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There she is. Nothing real special, just a plain SE. Bought it in July of 99. Had 36k when I bought it, now it has about 800mi on a new motor.
 

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Good looking SE, new motor. What happen to the original motor?
 

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Yeah, I plan to pull ALL the gold trim of the car(i went through a gold phase) The car has had a long history of problems..It was in the shop the first 3 week s I ownd it.
First was the oil pump(replaced under recall), then the valvetrain(as a result of the oil pump), the cat needed replacement(luckely coverd under some emisions law), the computer was next to be replaced, the exhuast rusted in two 3 times, it also had a tendency to eat alternator belts. Then at 70kmi it was making its usual impresion of a desiel..then the rapping noises got worse,alot worse. Apparently the timing skipped a tooth or two. I guess the piston met valve and wrecked the motor. The dealership where I bought the car made a deal with Ford Motor Co. to get me a "Pilot" motor. so now I have a probe with around 800mi. and an extra $2K in repairs to pay my parents back for....I hope i didn't cary on with that. Just needed to get that out.
 
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Hey if you didn't carry on, we would of thought something was wrong with you, and you didn't love your car, but since you did carry on, WELCOME to the forum;)
 

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Wow, you really have gone thru alot of repairs.
 

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Thanks alot for the suport. I'm glad i found a forum with such nice people. Im only now thinking...Gee I should have bought the white GTS that was parked next to mine, LOL. I have always liked the way the Probe looked but didnt think I could afford one.
 

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That sucks that you had all those problems, Bear with it. It'll get better. Besides i have'nt seen any car problem free. My friend had his TA Rear, Transmisson, lifters water pump, distributor conrtroller go bad . humm what else will go wrong with it ?
 

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Tang Pgt said:
My friend had his TA Rear, Transmisson, lifters water pump, distributor conrtroller go bad . humm what else will go wrong with it ?

The wheels could fall off. :D
 
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Damn you had your share of problems! :rolleyes: Who is that guy on the hood? Man couldnt you get a hot girl to pose on your car? :D j/k

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. humm what else will go wrong with it ?

Dont ever EVER ask that question! :) Thats bad luck. Its like our cars can hear us saying that and thats when they leave the tranny on the highway behind us...

Welcome to the board!
 

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Uhhhhh thats me on the hood. Te pic was taken in Oct. 99. I had it taken while I was getting my senior picture taken.
 

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wow thats a lot of repairs. here is mine.


purchased June 2000

New Automatic transmission
New Spark plug wires
New battery
New exhaust front pipe
...coming soon new alternator
...coming soon new oil sending unit
 
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