Friday, July 23, 2010


My husband tells me I'm cursed when it comes to cars. I tend to have the worst luck with them. Current case in point: My car has a dying wheel bearing so it is parked until I can take it to the shop next week so I drive his to the bus stop. I drive it the less than a mile to the bus stop and the check engine light comes on. Turns out either it is something really easy to fix or something really bad. We're hoping for the really easy. The easy is cleaning the air intake valve or replacing the PCV valve. Bad is replacing the MAP sensor. While an easy fix, it is the more expensive fix, of course. Here's to hoping it was just a random occurrence and it will correct itself. That can happen, right? Please? I don't want to be cursed as bad luck for cars forever.


Marianne said...

I'm cursed, too, when it comes to cars. I bought myself a new vehicle last summer and 3 of the 4 corners of it need repair! I hope yours is an easy fix!

Heather said...

Stopping by from ICLW. issues. I hate them--cars and the problems that come along with them. I am forever paranoid that my 11 year-old car will conk out on me for good one day soon.

Loved your 10 things list!

Jackie said...

Ugh, I'm sorry to hear about the car troubles. In my household, it's my husband who is cursed - when I had my own car, I was always afraid to let him drive it because it always came back with a new issue. Hopefully you just need a quick and inexpensive repair to get back on the road :) Good luck!

foxy said...

We just took our car in for its servicing, and they came back with a list of SIX THOUSAND dollars worth of work that the car needs. Are you sh!tting me? The car isn't even worth that much. crap crap crap. I told them thank you very much and drove away - it still drives, so how bad could it really be?

Don't look to me for any good car karma!

Liddy said...

Hoping your car is an easy fix.

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Liddy said...

Hoping your car is an easy fix.

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heartincharge said...


Groaning for you. I have actually always been spoiled when it comes to cars but in 2010, the cars have turned on me. Transmission, radiator, air conditioning, roters (sp?). It's been tough.

I hope your luck turns around!

Kakunaa said...

I am cursed in general ;-P Could have just been a misfiring piston...that's what ours does. Yay for crocheting!!! HAPPY ICLW! (#78)

Suzy, Not a Fertile Myrtle said...

Ugh. Car troubles are the pits! Hope it's nothing major.

~Happy ICLW~