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Bought this fine vehicle Jan1 05, 20,000 miles needed new tires - they were new when I bought the vehicle. ...





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Old 05-10-2012, 12:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Bought this fine vehicle Jan1 05, 20,000 miles needed new tires - they were new when I bought the vehicle. 30,000 miles needed new roters - warped? 35,000 miles needed new wheel bearings on the front. 50,000 miles new tires again + new stabilizer bar bushings - in town driving only??? 75,000 miles new oil pan - ouch. 100,000 miles new driveshaft carrier bearing needs replaced - another ouch. And to top off all of that - all interior paint around window buttons radio heater etc... all has rubbed off - looks like crap.

I am a bowtie guy!!! wish I could have something that is more dependable, using another rental car this week to get that carrier bearing replaced.
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wow! you got some bad car. but on the other hand! my brothers crv 2004 100kmiles. 2times gear box rebuild. all 4 shocks replaced with all bearings and i can continue a list of things he did to the car.

i don't think the car is a problem but the way you are driving it and taking care of it.
fore some reason people think that if you driving american car its ok to not change oil or to run flat on dirt road. but when they are getting jap car they wiping dust of it.
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Sorry to hear that. Oh the joys of buying a used vehicle. You never know what you are going to get... Sorry to hear that you have had so many issues! If we can be of any help with troubleshooting just let me know!
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Sorry to hear that! My fiance's 05 Nox has 96K miles on it currently. Its a great running car. The only issue i'm having is an on and off misfire on cylinder 4 check engine light and the muffler is rusting from the inside out. But its been a solid running vehicle and with continued TLC i'm sure will continue running like a champ.
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Sorry to hear that! My fiance's 05 Nox has 96K miles on it currently. Its a great running car. The only issue i'm having is an on and off misfire on cylinder 4 check engine light and the muffler is rusting from the inside out. But its been a solid running vehicle and with continued TLC i'm sure will continue running like a champ.
did you did something with missfire? ad how doyou know that its missfire?
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I have an Engine code reader. The code comes back on and off. I've replaced plugs, wire and swapped fuel injectors with another cylinder to see if the code follows it did not. When my fiance gets back home from Army Training in June she's going to shell the cash to have it diagnosed.
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A comon problem on missfire for GM 3.4 engine are the coil packs. Rust is growing under them and the ground is not made properly. A lot of those engine was repaired with a sand paper!
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Thats awesome to hear! I'll give that a try
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Went ahead and ordered a replacement A/C Delco Coil Pack on Amazon for $50, should arrive tomorrow, figured since i already replaced plug and wires miswell go for the trifecta. I already cleared the MIL code so we will see what happens with the new coil pack. I'll keep ya'll posted
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Replaced the Ignition Coil and no MIL light, running much smoother can def tell a power difference. Thanks for the idea prheaume!
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Bought 05 LT in Sept 05, Now 131,000 miles. Just on 3rd set tires, brake pads ok. had rotors turned a while ago (40,000 mi?) when vibrating. Replace headlamp bulbs more often then I like. Moisture in assembly (common for this year). Also very difficult to do. Have to read and follow manual every time.
Just had new tailgate and bumper replaced (rear end by raised Toyota Tacoma with engine guard driven by 18 YO)
Wife drives it to work, me on road trips. She loves it. AWD and ABS work GREAT in light snow or heavy rain.
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Originally Posted by TheDarkKnightKnox View Post
Replaced the Ignition Coil and no MIL light, running much smoother can def tell a power difference. Thanks for the idea prheaume!

no problem man ! happy to be able to help you !
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Originally Posted by quilter View Post
Bought 05 LT in Sept 05, Now 131,000 miles. Just on 3rd set tires, brake pads ok. had rotors turned a while ago (40,000 mi?) when vibrating. Replace headlamp bulbs more often then I like. Moisture in assembly (common for this year). Also very difficult to do. Have to read and follow manual every time.
Just had new tailgate and bumper replaced (rear end by raised Toyota Tacoma with engine guard driven by 18 YO)
Wife drives it to work, me on road trips. She loves it. AWD and ABS work GREAT in light snow or heavy rain.
Start a intro thread and post up some pictures when you get a chance!
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Dude, that Nox has gremlins, run away from it fast.

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