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Old 09-21-2012, 12:22 AM   #20
touchy
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Join Date: Sep 2012
Fan#: 104076
Location: City, MO
What I Drive: 2000 Silver ZX3

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For my 2000 ZX3 with 165,xxx, I've had to replace the following:
  • Front Struts/Springs (one of the springs snapped)
  • Coolant reservoir (blisterd and started leaking on the underside)
  • Lower Radiator Hose To Water Pump Connector (Part #8290)
  • Various Coolant Hoses
  • Thermostat Housing (once at 60,xxx, and again at 160,000)
  • Timing Belt / Serpentine Belt
  • Motor Mounts (twice)
  • Corroded Battery Cable
  • Ignition Cylinder

Mostly general maintenance stuff, but overall it's been a reliable vehicle. Also a note on the ignition cylinder, when mine locked up, it was from the wafer retainer. I just removed the wafers (probably insecure but still requires PATS to start), replaced the retainer, and I haven't had a lock up sense. It still requires a ford style key to be inserted, and I can remove the key whilst the vehicle is 'on' but it works good enough.
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