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Old 09-15-2004, 12:39 PM
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Then My car stalled at a light and a stanger had to jumpstart me. Even then the car would run, but my turn signals and guages would not work. I heard a funny sound under the dash, but have checked all the fuses and they seem ok.
I checked the VSS-vehicle speed sensor and it was fine, in place.

Car has a b18b swapped into it with I/H/E.

-Any help is greatly appreciated.

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did you check the main relay?
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I checked the big fuses under the hood near the firewall. This just suck because I paid $2k for the swap.
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$2000 for the work?
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Actually, I'm thinking about selling it.
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Default Re: Help! Speedo went bezerk and then guages turned off while driving down highway! (Edwardo911)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by Edwardo911 &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I checked the big fuses under the hood near the firewall. This just suck because I paid $2k for the swap.</TD></TR></TABLE>

Check the fuses under the dash. Had the same **** happen to me. Ended up poppin 2 fuses.
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cool, thanks I'll check agin. it's perilous place to check fuses when your stuck on the side of a superhighway!

Honestly, Anyone wants it, I'm ready for a new car! $2500 and it's yours...
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check the distributor
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Go over all your grounds.
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Happened to me and the connection to the alternator was loose. There is a nut under a rubber cap on top of the alternator. Make sure the connection is tight. Check the easy stuff first. Check voltage also to see if it's the alternator.
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by Edwardo911 &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Honestly, Anyone wants it, I'm ready for a new car! $2500 and it's yours...</TD></TR></TABLE>

What color and how many miles?
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by PLANBmotorsports &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Happened to me and the connection to the alternator was loose. There is a nut under a rubber cap on top of the alternator. Make sure the connection is tight. Check the easy stuff first. Check voltage also to see if it's the alternator.</TD></TR></TABLE>

where would you check the voltage at? the battery? cause im having the same problem.. but more severe and i changed the alternator
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by GoT HaTcH &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">

where would you check the voltage at? the battery? cause im having the same problem.. but more severe and i changed the alternator</TD></TR></TABLE>

Yes, check your thread. Get a multimeter and test at the battery. Should be around 12.2v with the car off, and 14.4ish with the car on.
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by Ricey McRicerton &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">

Yes, check your thread. Get a multimeter and test at the battery. Should be around 12.2v with the car off, and 14.4ish with the car on. </TD></TR></TABLE>
12.2 is just the battery hence a 12v battery. reason for 14.2 is alternator supplies more power. if the car is on at 12.2, the alternator isn't contributing. check the connection.
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by PLANBmotorsports &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">
12.2 is just the battery hence a 12v battery. reason for 14.2 is alternator supplies more power. if the car is on at 12.2, the alternator isn't contributing. check the connection. </TD></TR></TABLE>

Yeah yeah, showoff.
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Check the ALTERNATOR
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Hey if anyone knows their stuff, it's you Ricey. Hopefully it is just the connection though. I got lucky.
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Bright Milano red. Has a fiberglass hood-matching red, Aem short ram intake, hight flow cat, Greddy Power Extreme Exhaust. New AC compressor and monting parts. The chassis has about 107,000 miles, as for the B18b.ls motor, I am unsure of the mileage.

I Have pics if interested. The car looks nice, exhaust sounds good, but, it does have this problem, which seems to be electrical in nature-it may just need a new alternator.

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