Truck Get, truck problems, and license get!
So, as I mentioned in my previously created thread, I now have a vehicle:
It's a 1999 Ford Explorer Sport Editon (Yes, bring on the Ford jokes. I can take 'em.). My mother and I bought it from my cousin and her husband for $1800 last month. It's 4-wheel drive and currently has 112,000 miles on it. It ran really good. I am currently using it to try and get my driver's license (So I don't have to rely on @Gargoyle to bring me to Epic.). I had been driving it around, with mother in tow, to work on my hours (In Indiana, you need 50 hours of driving time with/without driver's ed, 40 daytime and 10 nighttime.). Like I said, it has been running good...
Until Sunday, that is.
On Sunday, I had just come home from driving around. It had been running good all day and there was no sign of any problems. I had just pulled into my parking spot in front of my house when my mom and I noticed it starting to idle rough. So I turned it off. I tried to restart it.
It tried to turn over but couldn't fire all the way.
Tried to start it again.
So basically, my truck was now dead. Yesterday, I tried to see what was wrong with it. Me and my uncle tried a few things and at one point, we thought it was the MAP Sensor. (The sensor that dictates the fuel/air mixture in the combustion chamber.) So, I went and bought a new sensor, hoping and praying that that was the case. I get home, put it on, turn the key and hoped for the best....
So today, I had a buddy of mine, who is a mechanic, tow it to his shop to take a look at it. I show him what it is doing and he says it sounds like the fuel pump doesn't have enough pressure. However, my cousin and her husband got a new fuel pump for it in February. But, as we all know, that doesn't mean they didn't possibly get a defective part. So my friend is going to look at it in the morning and going to do a pressure check on the fuel line. Hopefully it'll be fixed soon and that I'll be driving it again in no-time.
P.S. I should also mention that, as part of her buying the truck for me, I owe her $1000, plus the cost of an oil change and the repairs that will be made. So, at best estimate I will owe her $1400 after this weekend.