The Joplin Transmission people have truly been amazing and we think very highly of them so none of the CRV problems are their fault. This is a problem with having OLD vehicles and having an OLD husband who will not buy a new car! 🙂
Seriously, I gripe and moan and complain about our vehicles but, even with what we’ve spent recently, we’re much better off as far as costs go by having the vehicles we have vs. buying new ones and paying personal property taxes and full coverage insurance and, we both feel our vehicles are actually made better than some of the newer ones.
Here’s the deal with the CRV — five years ago Honda stopped making axles for the CRV. After market axles just don’t seem to be exactly the same. It was about five years ago that Vince had an axle changed when we were in Texas. The transmission shop here said they tried three different axles and they’re leaving the “best” on it.
They told Vince it definitely isn’t the transmission; it isn’t going to leave him stranded, there’s just going to be a brief time of vibration around 30 mph. If you’re going from zero to 60, it is a “brief” vibration but if the speed limit is 30 or 35, it ain’t so brief and it’s like riding over drunk bumps on the side of the road.
But . . it isn’t my car; it isn’t my choice; whether it’s fixed or not isn’t going to change anything for me so I’m happy if Vince is happy. He is happy because they’ve assured him it isn’t going to break or leave him stranded.
Now . . onto the next problem I face, which currently is this little yellow airplane that has flown by about
20 40 times. He must be practicing – the airport is close but honestly, he should be getting dizzy by now .. so many loops by here. It’s yellow and it’s like a bumble bee buzzing out there. The first time he passed, I said “That plane is too close!” Vince said “It was a truck going down the road.” I said “Oh, I thought it was plane!” Then, I looked out the window and it was passing again.
That photo is taken from my window. I suppose I kinda wish I was up there having fun too!