Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Tucson, AZ, USA
Re: Need advice on purchase of an 02 LT
The dealer cannot check the slave, cannot check the FD, unless it is very close to failure. I'm not sure if they can check the ABS, mine isn't linked.
At that mileage check the pads, front and rear, make sure the shocks have been replaced, inspect the pins and hooks, that close the trunk, for noticeable wear.
Look carefully for any signs of oil seepage at the clutch bell housing.
Make sure the cruise control works.
Make sure all of the speakers are working. See if you can read the radio's display-they take on a "fog" like appearance.
Many of the rubber brake lines spring a leak. Many people buy a brake line kit from Spiegler (sp?).
If the shocks haven't been replaced there are a couple of after market options, and you can find discussion on replacing the springs on the stock shocks.
If I remember correctly, 36K is time for maintenance.
Best from Tucson
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