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About whowey

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    Way out in the Illinois Boonies
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    umm, possibly Jeeps?

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  1. Just trying to help you for the next one, or the next guy who wanders across this thread and has an econobox and a budget to match. I assumed that you being in a more civilized area than me, probably have better access to those speciality tools than I do anyway. Sent from my SM-S727VL using Tapatalk
  2. Fyi, both Oreillys and Auto Zone have the crimper in their loan a tool program here Sent from my SM-S727VL using Tapatalk
  3. Wal-Mart around here can do the Pats keys for $35. The pressed in hub on the knuckle is supposedly to make assembly faster. I bought a complete assembly when I did ours as i don't really have access to an automotive machine shop anymore. It was about $200 at the time. Crawl underneath and check where the convertor goes into the down pipe. It is bolted with those spring loaded bolts and donut gasket there. I thought it was a cracked or leaking manifold, I found a big chunk of donut gasket missing.
  4. It's a good possibility the harness would break there. It's kinda a strange way it bends there, almost a Chrysler like way. I'm sure it's easier to install that way or uses .0001 cents less wiring. Sent from my SM-S727VL using Tapatalk
  5. Our rear hatch switch didn't work. It was absolutely full of road crap/dirt, dried up grease, etc. Once I cleaned it out good and relubed everything it works fine. Sent from my SM-S727VL using Tapatalk
  6. Just 3hp is a good increase when you started with 15hp. Sent from my SM-S727VL using Tapatalk
  7. Plus that 3/4" suspension lowering on it for extra handling Sent from my SM-S727VL using Tapatalk
  8. That's the sporty model of the older ones Sent from my SM-S727VL using Tapatalk
  9. I think the only colors they came in were red, blue, yellow, white, black and silver. We looked a ton of them and they started to all melt together in my mind from the sameness. Ours has a handcrank sun roof on it. The kid couldn't believe anything ever had a hand crank sunroof. Sent from my SM-S727VL using Tapatalk
  10. I have one with the Zetec. The daughter now has it at school. Its an econobox, with the standard econobox stuff. The engine mounts took me about 2 hours to change all three. I put regular rubber ones in both the top mounts and poly inserts into the bottom mount. It REALLY knocked down the weird vibrations in the drive line. The A|C sucks to recharge as the low pressure connection is only accessible through the passenger wheel well. Haven't done a timing belt on it as.. .like you point out, its a non-interference motor, so if it goes, it will get changed then. The next biggest issue is rust. Ours is rusting out in the engine subframe and the uni-body 'frame' rail. Being a southern car, you shouldn't have those issues however. The auto tranny is a like a puddle of mud however... the shifts are very mushy feeling.
  11. whowey

    scam or not...

    I did that also. I broke off more than one or two(only in the Chevy section though ). Stop wrecking my dreams of southern junkyards being filled with rust free gold.
  12. I've bought two foreclosed houses. One from the bank i got the loan from and another from a third party bank. Both times the bank wanted to make the best possible deal for the bank, yes. But and a huge caveat. They could sit on that property and hope someone made a better offer at some point or go to the bargaining table with me and my pre-approved financing. Both times they were willing to bargin with me. The second house, I made a lower offer than another buyer, but having my financing in hand, I could close much more rapidly and the bank took my offer. Sent from my SM-S727VL using Tapatalk
  13. whowey


    2.8l auto 4x4. X package. Black on black Chrome trim, door handles, front bumper Factory tow hooks, rear slider In Northern IL awaiting her date with the part out. Sent from my SM-S727VL using Tapatalk
  14. I agree.. when I got preapproved, I got a value about twice what I comfortable spending. I could have afforded it, BUT... I would have had to gone with simple things like, lights, hot water and food to pay that much.
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