I have a 98 Dodge Stratus that decided to blow the main rear seal in the engine. It has 131,000. Both front quarter panels are a little banged up. Thanks to ice + guardrail, wife decided to get a closer look at a few years ago. The other from a hit and run.
Anyway I doubt I'd get much in trade if I went for a new car, and selling outright would most likely not go well either because of the seal.
My garage told me around $500.00 to change the seal, and if he does them all while itís apart around $900.00.
Iím not sure I want to drop that kind of money in this car anymore.
So Iím starting to think, what do I have to lose? I may try this myself.
This would be the biggest home auto job that Iíve done before, have to drop the transmission.
Anyway enough rambling, I need to get an auto book for the car. I have used Chilton books before and doing a search I see there is a Haynes book also. Iíve never seen any of these.
If I recall correctly these books are usually sealed so you cannot look at them. Anyone have experience with both books and which do you like best. Iím going ask the auto store after work today to see what they recommend.