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  1. I had a similar symptom..... multiple issues... Stall, misfire. wont idle wont rev intermittent... all of those symptoms 38 bucks.... New Coil from advance auto. FIXED ALL MY ERATIC BEHAVIOR I replaced... MAF Distributor Computer plugs wires Rotor Cap and Button o2 sensor and a ball joint while I was at it. LOL unhooked the antiknock system in the end the Coil fixed it. good luck
  2. 84brat_turbo

    84 Brat Turbo

    Yep,,,,, COIL fixed it... 38 bucks would have likely saved me hundreds, but at least now I have a lot of new goodies on it that I wont have to worry about. thanks everyone COIL FIXED MY MISFIRE, REV, STALL, ERATIC ECM
  3. mine is an 84 turbo automatic, with seats and a camper top.85K miles on it. Paid 1300, had drove it home. ECS light on. Turbo trashed, deer hit, hood grill headlights, fender and boor mashed. body in poor shape. reman turbo..$600 junk yard auto tranny. $500 two junkyard grilles and headlamp bucket assemblies with blinkers $200 all 4 wheel bearings $200 reman ECM $450 2 fuel injectors $150 Reman Distributor $250 reman MAF assy $300 4 spare t tops $150 factory brush guard $250 Set of extra Alum checker rims $100 Complete parts brat 86 carb, manual tranny great interior.. $600 extra pair of rear seats $100 Junkyard fender.. $25 I need a hood,
  4. 84brat_turbo

    84 Brat Turbo

    Hello All, I have an 84 brat turbo, which the car dies after driving, very intermittent, A quick Key off, on will get it going again. it idles for a few minutes then just shuts off. I replaced the computer, mass air flow, Distributor. I recently replaced the transmission. the car sat for a few months with the key accidentally left on (battery dead) after the automatic tranny swap, it had 2 bad injector coils. two injectors replaced, it would run, but had a bad miss at various rpms. so I ordered a remanufactured computer ecu. this did not fix it I then unplugged the mass air flow. it ran better, but not right, so I bought a remanufactured MAF. this made it a little better, I then replaced the entire distributor, no change. I unhooked the knock sensor unit, unplugged the altitude sensor, etc eliminated every electronic component I could still intermittent acts up. It does this with the anti knock control unit unplugged.(car will run without it) It idles better with the Mass Air flow unit unplugged as well. I measured all wiring from engine side of wire harness to the ECU, nothing measures bad. UGGGG!!! at this point. Tomorrow I plan on replacing the coil, and fuel pump. seems to act up when I hit a bump on a right hand turn. also, with headlights off it runs better. Im thinking either the fuel pump is getting knocked and acts up, Coil may be getting hot and drawing more current, or alternator is acting up when hot. Car runs with battery terminals unhooked, so I know alternator is charging. I will ultimately fix it and post my findings. I still love my little money pit.....BTW also has a new turbo....wheel bearings, got a small fortune in it.... I named it Johnny Cash..... one piece at a time....only wish it didn't cost me a dime... Bill https://www.facebook.com/bill.sherman.58