So today was the second day of moving my buddy into his new place. Uh, it certainly did not go as smooth as yesterday LOL.
We had everything set to drive over to his other place to pick up the stuff, then my truck starting acting up. The transmission was slipping, the speedometer stopped working, and the dreaded “Check Engine” light came on. We pondered what to do next. At first, thinking that it was still able to drive we should just get it over to a shop. Then my buddy suggested that we stop by the “Auto Zone” car part store first, since it was very close.
We made it to Auto Zone where they do computer checks for free. They scanned the system and it came up saying “faulty speed control sensor”. My buddy and I hopped into the truck, jumped on our smart phones, and in about 10 minutes became experts on the location and method for replacing the sensor via a mix of YouTube videos and forums 🙂 Thank God for the Internet!
The part was $67, and after about half an hour tinkering around on my back under the car we got that damn thing replaced and it worked!!
There are certain things in life that give most men a sense of masculinity. Like grilling a steak, mowing the lawn, or killing that dastardly spider. I think that fixing a car ranks pretty high on that list. LOL 🙂
After the car fiasco we hit the reset button and went back to the moving plan. Everything worked out great! We finished the move, and I still had plenty of daylight left for my drive back into the country. I love the city, but I also love coming back home to my small town.
Overall pretty awesome day. We overcame adversity. Sober! Que the weekend!!!