After 8 years and over 153k miles, my Fusion had its first mechanical failure: my slushbox suddenly got a lot slushier on my way home from work yesterday. I thought I noticed some slight slipping during my 62 mile trek to work in the morning but all Hades broke loose during the afternoon traffic on the way home. All sorts of rough shifting, momentary refusal to upshift, starting from a stop in 2nd (or 3rd?), and culminating with “holy crap will this thing grab enough to get me home?” for the last 10 miles. Shopping for LKQ and Car-Part replacements now before I head down to the salvage yards of Otay to see what’s local. Not my favorite way to burn a PTO day.


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