V6 Tech 1967-2002 V6 Engine Related

96 RS issues

Old 04-09-2011, 08:56 PM
  #1  
Registered User
Thread Starter
 
evoxm9's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Walden CO
Posts: 28
Exclamation 96 RS issues

ok i just bought a 96 rs that was in a fender bender, ok well hers whats wrong with it, it has the v6 in it and it stalls alot when i press on the gas and even more when the engine warms up, and the hazzards randomly turn on and to get them to shut off i have to slam the glovebox shut. any help would be great. ooo and watertemp gauge dont work and the oil pressure is always max is that normal, and where are the impact sensors located
evoxm9 is offline  
Old 04-10-2011, 08:07 PM
  #2  
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 238
Re: 96 RS issues

The stalling could be any number of things... IAC (idle air control) comes to mind. Know idea about the hazards... probally just the switch. The water temp and the oil pressure sound like the senders are bad. My oil pressure read max once and I swapped out the sender.. worked fine since. The impact (air bag) sensor is located under the center console between the front two seats.
kallcium is offline  
Old 04-12-2011, 11:28 AM
  #3  
Registered User
Thread Starter
 
evoxm9's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Walden CO
Posts: 28
Re: 96 RS issues

another thing should the 3.8 be redlining at 4g or could i have gotten a car someone has already tweaked the ecu in.
and is this the original rs body kit im looking for a replacment

Last edited by evoxm9; 04-12-2011 at 11:37 AM.
evoxm9 is offline  
Old 04-12-2011, 01:31 PM
  #4  
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 238
Re: 96 RS issues

The 3.8 red lines at about 5600 - 5750 rpm. Sounds like someone either reprogramed the ECU or installed a rev limiter.... do you have an MSD box? These can also have a rev limiter that can be set. I have had my 3.8 well over 4g.

I don't know enough about the RS package to tell you about the ground effects.
kallcium is offline  
Old 04-12-2011, 03:25 PM
  #5  
Registered User
Thread Starter
 
evoxm9's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Walden CO
Posts: 28
Re: 96 RS issues

no msd box, and thank i think its the ecu
evoxm9 is offline  
Old 04-12-2011, 03:39 PM
  #6  
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 43
Re: 96 RS issues

wait do you want to replace as in put a different body kit in it?
jaimers16 is offline  
Old 04-12-2011, 03:46 PM
  #7  
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 43
Re: 96 RS issues

nvm lol i get what you where saying
jaimers16 is offline  
Old 04-12-2011, 03:47 PM
  #8  
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 43
Re: 96 RS issues

Originally Posted by evoxm9 View Post
another thing should the 3.8 be redlining at 4g or could i have gotten a car someone has already tweaked the ecu in.
and is this the original rs body kit im looking for a replacment
yes that is the original grand effect body kit for the rs
jaimers16 is offline  
Old 04-12-2011, 04:23 PM
  #9  
Registered User
Thread Starter
 
evoxm9's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Walden CO
Posts: 28
Re: 96 RS issues

Originally Posted by jaimers16 View Post
yes that is the original grand effect body kit for the rs
dam, had to that one, those parts are pricy
evoxm9 is offline  
Old 04-12-2011, 06:25 PM
  #10  
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 43
Re: 96 RS issues

tell me about it...
i have one for myself, and i need the whole body kit -_-
jaimers16 is offline  
Old 04-12-2011, 06:27 PM
  #11  
Registered User
Thread Starter
 
evoxm9's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Walden CO
Posts: 28
Re: 96 RS issues

Originally Posted by jaimers16 View Post
tell me about it...
i have one for myself, and i need the whole body kit -_-
yea same here
evoxm9 is offline  
Old 04-12-2011, 06:32 PM
  #12  
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 43
Re: 96 RS issues

well hey man good luck on try to find the things you need and your question about your problem, its going to be your ECU they mostly do that to the car
jaimers16 is offline  
Old 04-12-2011, 06:37 PM
  #13  
Registered User
Thread Starter
 
evoxm9's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Walden CO
Posts: 28
Re: 96 RS issues

Originally Posted by jaimers16 View Post
well hey man good luck on try to find the things you need and your question about your problem, its going to be your ECU they mostly do that to the car
well i know where to get the parts the just have price tags
evoxm9 is offline  
Old 04-12-2011, 06:41 PM
  #14  
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 43
Re: 96 RS issues

how much are they worth?
jaimers16 is offline  
Old 04-12-2011, 06:47 PM
  #15  
Registered User
Thread Starter
 
evoxm9's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Walden CO
Posts: 28
Re: 96 RS issues

all new 3396.00 give or take 200, used cant find
evoxm9 is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: 96 RS issues


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.