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Old 26 Jan 2013, 10:50 pm
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Hi there i just recently purchased a 05 pt touring addition for 800 bucks ( i know crazy good deal) put a new battery in a it runs like a champ. It was sitting for 6 months and its very cold where i live. i was wondering what i should look out for as common problems that i might be able to catch early. FYI it has a new water pump and timing belt. only noise that out of the ordinary is the best squick ?? maybe just because of the cold im not sure. Any and all information is appreciated thanks !!
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Old 26 Jan 2013, 11:02 pm
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Most common

Lower control arm bushings

Swaybar bushings and links.

Wattslink Bellcrank *rear end in the center of the axle if you have a drum brake setup*

and.........thats about it lol

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Old 26 Jan 2013, 11:06 pm
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Oil pressure sender. like mine. Welcome to the forum Frank.
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are you talking PM things you should do?

Plugs, wires, air filter.

Change coolant, change Power steering fluid, bleed brakes. Change trans filter and fluid.

Check suspension, clean battery posts and grounds.
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best squick ?? !!
I think that's BELT SQUEAK?
If it stops after engine warms up, that's fairly common and means belts are tired.
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Old 27 Jan 2013, 05:00 pm
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thanks for all the replies i have new plugs, wires and everything is real clean in the engine area. ill get a compete fluid change and go from there. i also have new belts so maybe ill thorw those on if they seem worn. i havnt drivin much yet but i will send it though its paces
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welcome to the forum and from virginia. Also !!!MOTOR MOUNTS!!!
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Old 27 Jan 2013, 05:18 pm
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Hi there i just recently purchased a 05 pt touring addition for 800 bucks ( i know crazy good deal) put a new battery in a it runs like a champ. It was sitting for 6 months and its very cold where i live. i was wondering what i should look out for as common problems that i might be able to catch early. FYI it has a new water pump and timing belt. only noise that out of the ordinary is the best squick ?? maybe just because of the cold im not sure. Any and all information is appreciated thanks !!

frank man you should just go ahead and sell her to me ill give you your money back that way you wont have no worries

like all have said great deal and good luck
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Old 27 Jan 2013, 05:44 pm
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Check out the LCA bushings.

Also, ONLY ATF+4 in the trans and ONLY HOAT coolant (Zerex GO-5) in the radiator when you do your fluid changes.
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