I need 6000 dollars to repair my truck, and buy a new battery, wheels and tires. If anything’s left, I’ll get a jack, because my old one broke.
Last May(2023), my truck stopped working. I’d done repairs on it, but it got a hole where one of spark plugs went, that wasn’t able to be repaired. I tried to get some money together to get another vehicle and got 1400 together by the end of June (most of which came from my 401k). During the time that I didn’t have a vehicle, I had to share my grandfather’s truck. I found a truck for 1400 at the end of June.
I went to see it, test drove it and decided to buy it. The vehicle ran ok, and didn’t seem to have many issues. The vehicle is a 2005 ford expedition. The first issue I found, was that there was no air conditioning. Since it was a new buy, I took it to the mechanic to be checked out.
Upon evaluation, the entire undercarriage (catalytic converters, pipes, etc.) needed repair. Fortunately that had recently been done to my previous vehicle, so they removed it from my old truck and put it on the new one. The a/c was also recharged. Then, I got a tuneup. All 8 spark plugs needed to be replaced, and some of them had to be soaked to get them out.
Then, the check engine light came on. That issue was resolved. The a/c stopped working again. The diagnostic found several issues which I was unable to afford to have repaired (and still can’t). The inside console light facing the driver doesn’t work.
The headlights stopped working. My grandfather and I troubleshot the issue. I replaced the bulbs, then bought and installed a headlight connector. I need one more, but haven’t had the money for it. I don’t have my grandfather do repairs or most things related to my truck because he’s 84.
So, the headlights mostly work currently. The high beams work on one side and the entire light works well on the other. The light on half of the dashboard doesn’t work. I checked and replaced a few fuses. The backup alarm was working, then it stopped.
The windows (passenger front and driver rear) get stuck sometimes. The driver front window just stopped working 2 days ago. When winter arrived, the heat worked great. It went out last week. The check engine light returned.
The dashboard says check suspension. There is a small leak from the sunroof when it rains. Some of the rubber stoppers around the windshield and doors are loose. The jack that usually comes with the truck isn’t there. My jack will not work, I don’t know why.
I’ve never replaced the battery. One tire has a slow leak, and two tires are almost bald. There is no spare. The wheels have a crinkly looking quality to them. These are the current issues with my truck.
I’m a single parent of a teen boy. Most of my money goes to bills, gas and food. I’ve had some ups and downs financially, and a couple of major issues recently (dryer broke, fridge broke) but I’m working on bettering myself. I just need some help with this issue. Thank you.