank sensor is a very good suspect here...
the tilt steering column is real loose and when I would make a sharp right hand turn, it would stall before this happened
i wouldnt think this is the problem sense the ignition switch is on the lower of the column
though we can not rule it out..
but,,sense it acts as if it is out of time,,,i lean torward the crank sensor,,or ignition module
these crank snsors would go bad from time to time
the engine would die as if the key was turned off
then,,after it sat a while..would restart as if nothing was wrong.
nad,,not give a code
I was going to try a new ignition switch first before crank sensor, since I don't have special tool to replace sensor or puller to take off balancer---- as much as I dislike taking to mechanic, I might have to id rather fix myself
i understand that
maybe coil pack?
the coil pack is also posible
i always replace it with the ignition module
it is posible for the coil to go bad and send high voltage to the module,,burning it out
ok, will try new coil pack also but ignition module was new out of box that I installed today.
if the coil pack was bad at first,,it could have burnt up the new module as soon as you tried to start
this is why you need to have the module tested
I also need to know how to fix loose tilt steering column
you need to remove the steering wheel
and tighten the bearing in the tilt
i will see if i have something on this
when I figure out problem, I will get you paid
i dont have allot of pictures on this old of model
but..remove the steering wheel then the spring,,then you can tighten it
SUBJECT:SERVICE MANUAL UPDATE - SECTION 3F5A, (SIR) TILT COLUMN UNIT REPAIR (NEW TILT COMPRESSOR)MODELS AFFECTED:ALL BUICKS WITH SIRTo aid in the removal and installation of the tilt spring in vehicles with SIR tilt steering columns, a new tool J39246, Tilt Spring Compressor, has been released.
The sheet illustrates tilt spring compressor and provides the procedure to be followed for proper removal and installation of tilt spring.Distribution of this new tool to dealers is anticipated to be completed by mid July, 1993.TILT SPRING Tools Required:J 39246 Tilt Spring CompressorRemove or Disconnect1. Seat counterbore of tool J 39246 over end of steering shaft.2. Thread and seat standard hexagon nut on shaft to secure tool.3. Align square extension on end of tool bolt with square hole in spring retainer and seat.4. Rotate tool bolt clockwise with wrench until it contacts surface of tool block. Inspect ^ Spring retainer must be compressed approximately 1/4-inch into housing.Important^ Square hole in spring retainer may become stripped. Ensure spring retainer is compressed at least 1/4-inch and is turned no more than 1/4-turn.5. Rotate hexagon section on end of tool bolt counter clockwise approximately 1/4-turn.6. Unscrew tool bolt until spring and retainer are loose and free of tool.7. Remove retainer, spring, spring guide, and tool.Install or ConnectNOTICE:If new spring is to be installed grease spring and spring guide.1. Install spring, spring guide, and spring retainer to housing.2. Align securing tabs on spring retainer with slots in tilt spring hole.3. Tool J 39246 to steering shaft and retainer. (Do steps 1 through 4, Inspect, and Important to setup tool and compress spring.4. Rotate hexagon section on end of tool bolt clockwise approximately 1/4-turn to lock retainer into place.5. Unscrew tool bolt and remove from shaft. (Spring and retainer must be locked into position in housing. Inspect ^ Tilt housing to all positions to ensure smooth and proper operation of tilt spring.
how did the price to answer a question in 2010 go from $9.00 to $29.00? seems like a little high to me
i have no idea of how they charge,,,i am a mechanic
you would need to ask customer service that question
I will have to wait to get money to buy the coil pack, ect. before I can get you paid
you have already paod i think
when you leave me a rating,,it doesnt charge you again
i show you have already paid the site
a positive rating only reflects on me,,,,,,it gives me a commission and a service rating
ok, I will let you know what happens when I replace ignition switch and coil pack. how do you test ignition module?
auto zone and most parts stores will test the module for free,,it takes a special machine,,you cant test it at home
dont forget the crank sensor
it can cause this also
if the module checks out..i would think it is the crank sensor or the coil pack
let me know what you get
when I was at o'reilly auto parts they couldn't test it I don't think auto zone can test either. maybe napa?
most times auto zone does have the tester for these older modules