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Old 10-31-2003, 06:12 PM   #1
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Default AHHHHHHHHHHH Just got back from alignment shop!

Holy crap I am not impressed with the reults. They phoned me after they put my Blizacs on, they told me the alignment cannot be done due to the following problems

LF lower ball joint needs replacing.........$153.00
RR Lower ball joint needs replacing.........$153.00
RR Knuckle B.J loose in hole...........$95.00
2 Upper strut mounts with 1100 ?Brgs?.......$220.00
Rack and pinion .3 turns (something i cant read) .....$250.00
2 Sway bar links ..........$36.00
Requires a Brake inspection, Rear brakes 90% good, Front brakes 10% good.
Peadle almost goes to floor.
TOTAL for that if i wanted it done, $1999.90
UM I DONT THINK SO!
I cant fork out another 2000 bucks for more freakin reapairs to this POS car. Im so sick of this. Not including purchase price since May,2003 i have spent on the car $3500.00!
I cant see this car around with me in the near future to put it in a nice way!
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Okay, calling all Admins, Mods, and Resident Gearheads...let'* help this fella out, 'cause it sounds to me a little rapin' going on...
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What are the symptoms that you are seeing?
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Here'* our MSN conversation (kinda hard to read):

Y'know, I'm looking at your list again, and that just seems iffy
10/31/2003 4:26:16 PM Is it fast? Well, its a SSEi James i know
10/31/2003 4:26:23 PM Is it fast? Well, its a SSEi James but it kinda makes sense
10/31/2003 4:26:52 PM Is it fast? Well, its a SSEi James the car handls badly, no steering radius, and its hard to steer
10/31/2003 4:26:58 PM James Is it fast? Well, its a SSEi do you hear a clunk when you turn the wheel?
10/31/2003 4:27:03 PM Is it fast? Well, its a SSEi James yeo
10/31/2003 4:27:04 PM Is it fast? Well, its a SSEi James usually
10/31/2003 4:27:21 PM James Is it fast? Well, its a SSEi a click-click or just one solid clunk?
10/31/2003 4:27:26 PM Is it fast? Well, its a SSEi James Clunk
10/31/2003 4:27:33 PM Is it fast? Well, its a SSEi James defintally noticable
10/31/2003 4:27:38 PM Is it fast? Well, its a SSEi James by me and my passengers
10/31/2003 4:27:38 PM James Is it fast? Well, its a SSEi ball joint
10/31/2003 4:27:52 PM Is it fast? Well, its a SSEi James usually when i turn it to the right
10/31/2003 4:27:53 PM James Is it fast? Well, its a SSEi no click-click, you can rule out the knuckle
10/31/2003 4:28:02 PM James Is it fast? Well, its a SSEi or the cv
10/31/2003 4:28:16 PM Is it fast? Well, its a SSEi James it grumbls and klicks when the car is hardly moving
10/31/2003 4:28:33 PM Is it fast? Well, its a SSEi James the one CV is new
10/31/2003 4:28:41 PM James Is it fast? Well, its a SSEi I doubt there'* something wrong with the rack AND the pinion, though I guess those are usually replaced together
10/31/2003 4:28:49 PM James Is it fast? Well, its a SSEi ....you caan rule out rack and pinion
10/31/2003 4:29:10 PM Is it fast? Well, its a SSEi James im wondering about wha they said about the upper strut mounts
10/31/2003 4:29:26 PM James Is it fast? Well, its a SSEi and you can visually tell if there'* something wrong with those
10/31/2003 4:29:35 PM Is it fast? Well, its a SSEi James really..how?
10/31/2003 4:29:50 PM James Is it fast? Well, its a SSEi right at the top of the strut tower
10/31/2003 4:30:12 PM James Is it fast? Well, its a SSEi there might be some dry cracking, which would make them say that, but it'* not necessary
10/31/2003 4:30:20 PM Is it fast? Well, its a SSEi James hmm
10/31/2003 4:30:31 PM Is it fast? Well, its a SSEi James sway bar links like what the hell is that
10/31/2003 4:31:42 PM James Is it fast? Well, its a SSEi sheesh he'* saying that thaere'* something wrong with every part of the steering components...one thing wrong can throw all the others out-of-whack and make it LOOK like sumthins wrong...definitely get a second opinion
10/31/2003 4:31:57 PM Is it fast? Well, its a SSEi James yeah im going to
10/31/2003 4:32:16 PM James Is it fast? Well, its a SSEi let'* see what the Resident Gearheads will have to say...
10/31/2003 4:32:22 PM Is it fast? Well, its a SSEi James yep
10/31/2003 4:32:33 PM James Is it fast? Well, its a SSEi now I'm curious..heheh
10/31/2003 4:32:39 PM James Is it fast? Well, its a SSEi almost feel personally involved
10/31/2003 4:32:44 PM James Is it fast? Well, its a SSEi I'm borderline ticked
10/31/2003 4:32:46 PM James Is it fast? Well, its a SSEi heheh
10/31/2003 4:32:55 PM Is it fast? Well, its a SSEi James im way over boarder line ticked
