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Old 06-22-2006, 11:51 AM   #1
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SO, aside the good ol 3800 intake issues we all know and love, do you have anything that on every car you own, you worry about it messing up?

For me, I worry about the transmission in every car I own. I suppose cause I worked at AAMCO years ago and I know just how bad they can jack up.

Even in my car with the 4T65E, I always worry every time i feel a shift or if it makes any strange noise or jerk.

I have had plenty of brake problems in most every car i have owned. Broken lines, destroyed rotors, broken park brake cables,
But i never worry about those.

What is your car problem phobia? Aside the intake. (I don't even worry about THAT going bad, if it happens it happens.)
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Mine is transmission and electronic ignition. Both seem to be common problems for me through the different make. models I've owned. The trannys blame is all mine but I seem to have more than my share of ignition proplems.....unless WOT'* contributed to their failure.
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When I fear that something is going to go bad I generally replace it... At this point with 148+K Miles on the 95 I am more worried that the trans will fail over the engine...

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My phobia about Big Bertha? Oh dear, it'* mostly the UIM, she'* got 103 thousand miles on her and it'* on her original intake. I would love to replace it but I can't, my 'rents won't let me (their theory is "If it ain't broke, don't mess with it") I freak out about my UIM so much that after every drive, I alway pop open the hood and let it cool and watch the coolant level very very very very very closely. Oh I also worry about the brakes crapping out on me since I speed on the interstate and if you gotta stop on the interstate, it usually means slamming on the brakes.
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My carphobia is another car coming in physical contact with my car.
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My phobia about Big Bertha? Oh dear, it'* mostly the UIM, she'* got 103 thousand miles on her and it'* on her original intake. I would love to replace it but I can't, my 'rents won't let me (their theory is "If it ain't broke, don't mess with it") I freak out about my UIM so much that after every drive, I alway pop open the hood and let it cool and watch the coolant level very very very very very closely. Oh I also worry about the brakes crapping out on me since I speed on the interstate and if you gotta stop on the interstate, it usually means slamming on the brakes.
Well that upper intake will cost a couple hundred now.... If it fails it could cost a couple of thousand for another motor

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muffler bearings... pain in the *** job
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My daily driver is the Neon....i quite literally have nightmares about the diff pin in the transmission. This is what can happen:
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My worry is the transmission as well. Stock, my car puts out more hp/tq than the 65E was rated for.
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