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Car Troubles [Jul. 4th, 2009|12:08 pm]
Roy Janik
My poor Mini is not fixed.

I took Sir Frances Drake into the mechanic because he was revving up and losing power and basically failing to automatically shift and being really dangerous. They fixed something (a sensor on the transmission) and hoped that was it.

He did fine for 2 days, but last night the problem returned and them promptly got much worse. We were driving on MLK, and then it revved up, there was a huge THUNK like something large and metal had fallen out of the car, and now it pretty much has no power. It'll start fine, rev really high, and just do nothing.

I fear that my transmission is toast. I renewed my AAA membership last night, so at some point I need to get him towed back to the mechanic's.

I really don't like dealing with this, and I really don't want to deal with the cost of a new transmission if that turns out to be necessary.
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