Well, I have a bit of money coming in and I want to fix some nagging problems with the '96. I was just wondering what was involved with each one.
The passenger side front tire is moved back a good inch or so. I didn't curb the car, but I would assume that is what happened. I was told to look at the control arm. Is this something I could fix myself? A part I could pick up at the yard?
This is what I'm talking about
Next problem. My rear struts have to fill up all the time...so I must have a bad leak. Also, when the rear of the car is full of passengers the ride SUCKS big time. It'* hard and bouncy and you can feel every bump. I havn't a clue when it comes to suspension so I don't know at all whats involved with this problem.
Third, if I drive the car hard for a while the engine smokes. It comes from somewhere around the front exhaust manifold. I'm confident nothing major is wrong, since I havn't lost a drop of coolant since the day I got the car, the exhaust smells and looks fine, and my oil looks fine. The temp never gets dangerously high and it has never overheated. I am assuming this smoking is being caused by a bad valve cover gasket causing some oil to get on the exhaust manifold and to burn off. This is my best theory.
Comments and help is greatly appreciated. Thanks!!
1996 Pontiac Bonneville SSEi - 190, 000KM - L67 3800 - 2.93 Final Gear Ratio
- Rebuilt 4T60-HD w/transgo shift kit, 3.4" ZZP MPS, Oversized tensioner, NGK TR6'* @0.55", Belden Premiums, Magnaflow F-Body Muffler, Magnaflow Hi-Flow Cat. & resonator delete, CAI W/K&N RX-4750, Drilled 180 T-stat, Aeroforce Scan Gauge, Pioneer DEH-P7800MP, MTX Thunder Dome TDX6902 6x9'* on Rear Deck. MB Quart 6.5 up front. MTX 12" Sledgehammer w/custom ported box, 35% Tint all the way around.
1989 Pontiac Bonneville SSE
- 222, 000KM - LN3 3800 - 2.97 Final Gear Ratio - RETIRED