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Old 05-01-2008, 06:28 PM   #1
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FINALLY after almost THREE months, I'm finally able to get My Bonne fixed. IT sucked not having the money and being carless. Losing my job didn't help, Now I managed to get unemployment for a couple months until I can find a new job. Which just arrived and got to knowing what this thingamabobber is:

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Knuckle? gheese what a weird part name.

Anyhow I called the big scrapyard and they said I can get a knuckle and a caliper for $50.

After that its alot of cosmetic and water leak issues that will be taken care of not too long from now.

Bit of a ways to go to her back to what she was, But it will be worth it.
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ummmm... didn't you just buy a $1000 computer? I see how your priorities are.

Knuckle and caliper for $50 isn't bad, but not great either.

Tabs are $78?

If you are that concerned about money, don't use Mobile1... any standard oil should be fine in your 240k mile engine.

You probably don't need to adjust the doors, you probably need to pull the fenders forward away from the doors.

Those door seals I sent you WILL work.. you aren't going to find used ones that have not shrunk. You simply splice the 2 together to make a good seal, the trim molding covers most of the seam. Make sure you use some RTV in the splices.
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ummmm... didn't you just buy a $1000 computer? I see how your priorities are.

Knuckle and caliper for $50 isn't bad, but not great either.

Tabs are $78?

If you are that concerned about money, don't use Mobile1... any standard oil should be fine in your 240k mile engine.

You probably don't need to adjust the doors, you probably need to pull the fenders forward away from the doors.

Those door seals I sent you WILL work.. you aren't going to find used ones that have not shrunk. You simply splice the 2 together to make a good seal, the trim molding covers most of the seam. Make sure you use some RTV in the splices.
Yeah the computer... Thats on a payment plan... It was a splurge/impulse buy. Like how ladies go and buy $1455 of clothes and hide it from their hubby? (don't hurt me!)

Yes license plate renewals are $78 Pretty much a stick in the a$$ but what can ya do?

I would actually wait and save for the oil. She only has 3k on the oil but its been 6 months since I changed it. I go 6K or 6 Months whichever comes first.

What is the process of pulling the fenders away from the door?

I'm mostly sure the seals u sent me will work. I just need to put them in

Also I asked the JY today for the Knuckle, wheel hub, and a caliper and got the same price quote of $50. But I will have to wait until monday. Sister decided to use the Intrepid ALL day to move her stuff .
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The fender is only held on by a few bolts... loosen them and adjust accordingly.
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Fender maneuvering:
Take off the headlight but leave the bracket on. Loosen the two bolts on top. Then, loosen all the bolts except for the two furthest toward the back. Those hold on the hood. Bolt heads are 10mm.

Tkae off the wheel and take out the screws that hold the black plastic part that hangs onto the fender lip on the very outside. In my experience, they're either 7mm bolts or phillips screws. That reveals two nuts at the very top-back of the inside of the fender. They're all the way up there, right by the two bolts in the back that hold the hood on the car. They're 10mm nuts.

Three more 10mm bolts need loosening. There'* a Y-like metal piece that has oval cutouts instead of round holes so you can adjust how far away or how close to the body the fender sits.

When you've loosened all that, you'll be able to scoot your fender forward and back, side to side, and even have it flex in and out. Remember to re-align your headlight. Have fun!
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Priorities man.....Unemployed - no vehicle - no money - and you go out and buy a computer. .....yikes... finding it hard to feel sorry for ya.... sorry
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nice, we can go drive together!!
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Ok, All is set to Git R Done! We just need to grab a Socket and the ball joint (dumb*** me forgot to get one ) Then just put them on and throw the gold lace on and she'll be running.

Gonna look weird with 1 Gold lace and 3 Aerolytes until I can get the tires changed. Even then I will need 2 tires in not so long from now.
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Allright. Shes just about done. The bolt that came with the ball joint was stripped and we have to get another one tomorrow.

All thats keeping her from the road now is that bolt. Then A LOT of cleaning.
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You mean the Castle Nut? The bolt is built into the balljoint itself. Funny & odd but thwn I did my wifes car a few years ago, her nut (pass side) was stripped too.
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