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Old 01-23-2007, 10:19 AM   #21
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1: Brakes all the way around.
2: Left Rear Control arm and Ball joint
3: Right inner Tie Rod end
4: Left Inner CV Boot


and i think thats it... i dont think iv replaced anything else beside upgrades or mods
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Old 01-23-2007, 02:35 PM   #22
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You asked for it…

I’ve owned this car since early 95, and for the most part I think it’* been quite dependable. It has about 196k on it now. Apart from normal wear items as Hans mentioned – tires, brakes, light bulbs, etc. here’* what I can remember:

~60k or so…anti-lock brake module took a vacation and never came back. Estimated $1k to fix so I wished it farewell and haven’t had anti-lock since.

~ 72k…cam bearing fell out. Found it in the oil pan all mangled but in one piece (figure that one out!). Pulled engine & replaced cam bearings.

~ UIM elbow replaced, mileage unknown. This was long before I discovered BC and the mechanic was well aware of the issue. Probably around 1999 or so.

~120k…spun #3 rod bearing near Winnemucca NV. That sucked. By the time I got to someplace safe to stop, I had babbit material in every nook in the engine. Pulled engine. New bearings, polish crank, new cam (seized in bearings), rings (no pistons), etc. At 120k, there was no ridge at all in the cylinders. I was not happy, but I was impressed. I suspect I may have had a bad LIM gasket. Once again this was BC b.c. (before Bonneville Club).

~169k…car dying while cornering or braking with ¼ tank of gas. Cleaned broken bits out of fuel tank baffle, drilled hole to allow fuel into pump pickup reservoir, changed nasty fuel pump strainer. No more dying with low fuel.

~177k…replaced original struts (not that they needed it).

Oops, forgot the blower motor I replaced sometime around here...

~180k…replaced rear glass to stop water leak in trunk. – Note: no problem with glass, but during sealant removal the defroster was damaged so I replaced the glass. No more trunk leaks.

~ Mileage unknown, but somewhere around this time I installed sections of weatherstripping around doors to fill the gaps and stop leaks. Also somewhere around here I changed the ignition switch because of a broken wire for the security system.

~187k…erratic heat/AC. Upgraded to 95 ECC and changed airmix actuator.

~194k…replaced power steering pump due to bad leak (crack in sensor). Pump itself was working fine.

~400 miles later…replaced radiator. Had a nice crack in the left tank.

~300 miles after that…replaced power antenna.

Other little things – it’* had a few batteries, 3-4 alternators, a center console lid/latch, the leather in the front seats is really bad now, fixed steering wheel controls (thanks BC), replaced vent grills on center console, replaced window controls on driver’* door (I busted a clip), and I may need a new temperature sensor. Oh, and the keyless entry has decided to quit working recently – probably needs a new remote. If it weren’t for those engine problems, this car (considering its age & mileage) would have a fairly impressive track record.

It’* driven moderately every day.
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Purchased with 117,258 miles - December 24, 2004

Things that have been replaced: (in chronological order)
Thermostat (Stant 195 SuperStat)
Radiator
All the taillight lamps (one burned out, preventative maint)
Throttle Position Sensor
Oxygen Sensor
Mass Air Flow Sensor
Sway Bar End Links
Rear Struts
4 Tires
Front Struts
Bosch Spark Plugs
Rear Brake Shoes
Cheap Brake Pads (Bad Idea)
Type II Delco ICM & Coils
Expensive Brake Pads and Rotors
NGK TR55 Copper Spark Plugs & Autolite professional plug wires
Airbox and K&N Drop In Filter

Currently has 147,946 miles
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Alright.

Brought in April 2005 with 75k miles

Replaced serpentine belt at 95k miles

Replaced UIM/LIM gaskets at 105k miles.

That'* it.
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2 PCM'*
1 Master cylinder
1 Window motor( drivers door )
4 Alternators
3 Water Pumps
2 Tensioner Pullies
Valve cover gaskets
Oil pan gasket
Radiator
Front Ball Joints
Front Strut Mount Bearings
2 Upper intakes
2 Lower gaskets
1 Fuel Pump
1 Oil pressure sending unit
2 Passenger front Hub assemblies
1 Driver side front Hub assembly
1 Blower Motor
1 passenger front Oh **** handle
8 ac control *****
2 rear vents
4 or 5 Door lights
1 low speed fan relay
1 complete cup holder and lid ( newer style )
3 Fishtake syndrome galore( 12 month fix )
3 Tail lamps( got Pissed and installed the SSE Lamps )
1 Cat Converter

Come to think of it... This car has been a nightmare


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Only had the car 7 months so far....

- both front wheel bearing hubs
- front drivers side tie-rod end
- an engine
- 2 LIM'* (one on each engine)
- complete exhaust system (catalytic converter was going out and it was within 8yr, 80,000 mile Pontiac warranty, so they replaced the whole exhaust front to back for free)
- all 4 rotors turned (needs done again)

I think that'* it.....................for now......
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Since January 2006 --

Harmonic Balancer
Transmission Mount (probably the most busted mount ever)
Boost Control Solenoid
Front rotors and brake pads
Steel gas lines
Rear drum adjuster/spring kit
Rear Struts
Pulley Tensioner
Front Control Arm
Oxygen Sensor
Muffler
EGR Valve

Not to mention I have a whole assload of gaskets that need replacing come spring time...
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fuel sending unit and trans mount...
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In the 20months (& almost 30k) I've owned my car I've replaced the Cat, starter motor. Everything else has been general up keep ie, tires, brakes (x2), belts, hoses, tune up, tune, tune up.

Right now pressing issues are oil pan gasket, fuel sender needs to be replaced; needs a new e-brake cable & my trans isn't feeling as great compared to when I bought the car.



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2002 SSEI.....

Things replaced:

Rack and Pinion- 59,000 miles
Power Steering High Pressure Hose 61,000

and thats it!

Things needing attention:

Lighty wet floor board behind D.*. Seat (need to look into)
Tighten up my sunroof (hearing wind noise, might be the cause of the leak)
D.*. Heated Seat Element
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