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Old 02-27-2004, 08:17 AM   #1
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I'm about to get my hands on a 92 SE for cheap, mainly because it'* not running.

It'* been sitting for a year or more, and for sure needs a new battery and coil packs (per the last mechanic that looked at it). I went looking for coil packs earlier and I find 2 different ones from Pontiac. Other than price, is there a big difference between the 2? Should I be looking somewhere else for this part?

Also, since it'* been sitting so long, I could use a bit of advise on other things I should look at. I'm already planning on changing the oil, plugs, and wires. The wheels, shocks, and brakes are each less than 2 years old I'm told. Should I consider changing out the tranny fluid and coolant too?


I've answered part of my questions. I'm told by the dealerships that there'* 2 different coilpacks for the 92 SE. One of the techs tried explaining how to tell them apart, and I think I understood what he said (I'll test this in a few hours when I look at the engine). Is there a really easy way to tell? Or better yet, does someone have pics handy of how each one looks?
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