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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 02-15-2012, 12:43 PM Thread Starter
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Found another gen 1 that I'm thinking of buying

went and saw a 95 Concorde this weekend. 128K 3.5L Paint is really nice, no rust, really clean bench seat interior in the car. It has new struts, tie rods, sway bar links, cradle bushings and an alignment in the past 9 months. Good brakes with decent tires, new cradle bushings and hood struts.

Issues are...

Its in limp mode, he thinks 3rd is gone
Fans run all the time, not a big deal to me
Timing belt has never been done, I have some experience here
Battery is fried

He wants $500 bottom line, I'm thinking its too nice to part but I don't know if I'd put a trans in it without rebuilding it first. I can get a trans rebuilt with a converter for $700, by time I buy a battery do the timing, register it and add incidentals I'll be up to $1000 plus the purchase which gets me to $1500. My plan would be to sell off one of the others that has rust issues so I could also swap tires. I really wasn't looking for another project but its found me.

Looking for some opinions, the only pictures I have are attached


I'm on my 11th LH Car!

2010 F150 FX4 34k
2004 Impala LS 64K
1997 Intrepid Silver 3.3 186k
1997 Intrepid Sport 3.5 FranknTrep 212K/160K Engine
1995 Intrepid Red 3.5L 108K
1995 Vision TSi 87K
1996 Intrepid Teal 3.3L 69K
1970 GTX 512CI

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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 02-15-2012, 12:48 PM
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128k miles. That one ought to last you a while.
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128k miles. That one ought to last you a while.
Its about middle of the pack, I really need to update my sig

My LHs are currently around 165, 170, 110, 170 and 51

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1st gen limp mode is probably tranny input/output sensor, usually see more serious tranny problems in 02+.

Go for it.
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1st gen limp mode is probably tranny input/output sensor, usually see more serious tranny problems in 02+.

Go for it.
Really? You think the 02s and up have more problems? I thought they were preferred?
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Swap in a low millage 2nd gen tranny from a 99-01 car.
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Swap in a low millage 2nd gen tranny from a 99-01 car.
So are we sayng here that

up to 98 are fair
99-01 are good
02 and up are bad

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I'd go with an '02+ before an pre-98. I think the big problem with the 02+'s are in the PCM's, not the actual tranny.
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without driving it , its hard to say,, id pull the battery cable,, clear the codes,, then drive it,,, if it kinda bangs trying to go to 3rd,, id bet input and output sensors,,, tranny may be fine
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Well, I'll be back down that way a week from tomorrow and I'll take $500 with me, if he still has it I'll buy it. FYI - I have seen the car already but I didn't drive it.
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Sounds like a great find! I'd drive it home.

I may be driving a twin to my car home about a month from now if the guy hasn't sold it.
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Sounds like a great find! I'd drive it home.

I may be driving a twin to my car home about a month from now if the guy hasn't sold it.
You know, I'm really cheap, $500 is a giant leap for me for a car I can't drive.
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Well, I'm headed down to Indiana for the weekend and the car still appears to be for sale, I'm going to stop at the bank and get some cash. If I have a new project soon I'll post pictures.
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Nice avitar, Ken. Oddly not GTX in appearance.

Keep us posted!
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Nice avitar, Ken. Oddly not GTX in appearance.

Keep us posted!
Butt my GTX is nearly as sexy
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