Been looking for another Intrepid, this time for my step son...
We found one and went and looked at it yesterday. Its a 94 with 139K on it, 3.3L. They were asking $1000 and I had them down to $500 by time I left. Its been repainted (ok paint job) in Gray and has one rust spot on the passenger side drivers door. Interior is really clean but has no bells and whistles. Air does not work, has a new radiator and newer battery.
Heres what it needs...big and small
tie rod end
water pump (they have a new one in the box that goes with the car)
radio - I have a stock radio
2 speakers - I have
rewiring of speakers
antenna - I have
front cup holder
fog bulbs - guessing
and the big question is...
I think it has a bad CV joint but I can't be sure, there is a brutal grinding noise coming from the right front wheel, its not brakes because I can see and feel that those are fine, the hub does not wobble and the strut is intact, there is no rubbing on the tire or wheel.
I have the half shaft from the car I just junked so parts aren't a problem. I'm just concerned that the bad CV joint won't get me home (40 miles) or it has wrecked the transmission.
What do you think, I could probably talk them down to $350 or $400
If the CV joint breaks completly can I still get home?
Should I be concerned that the bad CV hurt the trans?