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Date: Thu, 15 Nov 2001 23:29:52 -0500
From: DanB <>
Subject: Re: Thanks in advance for the help

Art - After the really hot day this summer that I think cooked my Fuel Injection Computer (ECU) and immobilized my 89 900, I replaced relays and fiddled around and got it running really roughly for a few minutes and the check engine light was on most of that time. Ignition could cause the ECU to shut down so it could be that, since you are still mobile... I'm still going to guess your Fuel Injection system has a problem, there are quite a few ways I could be right on this one. (Relays, Fuel Pumps, ECU) But the "running fine with foot on the gas" does'nt really totally fit with these failures does it? I once upon a time sanded off the contacts made near the throttle linkage and I think I got rid of a similar problem. -Dan Art wrote: > 24 hours later, the check engine light is still on, but it runs fine (as > long as I have my foot on the accelerator). It no longer feels like it > needs a tuneup. Once I take my foot off the gas, it dies immediately. > > Still looking for some insight > > Thanks > > Art > Art <> wrote in message > > > While driving home tonight in my '88 900S, the car started running like > > crap, and the check engine light came on. The light eventually went out, > > but it still ran like it needed a tune up very badly. > > > > I researched this NG and found that it is probably: > > > > Fuel Injection > > Ignition > > O2 sensor > > Vacuum > > > > Would anyone venture as to which of the above sounds most likely based on > > the poor performance (It has run great for many months), or maybe > something > > else. > > > > Lastly, if one of the above is happening, can I still drive the car > briefly > > (a few miles) while I get an appointment to get it fixed, or could I cause > > real damage > > > > You all have helped me before, and I hope you can again > > > > Thanks > > > > Art > > > >

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