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    what problems do you have after 80k?

    im looking in to getting an f-body but anything i can afford has 80k+ What problems should i be excpecting to fix in the next couple of years

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    Quote Originally Posted by smoknponcho73 View Post
    im looking in to getting an f-body but anything i can afford has 80k+ What problems should i be excpecting to fix in the next couple of years
    Clutch
    Axles
    Fuel pump
    Water-pump
    Slave cyl
    IAC
    TPS
    Tires
    Speaker
    Rear end pinion bearing

    ^THat is what went wrong on my STOCK WS6 from 72-89K miles. I bought it in immaculate condition from a dealership and then called the owner, an older gentleman who babied it (I got the car with half-used tires and NO rubber under the fenderwell, PERFECTLY straight panels, ect. and the original clutch came out due to TO bearing noise with 30% life left at 77K miles). I baby it as well, other than an occasional roll-race. It blew the rear end backing out of the driveway. The pinion bearing siezed then rotated.

    FYI, F-body's COST TO OWN!

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    just like with any other car some have problems some don't just be sure to not get such a high payment that you won't be able to fix something if it does break

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    71k here.......only replaced power window motor so far

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    Oh yeah, my window motor went out too. Last GM product for me.

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    The bulk of my stuff went bad under warranty (A/C Compressor, Headlight motor, Fuel level sending unit), but since 50K I've only replaced the drivers window motor and the water pump. I currently have 117K and she still drives on the original clutch.
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    I have had horrific problems with my headlight motor other than that theres a small noise in the engine I need to check out, and the parking brake is out of alignment.

    I'm on original clutch at 77k miles, no problems whatsoever.. so far.. knock on wood.

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    I doubt anyone will believe this, but I have a 2000 TA with just over 100K on it. It's never been in the shop for anything. The friggin T-tops don't even leak. This is my fourth F-Body and I've never had this much good luck with a TA. Guess I'll keep living right..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boomer76 View Post
    I doubt anyone will believe this, but I have a 2000 TA with just over 100K on it. It's never been in the shop for anything. The friggin T-tops don't even leak. This is my fourth F-Body and I've never had this much good luck with a TA. Guess I'll keep living right..
    Every now and then you get lucky I guess. I never saw an F-bod in good shape with over 50-60K miles on it that didnt take a lotta work to keep there. In the past 8 months I dumped $3500 into mine just maintaining it properly and making sure what went out got replaced. Neighbor just sold his as it became too much of a pain in the arse with vaccuum leaks and all that.

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    Definitely the slave cylinder, I have 81k on my car and replaced two weeks ago.

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    po155 code,,,, o2 sensor at 35,000, but its mostly stored soo maybe thats why

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    85k here and only problem so far was a leaking rear diff. cover

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    Every car is different but for sure your probably going to need to replace the power window motors unless it was recently replaced.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stanger88 View Post
    Clutch
    Axles
    Fuel pump
    Water-pump
    Slave cyl
    IAC
    TPS
    Tires
    Speaker
    Rear end pinion bearing

    ^THat is what went wrong on my STOCK WS6 from 72-89K miles. I bought it in immaculate condition from a dealership and then called the owner, an older gentleman who babied it (I got the car with half-used tires and NO rubber under the fenderwell, PERFECTLY straight panels, ect. and the original clutch came out due to TO bearing noise with 30% life left at 77K miles). I baby it as well, other than an occasional roll-race. It blew the rear end backing out of the driveway. The pinion bearing siezed then rotated.

    FYI, F-body's COST TO OWN!
    wow...on an 01 that all went wrong?!?!?! geez...
    my last 2000 needed a new clutch/slave cylinder and all new fluids. But the rear pinion was replaced under warranty well before I had the car

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    front swaybar endlinks, pinion seal, front main seal, a/c compressor trans mount and brakes are what i've done to my WS6 since july 13th when I bought it. seemed to me like the previous owners just didn't know enough to take care of it. i do most of the work myself, though, so with the exception of the seals and the a/c compressor (that cost $2k because i let shops do them for me) i've only spent around $2500 on all of this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by richard head View Post
    front swaybar endlinks, pinion seal, front main seal, a/c compressor trans mount and brakes are what i've done to my WS6 since july 13th when I bought it. seemed to me like the previous owners just didn't know enough to take care of it. i do most of the work myself, though, so with the exception of the seals and the a/c compressor (that cost $2k because i let shops do them for me) i've only spent around $2500 on all of this.
    damn near 5k and it's still stock...that's gotta hurt

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