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Bought a used car and have Maintenance questions #4713641
04/01/18 08:39 PM
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I just bought a 2002 Saturn lw200 2.2l with 62k miles and the spark plugs and cabin filter were last changed at 59,304 miles but that was back in March 2016 so im wondering should i replace the plugs and filter or im still good? It was a old lady who drove the car and seems like she didnt drive it much. It also says drive belts replaced @ 51,608 miles but that was in October 2013. Power steering pump replaced @ 46,484 January 2012. Should i replace anything or these parts still should be fine since there wasnt alot of mileage on them? The car fires right up and sounds quiet.

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Re: Bought a used car and have Maintenance questions [Re: boostedtsiawd] #4713647
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No reason to change plugs with only 3000 on them. It may need a belt being its 5 yrs old.


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Re: Bought a used car and have Maintenance questions [Re: boostedtsiawd] #4713654
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Aren’t all old used cars driven by old ladies? Pull one plug and you will have your answer. Might at well change the fluids as well.


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Re: Bought a used car and have Maintenance questions [Re: boostedtsiawd] #4713663
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I wouldn’t replace them


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Re: Bought a used car and have Maintenance questions [Re: barkingspider] #4713673
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You did fine. Inspect the belt-it's probably not even checked IF it is of any quality.

If it's cheap, change it. Best of luck.

Re: Bought a used car and have Maintenance questions [Re: boostedtsiawd] #4713679
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Most of those parts were replaced at 10-12 years. Wouldn't think they need replacing any time soon unless they were sub-standard. Seems to me the local garage was replacing stuff "early" for this old lady. Those parts will probably last as long as you own the car.


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Re: Bought a used car and have Maintenance questions [Re: boostedtsiawd] #4713739
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Change the oil/transmission fluid/brake fluid/coolant and be done with it.

Re: Bought a used car and have Maintenance questions [Re: boostedtsiawd] #4713773
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Keep the plugs, replace the cabin filter and the belts. Replace all fluids, as suggested above, and check the condition of suspension and steering components. Might want to look closely at the brake hoses given the age of the vehicle.


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Re: Bought a used car and have Maintenance questions [Re: boostedtsiawd] #4713776
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Save your money.


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Re: Bought a used car and have Maintenance questions [Re: boostedtsiawd] #4713830
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Wonder why it needed a steering pump with so few miles. Maybe it sat a lot and developed a leak and then was driven with low fluid level.


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Re: Bought a used car and have Maintenance questions [Re: boostedtsiawd] #4713831
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No need to do anything. Just address failures as they crop up.


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Re: Bought a used car and have Maintenance questions [Re: boostedtsiawd] #4713842
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Pull one of the most difficult spark plugs to remove and see if it was truly looks like new. No need to do anything else unless you like doing it. Ed


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Re: Bought a used car and have Maintenance questions [Re: JHZR2] #4713960
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Originally Posted By: JHZR2
Change the oil/transmission fluid/brake fluid/coolant and be done with it.


+1


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Re: Bought a used car and have Maintenance questions [Re: PimTac] #4714038
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Originally Posted By: PimTac
Aren’t all old used cars driven by old ladies?


Only if it's a Buick!


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Re: Bought a used car and have Maintenance questions [Re: boostedtsiawd] #4714566
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