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Mr. Flopnuts
05-20-2008, 10:37 PM
It's a 1994 Chevy Beretta. It starts hesitating when it revs over around 4k. Overdrive is pretty much shot going up a hill. It also does it in park when you just hit the accelerator. However in drive it's fine and doesn't do it. WTF?

Joie
05-20-2008, 10:40 PM
Time to buy her a new car.

Mr. Flopnuts
05-20-2008, 10:45 PM
Time to buy her a new car.

Boo shit.

Joie
05-20-2008, 10:57 PM
Mmmkay...then time to buy her a used car that is not 14 years old.



By the way....her car was from the same year that I was a Freshman in high school, the year Friends premeired and the year I hurt my knee. I'm finally getting my knee fixed....it's time you upgrade her car, too.

Mr. Flopnuts
05-20-2008, 11:01 PM
Mmmkay...then time to buy her a used car that is not 14 years old.



By the way....her car was from the same year that I was a Freshman in high school, the year Friends premeired and the year I hurt my knee. I'm finally getting my knee fixed....it's time you upgrade her car, too.

Bah. It's practically brand new on the inside. It has less than 100,000 original miles. This car belonged to an old woman who drove it around 5000 miles a year. I'm not getting rid of it.

CoMoChief
05-20-2008, 11:03 PM
It's a 1994 Chevy Beretta. It starts hesitating when it revs over around 4k. Overdrive is pretty much shot going up a hill. It also does it in park when you just hit the accelerator. However in drive it's fine and doesn't do it. WTF?
I dont think I've seen a Beretta in ages.

Time to get a new car. With something like this its gonna cost you more or almost the same amount to fix the thing than what the car is actually worth.

Joie
05-20-2008, 11:04 PM
Bah. It's practically brand new on the inside. It has less than 100,000 original miles. This car belonged to an old woman who drove it around 5000 miles a year. I'm not getting rid of it.

What the hell was a little old lady doing with a Beretta? Shouldn't she have had a little old lady car?!

BWillie
05-20-2008, 11:10 PM
Don't do it Mr. Flopnuts. It might be something simple to fix. The same people that are telling you to get a new car are the same people that make 40K a year and drive a 40K motor vehicle. I bet your wife's Beretta does the same thing those fancy cars do, gets you to point A to B be.

Joie
05-20-2008, 11:11 PM
Don't do it Mr. Flopnuts. It might be something simple to fix. The same people that are telling you to get a new car are the same people that make 40K a year and drive a 40K motor vehicle. I bet your wife's Beretta does the same thing those fancy cars do, gets you to point A to B be.

I make half that and we have a Kia. Any more questions?

Phobia
05-20-2008, 11:38 PM
Don't do it Mr. Flopnuts. It might be something simple to fix. The same people that are telling you to get a new car are the same people that make 40K a year and drive a 40K motor vehicle. I bet your wife's Beretta does the same thing those fancy cars do, gets you to point A to B be.

I make quite a bit more than that and drive a 1997 pickup.

Mr. Flopnuts
05-21-2008, 12:02 AM
Don't do it Mr. Flopnuts. It might be something simple to fix. The same people that are telling you to get a new car are the same people that make 40K a year and drive a 40K motor vehicle. I bet your wife's Beretta does the same thing those fancy cars do, gets you to point A to B be.

That's what it is. I'm just jewish. If the car runs, we're driving it. I like my money.

alanm
05-21-2008, 12:14 AM
Over 11 posts and no one has bothered to point out the obvious.





















Antifreeze. :D

alanm
05-21-2008, 12:16 AM
That's what it is. I'm just jewish. If the car runs, we're driving it. I like my money.
I've still got my 92 Sable. Still runs like a top and now has 220,000 miles on it. :thumb:

Mr. Flopnuts
05-21-2008, 12:24 AM
I've still got my 92 Sable. Still runs like a top and now has 220,000 miles on it. :thumb:

Cars just aren't good investments for the most part. I have a 1998 Bravada with around 100k and the only reason I bought it was for a better appearance to my clients I'm trying to get money from.

Rausch
05-21-2008, 02:18 AM
That's what it is. I'm just jewish. If the car runs, we're driving it. I like my money.

I'm tight as the turd out a tick's ass.

Pawn that POS and buy a used Ricer.

Honda, Nissan, etc.

Dirt cheap and run forever. If you can find a mechanic that won't **** you for the extra 45 minutes it takes to cram the parts in a compact engine you're golden...

acesn8s
05-21-2008, 02:25 AM
Bah. It's practically brand new on the inside. It has less than 100,000 original miles. This car belonged to an old woman who drove it around 5000 miles a year. I'm not getting rid of it.
Are you calling Mrs. Flopnuts old?
:hmmm:

DaneMcCloud
05-21-2008, 03:30 AM
That's what it is. I'm just jewish. If the car runs, we're driving it. I like my money.

JFC.

I guess you learn something new everyday.

I had NO idea that Flopnuts was a Jewish name!

o:-)

Shalom, Rabbi Flopnuts!

Miles
05-21-2008, 05:33 AM
I dont think I've seen a Beretta in ages.


They are pretty well known as unreliable cars and I can't recall the last time I even saw one on the road.

Skip Towne
05-21-2008, 05:40 AM
What engine does it have? Fuel injection or throttle body?

Baby Lee
05-21-2008, 05:45 AM
What the hell was a little old lady doing with a Beretta? Shouldn't she have had a little old lady car?!

