That’s right. Just the word joint.
I found out that some friends that we know, who also happen to know about vehicles, think that the constant velocity joint in our van needs some work.
My first thought was HUH? I know, I know, not very intelligent sounding. However, being told that something with that name could put our van out of commission kind of stunned me at first. Since then, I have been trying to think of someone who would be willing to work on a front wheel drive van that is from 1989.
Not very many people have volunteered the information that they might know what to do in that case. I didn’t even ask for a volunteer to do any work for free, just looked for someone who knew how and would be willing to be thought of as a mechanic in this case. Especially when I told them that the van was a Dodge, they would get this kind of distant look in their eyes and then they would kind of mumble.
I found out that Dodge likes to make their vehicles with one-of-a-kind type of nuts and bolts that need special tools. The tool would cost more that our van might be worth in money. We NEED this van however since 4 people rely on it. Some of those people have bad heart troubles, diabetes, arthritis, and other stuff going on. So, the old van is important. Now what? Still thinking……..