So my car has been neglected for some time now, and is slowly dieing.
The front shocks were shot (and i found out yesterday just how bad they were)
It goes through a wheel bearing yearly *probably due to bad alignment*
needs alignment after the bearing is replaced.
so, in the spirit of keeping it alive, i have finally started to put some money into the car..
Over the past 5 years, I have only put brakes, oil changes, battery, alternator and gas into the car, oh ya and 1 set of tires
not bad really for a car that i sold the warranty back to the dealer after a year
unfortunately, years without Preventative maintenance finally caught up to me.
Last night i bought my shocks and bearing, $140 cash, not a bad deal
pulled the entire front end apart, then realized I didn't have spring compressors to swap the coil springs out.
I also forgot to figure out what bearing was shot before i took it apart (i wasn't putting it back together just to check and take it apart again) so there's 1 more night later
Anyways went out and bought a set of spring compressors, came back and finished the job, I was driving the car a day earlier than expected
all in all without the delay of running out for tools took about 1.5 hours + I painted the rusty control arms and sub frame while i was under there.
Next on my to do list
Fix my broken exhaust hanger
Fix Rust Hole
Rear Window Wiper motor
after all that maybe she'll be good enough to trade in or sell lol
maybe when the list is complete I'll clean the car, i don't think ive cleaned it in a couple years ( i know sounds bad) but when you give up and just use it as an A-B car, everything gets neglected
ya so there's my rant for the day lol, if you read this far, you must be as bored as me.