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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-15-02, 01:47 AM Thread Starter
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Bought my EAII Fairmont Ghia!

Hey Guys,

Well I bought my Fairmont today for $4700. I got a trans service, new valve stem seals, full service, a new battery and rego transfer all included in the price.

The trans service fixed all the probs I posted before, except for the kickback issue. I mentioned before that the trans didn't kick back properly when the car was floored. From reading other posts, could this be the TPS? How much are they to buy and how hard are they to install?

P.S. Any one with Fairmont Ghia do's and don'ts, please let me know.

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-15-02, 02:32 AM
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Check your front cover seal and tappet cover for oil leaks....also on the power steering switch if it sensors sometimes go wheels up ( black box on wire wall with vacuum lines on it) normally the idle hunts around when this goes.
keep an eye on front tyre wear as sometimes a castor camber kit is needed to allow excess wear to be adjusted out.
area between radiator and aircon condenser gets full of leaves and crap causing temp to rise..(hose out)..also ensure temp is not too low due to thermostat being open too long/early as the fuel usage goes through the roof.Keep an eye on water hoses for leakage as they compress over time...usually the (low coolant alarm tells you)
This was over 5yrs so all in all they are pretty damn reliable....never broken down as such.

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Congrats matey! Don't forget to join the club :D

No real dos and don'ts - be good to the car and the car will return the favour... usually.

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