Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Orlando, Florida
'98 V8 Nagging electrical issue(s)
My local Lotus dealer is currently backed up and doesn't seem to have the time to work on my car. I'm thinking I may pull it back if I can get some credible things to try. There are three rather major things going on. Two of them I feel could be related.
1. According to the car's gauge, the coolant temp is pegged once it reaches temperature. This happened the last two times I had the car out. The dealership says they couldn't replicate the issue. Could this be the thermostat? Are they difficult to change?
2. The car's alternator/battery light stays on after the car is started. I recently removed the alternator and had it tested (which it checked fine) and went on to have it rebuilt even though the technician said nothing was wrong with it. Reinstalled it only for it to not change the light situation.
3. The car stalls intermittently while driving. All of a sudden, the car will just die. The voltage never drops according to my gauge but the check engine light comes on while the car is stalled. Once you let off the gas and with the clutch out and the car rolling, it will start again. I have no idea what might cause this. It seems as though it could be shorting out somehow, and may be related to my battery light issue.
FYI: I pulled a code P1106 when I first started poking around. Not sure if that's related or how long that code was resident. Fuel pressure remains constant throughout.
Thanks for any suggestions.