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Author Topic: Hello all. I need some help with my 97 TA WS6  (Read 4753 times)

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walterpowelljr

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Hello all. I need some help with my 97 TA WS6
« on: January 26, 2010, 11:27:50 PM »
First let me start by saying I am a true Trans am lover, I just purchased my 8th T.A and I am so excited but it is giving me a problem that I need help with. When I am going up hills with speed it is jerking and the check engine light is flashing, also trying to go up a small upgrade hill from a stop today I lost all power I was only going about 2 to 5 mph...it was sad...once I get over the grade she smooths out and does well..Is there anyone who can help me with this?  :( By the way I have the 5.7 engine with Ram Air and it has 155,000 miles on it. I just picked it up Monday afternoon, So if anyone else has had this problem please let me know what you done to fix it!
Thanks,
Karen
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« Last Edit: January 26, 2010, 11:51:21 PM by walterpowelljr »

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Re: Hello all. I need some help with my 97 TA WS6
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2010, 08:12:48 PM »
I had a similiar problem with my 85 TA. It turned out to be the Mass Air Flow Sensor going out.  You may also want to check all of your vacuum hoses.

walterpowelljr

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Re: Hello all. I need some help with my 97 TA WS6
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2010, 05:04:12 PM »
Thanks for your help and I will check it out !
Thanks,
karen

gorin002

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Re: Hello all. I need some help with my 97 TA WS6
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2010, 01:47:15 PM »
and hows the motor doing ?

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Re: Hello all. I need some help with my 97 TA WS6
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2010, 02:38:04 PM »
Karen:  Two words--COIL PACKS!

I have a '98 Firebird and had a lot of trouble with the Coil Pack thing.  When you said your Check Engine Light was "flashing" when you were going up hills, that rang a bell with me.  Hopefully, this helps!

TA Lover,

Kelly Powell

Also, don't forget that the plate the coil packs sit on can go bad too and will cause your car to miss.  I went through that too! :(
« Last Edit: March 27, 2010, 08:12:49 AM by january2010 »

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Re: Hello all. I need some help with my 97 TA WS6
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2010, 10:10:01 AM »
I had this problem with a 96 Camaro. It ended up being a week coil. But first I would run the codes you are throwing. If you don't have a scanner, your local Autozone will run it for free and give you an idea. Secondly it could be fuel pump about to go out. I would check your fuel pressure, coil, plugs and wires. But first place to start would be get it scanned to point where your problem is lying.

My 96 was throwing an EGR code and a MAF high and a MAF low. Along with multiple cylinder misfires.

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Re: Hello all. I need some help with my 97 TA WS6
« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2010, 10:35:00 PM »
Karen:  Two words--COIL PACKS!

I have a '98 Firebird and had a lot of trouble with the Coil Pack thing.  When you said your Check Engine Light was "flashing" when you were going up hills, that rang a bell with me.  Hopefully, this helps!

TA Lover,

Kelly Powell

Also, don't forget that the plate the coil packs sit on can go bad too and will cause your car to miss.  I went through that too! :(   The plate the coil packs sit on is actually called the Ignition Module (which I've had to have replaced two times on my '98 Firebird I've owned for 10 years!  Hopefully, this is of assistance!
First let me start by saying I am a true Trans am lover, I just purchased my 8th T.A and I am so excited but it is giving me a problem that I need help with. When I am going up hills with speed it is jerking and the check engine light is flashing, also trying to go up a small upgrade hill from a stop today I lost all power I was only going about 2 to 5 mph...it was sad...once I get over the grade she smooths out and does well..Is there anyone who can help me with this?  :( By the way I have the 5.7 engine with Ram Air and it has 155,000 miles on it. I just picked it up Monday afternoon, So if anyone else has had this problem please let me know what you done to fix it!
Thanks,
Karen
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gorin002

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Re: Hello all. I need some help with my 97 TA WS6
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2012, 03:19:17 PM »
so hows the motor

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Re: Hello all. I need some help with my 97 TA WS6
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