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Trapp Cadillac Chevrolet Inc Cam Failure 487

New 12/23/2004

Hello Larry,

Just wanted to let you know about another possible cam failure. My wife currently drives a black 97. We had the cams welded about six months ago with no problems. My son in law also has a 97 TR SHO and he too has had his cams welded about five months ago with no problems. I stumbled upon an ad for a silver 96 SHO at a local Chevrolet dealership. My wife contacted the salesman and he told her the unit was in the service department getting serviced for the used car lot. I am interested in the car so I contacted a good friend of mine who is an auto broker. Since I am very limited for time I sent him to the dealership to check out the condition. He called me shortly after and stated that the car is extremely nice with 91k. He said the service department was checking out a ticking noise from the rear cylinder head area. I told him I would still be interested in the car for about $500. I then explained to him what I suspect it is and printed some literature from your web site as proof. He returned to the dealership, handed them the literature and he said their eyes popped out of their heads. The vehicle info is as follows. 1996 SHO, Silver, 91k, good maintenance records. Vin # 1FALP54N0TA313520. If I can get it for the right price I may still consider buying it. I will keep you posted. In the meantime you can view the ad www.traderonline.com . Punch in 1996 to 1999 Taurus $3000 to $7000 price range. You will see it at Trapp Cadillac Chevrolet Inc.

Randy Carrier

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