I recently gave my 92 Accord an overhaul. RockAuto had everything
I needed in its catalogue, and I saved so much, that I was able to buy more
parts (complete exhaust system manifold to muffler, new gas tank, and brake
pads and rotors for $400).
The Dealership wanted $400 just for the tank, and NAPA and
Carquest weren't much cheaper either.
I look forward to shopping on this site again.
Angela in Ontario, Canada
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Repair Mistakes & Blunders
My worst screw up was after
a brake job. I was in a hurry to take my girlfriend shopping.
We left home, headed out
onto the highway, and got up to speed. The truck just didn't
feel right...when all of a sudden...I was driving a low-rider!
I see a wheel whiz past me on down the freeway as I pulled to
Sure enough a rear wheel had come off! I had forgotten to tighten
the lug nuts!
We were ok, and no real damage to the truck
- the backing plate was just ground down a bit. My girlfriend
called a tow truck while I hunted down the missing brake drum,
I eventually found a couple hundred yards down the road across
four lanes and a median, up on top of the road cutout on
far side of the freeway. The thing that finally stopped
it was the fence. No damage to the wheel either, I just put it
I got home. To this day, my girlfriend, now my wife of
18 years, asks "Did you tighten the thingies?"
Dana in Wisconsin
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The Big Junkyard In The Sky
car was would not start at her office. The car was twenty years
old with 150K
miles worth of short trips; maybe it finally had cashed in its
chips or would start frequently stranding my wife. At the very
least it seemed like it was about time for some major part to
So I grimly loaded up my tools and headed downtown. For two
hours I tested and fiddled. The car cranked and would occasionally
run roughly for a moment but that was it. Then I tried disconnecting
and reconnecting the electrical connection into the air flow
meter box. That is the air door contraption also known as the
mass air flow sensor just after the air filter.
The car started up and ran perfectly. Ah ha,
the air flow meter box must be failing. I jumped in the car
and headed for
home. I made it about two miles and then the car stalled at
a light underneath a bridge on a dark, busy road.
There was a tap at my window. Elvis was staring in at me.
He had the hair, sparkly suit and all. He offered me his cell
phone. I never did find out why he was wearing an Elvis costume
(or was it a costume?). I was just happy it was Elvis stuck
in the car behind me rather than someone wearing a hockey mask.
I took the phone but gave the air flow meter connection thing
one more try before calling for a tow truck. The car started
right up, I gave Elvis back his phone, and drove another mile
and a half into the twilight zone before the car stalled again
and I rolled to the side of the road.
I drove the car in short bursts while cursing in long bursts
until finally giving up and leaving it in the parking lot of
a low budget hotel around midnight. I caught a taxi back to
the car I had left at the office and drove home to bed.
The next day I had the car towed home. I looked up the mass
air flow sensor choices at RockAuto.com, found the replacement
instructions in the service manual, and then I took a minute
to stop and think with a fully awake and clear head. I started
wondering when was the last time I had replaced the spark plug
wires and distributor cap on this car. I could have sworn the
parts were almost new, but time flies and it turns out it had
been six years since I had done any maintenance on the ignition
All the car needed was a set of new
spark plug wires, how embarrassing! Maybe a wire was arcing
and confusing the air
flow meter. That was about three years ago and my wife is still
happily driving that car. I had been on my way to turning the
car’s demise because of age and miles into a self-fulfilling
prophecy. If a car needed new spark plug wires at 30K miles
then expect it will also need them at 120K miles and 240K miles.
Every car will eventually go to the big junkyard in the sky,
but there is no reason to rush things!
|Joe's 1959 Pontiac Bonneville Convertible
This is my 1959
Pontiac Bonneville Convertible. The parts from RockAuto
were wheel cylinders, all brake shoes and mounting hardware,
points, rotor, distributor cap, and plug wires. And all went
well with no problems with
any of the parts. Oh...forgot a stop light switch also.
Joe in Michigan
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