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  1. Well I have started making a list of repairs for my LaCrosse. This past month has been fun... 1) Right before the memorial day weekend, I was getting the car loaded for my fiancee and I to go visit her folks, I go to put a couple things in the backseat, so I hit the unlock button on my keyfob, and nothing, neither rear door and the front passenger door unlocked, only the driver door unlocked. Checked both door lock switches on the front doors, nothing. Checked the other keyfob, nothing. The next day, the car fully unlocked first thing in the morning, but as the day went on the locks would
  2. Well this winter, even though it was a milder one around here, was rough on my car. Last weekend, I noticed am extremely small bubble in the sidewall of my front passenger tire, which surprised me, because the steering doesn't shake at speed and the car is tracking straight. Still, I'm going to look for my paperwork on the front tires, the 2 front ones were replaced last year for the same reason. Hopefully they are covered, but if not, I am not putting those tires, Goodyear Eagle LS-2s, on that car again. They are complete garbage, the car is so jittery and highway speeds that it is not
  3. Well replaced the air filter in the car, and comparing the 2 filters, it needed replacing. For some reason it will not let me upload the picture, even though the size is well under the 1MB limit.
  4. Holy crap Devin, Sorry to see that happened to your car, what happened?
  5. Went ahead and picked up an Air Filter for my LaCrosse, going to maybe install that later today, I had it apart yesterday and while the old filter is not very dirty.it appeared to be the original filter from when it rolled across the assembly line in 2008, so even though the car has only 34k miles, i'm going to replace it anyway. I am also going to pull a couple spark plugs as well just to check their gap and overall condition, because I'm pretty sure they are original to the car as well.
  6. I posted in the Dang Near Anything thread a little while ago and decided that I should also stick my head in here and re-introduce myself, since I have re-found the TSOC. I'm Rob aka Turbosax, former member of TCCA when the split happened, and I had a 95 Taurus SE for awhile. Since the split a lot of things have been going on. I graduated from college, found a job that wasn't in my field but at least it was something, got engaged, went back to school and got a more useful education and am now looking for a job yet again. Car History In 2008 the rust was really starting to tak
  7. Well... Hello Everyone. I was going through my bookmarks, and saw that somehow over the years, I still had the bookmark here, and with a little brain-smacking, I remembered the credentials to log in. It is nice to see that this place is still going, I see a lot of familiar faces, some new.
  8. First off, I am not defending the truck driver at all. But talking as a bus driver with a Class B CDL. Yes the woman died, and that is horrible, my sympathy goes out to her family for their loss. But from the reading, the trucker is not FULLY at fault here, there are several factors here. 1) These rigs have a s**t-ton of mirrors so they can see their blind spots, however they still are not covered 100%. If she was in one of those blind spots when he merged over, there would be no way in hell he could see her. A shoulder check admittedly could help, though there is no mention of whether
  9. When I lived in one of the counties in OH that required emissions testing, e-check, the facility we went to drove all 2wd vehicles, no matter if it was OBD 1 or 2. Because put my 02 LeSabre on the rollers after I bought it, as well as our 97 E150 always was driven on the rollers too. And depending on which bay you pulled into, when it was put on the rollers, they either went nice and easy or flogged the hell out of the car. When we first moved back to Ohio, my dad was getting our 95 Escort e-checked and the car in front of ours, which was an mid 80s t-bird, blew up on the rollers, the en
  10. My friend has a 1995 SHO ATX with about 150K on the clock, has a problem that I cannot figure out, the car is up to date on maitenance. However I haven't been there when the problem occured Sometimes it will start, and other times it will just sit there and crank but never fire. From what she tells me, it tries to start but it just will not fire over. The car is getting fuel and spark, so I'm lost. If she lets the car sit after it not starting, usually a couple hours, it will then fire up like there was nothing wrong. Thanks in advance
  11. Yes sir, I had a 95 SE with the Vulcan as well as an AX4N. running great when i traded it in with over 128K miles.... and if it wasn't for rust I would still have it and have done some more work to it....
  12. very nice, I wish I was car shopping, because there are several nice CVs in my area. And with all the issues i've been having with my lesabre, it would be nice to get a solid car that has been and will be around for awhile.
