Most Common G-Body Problems

KCP

KCP

Greasemonkey
Oct 11, 2018
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Bavaria, Germany
#11
Previous owners trying to fix the car by themselves.
 
Texas82GP

Texas82GP

Comic Book Super Hero
Supporting Member
Apr 3, 2015
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Spring, Texas
#12
Being hacked up by previous owner. Fix: patiently undo everything the previous owner did and repair with attention to detail. Ask me how I know.
 
69hurstolds

69hurstolds

Royal Smart Person
Jan 2, 2006
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#13
HEADLINER DROOPAGE!!!!!

No matter how well you take care of the car, the foam dries out and gets crunchy. Wind blows and boom,

Replace headliner. It's not real hard, but it is a bit time consuming. Plus the colors may/may not match up perfectly. Even the NOS headliner didn't match up perfectly. But guess what, it gets crumbly too and becomes useless.
 
69hurstolds

69hurstolds

Royal Smart Person
Jan 2, 2006
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#14
Oh, yeah, rear license plate spring crunch on gas cap to hold it open. Over the years it'll start cracking that sucker. Get a flip down holder from a Camaro or do the mod to remove the 4000 psi factory spring. Damn thing's like an alligator. Plus, if the holder isn't mounted right, it'll let the plate scratch the paint near the bottom where it hits the bumper cover. You can redrill the mounting holes to slide it up a bit or put shim washers under the bolts to put a little space there to keep the plate from rubbing.

Anodized aluminum gets cruddy over time. Strip/polish or get reanodized, or find NOS stuff.

Doors stress crack on G47 Olds at top of doors. Weld to fix. Some people get lucky. Some don't.


Power antenna- plastic cable snapping at inopportune time. Inopportune access in fender to replace.
 
TURNA

TURNA

Geezer
Jul 24, 2009
7,257
9,665
113
Socialist NY
#15
The number one problem..... amateur NASCAR wannabes
 
motorheadmike

motorheadmike

Comic Book Super Hero
Nov 18, 2009
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7,103
113
Ottawa, Ontario Canada
#16
pagrunt

pagrunt

Comic Book Super Hero
Sep 14, 2014
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Shelocta, Pa
#17
Stress cracks in the door jam sheet metal at the striker post
Stress cracks at the roof/B pillar on the 37/47 coupes
Corrosion of the aluminum wire of the front to rear harness
 
Flyers9928

Flyers9928

Greasemonkey
Jul 30, 2014
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Mercersburg Pa
#18
Power seat gears imploding
 
olds307 and 403

olds307 and 403

Comic Book Super Hero
Oct 14, 2008
4,260
2,045
113
Melville,Saskatchewan
#19
Wow I have nearly all these. I also know the rotted outer window sweeps makes the windows loose on the coupe. I have the rust, pretty much all the spots mentioned. I also have a stress crack on one door. Droopy headliner, yes, had to fix the blower wire, vacuum leak at the hvac, no factory dual exhaust or hump crossmember. Did anyone mention garbage wiring, my 88 is no hell.
 
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Streetbu

Streetbu

G-Body Guru
Supporting Member
May 22, 2011
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Central NY
#20
Rear taillight wiring broken because it's aluminum....
 

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