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Old 06-12-2005, 12:38 PM   #1
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I just purchased a 2001 SLE loaded so my wife and my 2 months old baby can travel safe up and down the busy Alberta highways..... I can't believe how beautiful and comfortable this car is....I own a 89 IRCO Z and i thought that that car was comfrotable.(currently for sale at

Today, i will be changing the PCV valve and maybe one bulb to the brake lamp if the bulb is a standard one.

Could somebody tell me what a tow package is on a SLE is? The car has no hitch but the previous owner was told by the dealer that car is equipped with it..

Also, one of my heated seat switches does not light up?

In general, what type of problems should i expect as the mileage increases?
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Old 06-12-2005, 07:11 PM   #2
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Welcome to the club..

Seems like I did the same as you. Had a '88 GTA and went to a '03 SSEi..

Anyhow, just watch the coolant overflow tank to see if you are having the dreaded coolant leak on the upper intake plenum. If your lucky, it may have already been looked into. I had the intake itself leaking. Got it fixed under warranty, but I still smell Dextron. Just seems like GM'* don't like to hold their antifreeze.

Think there is a list of problems in the Tech section you can keep an eye on.

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Old 06-12-2005, 08:15 PM   #3
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They do make a receiver hitch for our cars but if you cant find it its not there.
You would only want to pull light loads with this car, the unibody construction does not lend well to heavy loads.
Nice Camero too btw, was up in Peace River today visiting my brother, we'll have to have a mini meet in Fairview sometime
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Ive got a reciver for my 02 SSEi, that I take on and off the frame depending on usage[Not advised, I live around the city of pot-holes]. I only pull about 1000 max. Its a noticible drag on the car, even with the */C. I'd say anything over 12 to 1500, like most light duty towing cars, youll risk ruining your tranny and/or the frame itself.
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