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Car Problems

I don't think I mentioned it, but last week I started having car problems. The alternator went bad and the battery died while I was driving to work. I ended up going over to Napa and buying a new one and then one of my friends at work put it in my car for me. So with that problem resolved, I was hoping I would be car problem free for a little bit longer. Not so!

I was driving around with Ashley tonight. We were looking for a Mexican restaurant that was open late so we could get our taco cravings squelched. We stopped at the Azteca in Burien, got out of the car, but they had just closed. Trying not to be discouraged, we walked back to my car. But when I tried to start it, it wouldn't start. We ended up calling my Dad, he came out and tried to help us but to no avail. The car is still in the Azteca parking lot and my dad drove Ashley and I to our respective houses.

I hate cars. I don't have to work tomorrow, so I'm going to have to go back tomorrow and recover my car, but I'm not sure what I'm going to do beyond that. I guess I have to tow it somewhere.

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kayetea
Jun. 23rd, 2005 08:25 am (UTC)
sucks about your car.. but next time you need late night mexican La Cantina Cosina on Broadway is open untill 2am! ;)
patrick
Jun. 23rd, 2005 11:02 am (UTC)
They serve food that late too?
kayetea
Jun. 23rd, 2005 04:55 pm (UTC)
yep.. and its good
misskarin
Jun. 23rd, 2005 08:25 am (UTC)
I hate car problems because once they start they never seem to stop.
ugh ...
My car needs a new air conditioner, its time for new brakes, the oil leak needs to be found and repaired and of course all of this costs money...
bleh blah bleh.

You have my sympathies :)
patrick
Jun. 23rd, 2005 11:02 am (UTC)
They always come in waves and it's always expensive! Oh how I hate cars.
tyrven
Jun. 23rd, 2005 12:01 pm (UTC)
God, that sucks so bad. I hate having car troubles; it makes going anywhere stressful.
llarian
Jun. 23rd, 2005 12:15 pm (UTC)
Ick. I put a Napa alternator in my Eclipse before I got rid of it when the old one died a few miles from my house. It lasted a whole 3 months, then I was left with a dead alternator yet again. I hate those things.

Pay the extra dollars for a Bosch next time. They have a kick ass warranty, and if you break down with an "alternator related" issue (you'd be amazed at how easy it is to convince your alternator the become an issue quickly), they'll give you free roadside service and towing without any sort of AAA membership.
phatfhorn
Jun. 23rd, 2005 05:27 pm (UTC)
No good at all...
nemo
Jun. 25th, 2005 12:23 am (UTC)
Man, sorry to hear about the car. The most recent work done should be your first place to look. Check the alternator, connections, even belts.
patrick
Jun. 25th, 2005 12:27 am (UTC)
We took it to an autoshop and they are saying that the distributor has shorted out.
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