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Old 06-04-2004, 10:18 PM   #1
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Are there any common problems that one should look at before buying a 94 ssei?
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Have you ever replaced an alternator?
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supercharger coupler, de-laminating taillights, headliner, shrunken door seals, functional driver information center, dash panel lights dimmer, plugged evaporator core (doesn't blow much air). that'* just what'* going wrong with my car. (except i don't have a supercharger)
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most obvious stuff, leaking oil, tranny fluid, gas, etc etc
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supercharger coupler, de-laminating taillights, headliner, shrunken door seals, functional driver information center, dash panel lights dimmer, plugged evaporator core (doesn't blow much air). that'* just what'* going wrong with my car. (except i don't have a supercharger)
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most obvious stuff, leaking oil, tranny fluid, gas, etc etc
Obviously you guys are not former used car salesman!
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Are there any common problems that one should look at before buying a 94 ssei?
Alternator'* are the most common. No worries about upper intakes. SC coupler is minor and cheap, listen for a rattle at idle, and use that to talk the price down.

Be wary of a super-clean engine bay. It could mean they're trying to hide something. Look for a fine layer of dust or minor grime in corners at the very least. That'* a good sign

Firm, crisp shifts that don't snap your neck.
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I took a look at the car the other day (just looked) Its in excellent condition, nice paint, new tires all around, real clean interior. (dont care for the tan though ) bad thigns i noticed are a little spot or rust about an 1 1/2 inches round, bubbling not rusted through) on the front of the rear right quarter and a missing exhaust tip, 158k cert. and e-test for 4990 canadian. good price for a 94 ssei? I plan to take a closer look this week maybe test drive it
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