I knew that the rear end has been leaking oil/grease, but a while ago I noticed another stain on the driveway, this one in the area behind the rear passenger wheel. I thought someone was leaking brake fluid, but everyone's car seemed fine. Wellp, I think I know what the stain is now.
Driving with snows on in summer, you can feel a little "squishy" at times. So I didn't notice anything amiss. A few weeks ago I started feeling a little... well... the way the rear of the car handled didn't feel quite right. Then I went over some speed bumps, and it hit me: a shock leaked.
When I go over a speed bump, the front end bounces evenly, but when the back goes over, the rear "wiggles" unevenly. I did the old fashion shock-check (aka: push up and down on the rear bumper) and sure enough, while the car doesn't bounce much thanks to the police spec springs, the passenger side DOES bounce more than the driver side.
|Yup, snow tires never came off this year...|
Another thing that NEEDS to be remedied at some point, but isn't a pressing matter, is the stereo system. I MISS my old speakers and Sony deck. The wiring harness won't work with the car's factory wiring, and me and wiring do not mix. Hopefully when I hit the lottery I can make some upgrades...