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So I recently got a job and I can now afford to make repairs to my corolla. It was a corolla my parents bought for me from an old couple who let it sit for years. Some work that has been done to the car are, replaced air filter, replaced wheel bearing hub on front driver side, replaced radiator, replaced alternator,replaced valve cover, installed sub and wiring for sub, replaced starter.

I noticed the rubber boot in one of the pictures is clearly torn open and that looks like a major issue.

Here are some pictures of my car. I'm not sure how to go about fixing all of these issues. Would it even be worth it to fix it up? I don't have any credit or much money saved up, only around 800. I'm think I should fix it up to the point where it doesn't have any major issues and save to get a different car.
 

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So what issues are you having? I see it's leaking oil and quite a bit, but I can't tell where from the pictures. Could be something simple like the distributor seal or something major like the rear main seal. The valve cover bolt seal definitely needs to be replaced.

That inner tie rod boot isn't hard to replace, but you might as well as replace the tie rods while your at it. You'll have to disconnect the inner tie rod from the outer tie rod anyway.
 

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So what issues are you having? I see it's leaking oil and quite a bit, but I can't tell where from the pictures. Could be something simple like the distributor seal or something major like the rear main seal. The valve cover bolt seal definitely needs to be replaced.

That inner tie rod boot isn't hard to replace, but you might as well as replace the tie rods while your at it. You'll have to disconnect the inner tie rod from the outer tie rod anyway.
Oh oops I thought I put in the issues but must of forgot. The issues are my car wobbles a little bit when driving at speeds under 15mph and then shakes at 65mph-75mph. I looked at my car some more and it seems like I might just have to get a new used car. The frame on the passenger front wheel housing is deformed from the accident it was in and rubs on the brake fluid line.
 

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