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Old 03-27-2004, 01:41 AM   #1
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Okay guys heres the scoop, this car is beginning to be a major hinderance to own. My mechanics teacher verified today that it does in deed need, Front inner and outter Tie Rod ends (65.50 a piece) and it does need Two new rear Tie rods, oddly enough 65.50 a piece. The rear ball joints need replacing and it looks like the front ones need replacing to. I estimated that if i use MOOG parts im going to fork out in the 600-800 dollar range, which i dont have. That griding noise under the hood is still there, god knows what that is, almost makes me think the */C coupler is going as it registers boost in drive stopped, the needle sits one notch above -10 and goes up and down a bit. I no longer have a heater motor, it just makes this wretched griding noise when it turn it on at any pace. My power seat controls seem to be not doing there job, the passenger seat moves at a slow crawl most of the time, and mine usually doesnt go anywere, this is as of 3 nights ago. My power steering pump inlet line is beginning to leak. It always says low coolant now, even though its full, so in other words the sensor is gone.
So its at 249,112 kms (155,695 miles) any guesses as to whats next? Maybe a tie rod will break on the road, sending my car crashing away...?
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mayeb sell it check out bill buttermore'* SSEi!!!
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i cant sell it yet, im gunna save for a year, once im full time i can crunch 6grand away in a year, sell mine, and buy a much newer Bonneville
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Yea, sounds like it is going down hill fast
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Well don't run it hard, but look @ junkyards, and put up wanted things on the wanted forums.
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Well don't run it hard, but look @ junkyards, and put up wanted things on the wanted forums.
Even if i found something in the wanted section, i dont have the money or atleast any credit to buy anything, the junkyards around here are usless, unless u drive a Chevy Sierra 1500...
im stuck between a rock and a hard place
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No, get used ones!
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I see what your trying to say, and unless tie rods and all from a 87 LE are compatable, and that is if that LE'* parts are any good, most likley not.
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[qoute]the passenger seat moves at a slow crawl most of the time[/qoute]
hahaha... sorry, that was rude...

anyway... your problem... If you do a redneck fix on it, im sure you can sell it come spring(people tend to buy first cars/'sporty'' cars come spring(sun roof/leather)... Make it atleast showable OR run it through an auction (people do go as far as red deer to put stuff in michner allan(edmonton/calgary), im sure your pops truck could manage to tow it there) There is always a lot of bonnes at the edmonton one, but I'm sure yours will stand out.

Now that the cars gone, you have a problem with trasporation. I dont really know, but maybe you can work the whole summer to pay off some dept, and buy another one.
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i have to try and keep it for another year or so. Its just that its getting very hard.
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