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Old 02-17-2006, 07:56 PM   #11
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If nothing else find fuse for light untill dealers done ... Though I really doubt if they will even look at car while running... I've bought 2 new cars within a year and they were just interest in the general apperance of my trade in and wouldnt have known if the lite was on or not ...John
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Lower Intake Gasket (leak) needs replacement w/ t-stat and gasket = 925.00
90,000 Mile Service (spark plugs, tranny flush, new fluids, etc.) = 475.00
Tail Lamp Bulb =15.00
Ignition Wires need replacement = 175.00
3 Ignition Coils rusted need replacement = 425.00
Blown Fan Motor (HVAC) = 350.00
Intermediate Steering Shaft w/ Wheel Sensor needs replacement = 500.00
EGR Valve needs replacement = 350.00.
Isn't the blower motor about $40 and DIY fairly easily? The same for plug wires about $30 and DIY. Lots of this looks to me like puff items for 99000 miles. What does someone else think.
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I've been thinking of getting an older ssei to play with since I joined the Club and caught "the fever", If you like PM me with there trade offer and maybe I'll cosider. IT is a beautiful car ya got there. Then I could stay up late and argue with myself over which engine is better.
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Jason..
Intake gaskets, coolant, plug, wires will cost about $2-250. All the stuff is easy to do. The coils are the same with as the ones I have here. You could even pick up the MSD coils for a load cheaper. I think around 100 for all three.

Blower motor isn't overly expensive..and while everything is apart..maybe easy to do. EGR can probably be cleaned..

That leaves the intermediate shaft. The SES light is probably the EGR complaining.

If you are interested in saving a ton of money..learning a little more about the mechanicals of your car...we can setup a day or day and a half to get this done w/o labor costs.
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I've been thinking of getting an older ssei to play with since I joined the Club and caught "the fever", If you like PM me with there trade offer and maybe I'll cosider. IT is a beautiful car ya got there. Then I could stay up late and argur with myself over which engine is better.
I too was thinking about getting an older SSEi to use as my daily driver to save gas but I read they require premium fuel only so that wont help me much.
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I agree with Boost, most of this stuff seems easy enough to do. If you listen to a dealer you'll wind up paying 35-40 bucks an hour ( maybe even more) for labor. All you really need is a good weekend, the parts, and a Haynes or Chilton manual. Or as Boost has graciously offered, his help. Got any friends at the parts store?? They may hook you up for their cost on the parts even.


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it hurts to see her go. but if you must.........
sell one of us your rims real cheap




also we were hoping to see her and you at the april NEBF.
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Jason !!! The dealer is trying to SCARE YOU !!!

Don't off load that beautifull car because of those crooks. These are really nice cars; but you have to have a little mechanical ability to own one. Do you have a 180F t-stat installed? If so that may be why you have a code for low coolant temp.

The lower intake gasket is a piece-a-cake even with minimal mechanical ability. And plus, ALLDATA has our cars on their "free sample" demo; so you don't even need a book.

Don't make a rash decision you'll live to regret.
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If you are interested in saving a ton of money..learning a little more about the mechanicals of your car...we can setup a day or day and a half to get this done w/o labor costs.
ill be there helping out..!!! bring in on down Jason!
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Guys,

Thanks for the posts. Here'* what I know for sure.

The SES light is being tripped for two reason: 1) Coolant level is low and 2) steering sensor indicates wrong position or something.

That means the lower intake gasket lead is causing the low coolant level so they would replace the gasket and t-stat. The steering sensor is being tripped by the intermediate steering shaft column (which I've had replaced once about 9 months ago).

The other stuff is new spark plugs (I don't know how to get to the other three that aren't easily accessible on the top so I can't do that myself.

Tail light bulb I could do myself but that'* the least of my worries with it only costing $15 at the dealership.

I have no idea how to do the ignition wires although they were "suggested" by the dealer not mandated that they be replaced but regardless I don't know how to do that.

3 Coils rusted needing replacement....again don't know how to do.

Blower motor is what is causing my HVAC system to hum loudly when I turn my fan speed up and I don't know how to do that either.

Bottom line here is that I'm not a fool about cars but I don't have a Chiltin'* manual nor the tools to do this myself not to mention the automotive knowledge. I'm just really pissed off because I have BABIED this car since I bought her in July of 2001. Oil changes every 7K with Mobile 1 Synthetic, of course always using Premium gas, flushing the tranny fluid, new Fuel Filter, wash and wax CONSTANTLY, upgraded tires and rims, drop-in K&N air filter and oil filter, and just a load of TLC. I DON'T WANT to get ride of the car because I really do love it but right now I've already spent 2500 in 2005 on repairs and I don't know how much more will go wrong before I pay her off (11500 still to go). I know I'm venting here but I appreciate the responses....just don't know what to do. I've considered letting the dealer take her for 6700 since that is what they are offering for the trade and rolling the 5K of negative equity into a new Civic :(

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