Monday, March 21, 2005


I went to visit Darin and Terence down in DC over the weekend. I had an awesome time. We did a whole lot of nothing, which was refreshing seeing the stressful week I had (notice no posts).

One thing that did happen though was that while I was there I noticed that my car was making some noises whenever I accelerated from a slow speed while turning. I wasn't sure what the issue was, but I do know that one time I almost didn't make it back because the ignition control module went bad (basically the car would randomly stall... not fun on the highway... or anywhere). I was just hoping that I would make it back OK.

I remember on the way back trying to see if my steering would keep working. Heck, losing steering while going 80 down the freeway could be cause death. At first I thought it was really going too. Every once in a while the car would just shift/lurch while driving. Eventually I attributed that to the wind though. After a while, I even figured that regardless of what the issue was, it wouldn't cause me to die, unless I spun the wheel really fast, which would cause an accident anyway.

After some more research I think I may know what the problem is. I still need to jack up the car and inspect it, but I'm suspecting that the CV boots cracked through and one of the driveshaft joints got damaged. I know that the outer boot was already cracked, but my dad told me that I should just replace the whole thing when the time came. I took his word for it.

Today I took a look at what it would take to fix the issue, and it really doesn't seem that bad. Sure, it's a pain in the ass, but it could be a lot worse. I'm just hoping that it's the cheap part that broke and not the part that costs an extra $200 to fix. That would suck. Heh. Something else for me to do this weekend. Hopefully it'll be warm so I can do this in comfort.

So... anyone want to buy me a new driveshaft or two? I could also use some shocks and a spare ICM (just in case).

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