There is some thing bad with the transmission.First controll your flywheel if it is cracket or loose.
Hmmm! Clean parts?? ..................................................uttahereDAMMIT!
DAMMIT! DAMMIT! DAMMIT!
After work I needed to shift cars around to put the GT in a position to go to a car show in Philly as a first test of whether it will act up on a drive longer than 20 minutes. I didn't like the way it idled. Too fast with missing or hiccups or something. I took a quick 3 mile spin around the local river, then had to floor it to get on a highway at one end of it. I had predetonation. Okay, retard the timing a bit. The car ran like crapp as though only 2 cylinders were working. Idle sounded okay to the untrained ear, put it in gear and the idle dropped in half and the engine sounded like I was running on 2 cylinders.
One week till Carlisle.
How could my car go to heck in a hand basket one week after that great car show I won a month ago?
The only difference was that I topped my tank off at an unknown gas station. I'm now thinking that I must have gotten one heck of a bad batch of gas. The only fix I can think of is to pump out all 7.5 gallons of gas remaining in the tank and start over with all new gas from a known good gas station. Schitt, what the heck am I gonna do with 7.5 gallons of bad gas in buckets?
I am really, REALLY, pissed off now.
The lock nut had vibrated loose on the removable ball stud and the stud was spinning and the stud was probably cocking at an angle until it finally snapped off. I can't see that as the cause of the running problem, I would have lost all throttle control. Rather, it was a victim of the rough running engine and chose my driveway as the place to snap off. I have replacements and I may have one tack welded to the lever arm to prevent the unscrewing from happening again. I had considered heim joints when I made it, but I couldn't find a combo short enough.Regarding linkage ball joints: Replace both ends with 6 mm heim joints, they will last forever. Available from McMAster Carr P/N 2988K32, overnight delivery.