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I had to get my alarm taken out, because they said that might be the problem. They told me it was installed very poorly, although the technician who removed it didn't think it was all that bad. He said the alarm itself was about the cheapest crap you could buy, though (the brand was Micro). I haven't really even used the alarm itself for more than a year, because I was tired of it going off for no reason all the time. I do miss the keyless entry, though. Anyway, the car actually ran smoothly for a few hours after he took it out. On the way home, though, the transmission got so jerky, it felt like the car was about to fall apart.

I brought it to the dealership the next day, and they cleared the codes out of the BCM computer, saying that might fix it. It didn't. I brought it in the following Monday. This time, the tech plugged his computer into the car and had me drive it until we got it to stall (in all the driving they'd supposedly done with the car, they never had any problems with it, even though i had them most of the time). I got another rental, and left it there for another day.

When I picked it up, they told me they had replaced a wiring harness between the crankshaft sensor and the alternator. Apparently, the wires were installed in such a way that they were touching part of the air conditioning system. The casing had melted off of two of them, leaving the wires exposed, so that when the car was tilted upward (going up a hill) or made a wide left turn, they would touch and short out. I've had it back for almost a week now, and haven't really had any problems with it, so hopefully that took care of everything.

So, all in all, that's:
10 trips to the dealership (roughly)
3 rentals
80 dollars spent (removing the alarm and upgrading one of the rentals)

Also, I spent half the day Friday running around between campuses and dealing with nasty, bitchy BCC people trying to get enrolled in this religion class that Dani told me I needed, only to find out it was the wrong one. I logged on and got into the right one in about five minutes. Punk-ass woman.


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Aug. 20th, 2007 12:37 am (UTC)
The car alarm wasn't so great anyway. It's not a blow. I'm glad that your car is FINALLY fixed. That was a nightmare! At least it didn't cost a ton of money though.

And I'm sorry dude that I put you through that ;_;
Jul. 12th, 2008 06:36 am (UTC)
Yo, keep that collar popped!
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