First, I’m not blaming the transmission shop. The Honda seems to have a unique problem. I will not say . . ok . . I will say it. I think it’s time for the Honda to go . . to the Honda graveyard or to someone who can work on Hondas or to someone who just doesn’t care if it leaves them stranded. It’s never left us stranded but I can see that happening.
Last month we took it to the transmission shop. Whether it’s the actual transmission or not . . who knows, but it’s something related to what transmission shops work on because our regular mechanic won’t work on it. So it stayed in the shop a few days. Vince had researched on the internet (Vince is NOT a mechanic!) and thought he knew what was wrong. That’s kinda like us researching our medical issues and going to the doctor for a prescription and telling them what’s wrong and you that usually doesn’t go over so well, right?
So, Vince talked to the transmission guys and they agreed that what Vince was telling them was pretty much the most common problem they saw in the old Honda CRVs. They changed the part – close to $600. Got it home .. it was doing the same thing but something else so . . back to the shop this past Monday (a week ago yesterday). They kept it, changed a part or two. Nope. Didn’t fix it. Called someone else, decided on another part that had to be ordered. Thought they would have it fixed by Friday but if not, it would be Monday. Didn’t hear from them yesterday so later in the afternoon, Vince called.
They want him to come in today, go for a drive with them, let them explain “the plan of action”. Does that sound scary?
Me: What do you think that means?
Vince: I’m not sure.
Me: I think it means they’re going to tell you the repairs are going to cost more than the car is worth.
Vince: I think it means they aren’t sure and they don’t really want to start changing out parts and running up a bill with things that aren’t going to fix it.
Me: What will you do?
Vince: I guess just bring it home and drive it til it stops running.
Hmmm . . I wanted to say . . you won’t catch me riding in it! And then I wanted to say . . you make a choice to drive a car you know is about to fall apart . . don’t call me to come and get you. But, I didn’t say any of that because I’m a good wife! 🙂
In the past few months, we’ve bought four new tires, had the timing belt changed, had new shocks/struts put on it, and seems like something else but I can’t remember what. It’s a 2001 – it’s 20 years old! Cars, even Hondas, do not last forever . . but . . what do I know??