I'm still breaking in a 1993 LS model. Has only 76k miles, all original by
me. Just replaced entire front end bits, joints, boots, serviced all 4
locking hubs, resurfaced rotors and replaced all brake parts. Also serviced
alternator, started and installed a new high performance radiator. Finally,
popped out the factory CD player and factory radio-cassette player and
installed a new panasonic all-in-one wonder with flashy bits, iPod and XM
ready. I put a custom built CD tray into the bottom slot where the original
CD player used to be (tough location as the transmission shift knob (AT) was
always in the way of the CD popping in and out.
Wow! Sounds like you've got quite a gem there... I thought our 2002 had
low mileage having just turned over 30k. By age comparison, you've got us
beat! Our 94 has 142k on it, my parents 93 is somewhere in the 150k range.
I don't know how your radio was holding up, but the factory casette/radio
units in our 94 and my parents 93 and 94 Troopers all went to pot in the
last 2 years or so. Speakers cutting out was the main problem. I'm
guessing a flaky solder joint somewhere, but who knows. They've all got new
CD players in them now...MUCH better. Well, except mom's 93...it's got my
brother's old CD player unit that is now shot and worse off than the old
That's a neat idea to custom-build a CD tray where the CD player was. Can
you provide some tips on how you built it?
My daughter is now driving my 93 with over 168K on it. Had to rebuild the
tranny arouind 100K, bad luck I guess, but other then that it's been rock
solid. A few general ware part issues but nothing major.
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care to tell a little details? did you take into local shop or did you swap it
with a place that sends out new core with all new bits inside and your old core
how did you pick who would do the rebuild, unless you did it yourself?
many places in the states do this for around $1100-1750 and even St Charles
do it with a brand new unit for about $3400 and they don't need old core back.
last option is a brand new transmission, nothing rebuilt
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