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The car that I'm about to buy, has a slight inconsistent **** under light acceleration and there is a slight wobble in the steering wheel at any speed.I also would like to know if it has a timing belt or timing chain and when it should be replaced. The is a 93 with 96,000 miles.

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The 1993 929s with a 3.0 liter had a timing belt.I recomend that it be replaced every 80 thousand miles if not sooner.So yes its ready for one.I would say to check the tires first for the vibration.Good Luck!!!

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