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    Yesterday morning of wad chilly outside and damp. I warmed up the car a little. Got on interstate and the car topped out at 55mph. I slowed down on the side of word and the car went faster so I got back on the road and went 70 to work. Sometimes I hear a clicking coming from the foot area. Can the clutch switch or a relay by my feet cause the car to stumble or top out at 55 ?

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    First time owner
    89 L carb'd - white / still needs work
    Bought for mpg and only paid $250


  • #2
    Originally posted by jbuck1975 View Post
    Yesterday morning of wad chilly outside and damp. I warmed up the car a little. Got on interstate and the car topped out at 55mph. I slowed down on the side of word and the car went faster so I got back on the road and went 70 to work. Sometimes I hear a clicking coming from the foot area. Can the clutch switch or a relay by my feet cause the car to stumble or top out at 55 ?

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    Clutch interlock is only for cranking so no it should not affect system when ignition switch is in run. Are you sure the clicking isnt coming from under the left dash? Thats where the fuel pump relay is. Intermitat elect problems can be a real pain. You night just want to replace that relay. Its what gives your fuel pump power all the time. Thats the first thing that comes to mind.
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    • #3
      Yeah it coming from the driver side down by the fuse box area or close to that.

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      First time owner
      89 L carb'd - white / still needs work
      Bought for mpg and only paid $250

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      • #4
        Had the same problem turned out to be a crappy 3 day old Wal-mart battery!
        Got a new battery and never had the problem again!
        '93 Blue 5spd 230K(down for clutch and overall maintanence)
        '93 White B6 swap thanks to Skeeters Keeper
        '92 Aqua parts Car
        '93 Turquoise 5spd 137K
        '90 White LX Thanks to FB71

        "Your God of repentance will not save you.
        Your holy ghost will not save you.
        Your God plutonium will not save you.
        In fact...
        ...You will not be saved!"

        Prince of Darkness -1987

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        • #5
          So it only topped out at 55mph?

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          89 L carb'd - white / still needs work
          Bought for mpg and only paid $250

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          • #6
            The stumbling is like someone not knowing how to drive a standard

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            First time owner
            89 L carb'd - white / still needs work
            Bought for mpg and only paid $250

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            • #7
              Originally posted by jbuck1975 View Post
              So it only topped out at 55mph?

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              I lived 8 miles from work, speed limit was 45mph, all secondary twisting turning roads in Mississippi. But, if I popped it into neutral, it would drop idle and try to die and then it would ramp itself back up to well over high idle then stumble around on the way down to below idle again. All the while I heard that clicking from under the dash on the left side of the firewall.


              Sent from Toshiba notebook using my fingers.
              '93 Blue 5spd 230K(down for clutch and overall maintanence)
              '93 White B6 swap thanks to Skeeters Keeper
              '92 Aqua parts Car
              '93 Turquoise 5spd 137K
              '90 White LX Thanks to FB71

              "Your God of repentance will not save you.
              Your holy ghost will not save you.
              Your God plutonium will not save you.
              In fact...
              ...You will not be saved!"

              Prince of Darkness -1987

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              • #8
                Should be doing it at idle? Unless a bad connection is getting jarred when car in motion?
                Original owner of silver grey carburetted 1989 Festiva. 105k km as of June 2006.

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                • #9
                  The clicking o hear is by my feet. Randomly. Would a mechanically fuel pump have fuse relay?

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                  First time owner
                  89 L carb'd - white / still needs work
                  Bought for mpg and only paid $250

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                  • #10
                    replace your coil.... and clean out the inside of your dizzt with brake clean.
                    Trees aren't kind to me...

                    currently: 2 88Ls (Scrappy and Jersey), 88LX, 90L(Pepe), 91L, 91GL (Skippy) 93 GL Sport (the Mighty Favakk), 94 (Bruce) & 95 Aspire SEs, 97 Aspire (The Joker),
                    94 Justy 4WD, 87 Fiero GT, plus 2 parts cars. That's my fleet.

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                    • #11
                      What's a dizzt?

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                      89 L carb'd - white / still needs work
                      Bought for mpg and only paid $250

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                      • #12
                        Distributor
                        1992 white L, Bp, American racing 13's, stock trans.
                        1991 White L, BP/F5MR, protege header, full aspire swap with gr2's, seats, and sway bar, 15" konig's, short throw, escort console.
                        1991 blue L, 5 speed.
                        1988 red L-plus-all stock.

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                        • #13
                          Oh. Duh LOL. I'm mechanical changed.

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                          First time owner
                          89 L carb'd - white / still needs work
                          Bought for mpg and only paid $250

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                          • #14
                            ^ mechanicaly challanged?
                            Trees aren't kind to me...

                            currently: 2 88Ls (Scrappy and Jersey), 88LX, 90L(Pepe), 91L, 91GL (Skippy) 93 GL Sport (the Mighty Favakk), 94 (Bruce) & 95 Aspire SEs, 97 Aspire (The Joker),
                            94 Justy 4WD, 87 Fiero GT, plus 2 parts cars. That's my fleet.

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                            • #15
                              It's hard to type and drive.
                              Also I heard the click this morning and noticed my shift light blink on for a second. Then I notice later on my check engine light flicker. I'm getting depressed.

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                              First time owner
                              89 L carb'd - white / still needs work
                              Bought for mpg and only paid $250

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