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Tuesday Truth - Give Me A Break!

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This is a venting one.

I find myself screaming "Come On! Enough already!"

The van.  Transmission... AGAIN!

2 years ago our ol' Dodge Grand Caravan had us making that fateful vehicle decision- New transmission or New-ish van?  We traded in our Dodge and found a 2002 Honda Odyssey.  Car payments had to be included into our budget now (crap) but we needed this van.

A few months down the road something wasn't working right with this new-to-us van so, after a trip to our local mechanics, we found out that the transmission was going out.  What?!?  I contacted the car dealer and they took care of a majority of the replacement but we still had to pay a portion.  I was not happy.

The thing is, we were finally recovering from another situation when our car broke down 150 miles from home when we were on vacation.  We had it towed home and the mechanic put a new transmission in it however, he put it in backwards.  Yes, backwards.  That was a whole other fiasco.  So, well, anyway.

Here we are today, with a van that has a transmission that is almost 2 years old and it's going out.  You would think I was climbing mountains!  Going 4-wheeling!  In this van!  But no.  I am going to the grocery store, to school, tootling around town taking care of what needs to be taken care of.  I put a call into the automotive place that replaced this transmission 2 years ago and he said this shouldn't be happening.  Really??  He said he would call me back.

I'm waiting.

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