Thursday, July 09, 2020

So it wasn't the transmission.

The Lord smiled upon our family budget and saved us $3,000 to $4,000 to replace a transmission on a 2005 SUV.

Instead, it will be $1100 to replace the transmission fluid lines and cooler which were rusted out, causing our Expedition to peter to a halt on the interstate.

Still a blow, but not impossible.


  1. That is good news. Our cars are of a similar vintage a 2001 and 2003. The 2005 van dies four years ago.
    Who know how much longer we can keep the plates spinning and the balls in the air...

  2. I hear you. Some of those plates seem more like manhole covers at times.

    Our other car is a 2009 Impala, the first car younger than most of our children. But it's showing some creakiness, and it's just going to have to wait its turn.

    I misunderstood--it is the radiator proper which needs replacing. Too much corrosion to the connection points, which I saw with my own eyes. Not that I needed to--this set of mechanics is trust worthy. But it does explain the high cost.

    Now here's hoping the replacement radiator comes in soon.

    It can't be any worse than trying to get a dishwasher part for our idled Whirlpool, he says with an imploring note in his voice.


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