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My poor old car
Posted 11 July 2009 - 02:59 PM
I have a 1991 Subaru legacy that needs a few things and I wanted some opinions on what I should do. Right now it needs struts, inner tie rods, a new outer cv boot on the front right, and an alignment. I found that these will cost about $570 if I do some of the work myself. I have a few questions now that you know my situation.
How much do you think my car is worth now and also after I fixed it? It is in decent cosmetic condition.
My wheels are stuck on and I would like to know if you have any suggestions on getting them off. Right now I have only tried hammering from the back of the wheel but I have heard that loosening the lug nuts just a bit and then turning hard at very low speeds can help. Do you have any other suggestions?
Posted 11 July 2009 - 03:27 PM
I wouldn't recommend the "loose nuts and turning" method to break the wheels free. Too many chances to bung something up. Try soaking the contact areas with PB Blaster or Liquid Wrench then pounding on them with a piece of 2 X 4 as a buffer.
Posted 11 July 2009 - 04:24 PM
How much is the car worth? That depends on how much it's worth to you. If you like the car and want to keep it, then its probably worth fixing.
Posted 11 July 2009 - 08:10 PM
Posted 12 July 2009 - 12:43 PM
If you go out and buy something else you may not know the issues you are buying and it may cost you even more.
570 is cheep to keep a car on the road. Some new car payments can exceed that amount.
Posted 13 July 2009 - 04:32 PM
Posted 13 July 2009 - 04:37 PM
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