10/31/2003 4:33:05 PM James Is it fast? Well, its a SSEi doood, I would be too
10/31/2003 4:33:07 PM Is it fast? Well, its a SSEi James so what happens if one of them bad ball joints give?
10/31/2003 4:33:09 PM James Is it fast? Well, its a SSEi if it was my car
10/31/2003 4:33:26 PM James Is it fast? Well, its a SSEi mine'* bad...wait $153???
10/31/2003 4:33:38 PM James Is it fast? Well, its a SSEi it'll cost $90 to replace mine
10/31/2003 4:34:10 PM Is it fast? Well, its a SSEi James wont the wheel come off if say that lower front left ball joint goes byebye
10/31/2003 4:34:18 PM James Is it fast? Well, its a SSEi nope
10/31/2003 4:34:29 PM James Is it fast? Well, its a SSEi the tie will hit the ground
10/31/2003 4:34:40 PM James Is it fast? Well, its a SSEi had that happen to me on my '82 Caprice
10/31/2003 4:34:53 PM James Is it fast? Well, its a SSEi it was unnerving, but the wheel stayed on
10/31/2003 4:34:54 PM James Is it fast? Well, its a SSEi heheh
10/31/2003 4:35:01 PM Is it fast? Well, its a SSEi James oh..is it something i will notice right away like holy CRAP something is wrong here
10/31/2003 4:35:18 PM James Is it fast? Well, its a SSEi yes, you wont' be able to steer at all...
10/31/2003 4:35:23 PM Is it fast? Well, its a SSEi James nice
10/31/2003 4:35:41 PM Is it fast? Well, its a SSEi James the steering wheel locks or just keeps on spinning
10/31/2003 4:35:42 PM James Is it fast? Well, its a SSEi yeah
10/31/2003 4:35:50 PM James Is it fast? Well, its a SSEi just keeps spinning
10/31/2003 4:36:02 PM James Is it fast? Well, its a SSEi it'll turn the other wheel, but
10/31/2003 4:36:08 PM James Is it fast? Well, its a SSEi not that one
10/31/2003 4:36:12 PM Is it fast? Well, its a SSEi James thats use less then
10/31/2003 4:36:21 PM Is it fast? Well, its a SSEi James one wheel steer would sure throw **** off
10/31/2003 4:36:26 PM James Is it fast? Well, its a SSEi lol
10/31/2003 4:36:29 PM Is it fast? Well, its a SSEi James like accident possible
10/31/2003 4:36:49 PM James Is it fast? Well, its a SSEi yeah, fortunately I was just backing out of the driveway when mine went
10/31/2003 4:36:56 PM Is it fast? Well, its a SSEi James hhehe
10/31/2003 4:37:04 PM James Is it fast? Well, its a SSEi then I had to get some friends to help me push it back into the drive
10/31/2003 4:37:10 PM Is it fast? Well, its a SSEi James lol
10/31/2003 4:37:23 PM James Is it fast? Well, its a SSEi on a busy street...
10/31/2003 4:37:42 PM James Is it fast? Well, its a SSEi one thing...
10/31/2003 4:37:44 PM Is it fast? Well, its a SSEi James not good
10/31/2003 4:37:50 PM James Is it fast? Well, its a SSEi those prices are way too high
10/31/2003 4:37:55 PM Is it fast? Well, its a SSEi James CDN
10/31/2003 4:37:58 PM James Is it fast? Well, its a SSEi you can get half almost
10/31/2003 4:38:00 PM James Is it fast? Well, its a SSEi oh, heheh
10/31/2003 4:38:07 PM James Is it fast? Well, its a SSEi nvm
10/31/2003 4:38:07 PM Is it fast? Well, its a SSEi James yep
10/31/2003 4:38:27 PM James Is it fast? Well, its a SSEi Keep forgetting I have freinds in high places now..lol!!
10/31/2003 4:38:33 PM Is it fast? Well, its a SSEi James hehe
10/31/2003 4:39:03 PM James Is it fast? Well, its a SSEi Well, I better git
10/31/2003 4:39:11 PM James Is it fast? Well, its a SSEi time to go home
10/31/2003 4:39:21 PM James Is it fast? Well, its a SSEi I'll check laters
10/31/2003 4:39:24 PM Is it fast? Well, its a SSEi James cya
10/31/2003 4:39:27 PM James Is it fast? Well, its a SSEi cay
10/31/2003 4:39:29 PM James Is it fast? Well, its a SSEi cya
10/31/2003 4:39:38 PM James Is it fast? Well, its a SSEi keep yer chin up...
10/31/2003 4:39:44 PM Is it fast? Well, its a SSEi James ill try
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Tried to help...
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Sounds like the front suspension and steering are noisy and sloppy?
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lol.. go buy a remote car starter for your pa'... then tare the front end of your car appart in the garage... seems a little weird how they wont align your car unless the brakes are done...
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I would get a second/third opinion on this. The only time they wouldnt do any alignment on my friends car is when the clamps wouldnt fit on his rim.
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I would get a second/third opinion on this. The only time they wouldnt do any alignment on my friends car is when the clamps wouldnt fit on his rim.
I have a bad ball joint, and they couldn't align mine. But that'* all I need...
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yeah im definitally getting another opinon.
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