You can see just a hint on the 1/4 panel but there are big spots on the roof and were two spots on the hood. I did rattle can the hood as a test but it didn't match all that good (you'd think white would be white) so I am looking for a rattle can of the same paint code.
Good to hear! Glad that doing the water pump fixed your issues.
I hate driving regular cars, I'm spoiled to my jeep, as I'm sure you are.
Absolutely. I like my grabby clutch, my power, not being in 5th gear by 35, not reaching up at the drive through, being able to see above trees and other traffic to make a right on red and most importantly being able to get under it to work on it.... as you see I think about it a lot when I'm in the car.
Originally Posted by 91AzXJ
Good deal Kate!
Welp.... so maybe not such a good deal. I'm dropping my baby (and by baby I mean just turned 18) off in Pittsfield ma - over an hour from home or anyone I know. I had to run out and get cash to give him for birthday mad money. Alice doesn't start.
I briefly start to have a mini panic attack after JUST getting her back on the road. I realized quickly that wouldn't help so I go through the problem solving steps. Can hear the relay, new battery, new starter, fairly new spark plugs, new water pump and fuel pump. What. The. Hell.
So, luckily I was with my buddy Sean - someone who has enough brawn to muscle Alice around, heavy as she is. He pushed me out into the road, then down the hill. Tried once, the gears grabbed and seized and the jeep haulted. Had just enough room to try again - and I got it.
Then... as I'm pulling in to say goodbye and saying over and over to NOT TURN OFF THE JEEP - my muscle memory after a long day kicks in and I stopped the damn jeep. So, the fun part of this story comes when going downhill would take me into traffic. So, I borrowed the assistance of my cousin and a few fellow "Magic: the gathering" players at the tournament to help Sean push the jeep up the hill. Thought I had enough speed, but didn't. Then they pushed me down the hill and I got it in reverse right away.
Moral of the story is: I had a nice day with a few interspersed heart attacks, I now can pop start in both directions and I am pretty sure my replacement starter is a dud. Bringing it back tomorrow.
And to end the story on a better note - here is a size comparison of bear now for anyone who cares (mostly Andy)
Well, the issue was the brand "new" starter as I had thought. Returned it no hassle, got a new one and threw it in and she turned right over. What a sigh of relief.
The top is back on completely for the season, though the doors may still come off if we aren't expecting freezing temps in the mornings for a day or so.
The Mercury looks great - but the exhaust repair kit didn't work. I think I am going to have to really tear into the entire exhaust system to figure out what is going on (because I think it is a multitude of things). I plan to get the car on jacks this weekend and see if its something I can repair piecewise or if I should stop being so stubborn and just buy a whole new exhaust.