OK. So, last night I went to move the Honda a bit...The clutch went to the floor and did not come back up and the car jumped, even when standing on the brake.
OK, so this morning, I went out and put it in neutral and gave it a shot...same response from the clutch. Put the car in neutral and it started right on up, no problem (yay!) and then I tried to put in the clutch and put it in gear. Not an option. The suggestion is that it is either 1) the clutch slave cylinder, 2) the clutch master cylinder, or 3) some leaky tubes. Worst-case should be ~$200.00. Sigh.
We had an appointment this morning. We took the Saturn, and ran a couple of errands no problem.
We came home and I called AAA to pick up the Honda. The guy came and got it - I helped and literally burned (complete with two blisters) my fingers on the steering wheel.
OK. I had just finished the third of three books from the library and we got a call to tell me that a fourth one just came in!
I decided to head over the library and return the read ones and get the new one. I put the Saturn in reverse and backed off the concrete pad and then went to put it in gear, and head out, and the clutch is dead "floppy" again, like the bushing went out again. I called the car-place and they said tow it in. I kinda lost it...we are stranded and we can't get either one when they finish them...I am frustrated by all that is happening...
I eventually calmed down and decided that it can be towed in the morning and I can go with it and then come back with one, whichever one is finished first. I know the library is not too far from the car repair place and I will go with the driver and the car, and then go to the library and wait. I guess I can take my laptop, etc. - I need to develop an exam for Monday.
I am *so* over the cars, but I am not willing to give up having one...We already decided that it is not worth replacing the AC in the Saturn, because the Honda still has working AC. But we hope that they keep on running.
Eventually we will have to put them down/let them go, but we are still allowing them to limp along...sigh. We have been eyeballing some "new" cars and we have decided that we want a station wagon-like vehicle - that will allow us to haul things (recycling, cats, items we like that are big and bulky and don't fit in the current cars). We liked the Subaru Outback and that is $34,000+ and that is WAY more than we want to pay! After seeing that, we kinda shut down the search.
Some day...some day...
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