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What are the 2-3 most replaced parts. Mechanical parts. Most cars such as ours / mine have minimum miles so there is not much of a history. I hear leaking rear ends and such ....What else might I look for?.
 

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Water pump.
Catalytic converter - at least on the N/A's
Oh, and gasoline. You definitely replace that a lot.
 

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The list here can grow pretty quick, and give our rides a bad name, but two things on the smaller end of the spectrum that I read a lot about(I have not had to deal with yet) are door handles and cup holders.

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To give you an answer, it would be helpful to understand what information you are really looking for.

For example, the high failure rate items are not really "high". The cars all came with a great warrantee and with rare exception, they all drove right through that period without a failure.

There are really two considerations in my mind when addressing parts sparing.

first is what parts are relatively easy to find now but may be hard to find in the future.

Second is what parts are shared with a very large number of other GM vehicles and will be easy to find for many years to come.
 

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Rod The Elder. That's the bigger question. Down the road parts might be hard to come by. I too am looking down the road. This car is a keeper. Yet you see them available for sale. Wonder why? Its a really nice car.and I am sure down the road collectible. I could see how the could be wrecked as its quick and fast. And that reduces the numbers as well . And limited production. I have a Avalanche 03 300,000 miles bought it new. Drive everyday! I have a 69 chevelle convt. had it since 16 ys of age .I am 52. Sorry got on a roll.
 

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Ahem - I believe Rob meant to say "list".

Not that he's above telling some of us to get "lost". ; )
 

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I'm on my second water pump in 40k miles (now those are hard miles). Lol.

In my opinion it is one of the weakest parts on the car.


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They actually re-designed the WP. It's now a 1 piece unit instead of built in 3 seperate pieces and "gasketed/pressed" together, so hopefully that helps with the failure rate! Just sayin....
 

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They actually re-designed the WP. It's now a 1 piece unit instead of built in 3 seperate pieces and "gasketed/pressed" together, so hopefully that helps with the failure rate! Just sayin....
I like your optimism. In 1989 I pushed a redesigned water pump that would have saved GM about 2 million a year with better reliability. Couldn't get the lead engineer to go with it. Kept coming back with higher loads and duty ratings. Finally talked with Gates (the hose and belt supplier) and they said "Oh, you can design a waterpump that will stand those loads, but our belt is going to break at half that level."

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I got it. I got it.
I just forgot it.

The trunk release switch in the glove box.
If you do any dash work have a spare.
LLLFLY
 
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