Thursday, August 13, 2009

Car Trouble...Part III

I guess I made it about 5 miles before the Mustang started to shimmy and shake once again. Maybe, it needed to run for a bit so the fluid could work it's way down into the engine. That seemed like a really good idea so I kept going. I went another ten miles or so before I realized that it wasn't getting any better and I better head back to the service station.


Dang it!

I pulled back into the service station and both Slim and Curly started shaking their heads. "It's doing the same thing," I said before they could ask.

"Mmmm, I don't think there's anything else we can do for you here," Slim said. The next part of the conversation dealt with every mechanic within a 50 mile radius of our small town. You don't want to go to so and so because of this, that, and the other or you could go to them but they'll charge you an arm and a leg. We all agreed that it would be better to take it to a small shop versus one of those big name places or to even the Ford Dealership because they charge way too much money.

They finally recommended a guy in the next town about 20 miles a way but I thought I would try a guy that Mom had used to fix her air conditioner for half the price of everyone else. I drove over to this fella's place and he listened intently as I told him what that problem was and what had been done so far.

"I'm gonna be honest with you," he said. "I'm not the man for the job. There's a guy in the next town who you need to go see. He's not only a Ford man, he's a Ford Mustang transmission man...


Anonymous said...

When I read the first few sentences I thought it might be a dropped piece of lead from one of your tires. If they are off balance it can cause a lot of shaking.

But now you have me wondering, the transmission? That's serious AND expensive.

But, what do women know about cars anyway?


diane said...

Where are all of the guys who love to work on cars when you need one? If it turns out to be an expensive repair, maybe you could barter (cooking/cleaning) for part of the price. Hugs. xo d

Margaret Hall said...

I love the fact that each and every mechanic knew another guy in another town a few miles over....Why don't they all meet part way and open a shop ALL TOGETHER~!! Sorry to see this story is becoming scary...hope not!!

Patricia Rockwell said...

Can't solve your car problems, but happy to make your acquaintance.

Lin said...

Aaarrrghhh!Sometimes you are just better off going to the dealer. Yeah, it is expensive, but they find and solve the problem immediately. Good luck! :)



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