So lets go back in time to Thursday morning around 08:00. I was pulling into my parking spot at work; when I heard a "ping". Well a "ping is never good right? I was not able to take my truck out of drive. The shaft that sits on top of the steering column broke. Well I turned the truck of and put my jack under the wheel to keep it from rolling way. I then called Kevin, my brother, He told me that it is most likely this. So I had know idea how to take apart the steering column and the parking deck is not a good place for a tow-truck. So I went to work to get the toolbox and tried to get a better look at the problem. The next hour and half I took about everything to try to get a better look and see if I could take the part off to get a new one at the Ford part store. Well the 25 T star bit screws were in really good. I was able to get 6 of the 8 out by using a 20 T star bit. So my boss took me to the auto parts store to get the 24 T star bit I needed to get the other 2 out and we went to the Ford part store to see if the pictures we took could help the parts guy in getting us the new part and for only $45. He was able to get us the new part and back to the parking deck we went to fix my car. As I was installing the new part it looks like I need a hammer to put some pins in there place. So my boss and I walked back to work. He had a meeting so he said he would come back out when he was done with it. I picked up the hammer and went back to work.
Know I know what you are thinking. The title of this post is for an update on car buying. I am getting to that part. As I was walking back to the parking deck. The guy from the Subaru place gave me a call. The phone call went something like this:
Guy: Hey Keith this is Guy from the Subaru dealership. I wanted to call and find out how you are liking your new Subaru.
Me: Hey Guy, I dont own a Subaru. Nobody has called me back.
Guy: Really, that is old I am very sorry.
(As I am trying to put my truck back together without making any noise.)
Me: Yeah I have not talk to anybody since the Monday after my vist. and Guy2 said someone would call me by the end of the day. And here it is just about 2 weeks later.
Guy: Well let me find out what is happening and I will give you a call back by the end of the day and if I do not talk to you I will leave a voice mail.
(hangs up the phone.)
I go on fix my truck and the shifter feels great.
I then go back to work and for a great tempo run, then drank a few beers.
Well I will ask the question. Did I get the phone call or a voice mail?
The answer is No. I even looked at my missed calls and nothing.
So speaking this is my day off of work I am going to give them a call and tell them I am no longer going to do business with them. So cousin I might be heading your way some time soon.
I might have a lead on my bike not sure if it will pan out. I need to call the PD.