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Old 09-16-2011, 02:01 PM
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Ok first off I will admit to being a chrysler product guy. That is all I have ever bought until now. My wife says to me "you never let me pick out my own car" to which I respond of course I have; when she needed a larger car I let her choose between the 300m and concorde, when we needed an even larger vehicle I let her pick out which dodge minivan she wanted, when she needed an eco car I let her pick out the neon she liked the best. This time I told her I wouldn't influence her decision at all; now I am the unproud owner of a 2006 chevy trailblazer. Two weeks after purchase the alternator gives up the ghost and leaves her stranded. Now it sucks twice as much gas as my hemi does so she takes it to the shop; they say your thermostat is stuck open, your variable valve timing actuator solenoid is bad, and we noticed your upper and lower ball joints on both sides need to be replaced and it will cost 1300. Well I don't have 1300 to throw around so I bring it home put it on stands and start tearing it apart. Completely remove the lower control arm and the steering knuckle to replace ball joints? Now granted I haven't had to do them on my ram, I guess it could be a similar scenario, but I give my wife crap about the chevy and remind her constantly "this is why I buy dodge!"
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Old 09-16-2011, 05:49 PM
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If it wasnt for Chevys our tools would rust lol
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Old 09-16-2011, 11:04 PM
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Lol well I never thought of it that way.
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Did you get her under the truck to help? There's nothing like some good 'ol axle grease under the finger nails and a couple of skinned knuckles to bring validity to your recommendations.
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no comment on the perfect woman
i let her go & she made another guy a happily married man

she knew what every tool was & where it was in my 2 roll a ways & she could wrench as good as most shade tree mechanics

i sure miss her

to bad she could not weld
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my cousin had his 2000 chev truck over one day to swap out shift silenoids in the trans, we were layin under it and i sneezed, he said "bless you" which to i responded "damn chev, im alurgic to it"
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HEY! THOSE ARE FIGHTING WORDS WERE I COME FROM!!!!

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Did you get her under the truck to help? There's nothing like some good 'ol axle grease under the finger nails and a couple of skinned knuckles to bring validity to your recommendations.
Mine wont let me work alone, says something about "im an idiot and going to kill myself one of these days....shes learned as we went and can do everything but break most bolts loose, but at 5'3 100lbs she just doesnt have the leverage.
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Just an update on the chev. Its still a pos! Still sitting in the driveway had more and more parts replaced and it still doesn't run worth a damn. Back to the drawing board.
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i never had a problem with none of my chevys. ive always owned then up until now. lol
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The chevy update. After a month and a couple of weeks of down time and about 2500 dollars it is finally back on the road. Another ordeal like this one and its going to become the honorary guest at a bonfire!
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