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#39 of 67 1990 Tsi AWD questions
May 20, 2001 (8:29 am)
I have a 1990 Eagle Talon TSI AWD with very low miles-- 70,000. I have a had a few problems, not unexpected in an 11 year old car, but one persistent probelm has been that the car "hesitates" or "stutters" at higher RPMs. This is more noticeable at 3500 or higher RPM. I don't know how much it happens in higher gears, b/c I would have to be going too fast, but I notice it more when I am accelerating harder. I was also told by a garage that my transfer case needs to be checked out. They referred me to a transmission shop. I am a bit suspicious of going to transmission shops, so any advice on these problems would be appreciated. This stuttering problem has been around for almost two years. Could they be related? I love the car and have owned it since new. Great year round. The air conditioning has required some service, and it seems to go through brakes and tires rapidly, even though I do not drive it hard. But it has been serving me well. Thanks for any help that anyone has!
May 25, 2001 (6:07 am)
Try having a full tune-up done first. Make sure to have the wires replaced. These turbo motors have a tendency to chew up wires. With all the heat they generate and the way the wires lay against the valve cover..its not surprising IMO.
#43 of 67 Thanks
May 28, 2001 (11:01 am)
Thanks for the information.
The last time I believe I replaced my plugs was around 30,000 miles, quite some time ago. At that time, I used platinum plugs and replaced the wires. I was having an undiagnosed problem at that time, too, which turned out to be the wires. Also tried the fule and air filters at that time. I had the timing belt replaced about a year ago, along with the fuel filter and air filter again. The problem was happening before and after that.
I did take the car to a transmission shop and the man did not put it on a lift, but took it for a ride and did not think anything indicated a transmission problem. He said the transfer case would sound loud if on a lift. Did not think I needed to get into taking the transmission apart.
I do not know when the last time the distributor cap and rotor were replaced. Or if they were at all. In fact, I do not think they were. I have had to replace the tires, brake rotors, and pads a few times. Even though I don't drive hard, the car goes through them quick. Also had to replace A/C parts.
As I said, I enjoy driving it and it has been a good car for over 11 years. The other cars I am considering in its place are the Audi S4 or A6 2.7T (seen some for good prices).
I have been paying more attention to this stuttering/hesitation lately. It happens at varying engine speeds. For example, this morning I noticed it at about 3000 RPM. It does not happen if the car is in neutral. The boost gauge shows the turbo building pressure. Should I have the fuel pressure measured? It happens more when I am accelerating hard. But, if I let up as it starts and shift, I can usually accelerate more.
Thanks again. If you have more suggestions, I would be happy to hear them. I'll keep you all filled in!
#44 of 67 ERROR CODE PROBLEM 44
Jun 06, 2001 (6:10 am)
My son has a 92 eagle talon turbo all wheel drive the car keeps getting a code 44 which could be a bad ignition coil we replaced one of the coils and replaced the power transtor and the problem still there. So we played with the coil we took off and switch it with the other one and it still gives us a code 44 had it to two dealers and they don't have a answer. has anyone out there had this problem?
#45 of 67 Please advise
Jun 12, 2001 (7:05 pm)
I'm going to buy a 96 Talon tommarow, has clean title, 58K miles, and the price is about 6 thousand what do you guys think? Please email me at terabytethepentagon.com
BTW it's a base model, new tires, great condition.
Jul 29, 2001 (9:57 am)
I own a 1997 eagle talon TSi but its not awd i bought it and it had no problems i have had it for a few months now and i put on a custom muffler and my car began to blow black smoke out of the muffler i dont know if its caused from the muffler being put on but i do know that the car is runnng very rich i have had 200 dollars worth of work done on it and nobody can seem to find out whats wrong with it i also am having a surging problem fb4 its terrible i also had a full tune up and nothing has changed both of these problems started around the same time but around a month after the muffler was put on if anybody can help me please let me know asap its driving me crazy email me at RND19angelfire.com or respond here thank you so much
#47 of 67 Advice needed
Jul 31, 2001 (8:35 pm)
I'm looking at a 1995 TSi 16V DOC Turbo with 99,000 miles, P/W, P/L, Moon Roof or Sunroof (not too sure which), 5spd Manual Tranny. I was wanting to know if i was getting ripped off by the price or if it would be a good deal. The price they are asking is $6,490 American dollars. And if anything does go wrong with the car how expensive would it be to repair the car beings it a turbo? Thank you for time and concern
#48 of 67 I would look for ...
Aug 26, 2001 (3:44 am)
the owner(s) of the car. The turbo in that car requires that you idle for approx. 1 min. when you stop (especially after highway driving) to let oil flow into the turbo. Most people will not do this (busy American lifestyles). However, I did (1990 Plymouth Laser RS Turbo) and the turbo never went bad (traded it in w/ 130K on odometer). Since this was the first model year, it may have had some of those great '1st year American car issues' even though it had mitsubishi parts throughout. The biggest problems my car had were transmission. I think one of the shift forks went bad (hard to shift into first when cold) and the rear main seal was leaking (dealer told me when I went back for my first service visit). However, when I traded it in, it was nice and warm.
With that said, it never left me on the side of the road. It was a neat car with plenty of high-rev power (would surprise a lot of people with it).