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Old 02-06-2005, 11:35 AM   #1
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Default 1999 sle, things to look for. . .

Ok my girl amy is bringing home a 1999 sle on monday for us to thoroughly look over, i have some specific things that i am looking at on it, however if anyone has any more info on the specific year of these cars and some problems let me know i would greatly appriciate all that i can recieve!
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UPPER INTAKE, check the date on the plastic to see if/ when it has been replaced...... but you knew that
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hey man thanks but i was thinking that was the obvious lol

i am hoping to get at least a link out for the car for everyone to see
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Upper intake is important, but IMO, even more important is how old the lower intake gaskets are. I replaced mine at 77K and they were wasted. I also replaced the Upper Intake with a new Delphi unit, but the original was still fine.

How many miles are on the one you're looking at?

My 99 has been VERY reliable and keeps on running strong! I'm at 100K and have only done the typical things...brakes, rotors, a tune up. The upper intake and lowers were the biggest job I did to it. I also had to have the heater core replaced. It'* not common for them to go out on a H-body, but still run the heat and try to detect an anti-freeze smell.

Check the transmission for shift-smoothness. Also smell the transmission fluid and try to detect a burnt smell.

Get as much previous-owner information as you can on the car. Previous owner maintenance is a strong indicator of what you'll be in for.
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we are looking into carfax

but we just noticed that the emblem on the front of the car doesn't represent a typical pontiac emblem, it is painted to match the front of the car, my never was so i am not sure about this if it is suppose to be that is cool also
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Post some pics and we'll tell you what'* normal!
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Post some pics and we'll tell you what'* normal!
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My SSEi is white and has a white and chrome grille emblem. Should be normal.

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My SSEi is white and has a white and chrome grille emblem. Should be normal.

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yes the SLE/SSE/SSEi Arrowhead should be color matched on the front bumper
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