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Old 06-15-2011, 10:42 PM   #1
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Default Found a 99 in the junk yard today, what should I grab?

So, there's a green 99 setting in the Pick-N-Pull. I was thinking about grabbing some stock parts in case I have to change it back for OBDII emissions.
I have:
The stock ECU
MAF
Knock sensor

I should get:
stock fuel injectors
The stock sensors-(just not sure which ones and where their located)

Drive train looks salvageable. I haven't blown up the first one yet, so I think I hold off for now.....

Anything else to consider?
My heater fan has a tick to it when it runs, how bad is it to snag a replacement?
Thanks for the help.
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Pull the engine if it looks decent with the valve cover off (not all gunked up, lobes ok)... the head is worth more than PnP wants for an engine.
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Heater fan replacement is easy, so is putting a couple of drops of oil on the base of the shaft.
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Heater fan replacement is easy, so is putting a couple of drops of oil on the base of the shaft.
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Get the console lid...those hinges always break.
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see if they'll sell you the entire car, it never hurts have a parts car or two rotting in your yard.
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4.3 torsen if it has one
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see if they'll sell you the entire car, it never hurts have a parts car or two rotting in your yard.
I've tried this before with zero success. Offered to pay whatever they wanted in cash and didn't give a **** if they'd give a title or not.

One gem I found was a COMPLETE 1994 white with a **** top. They hadn't even welded the wheels on for stands yet.. Body was straight, interior was good, had like 130k miles IIRC.

******* kept telling me once they're on the yard they weren't able to sell the entire car by law, which I still think is bullshit. ********. :(
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see if they'll sell you the entire car, it never hurts have a parts car or two rotting in your yard.
You haven't seen my driveway, apparently, a car cover can change a pile of crap into a gray mysterious pile of crap. From the street, it looks like wow, look at those car covers, he must have a couple of cool somethings under there! Or so I'm thinking in my mind........

How am I gonna tell if it's a Torsen or not?
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Intake manifold and head are the prizes. Follow that up with the rearend if it has LSD. Check the sticker in the pass. side doorjamb to see if the suspension type says "hard s"...in which case it has the sport suspension and a LSD (grab the suspension if this is the case). If it has a leather interior, it should have LSD, if it has all power options, it may likely have LSD. You can grab the VIN and call Mazda North America and they can tell you if it has LSD as well.

If you can grab the starter, you may make a few bucks off it since the NA guys like them (esp. the auto-x'ers) because they are much smaller/lighter than the NA starters.
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I've tried this before with zero success. Offered to pay whatever they wanted in cash and didn't give a **** if they'd give a title or not.

One gem I found was a COMPLETE 1994 white with a **** top. They hadn't even welded the wheels on for stands yet.. Body was straight, interior was good, had like 130k miles IIRC.

******* kept telling me once they're on the yard they weren't able to sell the entire car by law, which I still think is bullshit. ********. :(
The pullaparts here will sell the whole car if you want it. They weigh it and assign a value by the pound.

I was there earlier this week. There actually was a Miata on the lot, with absolutely nothing worthwhile on it.
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If it has a 6 speed I need a trannnny
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A green 99 won't have a 6-spd unless someone swapped it in. The only car to have a 6-spd in 99 was the 10AE.
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I could use the soft top from the head bar clamps/including the big metalbar across the windshield to the rear window. Basically trying to make a bikini top that goes from windshield to roll bar for when. I take the hardtop off. Need the windshield spot in good shape. If ya sawsall the top off at the rear windows I'm cool with it.
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The pullaparts here will sell the whole car if you want it. They weigh it and assign a value by the pound.

I was there earlier this week. There actually was a Miata on the lot, with absolutely nothing worthwhile on it.
That makes me sad... I would've loved the parts off that car I found!
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I pulled the vehicle info sticker from the passenger door.
Engine CE04D15
Trans 5MT
Drive 2
Suspension STD S.

I took the soft top, gonna switch from beige to black
The stock injectors
The front and back o2 sensors
Most of the wiring in the engine bay. The motor was hit in the front, broke stuff including the thermostat, probably means the head is toast.
Going back for the upper and lower intake, they want $37.00 plus all their crap fees. any tricks on the lower nuts?
Updates later.
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Just took mine off. I used a 12mm, wobble extension about 6in long (insert joke here), and ratchet. Came off no problem.
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Broken t-belt covers, valvecover and t-stat housing is fairly common. Head is probably still good, just a little extra work to replace some parts.
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