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Old 01-25-2013, 10:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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The car has not thrown a code which is one reason why im so pissed, also the car will rev to 6k no problem with missing a beat. the problem is when i boost about 5psi or more. it completely falls on its face. it sounds like its backfiring through the intake and the car will jerk really bad. ive tried new plugs, plug wires, and a cam pos sensor. i did notice that when i was reving it up from the engine bay there was an arc on the two i think 8mm bolts located one just to the right of the second plug counting from driver side, the other on the next to last plug on pass side. this is really angering me and i really cam close to kicking the crap out of my car, but then realized that would be dumb. my patients is limited towards this car so someone please help me.
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Old 01-25-2013, 10:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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someone please help, i seriously am freaking out about this because i really cant afford to send it to the shop.
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Old 01-25-2013, 10:57 PM   #3 (permalink)
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what does the boost gauge show when the engine is not running, and when it is idling? Also, did the new plug wires "click" onto the spark plugs?
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it is on 10psi vac when off, sometimes goes t 0. this car is always doing something different, when i unplugged the battery and plugged it back in, the car would boost over 20psi. (at least according to boost gauge). the plug wires did click on, but i have already removed them as they did not fix problem. at idele is at 20psi vac. if anyone on here is near to st. joseph mo, or near kc area i will drive it to you as i can still drive no problem, just cant boost any.
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Old 01-25-2013, 11:18 PM   #5 (permalink)
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If it sits at 10 vac when car is off its your gauge. It should always sit at 0 when off
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Old 01-25-2013, 11:25 PM   #6 (permalink)
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not understanding how my boost gauge reading being wrong making my car completely crap itself past 5lbs of boost. im sorry if that sounded rude or anything lol but ive had the car for a year the 28th and its sat at 10 vac every since. never had a problem until today when i was accelerating then out of nowhere the car game me the finger and shut down.
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Old 01-25-2013, 11:26 PM   #7 (permalink)
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i did get the code p0633, but from what i hear that is because of a staged pcm and has no meaning towards an issue with the enigine
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Old 01-26-2013, 12:35 AM   #8 (permalink)
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King Cid you are the fucking man!!!!!!!

Thank you for suggesting dielectric grease!!!!

I bought 4 packets of dielectric grease 1 week ago and I packed both ends of my plugs and wires with it.......from day 1 after the dielectric grease......my car has started right up anytime of day......before it would take a couple of cranks

My idle has even smoothed out and my car revs a little smoother in neutral now as well......the engine just feels better too!!!!!

And!!!!...........my original issue of the engine stuttering and breaking up while in boost in pretty much every gear.......has totally vanished!!!!!

I seriously feel like im driving a new car at the moment!!!!!

Whod a thunk it that a purchase of less than $5 worth of dielectric grease would solve so many issues........I bet if all the srt guys on this website complaining of similar issues such as myself......minor or major......just put some dielectric grease on the ends of their plugs and wires........there wouldnt be so many confused and frustrated srt owners suffering needlessly

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this is what i have found so far. this is what ill try tomorrow. this guy pretty much describe what is going on with my car, so imma try it
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your gauge reading wrong means you could be overboosting and you wouldnt even know it. You discribed what my car did awhile back when mine was overboosting. It would rev to the limiter fine, but when under boost, it would go over what the map could read and basically shut down the motor. change or barrow a gauge, find out what you're boosting and go from there.
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Can you take a picture of this connector that you are seeing an arc come from?

Also have you changed your coil pack?
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Might be the coilpack going bad. You shouldn't see any arcs anywhere either.
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Overdramatic thread title is overdramatic .

I would gladly come by with a flatbed and the cash equivalent of your cars worth as scrap metal . (Jk)

As stated if you are seeing a spark from anything grounding to the block then you have a problem . If its the coil or plug wires , then the fix is easy . If the spark is occurring at the harness branch to the coil then some repair and rerouting may be in order . My coil plug to harness section was very tight due to the way the factory routed it . The harness clip on drivers side of the head was causing too much stress on the harness . I think I used a zip tie between clip & harness as an extender to relax the tension . Not sure if that's your issue .
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Check the ground wires.
There's one on the passenger side that goes behind the engine, one on passenger in the fender well to the strut, one on each side of the hood where it connects, etc.
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Shit, at least you can drive yours. Mine has a rod knocking. I'll trade you straight up. lofl.
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Double check to make sure all your grounds are connected to a clean surface, then try a new coil. Any cel?
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