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Old 11-03-2004, 11:03 PM   #1
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I have the opportunity to buy for 7-8 hundred bucks, a 94 SSEi with minor body dings and some type of tranny problem. My friend owns a used car lot and came across it during an auction. What do you guys think? And what things do you suggest I look for? Will parts from my wrecked 92 se come in handy? I usually search the post before I ask but I don't want him to sell it and he'* getting plenty of offers. Any info or links to topics will be greatly appreciated.
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I have the opportunity to buy for 7-8 hundred bucks, a 94 SSEi with minor body dings and some type of tranny problem. My friend owns a used car lot and came across it during an auction. What do you guys think? And what things do you suggest I look for? Will parts from my wrecked 92 se come in handy? I usually search the post before I ask but I don't want him to sell it and he'* getting plenty of offers. Any info or links to topics will be greatly appreciated.
I think the tranny would work from the SE, but it may be better to find one rebuilt, the 4T60E isnt the best trans in the world to get used.....mine went out at 114k (but I make a few runs at GIR before it blew and that may have helped) By the way looks like you are a newcomer to the club...welcome, I think you and me may be the only Missourians here (that post anyways)
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Might be a good opportunity... just watch out for things unseen. Opportunity knocked for me after i bought my car... from the inside of the bottom end of the engine. If you were closer i'd be interested in the engine. good luck with that.
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I will be able to get a closer look this afternoon so what unseen things should I look for?
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i would try and see how much a rebuild would be for that tranny it might be the easy way to go
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that trans wont work from your SE beacuse that SSEI uses the HD version of the 4t60
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So in you guys opinion would this be worth the trouble or am I throwing good money after bad. I know that it is hard to give a definite answer just looking for some general feeling. I have bought plenty of used cars so I kinda just want to know if its worth any money at all.
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I'd say get it, if nothing else you can fix up the car and make some money. Many parts between the different transmissions are the same, Dr. Jay knows the specifics. Your 92 tranny will bolt up, but it'* not as strong, and the gear ratio is off slightly.
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Thanks guys for the info, I am on my way to check it out in a minute. I will post what i find out about car later.
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$700. How many miles? I'd go for it. What have you got to lose for only $700. I paid $900 for a Dodge Dynasty 3 years ago that ended up in the dump 1 month later. 3800 powered cars last forever, so I don't think that car will go to the dump.
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