May 2006


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It never ends

At least, not when you own an older Chevy.

You’ll remember the last car-related post where I mentioned that it blew the replacement alternator? Well, I found another problem that may have been caused by or the cause of said malady.

It seems the low-to-midrange acceleration in my car went to hell last week. The ignition would cut out for a second, unless I was A.) moving at a steady speed, B.) accelerating very carefully or C.) punching it to the floor. Definitely not conducive to happy driving or fuel economy. So, I swung in to Tolerant’s bro-in-law’s garage, and he diagnosed it as a faulty ECM unit.

That’s right, the fekking computer crapped out on me. Good news: easy to replace, actual plug-and-play equipment. Bad news: just as expensive as the alternator. If I could lay my hands on a copy of the schematics, I’d try and fix the computer instead of replacing it.

I’ve only driven it around the block so far tonight, but it seems to have done the trick nicely. I love the ten-minute fixes.

2 replies to “It never ends”

  1. Kylanath Says:

    *chuckle* Good luck on finding compy schematics – that’s the one thing I’ve never seen in all of the various manuals lying around the house. Everything else but.

  2. BtNG Says:

    Ahhh, the joys of auto repair. After spending all that money to get my car fixed, I found out today that I have to drive someone else’s van to my gig this weekend….I could have saved the cash for a week.