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Old 07-12-2018, 09:15 AM
 
Location: Alamogordo, NM
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We took a trip day before yesterday to Tucson to visit our son. On the way back, I got sleepy driving and we stopped at Deming, NM, to get a hotel room. Yesterday I went out to our car to start it up - it just tried to turn over but wouldn't totally start. Ugh!

I called my insurance agency for help - a guy came out and gave my a jump start - I didn't need one, I didn't think it was the battery. My battery was strong. Called the insurance agency back and they sent a tow truck to take my to a car repair place in Deming. We got over there and they scanned the engine - came back as a crankcase sensor sending unit. I've heard of it before but know close to nothing about that part.

He said the part wouldn't be in until tomorrow (Friday). That was not going to work. So, State Farm agreed to pay for a second tow to Las Cruces, NM, to the Kia dealer in town. So we rode with the Deming tow guy with our car to the Kia dealer in Las Cruces. We had to rent a car - we got a Toyota Yaris IA sedan until Monday morning. Meanwhile, I missed work last night - my Boss understood and said "it looks like you've got your hands full - don't worry about work tonight - I'm calling your patient and canceling him for tonight." She is a fantastic Boss who is not a "Lord it over you type" of Boss. Very happy with her. So we went and got some Chinese food, then drove home the 70 miles east to Alamogordo. Our bed was so nice to sleep in last night!

The Kia dealer called about a half hour ago - sure enough, it's the crankcase sensor sending unit - they have to order it and they should have it done Friday afternoon. She said I could pick it up Saturday afternoon and the bill will come to $361.68. That's expensive but it coulda been much worse when you're talking automotive mechanics. Yikes.

So I work tonight and tomorrow night and then I'll sleep until 12 or 1 Saturday afternoon, then we'll head west in the rental car and go pick up our 2011 Kia Soul 5-speed.

Ahh, life can be so full of surprises sometimes. We took Meggy May, the Chow Chow with us, the people at the Kia dealer in Las Cruces absolutely loved her! She was barking at them on and off - she's a good girl but she is charged with the job of protecting Mom and Dad, don't ya know! All's well that ends well.

Have great Thursday's all of y'all!
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Old 07-12-2018, 09:30 AM
 
Location: Florida (SW)
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I marvel at that too. Did you ever notice how, in Europe they have those tiny washers in the kitchen and no dryer? How would a family manage?
In Japan also....a very small washer.....and no dryer. They have hangers to put all the laundry out in the sun....they also dry things over the railing on the balconies. and they put their futon mattress out to air in the sun. Comforter tops for the futon are taken to the laundromat to wash and dry.....and that seems to be at least weekly.
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Old 07-12-2018, 02:03 PM
 
Location: Florida (SW)
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elko......alls well that ends well. So glad you had an understanding boss!
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Old 07-12-2018, 03:10 PM
 
Location: Florida (SW)
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elko I went on line and the cost for replacement sounds reasonable..."How much does it cost to replace a crankshaft position sensor?
The average cost for a Crankshaft Position Sensor Replacement is between $99 and $297. Labor costs are estimated between $44 and $156 while parts are priced between $55 and $141. Estimate does not include taxes and fees.
Crankshaft Position Sensor Replacement Cost - RepairPal Estimate
https://repairpal.com/estimator/crankshaft-position-sensor-replacement-cost"

Unexpected expenses.....but at least your not getting ripped off. That you are at the high end...is probably because of the emergency nature of your problem.....on the road...so to speak.
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Old 07-12-2018, 03:36 PM
 
Location: Alamogordo, NM
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elko I went on line and the cost for replacement sounds reasonable..."How much does it cost to replace a crankshaft position sensor?
The average cost for a Crankshaft Position Sensor Replacement is between $99 and $297. Labor costs are estimated between $44 and $156 while parts are priced between $55 and $141. Estimate does not include taxes and fees.
Crankshaft Position Sensor Replacement Cost - RepairPal Estimate
https://repairpal.com/estimator/crankshaft-position-sensor-replacement-cost"

Unexpected expenses.....but at least your not getting ripped off. That you are at the high end...is probably because of the emergency nature of your problem.....on the road...so to speak.


Indeed, I think the dealer is being honest, though expensive with us!
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Old 07-13-2018, 04:21 AM
 
Location: In a house
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Oh my elko! But at least you were able to get a honest person to do the repair work! That's not easy in today's world!
I forgot to take my anti anxiety medicine yesterday before I left for work and by early afternoon I was a mess. How sad that any drug can make you feel so badly just by missing one dose. Then I had to drive to my girlfriends to go get instructions for caring for my her fur babies for next week. Wow..She has one Macaw and he is massive, several rabbits, cats and 3 dogs. It is a big job and getting those instructions while feeling those effects from not taking my medicine was difficult. She will write everything down for me. I came home, took my medicine and went to bed. I felt so sick! I won't do that again! I had no idea that my body would go into a withdrawal after missing just one dose. Even my friend said that seemed strange to him but after reading I did find out just one day is enough for your body to react. Scary stuff. Would love to get off it forever but now I'm am terrified of even trying! Maybe down the road! Anyhow today is going to be good--I am determined to make it that way! I work tonight!
Have a blessed day everyone!

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Old 07-13-2018, 05:23 AM
 
Location: Florida (SW)
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Oh my elko! But at least you were able to get a honest person to do the repair work! That's not easy in today's world!
I forgot to take my anti anxiety medicine yesterday before I left for work and by early afternoon I was a mess. How sad that any drug can make you feel so badly just by missing one dose. Then I had to drive to my girlfriends to go get instructions for caring for my her fur babies for next week. Wow..She has one Macaw and he is massive, several rabbits, cats and 3 dogs. It is a big job and getting those instructions while feeling those effects from not taking my medicine was difficult. She will write everything down for me. I came home, took my medicine and went to bed. I felt so sick! I won't do that again! I had no idea that my body would go into a withdrawal after missing just one dose. Even my friend said that seemed strange to him but after reading I did find out just one day is enough for your body to react. Scary stuff. Would love to get off it forever but now I'm am terrified of even trying! Maybe down the road! Anyhow today is going to be good--I am determined to make it that way! I work tonight!
Have a blessed day everyone!
cyn.....when the time comes to consider getting off the anti anxiety medication.....let your doctor help .... I am sure she would cut the dosage before discontinuing it. There is nothing wrong with taking it. My DH takes an anti anxiety medication every day and it makes all the difference in the world to him. I never knew he was anxious....it doesnt show.....but he had disturbing thoughts. The medication frees him from that.
There is no reason to lower or d/c the dose....it is working.
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Old 07-13-2018, 05:46 AM
 
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Thank you elston. I need to hear that! For some reason I feel guilty for having to take a drug to feel okay! It does work and I can function when I take it. Guess I just want to know what normal feels like again but that may never happen honestly. Again thank you so much!
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Old 07-13-2018, 06:02 AM
 
Location: Florida (SW)
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Thank you elston. I need to hear that! For some reason I feel guilty for having to take a drug to feel okay! It does work and I can function when I take it. Guess I just want to know what normal feels like again but that may never happen honestly. Again thank you so much!

cyn.....feeling normal.....just maybe the way you feel on your best day with the medication..... Besides....normal ain't all its cracked up to be......and may not be the condition of the vast majority of us.
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Old 07-13-2018, 07:50 AM
 
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Dont worry CYN its ok ...... Sometimes we need some help

No such thing as "Normal" remember elston .... Whatever is best FOR US is ok!! (NO one has a right to say a thing)
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