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Old 06-21-2011, 10:07 PM   #1
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this fxckin car?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

i fix one thing at a time and it needs something else almost immediately it seems.

first when i bought it i got the oil brake pads and discs changed and tires done. the whole front end was practically replaced, struts, strut mounts, control arms w/ ball joints and control arm bushings. and one tie rod end so far, it could still need the tie rods ends and the sway bar but it seems much better than when origianlly purchased about 1 year ago and i've only put about 3-5,000 miles on it.

and along the way i fixed the back dash vibe rumble, the hazard flasher central locking button and many of the loose rattle shakes and bump noises, the brakes were done 2 more times and the abs, dsc, brake lights were all resolved

so anyway now i finally got all these problems fixed. I finally got all the dash lights out and resolved and now 2 days later the service engine light came on again...ima gunna kill someone or brake something

it pisses me off so much, all meanwhile im tryin to save money to do my clutch, guibo/fliex disc and trans mounts, but all these little problems keep jumping in the way.

sorry no questions or answer really needed but i just wanted to vent
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Old 06-21-2011, 10:09 PM   #2
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Understandable. Just get it scanned and tell us what it is.

If it makes you feel better I spent 3500 in 2.5yrs on my car.
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Old 06-21-2011, 10:18 PM   #3
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I feel you bro...just did a full cooling system overhaul 2 weekends ago also did bushings for control arms, sway bar end links, plugs, belts..all DIY and still ran me $1k in parts..3 days later car won't start... have to have it towed, just picked it up tonight with new cam sensor, fuel filter, fuel pump and a receipt for $900..

Disclaimer; My car feels awesome..its amazing the overall difference..

I now also have fully developed the ghost ship front end sound so I'm guessing strut tower?????? Forgot window motor for drivers door..and I have the steering cupplers

But its the nature of the beast..

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Old 06-21-2011, 10:25 PM   #4
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yeah i did all that front end work and i still have that stupid as u say ghost ship sound at low turning parking type speeds especially if there is any type of little bump in the road like when turning into a driveway over a sidewalk ramp thingy

yeah im over about 3,000 total parts and labor in this thing this year and cant decide wether to sell it or keep workin on it
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Old 06-21-2011, 10:26 PM   #5
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Right now my car is flawless, after the work I put in I love it to death. I have no intention of selling the car until it falls apart literally.
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Old 06-21-2011, 10:45 PM   #6
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You know you love your car when you've been fvcking with it with you on top, with the car on top, from behind, sideways and 69. And you are paying for all this.
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Old 06-21-2011, 11:06 PM   #7
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You know you love your car when you've been fvcking with it with you on top, with the car on top, from behind, sideways and 69. And you are paying for all this.
i will if i can. i love my car more than anything except my parents.

i will dump my boyfriend (if i have) if he messes up with my car
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Old 06-21-2011, 11:27 PM   #8
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Someone dun beat the **** out of ur car before selling it to u
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Old 06-21-2011, 11:30 PM   #9
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i will if i can. i love my car more than anything except my parents.

i will dump my boyfriend (if i have) if he messes up with my car
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Old 06-22-2011, 07:08 PM   #10
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o i know

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Someone dun beat the **** out of ur car before selling it to u
yeah I figured that. it definitley seems like some young kid beatin on it, crazy stop n go's, every pothole in sight, no slow for speed bumps...oh well wha tcan i do now...it'll either get better as I progress thru all these updates, upgrades, replacements and repairs or I'll trade it for a year or 2 newer...who knows
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Old 07-10-2011, 09:33 PM   #11
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sorry forgot to reply back when I got the code its either 1444 or 1445...seemed to be something about the gas cap so I wasnt too worried, but it may be the fuel pump
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