6th Dec 2002, 06:48

My Citation is a 1985 and it has the 2.5 liter engine. It is rusting badly. I'm wondering if it would be worth it to restore it? It has one end of the rear bumper rammed in under the car, but does'nt look that much different. The doors need new sheets of tin as the panels have completely rusted away. There are a lot of rust spots on the car and under the car has a lot of rust. 2 or 3 holes are visible under the car on the driver's side. however the car will still start and run as the engine and transmission are in very good shape.

4th Mar 2009, 10:37

I have an elderly friend that owns a 1986 Chevette and she loves the car. However a recent visit to a discount oil shop has now made her car worse then it was. They told her that the transmission gasket was shot and that they could replace it for her. Well after 3 failed delivery attempts for the right seal and then trying to rig it up for her, they lost a bolt to the trans pan and now leaks worse. She has filed a complaint with the BBB and is going to take them to court. However I am in search for a Trans Pan seal and a bolt to replace the lost one. I have looked online and cannot find anything. If anyone has info on where to find these items, Please post it here, any help will be appreciated. Thank you.

15th Mar 2009, 21:37

No I have not went to a dealer. There is just no way a Chevy dealer is going to have the parts to an 86 Chevette. I can't even find a junk yard with any parts to a Chevette of any year here in Tucson.

16th May 2009, 14:28

Yes.. go to a GM dealer parts department. The transmissions in these cars were used in some of their bigger brethren. Such as the Olds Cutlass (and variants) and Chevrolet Monza (and variants) The trans pan gasket and bolt are not that unusual of parts. I know this because I am not only a GM freak.. LOL I work in the parts dept of a GM dealer.