Well winter is here.
CHRISTINE IS BACK!!!! Sorry no pics. I forgot. still looks just like it always has.
This morning I was laying in bed, debating on whether or not to go back to sleep. when Tim called. HE needed me to look at a truck he was working on. SO I got dressed and headed down.
HE had a 97 S10 Pickup on the lift that had a noise in the drive train. He thought it was the u joints, but I didn't think so they had no slack in them. After some poking and prodding we decided to drive it.
Almost instantly I heard the noise. An odd thumping from the back of the truck. When we got out on the road I got in the bed of the truck and listened while he drove it. After about 50 feet I knew it was emanating from the center of the driveline, not the ends. So we went back to the shop and got it back up on the lift.
The owner of the truck showed up as we were looking at it. He insisted it was u joints. I kept showing him they were tight. Then I got Tim's grease gun and greased the center slip yoke (2 piece shaft) and the noise went away. Amazing what grease does. We did show him he needs a new carrier bearing since his is about gone.
I headed home.
Sam was here. His van wasn't steering right. I looked at it and the power steering pump is shot. It is pouring out of the pump. I told him I wasn't happy about having to replace that right now. He just needs to make do for a while.
Then we loaded up tools in BettyBlue. Sam followed me in his van since we were headed in the direction he lives.
We went down tot a pull a part lot in Shelby.
One of the first trucks I looked at had the hood laying in front of it. Being that it wasn't cold I didn't give a second though to stepping on it without looking. Bad move. IT was full of ice. I nearly killed myself. I wrenched my back really good.
After searching thru every S10 they had we finally found a power steering bracket for Christine. I have had the one that was on it welded up once. It broke on the guy who bought it. I guess she didn't like him.
The junkyards dog was in the office going all spazzoid with a ball. We played with him a bit.
Sam wanted Arby's so I led him down back roads across town. The cashier really thought he was something. She kept coming over to the table to make sure he didn't need anything. LOL.
HE headed home. I headed for Autozone. I had to get some engine degreaser for the bracket. It was more grease than aluminum.
I got home and sent Steph a text to come out. I wanted her to get the tools out of the bed. She said no. I asked why. She was gone with a friend. Her graduating class was having a get together so they went. Her friend Anna picked her up.
SO I staggered in and got on my massaging cushion.
Tomorrow we have to take Emily;'s Honda down to get the Takata airbag recall done on it. She is out of town so she doesn't need it for a couple of days.