- Get the stuff fixed to pass inspection ( two tires and a windshield wiper...didn't realize that was a inspection thing!)
- Take a look at the heat issue
- Take a look a the funny throttle yesterday (if I attempted to put more than a feather's weight of pressure, truck would pulse)
Under $500 later, I have a Truck that passed inspection, a SPARE TIRE, and an experience with a mechanic where I didn't feel like an a$$hole for asking them to fix something.
The Throttle was apparently a clog in the fuel line. The heat is a slightly longer tale.
Apparently there are two tiny leaks in my truck: one in the radiator and one in the intake(I think?). These leaks are really tiny, and could not cause a significant loss in fluid for months, or years. The Mechanic said if I planned on keeping the truck for "a long time" I should replace them...at ~$1000.00.
Considering my truck is 10 years old and has over 100,000 miles, I don't know how long term I'll still have the truck.
I mean, I love my truck, but with the impending arrival of kid #2, having a vehicle that can only seat 2 adults, or one adult and one car seat doesn't seem practical. I'd like to keep it for another year, just to gain a little more ground before having to buy another car.
..or more likely the MINIVAN Robyn wants :)