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dead R/T, need ideas

Posted: Fri Dec 02, 2011 3:19 pm
by Vinny
My R/T is currently dead. First the started quit working, but everything else seemed fine, got me home no problem. Next time I drive it is to go put a new starter on it at a buddy's, place, but it promptly overheats in traffic. I let it cool down in a parking lot, and when I try to push it down a big hill with 2 guys helping it won't start at all.

AT first i thought I warped the head from overheateing, that happened on my old EF Civic hatch. Then a guy on .org said he it sounds like a wiring issue, but I can;t see anythin wrong with the engine harness from what i can see of it with out jacking the car up.

I have nowhere to work on the car here except the side of the road, I have nothing but basic hand tools and a factory Neon jack.

I'm kinda out of options, I might have to pay a ton of money for someone to fix it for me, something I can afford but am not really comfortable with being a DIYer, or try to sell the car cheap as-is on craigslist. Its currently eyesore-filthy and parked in a neighborhood of $800-1M homes so i can't leave it there long.

Anyone have any ideas or suggestions?

Posted: Fri Dec 02, 2011 7:26 pm
by Ianguilly
I could got to where your tools are and mail what you need!!!!

Sorry to here i hope good luck comes your way with the car.

Posted: Fri Dec 02, 2011 9:58 pm
by 2drSRT4
I would buy it, but you live far..

Posted: Fri Dec 02, 2011 11:48 pm
by Vinny
My douchebag roommate said he could get me $1200 for it right now, making $300 for himself, not sure if I should do it.

Posted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 12:00 am
by 2drSRT4
That's messed up. I would give you the 1000 for it right now if you were closer.

Posted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 12:33 am
by Vinny
Messed up that he would try to make $300 on my misfortune? That's what I said, in which case i was promptly told that I'm "crazy" by both of my roommates. They are both essentially rich, I guess that's how you do it.

Posted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 7:31 am
by chipdogg
That's the difference between the midwest and California.

Posted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 9:45 am
by Ianguilly
He'd buy it and send off to the crusher in a heartbeat :(

Posted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 11:19 am
by ricker91878
Have it towed to a garage and get an estimate of what it would cost to fix it, and tell your room mate to find somewhere else to live, he sounds like a real ass.

Posted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 2:19 pm
by Vinny
Its not Cali vs midwest, if anything people are friendlier here. In this case it is likely related to class and culture as the guy supposedly comes from one of the wealthiest families in Turkey. Actually they want me out, offended at my "outburst" when I told him his offer was fucked up.

I was supposed to be moving to Florida next week before this shit happened.

Probably towing it to Pep Boys today.

Posted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 8:07 pm
by 1genRTturbo
man that bites, let us know whats goin on man.

Posted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 11:48 pm
by metal_gear_jon
Man that's fucked up....... hope "Pepe" boys doesn't fuck you also.

I'd check for fuel and spark, but kinda hard with no tools and having to push start.

Fuses good?

Posted: Sun Dec 04, 2011 10:36 am
by 2drSRT4
Vinny wrote:Messed up that he would try to make $300 on my misfortune? That's what I said, in which case i was promptly told that I'm "crazy" by both of my roommates. They are both essentially rich, I guess that's how you do it.
That's exactly what I was saying is messed up.