Took the Jeep in to get the winter tires put on and an alignment.
Got a call from the shop.
It's going to need $2000 worth of repairs. U-joints and pitman arms and various and sundry. Yes, it's got damned near 300,000 miles on it.
But still, Arrgh!
It's cheaper than a new vehicle I suppose. But damn, $2000. Ouch!
Sunday, October 4, 2009
It's Always Something
Posted by Jim Wright at 4:48 PM
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Ouch - that sucks.ReplyDelete
cough::I have a 2001 Cherokee for sale Less than 100K miles.::cough
dude, $250 in parts and tools, and a couple hours, and you can do it yourself, dana 30 axles are a breeze to work on, and dana 44's are not any harder, the hardest part on that whole deal is pulling the pitman arm, that requires a puller.ReplyDelete
ball joints and rod ends are another deal entirely thoughReplyDelete
I don't have the time at the moment.
And yes we are talking ball joints and rods too and a couple other major items. The price quoted is actually a pretty good deal.
That's why you're getting paid the big bucks...so you can support your Jeep!!ReplyDelete
Oh, and ouch.
Did ball joints on the 1996 Blazer recently -- and I'm not even making the big bucks.ReplyDelete
But, I do like driving in straight lines and not having major pieces fall off or great bodily harm occurring. (grin)
Yeah, that was my thought too, Phil.ReplyDelete
Ah well, if I was in Alaska, I'd come over and fix it for parts and beer, sorry.ReplyDelete
For $2K it might be cheaper for me to fly you to AK and buy you a six pack.ReplyDelete
I dont drink cheap beerReplyDelete