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Frosty last won the day on January 22

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    Davison, Michigan
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    Cars & trucks, downhill skiing, travel, photography, Michigan college football, Olivet College baseball

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  1. Tiffany - I think we have one or more things going on here. If you have a friend or neighbor who is a mechanic with an OBDII scan tool, this would be most helpful it getting what ever trouble codes are stored in your cars computer, to better help trouble shoot your car. My first reaction to your “service theft deterrent system” is a problem either with your ignition switch or your shifter cable. However, you go on to describe other issues coming on shortly thereafter. The traction control would indicate something in either the braking or transmission, most typically in your anti-lock braking system. A broken wire harness in the ABS has been reported as noted below. NHTSA Item Number: 10028186 Service Bulletin #: PIT-4756 Replacement #: Vehicle/Equipment Make: PONTIAC Vehicle/Eqipment Model: TORRENT Model Year: 2007 Mfg Component Code: 036400 SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK:ABS WARNING LIGHT Date of Bulletin: 2008-11-01 Date Added: 2009-03-13 Summary: GENERAL MOTORS: ABS AND STABILITRAK LIGHTS ON DTC(S) U0121, C0550, C0186, C0196, C0710, C0252. THIS CONCERN CAN BE CAUSED BY WIRE HARNESS GOING TO EBCM, CHAFFING ON TRANSMISSION MOUNT OR METAL BRACKET. *PE Other similar TSBs include: NHTSA# 10021080, Service Bulletin# 4260 and NHTSA# 10023914, Service Bulletin# 070232009 I honestly think there is more to than this, and I will have to do some more reading. My gut instinct tells me that with this many simultaneous system failures/lights that we have some sort of power/power regulation problem (possible battery, alternator, or voltage regulator), an ECM (computer) problem, or multiple different issues all occurring at once. Meanwhile, I certainly invite my fellow FPers to comment.
  2. Hi Tom, I'm no expert here since I run factory reproduction exhaust manifolds on my car, so I will defer to my colleagues who do run headers. That said, I've read that the ceramic coated headers will hold up the longest because the ceramic coating helps dissipate heat away from the engine. Normal chrome/stainless headers will turn blue over time due to the heat. Header and exhaust recommendations are like opinions, everyone has one. Doug's Headers is one the largest Pontiac header manufacturers. Hooker and Hedman are top notch brands too. I run a Pypes 2.5 mandrel bent exhaust with a cross over (or X-pipe) - it is stainless steel with performance mufflers that still let you hear the radio. There is nothing wrong with Magnaflow, Borla, or anyone else either. I am not a Cherry Bomb or glass-pack muffler fan.
  3. Frosty

    Craigslist '81 Camaro For Sale

    So what do you think? Is this a big block or a small block? Of wood!?!?!?
  4. Frosty

    Introduce yourself

    Okay - so you are east of Beckley off of I-64. Closest I've been to your area is Sandstone Falls and Hinton. I am already registered for the Doo Wop this year. I have lots of friends in the Charleston area. I am hoping to get back there this summer too. Either for the Chareston FOP car show or for the unveiling of the new historical marker that will be going up in Winfield where the old original drag strip that use to be there - it was the first drag strip in WV. I donated money to the WV Drag Racing Hall of Fame to help make it a reality. Again, friends..... If you do decide to register for the Doo Wop, I'd like to meet up with you, shake your hand, and all of that. I love that show. It is more of a family reunion for me than a car show. Still I love the fireworks on Saturday. I hope you drive that TA like you stole it!
  5. Frosty

    a Michigan Noob

    I didn't see Remi in the video. Dang it. Sounds like Frosty needs to come buy some more stuff! As well as pick up the last of the stuff of his that is still there. So 9 inch Ford is more important that Cargo Vanna White paint at this point? I better get my butt to your place with those 15" rims ASAP!
  6. Frosty

    Hello Pontiac passionates!