She was a freshman in HS when she bought it new. ;)

C-Mac
05-21-2008, 05:54 AM
It's a 1994 Chevy Beretta. It starts hesitating when it revs over around 4k. Overdrive is pretty much shot going up a hill. It also does it in park when you just hit the accelerator. However in drive it's fine and doesn't do it. WTF?

Very well could be as simple as needing a new fuel filter, also put some Lucas (for trans) in the tranny.

Skip Towne
05-21-2008, 06:00 AM
I'd start with new spark plugs and wires.

booyaf2
05-21-2008, 06:54 AM
I'd start with new spark plugs and wires.

My thoughts exactly. I got a 96 buick lesabre with 100k miles on it that we use as a second grocery getter and to haul kids around in. It recently started acting up at higher rpms. I changed plugs and wires, just the standard ones, for maybe $30, and now she runs like a top again.

Bwana
05-21-2008, 07:00 AM
I'd start with new spark plugs and wires.

Indeed, wires, plugs, fuel filter. Before doing that, suck in a can of Sea Foam in an intake using a vaccum line, let it for two hours, start, let it smoke like hell as the the Sea Foam does it's magic knocking out all the carbon and then change the plugs. Also add another full can to full tank of gas. If it's carb, also do a cap and rotor. You should be able to get all of it taken care of if you do it yourself, for under $100.00. IF that doesn't work, buy full coverage and push it off a cliff. ;)

Hog Farmer
05-21-2008, 08:15 AM
I would think it's just not getting enough gas. You'll need to open your hood , remove the air cleaner and pour a 5 gallon jug of gasoline into the carbuerator. Jump in and start it quickly. If it seems a little flooded don't worry just keep cranking the engine. Sometimes after 15 or 20 minutes the battery may start smoking a little, but thats normal. If that doesn't fix the problem I've heard of people sticking tampons in other peoples gas tanks, I think I'd check for that next.

El Jefe
05-21-2008, 08:22 AM
Very well could be as simple as needing a new fuel filter, also put some Lucas (for trans) in the tranny.


Lucas is worth it's weight in Gold, we have saved many customers a lot of money with Lucas. Make sure to get Lucas Transmission Conditioner they call it "Stop Slip".

El Jefe
05-21-2008, 08:26 AM
My thoughts exactly. I got a 96 buick lesabre with 100k miles on it that we use as a second grocery getter and to haul kids around in. It recently started acting up at higher rpms. I changed plugs and wires, just the standard ones, for maybe $30, and now she runs like a top again.

When Better Cars are Built, Buick Will Build Them. I have an 05 Lacrosse CXL, two 63 Electra's and an 84 Lesabre, I love Buicks, they are some good cars.

Skip Towne
05-21-2008, 08:43 AM
When Better Cars are Built, Buick Will Build Them. I have an 05 Lacrosse CXL, two 63 Electra's and an 84 Lesabre, I love Buicks, they are some good cars.

Are your Electra's Duece and a quarters?

COchief
05-21-2008, 09:02 AM
It's a 1994 Chevy Beretta.

I have identified your problem, take two Hondas and call me in the morning.

Mr. Flopnuts
05-21-2008, 09:59 AM
lulz at many posts here. I appreciate the input. It's fuel infected, (ironic typo) and it's got the big V6 in it. It needs a tune up and that's a logical place to start. I'll also look into the Lucas as I'm wondering if it's having a hard time shifting and that is what is making it hesitate and not open further. Thanks guys. I'll let you all know what happens.......Unless it means full coverage and a cliff.

Funny you should mention that Bwana. I had a buddy about 10 years ago with a 944 that he couldn't sell. Interior was ripped apart and no one wanted his price. He drove it up the mountain pass and pushed it off of a cliff. Somehow the dumbass got caught up in his own game and the insurance company said, "Either we don't pay you. Or we're suing you for fraud." At least he can say he pushed a porche off a cliff. Not many people can say that.

Mr. Flopnuts
05-21-2008, 10:00 AM
Are you calling Mrs. Flopnuts old?
:hmmm:

heh. I'm a lucky guy. My wife is 7 years younger than I, and about 1/3 of my size. It's really not fair. Not that I'm complaining.

blueballs
05-21-2008, 10:09 AM
try willow sawdust in the tranny
maple is just prone to crumbling

beach tribe
05-21-2008, 10:14 AM
I'm tight as the turd out a tick's ass.

Pawn that POS and buy a used Ricer.

Honda, Nissan, etc.

Dirt cheap and run forever. If you can find a mechanic that won't **** you for the extra 45 minutes it takes to cram the parts in a compact engine you're golden...

Exactly. I hate to tell you this Flopper, but Beretta's don't often live past 100K. Sad, but true.

Deberg_1990
05-21-2008, 10:15 AM
It's a 1994 Chevy Beretta.

Theres your first problem.

blueballs
05-21-2008, 10:17 AM
it's a 2 door of Corsica

Fairplay
05-21-2008, 10:18 AM
They are pretty well known as unreliable cars and I can't recall the last time I even saw one on the road.

Thats exactly what i was thinking when i first started reading this thread.

Mr. Flopnuts
05-21-2008, 10:22 AM
Maybe it's time to sell it off and buy another one after all. I too don't see many of them on the road.

Joie
05-21-2008, 03:16 PM
She was a freshman in HS when she bought it new. ;)

Damn, what kind of allowance did she have? She must of done a little something to get really good tips babysitting.










Thank you for calling me old. You know, I'm having enough problems turning 30 in January without help. I'm going to go cry now. :deevee: