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Old 12-24-2006, 09:56 PM   #1
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Look what Santa brought me early today!!!!

A big ing red tow truck!!!!!





Was out for a drive cause it was really nice today. Heading to wash the car at a buddies house. Pulled out onto the highway from a sidestreet and hammered it. Soon as I did I hear a clunk, thunk, clunk...put it in nuetral and coasted to the side of the road. Horrible confused at this point and hoping maybe I just imagined it. I slowwly let the clutch out to try and start again and right past the friction point the car shakes bad and same clunking. At this point I had to refrain from punching my windshield clear out and sat for a second to clear my head. Called a few people, then called AAA to come tow it. As I'm waiting I'm trying to figure what just broke. Car was still on so I revved the engine a few time...perfectly fine, thankfully not the engine. Shifted through all the gears and shifted fine, but again shuttered bad when I started to let the clutch out. So my consensus and what I'm praying for is I snapped an axle or joint.
Then some more fun began when the tow truck driver got it all hooked up, started off. If you are from around the midwest and possibly elsewhere you may have heard of the gigantic Ricart megamall, this place is seriously massive, every car ever, RV's, heard they have a Miata test track or something. Anyways, I live like 5 min from there and was a mile or so past my house so we just headed there. Get there, totally gated up. Called the security office and asked the guy to open the gate.."Sorry, all closed up today nothing I can do [hangs up] ". At this point I was so pissed that the largest dealership in the midwest can't even help me I gave the guy the finger. Get back in the tow truck with my aunt following and head to another dealership where it sits now. Eagerly awaiting someone to tell me how much of my birthday and x-mas money I have to spend and how much more in debt I'll be.
Luckily, my g-ma is letting me borrow her car. An 01 PT crusier totally loaded and only 3400 miles on it. Car is terrible to drive but the heated seats are great. Anyways, tuesday morning I'm calling and hoping to find more about it. I'll keep you posted. Hope everyone else's x-mas eve went better.


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Old 12-24-2006, 10:00 PM   #2
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Damn, sounds like a real kick in the balls. Hope everything turns out OK.
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Old 12-24-2006, 10:03 PM   #3
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that's pretty shitty........
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Old 12-24-2006, 10:08 PM   #4
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jeeez that sucks, so wait, did you find out whats wrong with the car?
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that doesn't sound like you had a great day...sorry that happened!
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jeeez that sucks, so wait, did you find out whats wrong with the car?
Nah not yet. Dealership wont be open till tuesday but I'm calling ASAP to see if they have looked at it and can determine what is wrong.
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Old 12-24-2006, 10:23 PM   #7
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I'm sorry dude that really blows. I hope everything works out for you and your wallet :/
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That really sounds like a busted axle. Same symptoms when my 03zx3's axles went kaput.
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Old 12-24-2006, 10:28 PM   #9
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I posted same thread on another forum and one guy said his buddy had an 04SVTF and his differential took a crap on him. Oh man, I'm so praying its just the axle.
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This is the saddest look what i got thread i've seen on here. I got my car at Ricart. They have sweet deals but I've never heard great reviews on their customer service. Too bad you are so close to them. Otherwise I'd say go to Germain. Never heard bad about them and my family has just started going there and loving there service.
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