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Old 09-04-2011, 10:55 PM   #1
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i have a 93 miata that died on me last week. the starter didnt wanna turn over after work and so i just kept turning the key and it finally turned over so i figured the starter is gonna go out soon wasnt too worried about it cuz id still be able to bump start it. then later that day the starter just wouldnt wanna start it at all, so i bumped started it and ten minutes later the car wouldnt wanna hold rpms at all had to floor it just to go 5 mph everytime i signalled or braked the rpms would drop like crazy. i just replaced the alternator and battery about a month ago oh and now the radio flickers on and off and my tach gauge is over 9k and stuck there evertime i try to turn the key over the tach moves a lil bit.

so i suspect its something electrical but i have no idea where to start on it. my friend thinks it could be the ecu or a short or grounds fucked up. we tested the battery it read 11.94 v so thats still good.

i appreciate any help at all cuz im very clueless on this.
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Old 09-04-2011, 11:02 PM   #2
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Type that again using the shift key and do not type "cuz" and we will help you. However that mess you typed is illegible at best.
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Holy ****. How do you expect us to help you if you won't even put effort into your post? Can I assume your vehicle is stock?
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Old 09-04-2011, 11:09 PM   #4
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so your saying you didnt understand the post what so ever and your a moderator? this is a community trying to help ppl and your bitching over proper english? this community is filled with tons of different ppl.
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Old 09-04-2011, 11:11 PM   #5
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so your saying you didnt understand the post what so ever and your a moderator? this is a community trying to help ppl and your bitching over proper english? this community is filled with tons of different ppl.
Sorry but our moderators enforce proper grammar and english.. problem?

Listen we want to help, but why should we spend our time helping you diagnose something if half the time we spend decoding your posts? Honestly you can't even meet us half way?
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Old 09-04-2011, 11:19 PM   #6
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No my car is not stock. Close to it.

I dont want to have to proof read my post for ten minutes trying to pass an english test. I'm not good at writing english. Not my strong point, with that being said i have a problem with my car.

My car wont turn over at all just clicks as if the battery is dead, i tested the battery with a volt meter and it read 11.94v like i said the alternator and battery are brand new about a month old. The ecu was replaced about five months ago because we tried hooking up a Bee*R to it and fried it. It is not the orignal motor but it is a 1.6 with lower milage, i have no clue on what to do. I'm not that good at diagnostics, especially wiring which i assume thats what it is.
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i have no clue on what to do.
Take your car to a mechanic (a good one) and get it fixed.

11.94VDC is not good for a new battery. You are obviously not qualified to do electrical work, and that's what's needed.
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Old 09-04-2011, 11:29 PM   #8
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We aren't going to grade your posts, we just like to see effort. We understand not everyone may type perfect English, hell I don't.

If you hear clicking when you turn the key, I'd check the connections to the battery and the starter. Will it turn over if you try and jump it with another car? Sounds like a bad connection somewhere, or a dead battery.
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well the battery is not dead. Even if the starter has a bad connection it should still be able to be bumped started.


ps I showed my friends this post and they all think you guys are a bunch of douche bags.
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11.94 is not "alive" either. If the alternator is not charging the battery and your ECU is not getting the power it needs, then you will have problems. Have you tried jumping it?
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so your saying you didnt understand the post what so ever and your a moderator? this is a community trying to help ppl and your bitching over proper english? this community is filled with tons of different ppl.
Justify your incredibly poor writing and I'll consider not banning you. I was pretty nice to you in the first post.
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ps I showed my friends this post and they all think you guys are a bunch of douche bags.
Oh ****, someone thinks I'm a douche-bag, WTF will the MiataTurbo collective do now? I better get the piddle-pad out so I can **** myself as I tremble in fear of the unknown!!!
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Old 09-04-2011, 11:57 PM   #12
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hustler please **** off. your being rude and my mom is gonna come over and talk to your mom.


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hustler please **** off. your being rude and my mom is gonna come over and talk to your mom.
Hustler doesn't have a Mom.

Have you taken your car to a mechanic yet? While there, maybe he can fix your headlights and your wheels.
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hornetball im sorry i cant afford a mechanic i have other **** to pay for like bills and cant dump a **** ton of money into my car unlike you. so bag on my car all you ****** want you ----.


This should help you guys about grammer.
http://www.whyihatepeople.com/forum/...php?f=1&t=2123

Hustler i do appreciate you giving me a warning but i dont see a problem with the way i talk on forums. I will contiue my search for a fix on my car somewhere else. your forum sucks.
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Well, that was painless.
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This should help you guys about grammer.
http://www.whyihatepeople.com/forum/...php?f=1&t=2123
The difference is, lots of people on this site care. Because we have something called standards.
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hornetball im sorry i cant afford a mechanic i have other **** to pay for like bills and cant dump a **** ton of money into my car unlike you. so bag on my car all you ****** want you ----.
Get a job you ******* loser.

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Hustler i do appreciate you giving me a warning but i dont see a problem with the way i talk on forums. I will contiue my search for a fix on my car somewhere else. your forum sucks.
Then go away. We honestly do not care what happens to your car. This is the best forum in the world.
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