Andre6

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Hi all, new here. I’ve recently just got a 95’ GT 5 speed and I’ve been having a few issues with the car once in a while. I haven’t got the time yet to start playing around with things to check first, so I’m here hoping I could get some good opinions on what to check initially. I’m not that good with cars that much yet, but I’m hoping to! I apologize in advance if I make a mistake describing some things. Thank you all in advance

1) while cruising in 5th, the RPMs would drop to idle but not stall (this doesn’t happen so often now). However, if I’m in 2nd slowly accelerating, the RPMs would drop to idle and stall (this has been happening a little more frequently, not all the time yet though).

2) there’s this slight grinding/crunching noise that sounds like it’s coming from underneath the car, near the rear. This happens when I’m decelerating or braking, and it pretty much happens a good amount of the time. I’m unsure if these could be the rear brakes since the pad and rotors have been replaced. it also makes that noise when just slowing down with no brakes applied.

3) once in a while the car struggles to turn over and start. The starter is 3 years old and the battery is pretty new. It feels like it wants to crank all the way, but just won’t get quite there. If I leave it alone for about 10-20 min it will turn over.
 
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General karthief

wonder how much it would cost to ship you a pair
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Check for codes
Check the condition of your charging system, battery, cables and alternator.
Check the fuel pressure regulator and the fuel pressure.
 
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WhiteCobra95

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On the slow cranking when hot issue, it sounds like the starter is going bad. Slow or no cranking when hot is the tell-tail sign of a dying starter motor. What starter was put in? Name brand or parts store?
 

Chythar

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The starting issue could be the starter, but it depends on when the issue happens. Does the car start easily when cold, but won't start after you've been driving for a while? If that's the case, you can also check the cap and rotor on the distributor for corrosion and wear. I had that happen on a 95 GT I used to own. Had the car towed, and was real embarrassed when the mechanic said it was just a corroded cap and rotor.
 
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General karthief

wonder how much it would cost to ship you a pair
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Don't discount those weeny factory cables, they can cause slow crank when hot problems that burn up starters, I replace them along with the starter.
JMO
 

addermk2

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Somebody had a little too much turkey this year, or was it bull?
Silliness aside, tire air pressure will drop approximately 1psi for every 10° drop in ambient temp. Which is why the dealerships get bombarded by "My TPMS light is on" questions every fall/early winter.
 

General karthief

wonder how much it would cost to ship you a pair
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TPMS was developed for stupid/lazy motorists, they are not even motorists, don't get me started, I've stopped telling people they have a low tire because they don't believe it or don't care.
now get off my lawn
 

KRUISR

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believe it or don't care.
now get off my lawn
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