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Old 11-03-2002, 06:46 PM
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My Mom lives alone in McHenry, IL, and her car just ate the Serpentine belt at her apartment. I am afraid she may have let the power steering pump dry up, and it locked up. She is going to call her friend who works at the Goodyear place tomorrow to see if he can help. If not, I could use a little help if someone could point me toward a mobile mechanic or something like that. I hate to spend hundreds to tow it somewhere I don't trust, and have to replace a bunch of crap that may not be bad. If the PS pump is salvageable, with a serpentine belt replacement; we could get off lucky. Is anyone local with a wrench that may could help me out, or point me toward someone who can? The car is a '97 Pontiac Grand Prix with a transversly mounted 3800 V-6. Thanks so much in advance!!
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Old 11-03-2002, 07:04 PM
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Try Keith Brommelcamp at Water and Wheels. He is off Lilly Lake road. I cant find his card or I would post a telephone number. I think the town is Lakemore ?
 
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I work in the next town south of McHenry (Crystal Lake). I run the shop at a BMW dealer. Give me a call at 815-455-4330 if you need a referal and also one of my guys does repairs out of his garage after hours.

Just ask for Dave
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Thanks so much guys. I will know more tomorrow. OSO rocks!!!
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Old 11-04-2002, 08:23 AM
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I'll sedond Keith. He has done work for me on the boat and is very good.
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Thanks guys. The Goodyear place had it towed in, and replaced the Serp. belt. It appears it just let go because of age. They filled up the PS fluid, flushed the cooling, and $251.00 later, she was out the door. I guess that ain't too bad. I probably would have paid that anywhere in this situation; less being there myself to replace a $32.00 belt!!!
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S.O.B. Now the water pump is leaking out of the weeping hole. I am specing R&R with a few places now. I think they want around $400 bucks. I will give Keith a call tomorrow, and possibly Dave/Bigwavz.

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Try Mike's Automotive in Wonder Lake. He's a big time powerboater and head of the local club 815--653-2886
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I just called Keith at W&W. I think he is going to take good care of us, and I am glad to start this relationship. It turns out he drives a very similar car as his personal vehicle, so that sounds like a good start! Thanks again OSO! Where else could I get this help? No where!

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