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I bought this car knowing I would need to get a new radiator. Everything else was good. I got a U-Pull used radiator and i blew about a month later. So I got brand new lifetime warranty from I installed everything, not knowing I had crossthreaded the tranny cooler line. The tranny burned in about 2 days and it sat about two years. I had replaced all ignition electronics; pickup coil, ignition coil, ignition control module(2x), rotor(2x), cap(2x), plug wires(2x), and plugs. In February, we pulled a tranny out of a Trans Am. It is the same 4spd 700r4 that came in the camaros. Only difference is cable driven and electric vehicle speed sensors. Camaro is cable, Trans Am tranny is electric. I found part, only $8. Currently it won't start and I don't know why. I had replaced the ICM and it died on the highway. Replaced ICM again and it started right up. Drove about 5 miles, died again, and now nothing. No spark. I think either the engine computer(ECM) or distributor is bad. Brand New Parts(not listed above): Catalytic Converter Fuel Pump Oxygen Sensor Other Possible Bads: Sometimes dies if I stop too quickly, I think it might be EGR. ??Stud broken from exhaust manifold??

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Man it sounds like you a pretty experianced wrench!
I have solved some of thes electrical gremlins with putting good ground cables fron the engine to the chassis. The electronics get happier with a solid ground

Good luck

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