Sunday, August 30, 2009
Parking Brake Redux
My Oldsmobile is still in the shop. They couldn't get the cable off the mechanism without damaging it. It takes awhile to get the parts for 16 year old cars made by a failing U.S. automaker. I'm really glad that they are replacing the cable, it could be another cause of the problem. What I am really happy about is that I realized this was a job I didn't want to get into. As one of my mentors once told me "you will never get in trouble for getting a consult". I'm glad I didn't attempt this "knuckle buster" and end up carrying in a box of parts. If I ever get the car back from the Hospice I'll apply the parking brake with a Q-Tip.