View Full Version : so i kinda ended up with another toyota

10-04-2009, 01:25 AM
heres how it went down, shorter version

friend owns pizza shop calls says car is making growning noise and car urns funny and howels

i look at, drive it and say wheel bearing

today i got new rotors, pads , flushed the system adjusted rear brakes, put on a used spindle from junkyard.

go to test drive car still has a slight growning howeling noise

5 mins later, trans shits out

talked to my friend that owns the car, said same thing happened to him a week ago.

so he told me he has the title, call the junkyard and tell them to come get it or sell it to someone or i can have it for 100 dollars, but he dont need the money right now and he still paid me 100 for the work i did.

the parts with the exception of the spindle im going to return. so that will net me 80 dollars.

im going to look into finding a cheap over drive trans and sell it or sell it as is, im having someone look at it monday

btw its a 94 corolla base 4afe 3speed craptomatic

its a great oppertunity to make a quick 1000 but im already have 2 projects and dont want a 3rd

10-04-2009, 03:41 PM
just fix it joe! we can put in another super tach!

10-04-2009, 05:08 PM
i saw a trans on car-part.com for 150 with 70,000 miles on it so im debating it, but theres someone comming by to look at it today for 500

10-04-2009, 06:33 PM
Fix it man...

10-04-2009, 06:41 PM
well im gonna try and make money thrice over

taking parts back to autozone will get me a total of 45 over what i spent

if i sell car to 1 of 3 of my friends that are comming to look at it ill make money, ive worked out an agreement to where one of them will pay for the car, i locate a trans, they buy it or split the cost, i install, change all seals, detail car, and then throw it on craigslist and split profit

10-13-2009, 07:22 AM
made agreement with owner

basicly ill make some dough by doing a trans job for him, thus he gets to keep his money pit and i get to continue working on it

10-13-2009, 07:42 AM
Can't beat that. :)

10-13-2009, 07:49 AM
woulda kept it if it was a 7a w/4speed auto