Re: 99 Blazer Question
I'd put money on them trying to bend you over and grease you up for a
few bucks. How bad is "leaking?" Are their drips on yer' driveway from
the differentials and transfer case or just a bit wet around the
components themselves? If no drips on yer' driveway, just think of them
as self-lubricating gaskets and leave em' be.
My first thoughts exactly.
I wouldn't overconcern myself with the leaks,
unless you're actually seeing fluid spots on the
driveway. Sounds like the normal "Upsale" to
The only issue I think that you should be worried about, is the
possible tranny problem.
You only have 55,000 miles on the truck, it's
barely even "broken in" yet. If you feel that
the tranny is "possibly" a potential repair issue,
go ahead and get a fluid and filter change AT
A TRANNY SHOP (a reputable one), and have
them give you the low-down on what they think.
A bit of perspective, if I may........
I have always told my "Financially Concerned"
customers to average out their expected repair
costs, over a 12 month period. If the vehical is
payed for, this is a good decision technique on
what to do. $1500 in repairs, to bring a vehical
up to par, is cheap "car payments" in the over-
all scheme. (if the vehical isn't a rolling money
pit....in which case you suggest they buy "another $500 vehical)
A shop also has many customers who aren't
limited in their financial resources, and the money aspect is usually
secondary when repairs are suggested. These customers tend
to drive a "higher grade" of vehical, and are most concerned with the
reliability and comfort
of the vehicals they drive.
When dealing with these customers, you
have to sort of help them decide whats in their
best interest, by giving them a list of possible
future repairs and state the inconveniences that
will come along with them.
If they are going to give you $10,000 trade on
a Blazer that is soon to be 5 years old........
you are in the postition to financially handle the
load without being concerned with paying your
house note and feeding the kids.......
TRADE THE DAMN THING AND GET OUT NOW...............
before that $1800 tranny takes a sheet on you,
the AC compressor blows, the Alternator chunks a bearing, the right rear
axle bearing starts growling, the radiator cloggs up, and the
dash starts rattling and driving you insane.
if you're broke as a bent-back willow tree in
drive it till it breaks.......then worry about it.
hopefully what you were after,
~~hears a knock at the door..........it's his
neighbor......Uncle Bunkle......with rolling papers in his hand~~