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#63 of 72 to posted number 56 of 66
Sep 25, 2000 (1:35 am)
I bought a new battery for my truck and i installed it, but the truck wouldn't start. I had replaced the old battery because it was leaking and getting old but had no other problems and the truck still ran. I installed the new battery and the truck wouldn't start. The alternater was working and everything else was in working order. It turned out that the new battery was dead, it just needed charging. So just try and charge the battery and see if it runs then. Instead of replacing the alternator.
#64 of 72 My two discs of copper-plated zinc worth..
Sep 27, 2000 (4:23 am)
I miss my 93 GT dearly. I had many of the problems described in this forum, but the sheer pleasure of driving that car far outweighs the bad experiences. (Okay, maybe paying $120 for plug wires to replace the factory set that was shorting to the manifold at less than 50K still sticks in my craw.)
I bought the car new in October of 1992. It was my first new car. It was my girlfriend for many years until I got stupid, er, married. Weekends were planned around the wash, wax and 130 mph blow-dry, followed by screaming through twisting hairpins at 4x the recommended speed. (Legal note: Those yellow signs are not the limit, only a safe recommended speed!!)
Off the line, it was respectable, but not fast. At highway speeds, it would humble a Mustang GT. Passing zones were a rush. Dropping the shifter and watching the speedo spin to 100 mph in a few seconds was just unreal. (Sadly, I always had to apply the brakes immediately after the pass, since I had a clean driving record to maintain.)
Oh, how I miss the driving....
If you want basic transportation, don't buy this car. You will be a waste behind the wheel and the frequent problems will only tick you off.
#65 of 72 93 ford probe gt
Oct 04, 2000 (2:24 am)
i found a 93 probe gt, manual, v-6, w/ 100,000 miles. it has a brand new paint job. they want $4,000. any suggestions???
#66 of 72 NEED TRANS. 95 Probe
Oct 11, 2000 (12:47 pm)
We just bought a 95 Probe for our teenage son to drive. It has 105,000 miles on it. He drove it for less than 500 miles before the transmission went out. Anyone know where we can find a rebuilt transmission? (Would have considered one from a wrecked car, until I read about all the ones with under 50K that had their transmissions go out....).
#67 of 72 '93 Probe GT Rims w/ tires
Oct 23, 2000 (3:30 pm)
I'm selling my GT rims and Z rated 225/50/ZR16 Bridgestone RE940 tires (great condition!). If interested, please e-mail me at bigsimmonspeoplepc.com
#68 of 72 1995 Probe Transmission Problems
Nov 03, 2000 (5:51 pm)
In Feb 2000, I bought a 95 Ford Probe for $5500 with 68,000 miles on it through a dealer in NJ. Well...I soon found out why it was so cheap! It certainly looked brand new and beautiful from the outside (sporty red w/sunroof). 1 wk before the 1 mth warranty on the car expired we had to have a rebuilt trainy put in and rcvd a 1 year warranty on that...but since then - we've brought it in an average of once every 2 months because the overdrive light keeps coming on indicating transmission problems. Is there a way of claiming lemon law on a used car through the dealership??? The warranty on the trainy is almost up and I think that the dealer is just "temporarily" fixing it until the warranty expires. Any thoughts? I really don't have the money for a new car!
#69 of 72 idle while in drive or reverse
Dec 05, 2000 (5:18 am)
I have a 1995 probe se, in super shape. one thing that concerns me is when i am in drive and stopped like at a light or something, the idle gets really rough, it doesn't die but it just gets lower or something. also when turning on the lights or rolling up the windows or even using the heater, the idle goes down. could it be a problem with the battery or alternator. everything else on this car is imaculate though. please help....my email address-surfrider30hotmail.com
#70 of 72 carlady
Dec 05, 2000 (4:00 pm)
noah4, in addition to the help you get here, please visit our Maintenance & Repair conference. You can use our Search feature on the left menu bar to see if a similar topic is already underway.
#71 of 72 Idle trouble
Dec 07, 2000 (4:31 am)
I've experienced similar problems with my 95 probe se. It was idling roughly especially with the A/C. The problem gradually got worse (started stalling at low speed..scary). Turns out the problem is caused by a faulty idle air control valve (part controls air flow to the engine). The part is exorbitantly expensive so I got a used part from a junk yard (they took it from a 97' Mazda 626 - the probe, 626 and Mx-6 all share the same engine). Might not be the same problem, since I never had problems with the power windows.
Also in reply to the automatic transmission problems. Before I purchased mine (1.5 years ago), I did a lot of reliability research on the cars I was considering. The only significant problem with the Probe was the auto tranny otherwise it was great (engine is all Mazda, the cheap interior all ford). So I went with the 5-speed, which incidentally is much more fun anyway.
#72 of 72 My 95 Ford Probe Transmission Went Out also
Dec 10, 2000 (7:46 pm)
It has 59K miles on it. I am having it rebuilt at AANCO and now that I've read this as soon as it's fixed, I'm trading it in.