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New Indeed.
I am not your car purchasing go-to guy.

-scott anderson

"Welcome to Rivendell, Mr. Anderson..."
New Coil Pack?
Could be a coil pack, which is the modern (expensive) equivalent to a spark plug wire.

Or your car could be having "serious" engine problems like my 2000 Ford Taurus in Nov. 2006. The darned thing would randomly miss so badly that it would stall out. Then it would be "good" for a while before it did it again.

Problem was, it would never "work" for auto inspection people, so I couldn't get it to pass. We tuned up, changed coil packs, and in the end the mechanic said something like, "how much do you like this car"?

I said, "Well, it's a car with 105,000 on it, dented fenders scratched windshield". He said, "unless you want to put a thousand or two back into the engine, it's time to find a better car".

I hope it's not the case for you, maybe it will be something simple, like a fuel filter, spark plug, or coil pack.
New Injector port.
$300 part. Not bad for that car, actually.

The van, however, needed about $2000 of work. First the intake manifold gaskets, a few circuit boards, a vacuum hose and other things. Then as I was driving the van away from the dealership I heard nasssty clunkings and thumpings from underneath. Apparently the subframe assembly had rusted through on one corner (this is the part that holds the engine and trans onto the rest of the freaking car). Another $800.

Add in the rental car expenses and it's been, well, expensive.

-scott anderson

"Welcome to Rivendell, Mr. Anderson..."
New Holy Crap
and pass the enchilada sauce!

God love ya, boy! You might recoup a few of those clams by recounting your mishaps for a magazine or something. Making a beverage out of all those citrus-y things. ;-)

New Well, the decision was fix or replace.
Cheaper to fix at this point. A new van would be quite a bit more spendy.

-scott anderson

"Welcome to Rivendell, Mr. Anderson..."
New I understand completely
Just saying - you got some stories to tell that many can relate to.
     I hate cars. - (admin) - (27)
         Correction. - (pwhysall) - (6)
             Indeed. - (admin) - (5)
                 Coil Pack? - (gdaustin) - (4)
                     Injector port. - (admin) - (3)
                         Holy Crap - (imqwerky) - (2)
                             Well, the decision was fix or replace. - (admin) - (1)
                                 I understand completely - (imqwerky)
         sounds like it slipped a timing belt :-( -NT - (boxley) - (5)
             Doesn't have one. - (admin) - (4)
                 Tensioners for the chain? -NT - (pwhysall) - (3)
                     If it were the chain - (admin) - (2)
                         No, not chain failure - (pwhysall) - (1)
                             Well, we'll find out - (admin)
         :-( I hope it's a simple fix. -NT - (Another Scott)
         I love'em - (crazy) - (12)
             Ouch. -NT - (Another Scott) - (2)
                 It was time - (crazy) - (1)
                     Knock on wood... - (jbrabeck)
             Re: I love'em - (Ashton) - (8)
                 Oh, I know it was BS - (crazy) - (7)
                     Tsk Tsk - (imqwerky) - (2)
                         But will you pay the amount he loses? - (folkert) - (1)
                             Good point :-) -NT - (imqwerky)
                     time to buy a 77 impala -NT - (boxley) - (3)
                         *chortle* - (imqwerky) - (2)
                             if I could find a 78 I would be driving it -NT - (boxley)
                             GMB was my brother's 1st car -NT - (crazy)

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