Could anything more go wrong?
November 24, 2010 7:48pm CST
So I've been having serious troubles lately with my van, nothing new honestly, I've been plagued with nothing but trouble with it since I bought it almost 3 years ago. Today, after all the issues I've been having, another problem cropped up. Seems to me like the transmission is going awry again, after replacing it only in June. The gear changes were sluggish today, they would really be felt, so I checked the fluid level. I thought it was low, but I was looking at it in the dark. I decided to top up the fluid level to see if it helped. As I was filling it, I was hearing what sounded like gushing, and sure enough, it was all leaking out as fast as it was going in. But it still looks low although the person who looked at it said it was over full. Now I'm going to have to drain some of it, I'll be getting help with that tomorrow, but it still makes me mad. I'm not amused by this, it's just one of many problems I've faced over the years and I know it's time for a new vehicle. I just don't have the money to replace it.
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25 Nov 10
Just pm me the brand and model so we can avoid buying a similar type of vehicle lol, any way in my country if a car or van is only three years old (presuming that you bought it brand new), you can get it a comprehensive insurance, the dealer sees to it that everything is fixed and gets only original parts instead of bringing it to a fly by night shop and mechanic that gives no warranty. I also prefer to change the whole transmission or bell housing instead of just a few gears, Wish you luck friend cause I know how things like this can get into your nerves especially this coming holiday when there are so many places to go to.
25 Nov 10
My van is 11 years old, bought it second hand, 2nd owner. But the original owner obviously did no maintenance to it at all, never drove it much either by the looks of it. It's a Dodge Caravan, one of the worst vehicles on the road, but the cheapest in van lines to insure.
25 Nov 10
i am sooo glad I will never be able to own a vehicle, because of my poor vision, unless of course I win the lotto, and hire someone to drive it. LOL Mind you, I do know what it's like to have everything go wrong at once. Computers can be that way too. LOL I bought a new computer earlier this month, and it's already been in the shop twice!