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Old 29 Jul 2012, 09:07 pm
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I'm looking at a 03 PT GT with a auto and 67000 miles. Its listed at 5700 but i may be able to get it cheaper. What things do i need to check when I test drive it? If everything is good is this a good price? I'm going to need to lower it if i get it so whats the best lowering springs? Thanks in advance
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Old 30 Jul 2012, 10:29 am
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Timing belt, big job and expensive, see that it's done.. hopefully already has... As always. get on a hoist, look for evidence of injury, drippage and disease, I've placed a wide sheet under it for a time after it's parked too, wait for evidence of any leaks.
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On the test drive see to it that it tracks straight and true.. ask for all service records.. you can always tell if it's been neglected if any of these come into question.
Can't help you with the springs. plenty of savvy dudes here will though, good luck !.. add pics,, they always help.
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Timing belt, big job and expensive, see that it's done.. hopefully already has... As always. get on a hoist, look for evidence of injury, drippage and disease, I've placed a wide sheet under it for a time after it's parked too, wait for evidence of any leaks.
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On the test drive see to it that it tracks straight and true.. ask for all service records.. you can always tell if it's been neglected if any of these come into question.
Can't help you with the springs. plenty of savvy dudes here will though, good luck !.. add pics,, they always help.
imo, 67k is a little early to be doing the timing belt. If they'll do it for cheap go for it. But i would doubt it has already been done.

OP, trans fluid filter/flush is a must. Hopefully the original owner has already done at least one by now.
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I would recommend checking the turbo for any play. It is very easy to get to the turbo on these cars. Take out the intake box and remove the intake pipe to the turbo at the back of the motor. Put your hand in the turbo and see if the shaft has any play and make sure the blades spin freely by rotating the shaft. All of this with the car off of course. (I have been asked if the car should be on or off when doing this is the only reason I say to have the car off)
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Old 30 Jul 2012, 04:43 pm
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I insisted mine get done when I bought mine at 104KM ( 50,000 M ) Glad I did! had no idea it was such a big job ... I found mine at a dealer so they just sucked it up... Still good advice if you can swing it .


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imo, 67k is a little early to be doing the timing belt. If they'll do it for cheap go for it. But i would doubt it has already been done.

OP, trans fluid filter/flush is a must. Hopefully the original owner has already done at least one by now.
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Yea I don't trust car fax at all. Info only shows up if its actually reported. They only want 5700 for it so i doubt they will do the timing belt. How hard is it? I have done motor swaps in Fieros so I should be able to handle it right?
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going to get rid of the flames if i get it and two tone it black on the bottom blue on top...maybe
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