  13. My work is split between about 22 2003-2007 Ford E-450 Cutaways as well as 17 2008-2009 Chevrolet Express Cutaways. We switched to the Chevrolets due to ongoing engine problems in the 04-06 Vans, mainly dealing with EGR and severe loss of power. The Chevrolets have also had engine issues, mainly them smoking, and dumping it into the bus, but also have had interior issues, such as broken driver seats, and every one of the Chevys has had a broken driver sun visor... One of the 2008 Chevys One of the 2006 Fords
  14. I saw this a couple days ago on the PBC forums, it is still amazing the kid lived. I don't feel real bad for him, because he was stupid and paid for it dearly, hopefully though he'll make a full recovery.
  15. Battle Hymn of the Republic - Canadian Brass from their Stars & Stripes album
  16. Well I have a story that may or may not have happened, depending on who's around... This was back around March 2008, I was driving a route known to the students on Campus as the "Drunk Bus," which runs between the University and Downtown. It was about 1 AM, and other than some traffic running around, the route was dead quiet, and at the time no passengers were on my bus. I was sitting at a stoplight in one of the buses (Picture Below) and this little ricer pulls up next to me and starts revving the living life out of his car, and is staring at me. I shake my head, in disbelief that a rice
  17. Rubber Biscuit - Blues Brothers
  18. cant get them until next week, shes about an hour away from me, and the only time I see her is for band rehearsal on wednesday evenings....
  19. A friend of mine is looking to unload her 1995 SHO, I know someone that is interested in the car, but my question is given what I'll list below, what do you think it will be worth? 1995 SHO ~141K miles Green with full leather tan interior (with full power driver/passenger seat) 3.2/Automatic (runs and shifts smooth) the bigger question is what the car doesnt have, and it looks to have everything available for the 95 MY. There are things that this car has that i didnt even know you could get, lol. Their are some problems with the car: it has only see 87 octane since she got it, and said
  20. The warranty lasts as long as I own the car, and as long as I keep up on maintenance, which I plan on keeping up on it to a T. I asked them about what covered it if it failed again, and they said the Warranty Forever would cover it, just like it has already. I agree, I would much rather have a new transmission in the car, but again, I am not paying ANYTHING for this so beggars cannot be choosers. But if/when it goes again, I won't pay for it then either. The warranty has saved me $2700 that otherwise, my parents and I would be all but screwed, we could afford those repairs, but just barely
  21. the Transmission itself was 800 from LKQ, 900 was from labor, keeping in mind this is a dealer, and i'm not going to complain, the warranty that came with the car paid for the thing, not me. so far the trans is shifting nice and smooth, so we'll see how this one will hold up.
  22. Well i picked up the car today and the dealer didn't open the trans up, just took it for a drive, checked for codes. from which they determined the trans was shot, and replaced it with a unit that has around 70K on it. From the mechanics notes on my receipt: "Retrieved code P1819 internal mode switch, wrong range, no fourth gear, internal failure" The bill was just under $1900, but with the warranty I have on the car, I paid nothing. So the warranty has so far saved me about $2700, and it came with my car when I bought it, not a bad deal at all...
  23. no that isnt Pheonix, I thoguht it was at first until i took a good look at the pictures. its missing the Slicers, clear corners, popo grille, painted b/c pillars. but the floor was so rusted in mine, i wouldn't be surprised if by now she's junked...
  24. About 3 weeks back the flywheel cracked and was replaced in my 2002 Buick LeSabre Custom, and after a week and a half I started having the following issues with my transmission... - Constant gear whine above 50 mph. - Shifts are inconsistent, they are either nice and smooth, or extremely violent, under the same acceleration on the same level surface. - When cold, transmission would slip out of gear at a stop, and would slam back into gear, and it had done this hard enough to stall out the car... -Under light acceleration, car would start violently shaking around 10-15 mph. Occurred with
  25. Gamertag: Turbosax05 Games: GTA4, Forza 3, CoD MW2, TDU, Crackdown 2 (when it comes out) Times on: Depends on if I'm working or out doing something... But I'm usually on everyday of the week.
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