|Testing the new part to see if it works|
|Remove the Charcoal Canister.|
|Under all this Dirt... is the problem.|
|Rusted on Bolt...Time to Dremel it!|
|Creative solutions.... Because I'm an idiot!|
Another problem: I have no extension cord that will reach the car. Time to get creative! I park closer to the door AND assemble a rag-tag extension cord out of old Christmas lights and surge protector power strips.
|Be careful not to damage this.|
|Oops! Guess it was ruined anyway. Have to replace this too.|
|EXHAUST GAS RECIRCULATION (EGR) VALVE CONTROL SOLENOID CONNECTOR|
Cheryl finally found it....it cost more than the actual ECCCVS! And no one has it in stock. Typical.
So Subie and I are now grounded until the part arrives in the mail. I attempted to tape up the ends of the Vacuum system to close it off. It worked for a few moments.... but Subie started sputtering and stalling and this scared Cheryl. Better to be safe than stranded.
|Corrosion down into the pins. No saving this.|
Hope everyone else is having a nice day. Mine will be better once the car is fixed. And then the question will be: "for how long." Nothing lasts forever, but wouldn't it be nice if things lasted longer than you expected?