good evening all;
i've had a fun day with pontiacs. took my sse in this weekend with some noises in the front and steering problems and found out i have a busted coil spring. the springs are original but the struts look like they've been replaced in the past. here'* where to follow the bouncing ball;
phoned my local napa store( here in ontario) - they said for 89 they can still get springs for an le or se but not an sse
phoned the dealer - same story
buddy who does the work on my car tried his local parts store- they said they can still get sse front coils but need to know if luxury or sport suspension
???? there'* a choice?
been reading back in the forum and in a previous message found codes for an le are f41 for sport and fe1 for luxury, can be found on spare tire cover. presuming this is the same for sse, will check in the morning as it is a dark and stormy night and i remember thats how all the snoopy mysteries started in peanuts!
car also came from factory with trailer towing package
question 1) the info i read on the codings are the same for sse'*?
question 2) does the trailer towing package make a difference?
question 3) they are giving me a price of $150(canadian) apiece for the front coils...i paid about that for both back coils in spring! does that make sense?
monkey wrench 1) i have a buddy who said he can get me a set of coils from an sse from a wrecker out his way for $40(canadian) for a pair. however this is quite a distance away so when i get them i'm stuck with them + gas to go get the darn things. can i get away with this seeing as i know nothing about the wreck other than its an 88-91 sse or am i blowing money out the old wazoo?
thanks in advance and if you can make sense out of this i'll happily admit you're a better person than me!