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Old 06-22-2009, 10:48 PM   #1
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Well I got my 93 bonneville looked at and the news was not good.

I was wondering if you guys could helpo me so if i take it to get fixed i will not get hosed.

1. Gas leak above the gas tank, I was told the tank needs to be drained and dropped to fix the leak, said i was looking at around 650.

2. Ball joints are wearing, is there anyway to tell if this is true?

3. My fuel filter was moved from the original placment and installed towards the front of the engine.

4. Brake lines are fitted with some sort of illigal connection.

I paid 950 for the car, is it worth putting in the money to get this fixed?
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All things you could fix for far less if you did it yourself.

To check the ball joints jack up the front end and check for play.

The brakes I would definitely find out what'* going on there. That'* one area you don't want failing.
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Any work you can do yourself, will only cost you some time and of course the parts cost. It sounds like some of the work that had been done to your car before you got it, might be suspect, and it would be in your best interest to get it back to 'normal' - especially the brakes.

Fuel leaks are just as dangerous as bad or improperly working brakes. Both of these should take your immediate attention.

Dropping the tank is not a big deal. Drain the tank. Once you get the tank down, and if you can't see the leak pressurize it with air. You might be able to seal the leak with some JB Weld or tanks repair sealant.

Give us more info on the brake situation...let'* see if we can't help you find a solution.
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the mechanic said the connector the is on the line right now is illegal in new york state, and with it on it would not pass inspection.
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the mechanic said the connector the is on the line right now is illegal in new york state, and with it on it would not pass inspection.
The connector on the brake line...where? What connector? Not much help here....
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sounds like a compression fitting . have seen to many of them
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