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Old 07-02-2016, 02:11 PM   #1
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decided to do an inspection
To see if the car is worth fixing or to get rid of it

Looks like the car needs
Ball joints are split and flat ( both )
Tie rods have some play (wiggle? )
Inner brake pads missing on both callipers
One wheel baring very hard to spin
( maybe seized calliper )
Rotors should be replaced as well.
Brake hoses look old .

Also the automatic shifter or cable or linkage needs replacing

Leaking small amount of coolant out rad fitting

Going outside soon to take the rear tires off
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Old 07-02-2016, 02:23 PM   #2
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What model is is exactly. Your list doesn't sound too bad
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Old 07-02-2016, 03:12 PM   #4
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Looks like a list of things that compiled due to lack of maintanence. I've seen worst "to do" lists, just seems like the cumulation of small things. Sight unseen id say the car would be worth fixing, unless there are other detrimental issues that we don't know about.


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Body could use some work and a paint job


Just checked the back . Looks like just one side has a blown out quad shock
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If the brakes and suspension were that neglected I would check other things like engine and transmission. The things you listed are cheap and easy to fix but no one keeps up on the whole car except the brakes. Make sure it's not destroyed anywhere important and expensive to fix. Unless this thing is almost free.

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I agree that it sounds like a lack of maintenance and all of those things are relatively cheap to replace especially if you are mechanically inclined...you can find quad shocks for $100 a pair...Advance Auto usually have 20% off promos and if you use Ebates in conjunction you can save even more!

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Yeah I decided to buy new ball joints tie rod ends and front rotors and pads .
I'll pick up some quad shocks when I do the springs shocks and struts eventually .
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Good call...Ebay is actually a good source for parts too!

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Going to use rock auto
Just trying to decide to buy cheap or expensive hah not sure about any of these brands
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Now that i was able to watch the video, it didn't seem that bad. Looked like normal wear and tear. a lot like mine was when i got it. the tie rod spinning like that is pretty normal. just make sure that it doest pop in and out of the socket on either one. replacing any of them would be beneficial, if they arent toast yet, they will be shortly. Go with Moog brand, not any whitebox store brand names. My inner tie rods on my 2002 (167k miles) are still original equipment, but im a little suspicious of my right front inner tie rod. otherwise i changed my ball joints, outter tie rods, calipers, and all shocks when i bought my car about 3 years ago.
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Going to use rock auto
Just trying to decide to buy cheap or expensive hah not sure about any of these brands
Bump their prices against amazon with part numbers as well. I found that sometimes Amazon has better prices or at least the same and if you have prime its free 2 day shipping. Often the shipping is still free even if not .

As far as your list. That is literally nothing. Figure out the coolant leak by the rad, brakes and front wheel bearings are like 45 minutes each if that. All the other stuff is cheap and easy. Quad shocks you can just delete them if you have aftermarket lower control arms. If not, good excuse to pick up a pair of Steeda LCAs and install them. Or just get on one of the zillion FB parts for sale groups and put up a want ad for a good set of quads and you should be able to find an OEM set in good shape real cheap.
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I feel I can replace all this myself
However I don't have air tools or a torque wrench !
I was thinking about buying an electric impact gun? Would that toque the wheel bearings tight enough ?
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I bought one from Harbor Freight for some work that a buddy and I were doing on my Mustang and 72 Torino and my daughter's Scion and it worked just fine...less than $50! You may as well start investing in some additional tools!

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I use a ryobi one+ 1/2" drive impact and it's done me well, especially since it shares batteries with my power drill, hand vac, and a tire inflator.
When I did my research on it, it seemed battery powered impact guns were stronger than most of the corded ones (electric not pneumatic).

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The problem with electric impacts is that their torque output goes down as the battery dies, so using it as a way of setting torque can make it inconsistent. That being said, I have a cordless 3/8 drive Snap-on impact and it is quite handy to use.
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Old 07-04-2016, 06:10 AM   #17
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I bought the corded one and I use a large gauge extension cord and it works great. I did't use it to replace lug nuts because I always use the torque wrench for that!

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The wheel baring needs to be toques to 250! Can't do that by hand lol so would corded or cordless impact be able to
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No they won't be able to do that. Half inch torque wrench will do 250 ft/lbs but will take a bit of effort.
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I use a ryobi one+ 1/2" drive impact and it's done me well, especially since it shares batteries with my power drill, hand vac, and a tire inflator.
When I did my research on it, it seemed battery powered impact guns were stronger than most of the corded ones (electric not pneumatic).

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I have the same impact as you, its a great little gun, havent used it a ton on my cars other than wheels and other misc stuff around the house but it does have some good power


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Ended up selling the car today for $2100
I figured with the cost of parts/tools body work and paint ect.
I would be better off selling and buying a cleaner platform to start with!
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That is always one way to go! So what are you looking for? GT, Cobra...?

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I'm thinking
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Or a Mach 1
To get the 4.6 4V
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Sounds like a plan!

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