Tuesday, July 22, 2008

This Old Truck had another Repair

So, when when we bought This Old Truck, it messed up within a week. The dealer helped get it fixed, and we just had to pay $700 for labor.

One of the first things the shop told us, was that the fuel injection pump was about to go out. Later, they covered their butts and told us that no, it was something else.

This Old Truck still acted up every once in a while. Sounding like it was "missin". (It got to be more and more lately.)

Fast forward almost a year, when Hubby wrecked the truck and it went to the shop for repairs. He asked them to check the truck for Any repairs needed.

The truck did indeed need a new fuel injection pump, and had needed one for quite a time.

My hunch is that the dealer was trying to get out of paying whatever they could get by without.

So, Hubby shopped around for a couple weeks until finding the cheapest rebuilt one that was close-by. He drove to Birmingham and picked it up, then took it to a shop we chose because they also offered the lowest price for installing, and was local, just a few miles down the road.

All in all, it cost us $1700. I cringed at the thought of all that money going into This Old Truck, since he's been such a money-hog already. But safety first. I didn't want Hubby to be somewhere out in the boonies when it went out on him.