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Old 07-03-2005, 11:41 AM   #1
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I am having an issue, maybe someone can help.
I can't seem to have the guts to want to sell my 97 SE to anyone and then have the new owner give me a call with a problem in a week or month, I don't want to deal with this type of problem so I would rather trade it for an SSEi if I could.
91-95 or 96-99?
I have found a couple of 91-95 years and I also found a 95 or 96 SEE SC for sale.
What should I be looking for when looking at the 91-95 years?
All of these cars are at used car lots and not at big type dealers so I am expecting to see wholesale cars which may have issues themselves.

This board has made me SC nuts and my mission lately has been to look for one.

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My reason to look this way is because I can't seem to want to sell my 97 SE to someone and then have the new owner give me a call with a problem in a week or month, I don't want to deal with problems so I would rather trade it for an SSEi if I could.

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Ok...you got the SC bug. Welcome to our club.

Things to look for are wet headliners, wet carpets. Specifically under the carpet and pad being wet is usually visible in a car that has been closed by wet windows on the inside.

Open the rear doors and pull down that little rubber strip around the fender well. Look for rust. See how it runs...check for fans working...how does the coolant look. Is there any sounds from the supercharger (coupler).....Does the AC work?
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Ok...you got the SC bug. Welcome to our club.

Things to look for are wet headliners, wet carpets. Specifically under the carpet and pad being wet is usually visible in a car that has been closed by wet windows on the inside.

Open the rear doors and pull down that little rubber strip around the fender well. Look for rust. See how it runs...check for fans working...how does the coolant look. Is there any sounds from the supercharger (coupler).....Does the AC work?
also check to see if the sway bar links are broken and if the person has regular maint records if possible
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I usually pop the valve cover cap and look for any signs of buildup...especially since I do my own maintenance I don't have records
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Ok...you got the SC bug. Welcome to our club.

Things to look for are wet headliners, wet carpets. Specifically under the carpet and pad being wet is usually visible in a car that has been closed by wet windows on the inside.

Open the rear doors and pull down that little rubber strip around the fender well. Look for rust. See how it runs...check for fans working...how does the coolant look. Is there any sounds from the supercharger (coupler).....Does the AC work?
also check to see if the sway bar links are broken and if the person has regular maint records if possible
I am sure if I am going to one of these used car lots there will be no service records....
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Ok...you got the SC bug. Welcome to our club.

Things to look for are wet headliners, wet carpets. Specifically under the carpet and pad being wet is usually visible in a car that has been closed by wet windows on the inside.

Open the rear doors and pull down that little rubber strip around the fender well. Look for rust. See how it runs...check for fans working...how does the coolant look. Is there any sounds from the supercharger (coupler).....Does the AC work?
Good info to know...
After all the A/C posts, that will be the first thing to check.
SC will be next
so on and so on.....

How should I check the trans on a SC car?
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Ok...you got the SC bug. Welcome to our club.

Things to look for are wet headliners, wet carpets. Specifically under the carpet and pad being wet is usually visible in a car that has been closed by wet windows on the inside.

Open the rear doors and pull down that little rubber strip around the fender well. Look for rust. See how it runs...check for fans working...how does the coolant look. Is there any sounds from the supercharger (coupler).....Does the AC work?
also check to see if the sway bar links are broken and if the person has regular maint records if possible
I am sure if I am going to one of these used car lots there will be no service records....
you will be surprised
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Ok...you got the SC bug. Welcome to our club.

Things to look for are wet headliners, wet carpets. Specifically under the carpet and pad being wet is usually visible in a car that has been closed by wet windows on the inside.

Open the rear doors and pull down that little rubber strip around the fender well. Look for rust. See how it runs...check for fans working...how does the coolant look. Is there any sounds from the supercharger (coupler).....Does the AC work?
also check to see if the sway bar links are broken and if the person has regular maint records if possible
I am sure if I am going to one of these used car lots there will be no service records....
you will be surprised
What do you mean?
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He means he got lucky and found records once.
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