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Every damn time we get our feet under us and things start looking up or going in the direction we've been waiting for, something comes along and fucks with our plans. EVERY damn time.

Husband had a double hernia (bilateral) surgery six months ago and missed several months of work. Thankfully it was an on-the-job injury and L&I covered everything. Two months ago, he strained a tendon while on the job and thinks it's related to the hernia and the lack of PT after surgery. Still waiting on the case to be reopened.

About three weeks ago his car went down with a clutch issue. Got our tax return back and got his car into the shop the other day to get it fixed. So far, things are going mostly according to plan. Until tonight. After driving it no problem all day, it wouldn't start at the grocery store and jumping it didn't help.

Thanks to friends, we're home now but we have no vehicles and need to figure out a way to get my car to the mechanic to get it fixed as well. This will be the 3rd starter in 2 years. I F***ing hate that van and if I weren't paying on it, I'd shove it over a cliff on fire. Oh! And I think there's a mouse living in my van somewhere. Found a nest of shredded napkins in the glove box and the soft bag I kept my sunglasses in was all chewed up.

ETA after 12 comments: I left out some critical information: The vehicle with the starter problems is MY van, not his car. He is only facing clutch issues, which are being fixed. I was tired an pissed when I originally posted this last night.
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Have you checked out the fuel pumps in DH's car? If it's trying to start and turning over, it's more than likely not electrical. It could also be the clutch switch.
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Seriously 2020 can go f**k its self already
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It seems weird to me that the starter would keep going out on his car. I would have that checked. There is something else going on there that's causing that. You need to get to the root of the problem.

As for the mouse, that's easy enough to fix. Take everything that they can make a nest out of, out of the car for awhile. Also, don't keep food in there. And make sure you clean up the seats after your kids are done eating back there.

I'm sorry your having a rough time. It will get better. Just breathe.
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Can you trade the car for a different one? It doesn't have to be paid off to trade it.
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I feel your pain. For us, it's the "Rule of Three." If one bad thing goes down, it's nearly inevitable that two other things will happen in quick, or rapid, succession. And very often it involves my car. It's almost comical at this point...
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Deep breath.
Some of us get kicked down every step of the way.
Just breath and handle business.
You rogueish demon-sired flibbertigibbet! :evil:
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agander2017 wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:52 am
It seems weird to me that the starter would keep going out on his car. I would have that checked. There is something else going on there that's causing that. You need to get to the root of the problem.

As for the mouse, that's easy enough to fix. Take everything that they can make a nest out of, out of the car for awhile. Also, don't keep food in there. And make sure you clean up the seats after your kids are done eating back there.

I'm sorry your having a rough time. It will get better. Just breathe.
Sometimes remanufactured starters aren't remanned properly. My neighbor is employed by Auto Zone and told me to never get a remanned electrical anything from them.
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Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:03 am
Seriously 2020 can go f**k its self already
Wake me up when November (and the election) ends.
Op I'm sorry. I hope it gets better.
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I know that feeling. Every. Damn. Time. We get ahead something comes up. This time it was the handle on my van. Cost me $200 to fix. It's not a huge expense, but it cuts into my budget, for sure.
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