I paid $700 for it, got $300 for the 2 sets of tires and rims on my escort and $225.00 for the scrap metal. I bought the car and the only things that seemed wrong at the time was the ABS light (I figured I wouldn't need to get it fixed because the standard brakes were working fine at the time), I changed the rotors and pads myself along with a rear caliper, I also changed the ball joints for $80. Basically I tallied it up, I have to also replace 02 sensors (picked them up for $50 total), clean the egr valve, fix the foot brake and patch the trans cooler lines.
Now... The brake pedal is mushy and I can push it almost to the floor if I hold it at a stop light, the car brakes well still, But it seems like the MC could give out. I called the garage he says my ABS needs to be diagnosed cause that could be part of the problem and I need the light off for inspection
My guess is since the ABS light is on always and never turns off no matter what the ABS Module/Pump is probably done. Well, I can get a reman MC for $50 and a scrap yard pump/module for $75.00 guaranteed to work.
My problem, in my hanes manual it says that I cannot replace the MC and ABS module myself, because the bleeding that needs to be done after requires the scan tool and it is complicated. My question is, is this really true? Is it expensive to have these parts put on and then get the system bled by a mechanic? Is it cheaper if I just change the parts myseld and then get the car toed on CAA for free and have the garage bleed the system? If I change only the MC for now will I be able to bleed it without any trouble?
Or am I better of calling it a day here. I mean the body isn't excellent, but there is not much rust on it for a 94 in Quebec the floors are solid, the only body rust is on the hood, trunk and roof. The engine doesn't take oil and the tranny works fine aside from the small leak at the rubber cooling hoses near the rad. Everything electric still works, climate control (AC is busted though), Power seat, power mirrors etc. etc.
Anyways, this car seems to be a mystery car with new things popping up by the week.