atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,
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atomic_fungus

#291: More Jalopy stuff

Replaced the driver's side tie rod end today, just because I figured that I'd better do it.

$11.41 for the part, and less than an hour's time--what the hell? If it keeps the guys at the mechanic's from telling me I need a new tie rod end...

The only problem is that the toe is way the hell off now.

I'm not kidding; I tried driving the car and it was squirrely as a mofo. Looking at it sitting in the driveway I see that the tires are actually pointed like this: /---\

How the hell could I have gotten the toe that far off?

Anyway, I then spent 10 bad minutes trying to get the van out of the driveway. I managed to do it, despite the fact that the Fiero (which was parked behind the van) wouldn't start, and the van got stuck. For a few ghastly moments I was sure that I was going to have to call a freaking tow truck to get the van out without damaging the Fiero in the process, but after some cussing, digging, and the smashing of a cinder block with a BFH*, I was able to get the van out without causing any property damage.

Argh.

* "BFH" means "Big F---ing Hammer"
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