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Post by davethepear » Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:56 pm

Hello everyone, it's been a while! I guess my account got lost, so I created another. I had an 02 SXT and I miss it, 5 yrs without it I decided to get an 05 at what I thought was a good price... well, it wasn't really, but I'm trying to make the best of it.
'05 SXT, 4 speed auto, 2L, recently acquired, has 150,000 miles afaik, I've replaced all 4 engine mounts, the LCA bushings, ball joints, struts, brake pads, rotors, shoes drums, and cv shafts... still rattles on bumps and the fuel economy just went to crap.

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Post by Midnight_Rider » Sat Aug 18, 2018 1:00 am

:hello2: Would you mind refreshing us about your '02? And please start a Progress Log about your '05. :thumbup:
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Post by davethepear » Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:05 am

my 02 was red instead of blue, both have hit a deer or two, both have been totaled at one point in their life, the 02 had a 5 speed and this has a 4 speed ATX that has a shifter that does nothing but PRND...

never thought about a progress log... I kinda included that in my signature.
'05 SXT, 4 speed auto, 2L, recently acquired, has 150,000 miles afaik, I've replaced all 4 engine mounts, the LCA bushings, ball joints, struts, brake pads, rotors, shoes drums, and cv shafts... still rattles on bumps and the fuel economy just went to crap.

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Post by Midnight_Rider » Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:27 am

davethepear wrote:
Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:05 am
never thought about a progress log... I kinda included that in my signature.
You're right. I was thinking about things going forward though.
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Post by davethepear » Sun Aug 19, 2018 3:56 pm

maybe, if I do anything major to restore the poor thing...
'05 SXT, 4 speed auto, 2L, recently acquired, has 150,000 miles afaik, I've replaced all 4 engine mounts, the LCA bushings, ball joints, struts, brake pads, rotors, shoes drums, and cv shafts... still rattles on bumps and the fuel economy just went to crap.

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Post by davethepear » Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:33 pm

now I'm beginning to think The Blue Bomber is out to get me... a money pit. I fix, it stays broken, I fix more, it stays broken...
'05 SXT, 4 speed auto, 2L, recently acquired, has 150,000 miles afaik, I've replaced all 4 engine mounts, the LCA bushings, ball joints, struts, brake pads, rotors, shoes drums, and cv shafts... still rattles on bumps and the fuel economy just went to crap.

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Post by Midnight_Rider » Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:59 am

150K miles at purchase and maybe the previous owner(s) didn't take care of it like you would have. But I understand about the "money pit" label.
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Post by occasional demons » Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:09 am

All cars are money pits in one way or another.


Even ones that go up in value, because you are spending money and resources to keep them preserved. They only become profitable when you sell them.

Maybe the best option would be to find a low mileage ATX, with some kind of warranty, swap it in, and have it taken to a dealer for a Quick Learn Procedure. You could probably get this done for ~$500, if you can do the trans R & R yourself.

Should be able to use either a 40te or a 41te from either a 2.0 or 2.4.
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