: Problem w/ friends Talon TSi

11-06-05, 06:26 PM
My Friend has a Talon TSi, and it idles good, but when he takes the E-brake off, it dies. Just before he did this, he sprayed his engine w/ degreaser and a little bit got on the alternator, and I know thats no good for the alternator. Would a bad alternator cause this?

11-06-05, 09:55 PM
What year is the Talon?

11-07-05, 12:18 AM
1991 TSi AWD 5 speed manual

11-07-05, 02:01 AM
Are you sure that's the E-brake and not the clutch? lol... Is the tranny engaged? Are you sure the shifter is all the way in neutral?

I doubt that a bad alternator would cause this.

hmmm, Just wait for it all to dry then maybe the problem will correct itself.. You may have just shorted some wires by putting the liquid on them.


11-07-05, 02:04 AM
Here is the owner's description of what happens:

As i turn the key...it sounds, and feels normal, as it idles literally at 1000(very normal) then, it shuts off after 7 seconds

11-07-05, 02:09 AM
Does it have Distributor, or coils?

11-07-05, 02:13 AM
I'm not positive, but I'm pretty sure its coils

11-07-05, 02:29 AM
ohh, i asked because my friend washed his engine (little honda) and water got into the distributor. The car didn't run for a while after that.

Thats very strange... Do you know anything about the way it dies? Does it spudder? If he pressed the gas a little would that prevent it from dieing?

11-07-05, 02:33 AM
no studdering, no noises, no bad things

11-07-05, 02:41 AM
Well if it doesn't studder, then that means it's an electrical issue... I doubt it's the alternator though, unless the battery dies with the engine. Maybe it just needs time to dry, the liquid could be shorting out a couple wires.

11-07-05, 02:47 AM
alright cool, thanks :thumbsup:

11-09-05, 08:54 AM
I know I shouldn't be this mean... but yeah he has a problem... HE BOUGHT A DSM!