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 Post subject: solenoid (S1) fitting in Hobart anyone?
Posted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 10:42 am 
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hi all,

need a hand with a problem only happend afew days ago, but after i took out the sparkplugs from an el falcon straight 6 to inspect them, and then put them back in after driving in the next few days to the seems to not have enough energy to move eg. (when your at the lights its its abit hilly the car revs very high and you need to put your foot down to get the car moving...like its starting in 2nd gear?!?... feels like its stuck in a gear what is causing this problem? im thinking bad sparkplug leads? or gearbox??

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 Post subject: Re: possible sparkplugs or gearbox issue or leads?
Posted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 11:17 am 
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i would say its a gearbox issue, when there is a problem with the 4sd auto wether its an electrical fault or a solinoid the box will go into a limp home mode locking the auto into 3rd gear
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Posted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 11:24 am 
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thanks for the reply, the car starts off ok for afew minutes from cold, seems to shift ok then at any given time after it seems to be stuck? will a gearbox service fix this problem? what sort of cost would this be? weird tho cause this problem happend just after the sparkplugs were fitted.
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Posted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 11:44 am 
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hmm that is really strange it happend just when the sparkplugs were fitted, yet it does that still with when it seems to be stuck in a gear and struggling... check sparkplug leads are on right, becuz they can be hard to push on sometimes u need to twist them aswel

 

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 Post subject: Re: possible sparkplugs or gearbox issue or leads?
Posted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 11:53 am 
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lukeyxr6t wrote:
hmm that is really strange it happend just when the sparkplugs were fitted, yet it does that still with when it seems to be stuck in a gear and struggling... check sparkplug leads are on right, becuz they can be hard to push on sometimes u need to twist them aswel


thanks for the reply, so if there not on right can that cause 1 cylinder to not fire? causing the car to be sluggish?
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Posted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 11:57 am 
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yer mate of course, if one isnt one right then there wont be spark getting to the spark plug so it will feel like the car is missing... when cars miss they kinda take off realy slow and then when u get up it in the after 3 or 4 grand rpm they will start to take off, but down low got nothing, kinda hard to explain if a car is missing, but u know it if ur in it... its in ur el so its only a 10 sec job to go over them all and push them in make sure they in right.

who put the new plugs in? you or a mechanic?

 

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 Post subject: Re: possible sparkplugs or gearbox issue or leads?
Posted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 1:59 pm 
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Yea make sure whn you push the leads on they sort of "pop" on.
Did you put the leads back on the right plugs, and did you messs around with the distributer at all or just the plug side.
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Posted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 2:02 pm 
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yer usually u take one lead off then take the plug out, then put the new plug in and then put the lead back on and then move onto the next plug... so then you dont put the leads in the wrong place making them fire in the wrong time

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 2:04 pm 
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check your plugs and leads,

also back in the day when my car was auto if the tranny fluid level was low it would do as you describe,

The auto works on oil pressure so not having enough fluid can cause it to get stuck in gear.
Varying temperatures will cause the fluid to expand and contract so you may notice it doesnt happen all the time or only at a certain time or circumstance,

so check your fluid level may be the easy way out,

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Posted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 2:06 pm 
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You should also check your leads.
I dunno how everyone else tests them. But I just look in the ends of them. You can usually tell if they are stuffed.
In the ends should be nice silver colour. If its rusty its rooted And check the lead is not burnt. White spots on the leads.
Also I think you can remove one at a time at night and look in them when the car is runing and see spark. Someone could confirm this for me.
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Posted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 2:06 pm 
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that could possibly well be it to sounds of those symptoms too. i wouldnt be able to second that tho becuz i never owned a auto lol. but he should check the level and see how he goes aye cuz thats a high possibility too

 

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Posted: Fri Apr 30, 2010 5:41 pm 
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Thanks guys, well went to the mechanics to check up the problem and came back as inhibitor switch needs to be replaced, I've done that but its still stuck in 3rd gear? what could be the problem?
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Posted: Sun May 02, 2010 1:01 am 
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dorian_delorean wrote:
Thanks guys, well went to the mechanics to check up the problem and came back as inhibitor switch needs to be replaced, I've done that but its still stuck in 3rd gear? what could be the problem?


go back to the mechanics again,

or come for a trip to my place and u can have the btr im trying to get rid of

 

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Posted: Mon May 03, 2010 11:11 am 
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just woundering, cause the el dont have a dipstick, if the gearbox oil is low or old would that cause the car to go into limp mode sometimes?
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Posted: Mon May 03, 2010 12:23 pm 
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Get the box serviced.
If it was a dodgy lead or plug the motor would be running rough ie missing, lumpy at idle.

 

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