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Old 12-20-2006, 08:51 PM   #11
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Bill: It'* been tested up to 70mph now. Yes, Moog bushings.

Echo: I used the old bushing bolt as a template, I just tightened the nut down where it was the same length down the bolt as the old one. I dunno, doesn't seem like it messed anything up, drives like it'* new now.

tripscarcare: Someone hit it with a shopping car right after I got it.

Jim: Yes, my camber is off. I need to have my front end aligned and new tires all the way around.
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That stupid trim came off again. I can't get it to snap onto the top of the clips. At least I found it this time and it didn't fly off going down the road. I have to do some body work on the quarter panel, and then I'll but the trim back on and silicone the h*ll out of the back of it.
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How'* the trans fluid look? Looks like you have a slight leak

Nice panel. A lil more glue and you'll be set
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That stupid trim came off again. I can't get it to snap onto the top of the clips. At least I found it this time and it didn't fly off going down the road. I have to do some body work on the quarter panel, and then I'll but the trim back on and silicone the h*ll out of the back of it.
What do the clips look like on yours? Same plastic vertical ones as the 90 uses? @ little springy fingers at one end and just a ledge at the other end?

If so, I have the same problem and havent been able to source the clips yet, only checked 4 GM dealers and a few body shops in the last year so I havent looked REALLY hard.
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Get that puppy glued on well.. don't want to lose it like the last one.
M mmm anyone done the clips on SE trim that can help out with a trick or something to clip these on?
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That stupid trim came off again. I can't get it to snap onto the top of the clips. At least I found it this time and it didn't fly off going down the road. I have to do some body work on the quarter panel, and then I'll but the trim back on and silicone the h*ll out of the back of it.
What do the clips look like on yours? Same plastic vertical ones as the 90 uses? @ little springy fingers at one end and just a ledge at the other end?

If so, I have the same problem and havent been able to source the clips yet, only checked 4 GM dealers and a few body shops in the last year so I havent looked REALLY hard.
I don't know what the 90 uses, these are about 7 inches long, and one end is white.

Bill, I had it glued on, the day I glued it, I tried prying it with my fingers, and it would budge. I walked out Saturday afternoon, and it was just hanging on by the bottom of the clips.
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No trim is better then a car with funny colors IMO.

Sand it down, take it to a dealer and get it painted. It'll probably run you $30-40 or so, and be done in a day. Then when you have it secured the right way, you wont have to mess with it ever again.
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No trim is better then a car with funny colors IMO.

Sand it down, take it to a dealer and get it painted. It'll probably run you $30-40 or so, and be done in a day. Then when you have it secured the right way, you wont have to mess with it ever again.
Well, like I said, you're in luck, b/c it fell off. I would take it to the dealer, but you have to realize, I'm 16 years old with no job, $30 is hard to come by. I know, I know, "get a job". But it'* not that easy around here. I've applied at every possible place in Elberton, and can't even get a call back.
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Overtightening of the swaybar endlinks will cause increased wear rates.

Hook the trim on the top of the clips and push down to hook it on the bottom side. You might not be getting the top clips far enough into the trim peice. I believe there is a pretty deep slot for them to slid into.
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Overtightening of the swaybar endlinks will cause increased wear rates.

Hook the trim on the top of the clips and push down to hook it on the bottom side. You might not be getting the top clips far enough into the trim peice. I believe there is a pretty deep slot for them to slid into.
I tried that. I had my whole body wieght (wow, 120) pushed into the trim where it snaps in, and it still wouldn't go in right.
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