We've been loaned a tool

@GardenGerty (88853)
Marion, Kansas
January 8, 2017 9:40pm CST
The car we had been driving the most, up until the day after Christmas, needed new brakes. When hubby was doing them, we saw a broken part that needs replaced. No problem, we got the part. Hubby proceeded to try to remove the broken part and has succeeded except for one crucial bolt. Said bolt has been air hammered, twisted, cut, chiseled and still remains in place, in the way of replacement. So the Monte Carlo is not drive-able, the wheel would fall off. Due to car issues we bought another car that we knew of. It has had a complete engine rebuild. The seller did call us and tell us it needed one CV axle replaced. Actually they both needed replaced. He offered to pay labor. We got the parts. The mechanic that did the work does mechanic work as a sideline out of his home.While he fixed the Focus today, hubby asked him about the issue. Especially after the Focus also had a bolt problem. The long and short of it is that the mechanic has let my husband borrow a tool that will allow us to remove the bolt, so we can replace the part and get the Monte Carlo back on the road again. Very nice guy.
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@JudyEv (91862)
• Bunbury, Australia
9 Jan
It can make a huge difference just to have the right part.
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@GardenGerty (88853)
• Marion, Kansas
9 Jan
This will still take some manipulating to get the tool in to remove the bolt, but it will be very worth it. It will make the difference in getting it done.
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@Happy2BeMe (62433)
• Canada
9 Jan
Glad to hear that it all worked out and that your Monte Carlo will be back on the road soon!
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@GardenGerty (88853)
• Marion, Kansas
10 Jan
It was time for the cars to start behaving. It will be warm today, so maybe we will get it done.
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@Happy2BeMe (62433)
• Canada
10 Jan
@GardenGerty That would be nice
@sharon6345 (101189)
• United States
9 Jan
Now you will have two cars. Is that good for you? I would love just one to get me to and from that pool.
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@GardenGerty (88853)
• Marion, Kansas
9 Jan
Since we are so rural, everyone needs a car. No buses or taxis here, and our jobs are some distance away. So yes, it will be good for us to have.
@sharon6345 (101189)
• United States
10 Jan
@GardenGerty That is very good I decided I could use a car as well.
@Jessicalynnt (48191)
• Centralia, Missouri
10 Jan
did it work?
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@GardenGerty (88853)
• Marion, Kansas
11 Jan
We have not had enough daylight to try it yet. I am sure I will post when it is back on the road. By the time we get home in the afternoon the sun is going down.
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• United States
9 Jan
my brother had a monte carlo the bolt snapped on..i wonder if it's a thing..
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@GardenGerty (88853)
• Marion, Kansas
9 Jan
This was called a "trailer arm" or a "leader arm", something like that. The bolt didn't snap, but there was a break in this long piece. The long piece is attached by a bolt that will not come out. Older cars, especially where there is winter weather, get bolts stuck and they refuse to come out. However, it could be a problem that is bad in Monte Carlo's.
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@Gillygirl (15259)
• Sutton, England
9 Jan
What a kind man to lend your husband a tool. Now you can have the two cars on the road.
@GardenGerty (88853)
• Marion, Kansas
9 Jan
I think car guys like to help one another out.
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@andriaperry (28226)
• Anniston, Alabama
9 Jan
What a nice man! God is good he brought the right man into your life
@GardenGerty (88853)
• Marion, Kansas
9 Jan
Yes, we have had this man work on stuff for us in the past. If the Monte could be driven it would have gone to him, but that is not an option, so this is next best.