Date: Tue, 23 Aug 2005 12:34:46 -0600
From: Charles <cstoyernospamrpex.com>
Subject: Re: 92 9000 engine quit while driving?


Johannes wrote: > > > Charles wrote: > > > > We bought a 92 9000 Turbo 2.3l today. It is red. It has a few minor > > dings but otherwise is a nice car. A few problems: > > > >... > > > > Last leg of home trip is a steep hill on I-70, starting around 5,500 > > feet and ending around 7,000 or so. With cruise control on, doing about > > 70, engine stops. I signal and pull off on shoulder (wife following in > > 93 900T ragtop). > > > > I switch off ignition and try to start. It starts. We start going again. > > Cruise control again. Go maybe a mile (I am in left lane doing 70) and > > engine quits again. I turn off while moving (but slow down due to steep > > hill) and restart. It starts, I take off again, this time leave cruise > > control off. No problems and in about 5 miles I am home. > > > > Any suggestions on these problems or others concerning a 92 9000 w/190k > > miles welcome! > > > > Charles. > > Very likely it's the Direct Ignition (DI) cassette. The cassette is not > reasonably repairable, but easily replaced. I think most people in this > group have replaced the DI at one time or another. It should last about > 60k miles or more. I suspect you are right. Do these things fail and leave you sit? Should I carry a spare? Charles.

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