    Awesome! The last of the big boat convertibles from Pontiac. Treat it well !
  7. Frosty

    Introduce yourself

    Hi Dwayne, I'm the orignal owner of this 43,000 1986 Trans Am. 305 TPI, Recaro seats, full hood decal. Where in West Virginia are you from? I do the Charleston WV Boulevard Rod Run and Doo Wop every October.
  8. Frosty

    stumbled across these at an antique shop

    Awesome Idea dude! Now if you can find an old Marathon 'M" you can make "C MI GTO!" !!!!
  9. Frosty

    08 wave missing Please hep

    I think the description from engine-codes.com is somewhat self-explanatory as far as answering your immediate question. You may have a paid accelerator pedal position sensor. P2135 OBD-II CODE Possible causes Faulty electric throttle control actuator (TP sensor 1 and 2) Throttle Position Sensor harness is open or shorted Throttle Position Sensor circuit poor connection Faulty accelerator pedal position sensor Possible symptoms Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light) P2135 Description The throttle Position (TP) sensors 1 and 2 are potentiometer type sensors each with 3 circuits. - A 5 - volt reference circuit. - A low reference circuit. - A signal circuit The TP sensors are used to determine the throttle plate angle for various engine management systems. The control module provides each TP sensor a 5-volt reference circuit and a low reference circuit. The TP sensors then provide the control module with signal voltage proportional to the throttle plate movement. Both TP sensors signal voltage are low at the close throttle and increase as the throttle opens. When the control module detects that the TP sensor 1 signal and TP sensor 2 signals disagree or the signal voltages are outside the predetermined range, the P2135 code is set. ------------------ As far as your battery question goes, today's cars battery and alternators can affect one another. I've had a faulty alternator literally destroy both a starter and battery on my old S10 Blazer. I've had an intermittent (weak cell) battery give inconsistent voltage to the alternator, which eventually cause the diode in the alternator to fail. So a health battery and a health alternator are good things for your car period.
  10. Okay that good to know - I'd could have guess that, but I would have been guessing with no facts to back it up. I won't do that to folks online. Thanks for sharing that with us.
  11. The biggest motor that GM made for the 5th gen Grand Prixes was the 3.4 L DOHC 60 degree V6 LQ1 motor. GM put the LQ1 in the following cars: 1991–1994 Chevrolet Lumina Z34 and the Euro 3.4 sedan 1991–1996 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme 1991–1996 Pontiac Grand Prix 1995–1997 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Z34 1995–1996 Chevrolet Lumina LS Also, optional from 1991 to 1993 was a Getrag 284 five-speed manual transaxle, which was also exclusive to the GM W platform and was available only with the LQ1. The 1989-1990 LG5 3.1L V6 was turbocharged exclusively for the '89-90 Grand Prix Turbos. What sort of mods were you thinking?
  12. Frosty

    Hi Everyone

    I've never been to the Eastern Market but I've heard of it of course. JUSTA6, notallthere, and I are all members of the Michigan Widetrackers. Indyman Joe is our local "distruber of the peace' and drag racer wannbe. Funny you mention non-working AC. I've owned Lucy for almost 25 years now. The AC has never worked and I've never quite gotten around to making fixing it a priority. Of course how often do you need working AC in a convertible? Answer: twice so in 25 years - both times the wife was in the car, the heat index was well over 105, and we were stuck in bumper to bumper traffic. Let's definitely plan to hook this spring and summer. I also am a volunteer at the Cruisin' Flag City (in Davison MI) off M-15 - between Flint and Lapeer every Friday between mid-May and mid-September. It's a fun Friday night cruise-in. It's about 20-25 minutes north of I-75 (Exit 91).
  13. Frosty

    Craigslist '81 Camaro For Sale

    Gotta' love it when guys say things like "Ultimate Smokey and the Bandit Tribute". Nothing says Smokey and the Bandit to me like a Trans Am with a small block Chevy 350 in it and 33" tires on snowflake rims! Now where did Fred go???? But hey it's ready for Duluth winter driving - I guess.... https://losangeles.craigslist.org/lac/cto/d/duluth-the-ultimate-smokey-and-the/6784312184.html
  14. Wayne, what is the state of the engine? Stock, mild rebuild, or torque monster? That will help dictate the stall speed of the converter. https://www.jegs.com/s/tech-articles/torque-converters.html&title=Performance+Torque+Converters+-+Torque+Converter http://www.tcsproducts.com/media/1/TCS_How_To_Select_the_Right_HiStall_Converter.pdf
  15. Don't worry Lynn - we will do our best to try to help you. If you don't mind, is it possible for your to video/record and upload your engine's noise for us to hear (give it about 1-2 minutes max)? That will let us hear the exact sound it's making, show us the condition your motor is in, and you can point out things if you'd like to, and hopefully give us a better idea of what the problem might be. Ringo - our web administrator - can help you with the technical details of how to upload a video file if you need help.
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