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This is a discussion on What did you do with your Trans Am today? within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; Originally Posted by SMWS6TA Check your IAC and or reset your TPS sensor in the throttle body. I'd check the ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SMWS6TA View Post
    Check your IAC and or reset your TPS sensor in the throttle body.

    I'd check the throttle body also to see if the IAC bypass is clogged up from oil. You have to clear it out every once in a while, even if you have a catch can.
    Can you elaborate on the bolded? And no catch can...it's on my list if I can ever get through replacement parts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KArcticSS View Post
    Can you elaborate on the bolded? And no catch can...it's on my list if I can ever get through replacement parts.
    If you look inside your throttle body there will be a couple holes for the IAC. It allows a certain amount of metered air through for startup and idling when your throttle plate is cold. Generally with highly modded engines or even cammed cars, you have to either drill or enlarge the hole in the throttle plate to move a little more air. At the top of the inside of the throttle body you'll see a couple of passageways that will divert air through the IAC valve. Check to make sure those are not clogged or gummed with carbon as well.
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    Also check what your cranking voltage and amperage is at. Check your ground points to make sure they are all clean and contacting well to the chassis. Sometimes a hard start is as simple as a bad grounding cable.

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    Thanks for the suggestions Scott & Allen. Should have some time Saturday or Sunday to break into it again and see what I can do.

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    I may be diving into my 00 FB vert top this weekend. Oh what fun that's going to be

    I also need to figure out why the coolant fans aren't coming on as well.

    I pull the harness off the sensor they come on, attach it and they die. This is when the car is at running temp. I've used new relays so I know that's not them and even jumped the relays.

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    I've tracked down a '95 Camaro which is being parted out.
    Guess which part I want? Yep... the roof!!

    He wants just over $300 for the relevant part of the roof cut off.
    The steel part that is. It'll be myself getting busy with the cheese
    wire cutter and heat gun though, as I would not trust anybody else to do a decent job!!!!

    Spose that is a big chunk of change for this roof section compared with
    what i see you guys paying but it is what it is.
    They are not growing on trees over here to be able to haggle!!

    Looking forward to getting on with it though!!!


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    Put new Bosch 13111 Oxygen Sensors in last night. Got a 3 ton floor jack for the bday which made it a whole lot easier. Installed the lock pin and lock pin spring in the steering column I'm rebuilding. Today, I got the oversized pivot pins for the tilt mechanism and will be installing them today. Love having a garage to work on this on this cold wet rainy day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by speedyWS6 View Post
    I've tracked down a '95 Camaro which is being parted out.
    Guess which part I want? Yep... the roof!!

    He wants just over $300 for the relevant part of the roof cut off.
    The steel part that is. It'll be myself getting busy with the cheese
    wire cutter and heat gun though, as I would not trust anybody else to do a decent job!!!!

    Spose that is a big chunk of change for this roof section compared with
    what i see you guys paying but it is what it is.
    They are not growing on trees over here to be able to haggle!!

    Looking forward to getting on with it though!!!

    I have an '02 as well but mine's black. My roof ( sail panel ) was terrible and I also got the part from a '95 Camaro. The guy at the junk yard did the cutting with the ' cheese wire ' and only charged me $25. I felt like I stole it !! ...and I know you don't want to hear that ! You're right though, they are getting hard to find even over here
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    Damn I think I may try pulling some of these in my area and start selling them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TransAmTerry View Post
    Yep, hard to be competitively fun when it's set up to be a DD. suspension upgrades and sticky tires are just about a must ! Yeah, I hear what ur sayin' about the baby seat but rules is rules - heck,, some venues make you empty your glove box even if it's locked !! ... and come to think or it,,, I haven't seen ANY Buicks !
    Suspension upgrades and sticky tires, I have, a completely bare interior is my problem.

    They say its for safety, I think the guys with $100k sports cars are too affraid to get a beat down by high mileage Canadian steel that ferries a kid everyday

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    Quote Originally Posted by herculesrider1 View Post
    Put new Bosch 13111 Oxygen Sensors in last night. Got a 3 ton floor jack for the bday which made it a whole lot easier. Installed the lock pin and lock pin spring in the steering column I'm rebuilding. Today, I got the oversized pivot pins for the tilt mechanism and will be installing them today. Love having a garage to work on this on this cold wet rainy day.
    BOSCH SITE doesnt show that this is compatible with 1998 firebird. looking to replace mine. is the correct part #?

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