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Old 03-14-2014, 11:18 PM
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Noob just bought a 96 tl 3.2

Wassup everyone, so I bought a 96 TL 3.2 with 181xxx miles and wanted to rebuild this ground up. I've always wanted this car since I was a teen now I finally own one. There is a lot of work to be done with this car and I need help or advise on a lot of things for this vehicle. First off let me say the check engine light is on, the abs makes a buzzing sound. I think there's an oil leak because a little smoke comes out from the motor but don't know where. It has body damage to the rear bumper. Front bumper it's hanging. Heater doesn't really blow out hot air unless idle @ 2000 rpm. I don't know much about cars and want to make this a project car for some JDM VIP looking type vehicle. Money not an issue to buy any parts but I want to do it myself so I can become more experience. Any and all feed back it welcome. I'm new to this forum so when I can upload photo I will to show you all. Thanks
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Old 03-14-2014, 11:57 PM
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I'm new here, too, and I don't know much about cars, but I will say welcome to the forum and congratulations on your purchase! Once you get the problems fixed you will love driving it. I have a '98 3.2 TL and it is the best car I've ever driven. Good luck on your project!
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Welcome to the forum, Tec_ninja and SheRuns. Glad to see that both of you find interest in the 1st gen TLs. There are lots of info in this section so hope you guys find them helpful and enjoy your stay.
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Old 03-15-2014, 01:27 PM
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Thanks! This looks like a great resource and there seem to be a lot of nice people here. It's rare when I see first generation TLs on the road and I get excited when I do. Apparently, this is where they're all hiding!
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Yea I've been looking around and it has lots of DIY threads here
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Yeah, the search function is your best friend. There are lots of DIY threads and solutions to many problems specific to this platform. Where are you guys located?

Tec_ninja... maybe you could upload your pictures to a site like photobucket and post the IMG link here.

SheRuns... so true when anyone mentions the TL it's either the 3rd gen or the 2nd gen with tranny problems.
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Old 03-15-2014, 09:06 PM
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I'm from the east coast in Volvo and Subaru territory. :P
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Now post some pics!
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