After being down for the count for a week, the car hit the road again last night. I had it on the ground and running on Tuesday night, but I still had a couple tiny things to take care of, so I didn’t drive it to work yesterday. The car had been taking a few tries to start and the key had to be in the perfect position for the starter to actually fire. It has been getting worse for about a month and I was getting concerned.
After doing some research yesterday, I determined that the ignition switch was likely the cause of the issue. I tossed a new one last night, and the car fires right up the second the key hits the “start” position. Much better! That puts me at ease heading into my trip tomorrow. Here is a crappy cell shot my friend Mark took of me buttoning the car up on Tuesday night:
Huge thanks to Nick, Mike, and Mark for hooking me up with a replacement transmission and lending a hand with the install. I drove the car to work today and it is crazy how much smoother the shifts are. My old trans must have been majorly messed up. It’s weird to shift into fifth without the dreaded grind or needing to double clutch, lol.
In a little over 24 hours I will be heading to Chicago for WekFest! Really looking forward to the trip. I’ll try to do a couple of posts during the event a writeup afterward. Looking forward to it!