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Old 05-27-2007, 10:19 PM   #1
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Well I knew I wanted a another Bonneville after the old one died, so I found a 99 SE and got it for $2800, with 124K on in. It'* BARE, about as base as it gets, also an ex-rental car (didn't have the luxury of knowing that when I bought it...) but it was the only Bonne that I could afford. There didn't APPEAR to be too much wrong with it, it drove fine...

But so much crap has shown up, I just don't even know if it'* worth it to keep on fixing it.
Already done:

Wheel cylinders leaking, replaced.
Brakes worn to nothing, replaced
Wheel hub assembly replaced
Rear tires replaced
Coolant swap
Fluids flushed (tranny fluid BROWN)

That'* all I thought was wrong until...

A week after I got it, decided to quit starting. Took a new cam sensor, crank sensor, coil pack, starter to get it to run
Got an engine light and- the cat is clogged, bad 02 sensor, bad t-stat.
Tranny recently started shifting rough, has had a few bad slips
Surely the UIM and LIM gaskets need replacing

Am I just a fool to keep fixing it, or is this a normal amount of problems? I wish I was better with cars, I probably would have been able to see this stuff before I bought it
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Where did you buy this car? Can you talk to the person, or place, you bought it from? I realize you prob bought it as is but dang, that is a lot to do on a car that cost that much when you don't have money. IMO
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Rach...

It doesn't take coil packs, crank sensor and a cam sensor to get the car running. Most likely it was only one of those parts. I'd question the place you are bringing it for work.
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Well, they just tried one thing after the next until it started, only charged me for the crank sensor, cause they were positive that was it.
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