Friday, June 13, 2008

Over the last several weeks the van has been acting strangely, shuddering, the engine racing with no power, check engine light flashing. Wednesday night I didn't make it home after quilt meeting. Luckily I pulled in to a church parking lot before it died. I called the dealership and told the service guy the symptoms and he told me it sounded like I needed a new transmission and how much it would be. Ouch.

Oh well, you gotta do what you gotta do.


Sleepypete said...

Hi Anne - I hope the bill for the van isn't too bad. Transmission sounds about right - engine will race if it can't get the power through to the wheels and the transmission is how it does that.

I dodged a bullet with the car breakages if you can call switching for a more expensive one dodging a bullet !

Michele sent me

iamnot said...

My poor old thing is about to pass 160,000 and it doesn't want to go willingly. I think my starter is about shot.

Anonymous Boxer said...

shoot it?

guess not.

at least it died somewhere peaceful.. a Church.

greeny said...

Gah! Car repair is necessary but so disappointing.
Like when the money's there to take that trip but the vehicle decides it needs the attention instead!

Anonymous said...

Did you buy a new car? A FIT???

Kathy from Bee