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Old 11-04-2007, 07:36 PM   #11
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Our cars do continue to get older. I found myself doing a lot of maintenance when I got the car. It'* a pretty long list..and now...

It'* like a new car.

like a new car that run low 13 i would like it also
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Old 11-05-2007, 01:17 PM   #12
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Well, that pretty much sucks. My 93 had it'* problems - the biggie being the spun rod bearing @ 120k, but otherwise it was a fairly dependable car. Yeah, I had to do some stuff like struts (they don't last forever), radiator (developed a crack around 190k), wretched airmix actuator, and some other normal wear R&R, but nothing like you're experiencing. I never had any transmission problems (before the accident) either. Maybe I was lucky. I definately got my money'* worth out of that car.

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Old 11-05-2007, 01:28 PM   #13
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...My 95 is causing me more grief than any sane person can tolerate. Every month it is something new, something big. Last month PCM, previous month - EGR, in July - the cooling fans. This month air mix actuator. Now traction control. C'mon - no one can keep a car going under these circumstances.
Last year, water pump, rear struts (not fixed), air conditioner (not fixed), master cylinder sensor (not fixed).
The list is much, much longer. Many things are unfixed because of time and cost.
Supercharger coupler rattles, radio lights & controls don't work, wiper arms bent, fuel pump chirps like a bird, boost and temp gauge dance incoherently...
What'* wrong with your A/C? Compressor? I don't know how much stuff is interchangeable with a 93 SSE (no supercharger), but my A/C compressor was working fine, I have two wiper arms, my fuel pump is good, and I probably have a master cylinder sensor (depending on what, exactly, that is).
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Old 11-05-2007, 06:18 PM   #14
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My AC compressor was replaced three years ago (about 20K miles ago). Now it leaks freon after charging in about a week. I had a shop look at it and they said that the compressor was oozing oil from a seam in the housing and was shot. They said they didn't want to put a new one on this car because it probably had other issues like evaporator and they didn't recommend the expenditure for such an old worn out vehicle. I had to agree with them. Of course my wife won't drive the car in warm weather now.

Most of the parts that I need I don't want to get from a junk yard because they are either commonly bad on these cars, not wise to replace with used parts, or the new part is relatively cheap anyway.
Air mix actuator
supercharger coupler
temp sensor
boost solenoid
traction control module
EGR
master cylinder
rear struts
fuel pump


It'* actually the labor of fixing, not the cost of the parts, that holds me back. Most of these parts a less than $100 new, but I don't have the time to do the work, and if you let a shop do it....well.... forget it.
I also have no way to scan this car because of the stupid OBD 1.5 system. So I have to take it to a shop to get codes, and that'* a PITA

All this and hail damage to the body as well. It just makes you shake your head.
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OK. I'm an idiot. That was 'posed to be a Private Message...turned out to be a Public Message.

Either way, I get your drift. Looks like it'* beyond "nickel & diming" you and moved into the PITA stage. I think you're in a similar situation as I am when it comes to working on cars - it'* not so much the cost as it is the time anymore. And paying some hoser to do it for you is out of the question.

Too bad you're not closer to Boosty - then you could leave your car and a 12 back in his driveway, ring the doorbell, and run home. Come back later in the afternoon, the 12 pack will be gone, the car fixed from bumper to bumper, and 5 Bonneville freaks will be passed out on the front lawn.
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Stan I would sure help him if I was closer..

But if at Boosty'*.... I would still be drinking, the rest would be passed out on the Lawn.... We'd have to have a sober person take us for a drive tho

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Wife just called ans said the Service Stability light is now on
I haven't even had a chance to get it to the shop for the oil leak, the drivers window, the issue with how it'* shifting in lower gears at slow speeds. Man I don't know about this car.
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Wow, maybe you got one of them lemonimonyms :(
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