More Sierra Repairs


Adventure Location:

Decatur, Alabama

Date: June 22, 2024

The OFM had no ankle trouble on the walk this morning. Along the way back we got to visit with an old couple and their son who was 61 years old. The old fellow had a rolling chair he could stop and rest whenever he needed it, He was 91 I think. We had a wonderful long visit about lots of things as we slowly made the last quarter mile back to their vehicle. It was a nice time.

Twasn't much going on until later in the day when our orders from Amazon got delivered to the office. After that we unpacked the stuff and put it away in the Castle to help be ready for rolling.

Then we did some research on Sierra's latest trouble. The symptoms clearly show the transmission is failing. It sounds like another chunk of money about to disappear from the savings account. At least we are in a good place to get it repaired instead of Western no where land. Sierra only has 148000 miles on it. That seems early for a transmission to be dying. But we will see what happens next.

But no blood shed, no bones broken, money in the emergency account in the bank and a reputable shop to fix Sierra right here in town. We are doing alright overall I guess.

No pictures again so just ease back and relax. Good night.


  1. Two things.. 1) "West of the Pecos" is a saying I remember... can't remember why or what. Anyone remember? (The header picture is the Pecos river.)
    2) The transmission guy across the street from Buster's shop in Bemidji MN told me (20 years ago) that the best first step was to change the oil in the transmission.
    Good luck!

    1. I guess I have been reading your blog for a LONG time. I remember when you first got Sierra. One thing to check is to see if the transmission fluid is dark and smells "burnt". If so, you probably have a major problem. If it is not, you may get by with a filter change and fluid change. If you are going to keep a vehicle a long time, it is a good idea to change ALL the fluids every 50,000 miles or so.

    2. The blog started late November 2007 in my sons living room due to an interesting discussion.

  2. Good advice has been given. Hopefully things will be an easy fix.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.