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Nov 26, 2011

I TOLD YOU SO

The following is a quote from a comment I made on Facebook on November 13th.
I have a leak in my car...did I mention I have a leak in my car...a leak, remember? I am sure I mentioned several times over the last couple months that I have a leak in my car...a leak...as in musty smell and my radio turning off and on all on its own...leaking...in my car....tons of moisture inside my windows...did I mention that? Right.
Just went to go to Costco....opened my car door in the driveway and found 2 inches of water in the car and it won't start....
Jeez...I am sure I mentioned that I must have a leak at some point over the last 2 months...didn't I?”

pasaat

Honestly no one paid attention to my concerns. I could walk up to my car with the keys still in my hand and the radio would be playing loud and clear in the car. The radio was running directly off the battery and I couldn’t shut it off. Have you seen the Stephen King movie Christine? Ya. Like that.

Last weekend my rear windshield wiper started to run all on its own. Couldn’t shut it off and had to keep squirting washer fluid so it wasn’t scraping on a dry window. This made the demon possessed self playing radio seem like a minor detail.

Well my car is now fixed. Another $500.00 down the drain or should I say to help it drain. They removed my seats and carpets to dry everything out over 5 days.

Meanwhile they were looking for the leak. Turns out there are drainage channels for the sunroof and they were clogged with debris so the rain was pouring right into my car and playing havoc with the electrical system. The sunroof doesn’t leak at all…it was just the clogged drainage channels. Good to know people.

So tell me this. When you have a concern about your car or your appliances or anything like that does it take a major meltdown before it gets the attention it deserves or does the more mechanical person in your life attend to the issues right away?

Did I mention that I had a leak in my car?

11 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh my, cute post but I am sure it didn't feel cute or funny. So glad they found the problem and got it fixed. No, I have to take it to the shop, the Mr. doesn't do it at all. HUgs, Marty

Diane said...

Every car I have ever owned, I keep for years. The ol' bessy I have now, when she is sick first I talk to her real nice, if that doesn't work I just ignore it and when it finally breaks down I tell mechanic to fix it real cheap. Ol' Bessy, she is faithful! Diane

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

I am happy that they finally found the answer to your problems, maybe you should buy a lottery ticket, this is certainly your day.

Did you have a leak?

In your car?

We used to have Fiat, gold colored, that should have been a warning first thing. I drove it to College each day. And each time it rained it would stall, it rains here a lot. I would tell my Dad that the car stalled all the time when it rained, after all aren't they from Spain, where there is no rain?

He never believed me, untillllllll one day he stalled on the train tracks, in the rain, and the train was a coming....

He made it, by the skin of his teeth....

And then he came home and said, "this car stalls in the rain."

Hmmmmhmmmmm. Right Dad.

Hope that they fixed everything good.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

Sue said...

Lori, About 12 years ago, I was driving my son home from a night football practice. Suddenly, the interior lights started flashing, the horn started blaring, and the window locks kept clicking!!! People in front of me thought I was honking at THEM and signaling for them to move over! I got more than a few middle fingers waved at me.

My then 12 year old was freaking out about our car being possessed! I didn't want to drive on the interstate, so I drove to my husband's business so we could switch cars! Let HIM get the finger! LOL

he next day I took the car in to the dealer; they tore the car apart and found that the floor under the back seat was FULL of water! Seems that our son's water jug had a leak in it and everyday on the ride home from football practice, it spilled out excess water. That caused the electrical security system to short out and make the car honk, blink lights, and lock and unlock the doors!!!! The mechanics drained and dried the car out, much like your guys did, and I never had that problem again because I bought a new water jug!!!
Only US!!!!

Blondie's Journal said...

Did you say you had a leak? lol!

I can never rely on hubs to fix my car...it's mine and I have to deal with it. It does not make him refrain from telling me how I got ripped off, how the mechanic is a thief, etc.

It truly sounds like you car was possessed!! But I'm glad the demons are now gone. But not your $500.00.

XO,
Jane

RobinfromCA said...

If you have a leak in your car and nobody is there to validate it - does it really exist? All I can say is that next time something goes wrong you can remind him of the $500 and tell him he got off cheap.

My hubby had a $2,700 ignore-the-wife-when-she-says-there's-a-funny-noise experience in October. Yep, new transmission. The guy at Aamco said if we had come in right away all they would have had to do is service the transmission for about $100 and it would have been good. But...ignoring = clogging and ignoring the "noise" from the clogging = new transmission.

I am glad your car isn't spontaneously making music now! That's just kind of creepy...

Robin

Peg said...

Aren't those kinds of things annoying! Actually I have to say my mechanical person is really good at listening to me and going out to check things when I say I hear a strange noise, or fell something weird. Never had a 'ghost' like this though, so not sure how he'd react if I said the radio came on all on its own.

MiMi said...

Argh!! That's freaking annoying!

Kasia said...

It was a water demon, Im sure :) At least its fixed now! LOL Yes, Im like that too btw.. lol

Hugs,

Sigrun said...

I'm glad everything is A-OK.

Cass @ That Old House said...

If a woman has a problem with her car, and no man is there to say "Yup, that's a problem," then in MOST worlds that problem doesn't exist.

Until the man experiences it, freaks out, and gets it fixed.

I'm sure you know this by now!

This past week just flew by -- I never even READ anyone else's blog, let alone posted. Plus, we were dealing with the sad realization that my father in law is losing ground to Alzheimer's and this is very upsetting -- I'm watching my Mom all over again.

I can't blog about it, because Howard's dad loves to read my blog!

Ah well ... stuff happens, you know?
(I cleaned that up.)

Cass

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