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Archive for May 18th, 2006

It never ends

Posted in Life on May 18th, 2006

At least, not when you own an older Chevy.

You’ll remember the last car-related post where I mentioned that it blew the replacement alternator? Well, I found another problem that may have been caused by or the cause of said malady.

It seems the low-to-midrange acceleration in my car went to hell last week. The ignition would cut out for a second, unless I was A.) moving at a steady speed, B.) accelerating very carefully or C.) punching it to the floor. Definitely not conducive to happy driving or fuel economy. So, I swung in to Tolerant’s bro-in-law’s garage, and he diagnosed it as a faulty ECM unit.

That’s right, the fekking computer crapped out on me. Good news: easy to replace, actual plug-and-play equipment. Bad news: just as expensive as the alternator. If I could lay my hands on a copy of the schematics, I’d try and fix the computer instead of replacing it.

I’ve only driven it around the block so far tonight, but it seems to have done the trick nicely. I love the ten-minute fixes.