Do you remember the last time you had to push a car because it broke down?

Do you remember the last time you had to push a car because it broke down?

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  1. 1 month ago

    I had a problem with the EVAP system where the hose for the EVAP system was stuck open (it has to open and close), so whenever I filled up my tank at the station the gas fumes from the back overflowed down the EVAP hose into the engine, and it failed to ignite when I turned the key. So I put the car in neutral and pushed the car forward because other people were waiting in line for the fuel pump.

    After I pushed the car away, I tried turning on the car a few times and it works. This happened for a few weeks and now it's okay for some reason.

    • 1 month ago

      most FI cars have a clear flood mode, hold the accelerator to the floor while you crank and it will spark but not run the injectors which clears up the excess gas vapors quickly

  2. 1 month ago

    i didn't do the pushing but:

    >parking garage at work
    >built in the late 70s/early 80s
    >entrance height is like 6 feet-something
    >timing belt on my car commits suicide
    >car on the 8th level
    >tight corners
    >call tow truck
    >it can't fit in
    >tow guy helps me push it out of my parking spot
    >coast it down with no power
    >steering is a b***h
    >managed not to hit anything

    that was fun

    • 1 month ago

      Yeah the most notable thing about pushing a car with no power is the steering. It's tight as frick. I thought I was breaking the car or something

      • 1 month ago

        I drove for like a month with broken power steering, it's not that bad

    • 1 month ago

      Yeah the most notable thing about pushing a car with no power is the steering. It's tight as frick. I thought I was breaking the car or something

      homosexual zoomers. Please stay away from my board

  3. 1 month ago

    Yeah, some guy’s Audi TT not too long ago.
    He stopped at a stop light and wouldn’t go again, so I pulled over my bobtail and helped him move it to the curb.
    Thing was surprisingly heavy.

    • 1 month ago

      they're tiny cars, but the quattro convertible is like 3600 pounds somehow

  4. 1 month ago

    My dad was teaching me how to drive manual and I stalled the car so many times that the shitty battery died
    Never asked to be taught manual again because he got all grumpy and pissed off

  5. 1 month ago

    >battery dead
    >push my car as fast as i can
    >jump in put into gear and drop clutch
    the fricker started
    man i enjoy having 900kg shitbox with no power steering

  6. 1 month ago


  7. 1 month ago

    >19 years old
    >trying to get to wagemart job in 90 degree weather
    >come to a stop at a 4 way intersection
    >right then and there the fuel pump on my 1994 Grand Cherokee fricking dies
    >cars on the perpendicular roads are wondering wtf
    >put my hands up and gesticulate that my car's probably not moving and they should move along
    >homosexual in a VW behind me lays on his horn
    >stops as soon as I get out thinking I'm going to give him a piece
    >in reality I had just put the car in neutral and was pushing on the A pillar with my shoulder to get it through the intersection once it cleared since there was a gas station down the road
    Thankfully my mom was just getting off her work and came to pick me up just as soon as the tow truck came but I still got chewed out for not calling out tardy a day early for my work.

  8. 1 month ago

    No i never did
    I never had a car that broke down

    • 1 month ago

      you can also push other people's cars

  9. 1 month ago

    Yeah, summer 2017. ECU was on the fritz and died leaving a Taco Bell, buddy helped me push it into a nearby grocery store parking lot.

  10. 1 month ago

    >be in high school
    >friend has a car that we call "wind up car"
    >auto transmission 80 GM shitbox with no first gear or a stuck torque converter or something
    >car is completely unable to idle in gear
    >car dies at every stop light and requires a half dozen teenagers to jump out and push start it the first few car lengths and then jump back in while it is slowly rolling
    >take that car to lunch every day for 6 months

  11. 1 month ago

    yeah. i do it all the time because i own nothing but project cars at this point. praying my latest shitbox doesn’t blow up before i can get my other cars fixed. i’ve accumulated 3 lawn ornaments and i don’t want more. yet.

  12. 1 month ago

    Never pushed a car cuz it broke down or ran out of gas.
    Did help push a car or two that got stuck in the snow

  13. 1 month ago

    Unrelated, but did anyone here actually buy FFXV because it advertised itself as a road trip RPG?

  14. 1 month ago

    67 Mustang coupe 390/auto. It didn't break down but it did run out of gas because the gauge was inop so I guess it fits the thread if you squint just right.

    Anyway, morning rush hour and in the fast lane on the freeway, because where else would you be with a big block car that has drum brakes?Exit coming up in a mile or so and traffic to the left so goose it to get ahead and the engine just falls flat. My friend and I look at each other and immediately think: GAS!

    There's a Diamond Shamrock on the access road between the on-ramp we're passing and the upcoming exit with only one split-second chance to make it. Executive decision made instantly and dive across three lanes and the on-ramp to get to the access road. Only a couple people honked and there was some screeching tires somewhere but we made it and were coasting toward salvation.

    Except the car was slowing too quickly to make it all the way. Of course we're still laughing our asses off at the bullshit we just pulled and got away with ad as the car slows to about a fast run he yells PUSH! We both jump out and with both doors open are push-running as fast as we can because there's one helluva entrance ramp to get into this place and if the car stops we will never get it to the pumps. So for like 100 yards we're pushing this car for all we're worth and actually make it. Of course we're the star attraction with an arrival like that and everybody is staring in various degrees of disbelief that there are TWO idiots like that. In between the laughing, coughing, wheezing, and shooting pains in left arms we manage to get the car filled up and go on to work.

    Haven't pushed a car since.

  15. 1 month ago

    One time my starter died and I was facing uphill so I rolled it backwards into a driveway then I pushed it out to push start it.

  16. 1 month ago

    2017, in a roundabout next to a huge supermarket parking lot. Lucky me.

  17. 1 month ago

    Does pushing it around the garage to get it out of the way count?

  18. 1 month ago

    no, i've only ever driven periodically-serviced toyotas

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