Date: Tue, 23 Aug 2005 11:11:12 GMT
From: Johannes <>
Subject: Re: 92 9000 engine quit while driving?

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: > > ACC blows hot unless you go to manual (temp to "LO"). However I read the > manual and recalibrated the system and that seemed to help. There is one > fault and the seller claims it is a temp sensor in the front bottom of > the car which tells the ACC the temp of outside air. > > Coming home, I used the cruise control on and off as practicable. > > 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.

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