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Back to the shop for me (updated)

Update: it’s back, and it’s...fixed/broken.

Transmission is still in bad shape, but I don’t need 1st gear as long as I stay out of mud pits, so I can live with it for now. Probably get a Tremec replacement after I’ve recovered from this expenditure.

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I had a large array of noises remediated, which is wonderful. Motor mounts, control arms, driveshaft bouncing off the exhaust. That last awful metal-on-metal noise in particular made it just too painful to drive (I still have a mild case of what I’d call PTSD if that wouldn’t in fact demean those who really suffer from it).

So, 3 weeks and 3k later, it’s drivable and safe again.


If you’re keeping track, this is approximately the 40th time in 6 years the Jeep has gone in for repairs.

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(I wish that were an exaggeration.)

Between the joys of communicating through a mask and the amount of detail I need to supply (especially since this is a new shop without any history with my lemon), I decided to print out a document.

I thought I’d share it (slightly de-contented to avoid defamation lawsuits from any local transmission shop) to dissuade anyone who ever has delusions that they’d like to buy an old Jeep.

(Sorry, CoFL. You’ve been warned.)

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