$80.00 later, i have a pats key incoded,
does the engine start? YES!!!
but it wouldn't idle for SH--
i removed the idle air control and tested it ,it's o.k.
then i look in the manifold where the iac goes and what do you know, there's a hole into the iac but nothing out, so i drill a hole and all is well.
the first drive?
there is not enough lock to the steering so i took the rack apart and adjusted the lock stops, now i have 2 turns lock to lock and a tighter turning circle.
the throttle pedal is too far up so i took it apart and modified it so it's an inch lower which is o.k.
the clutch pedal seems to need more on the diameter of the master cylinder as it goes down a long way before disengaging.
who was the stupid f!!! who didn't put a hose clamp on a hose at the back of the engine? answer, i am!
the starter one way clutch was sticking so it wouldn't engage so i took that apart and lubed it, now thats o.k.
i have a code, p2004 which says intake manifold control stuck open, this is going to be a hard nut to crack, the manifold has a set of throttle plates which open and close, the vacuum actuator work cos i put vacuum to it and its new anyway, when i applied the vacuum and held it there the code was not set so thats where the problem is in the vacuum source. the vacuum source is through the manifold control solenoid so i test it, and it works o.k.
i checked the vacuum hoses they are o.k. so why doesn't it work? i test the plug to the solenoid and we have power and ground on start up, but it goes away after a few seconds, now iv'e been at this car fixing game a long time so when it's the ground that goes away, it's at the request of the pcm.
question, if the pcm requests of for the solenoid "off", why does it say there is a fault?
oh and by the way, IT GOES LIKE A ROCKET!!!!!!
i see you stand like greyhounds in the slips straining upon the start, the games afoot, follow your spirit.