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repair Archives · Ryder Family Farm- Southern Illinois Produce & More
repair Archives · Ryder Family Farm- Southern Illinois Produce & More
We to a big leap of faith, quit our jobs are moved to the the heart of the Shawnee National Forest to follow our dreams of self sufficiency and to make a go of living off the land… Can we help you feed your family?
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Still no snow and crappy car trouble…

The plan was to go out and pick up a few food items that were still needed for holiday baking and dinner, we were going to do this before N headed off to work this morning. This week our only car, the 1991 Isuzu Amigo, yeah the one I just spent $300 on a new top for started squealing whenever the clutch was engaged (it is a manual transmission). I first noticed it this weekend at the ballet while we were driving along together over the weekend. I commented about the sound and how it didn't seem like a good or normal thing N said it was the cold temperatures causing it and was done with it. The sound and also the fact that the clutch has been sticking and loosing pressure...

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Working on the Nissan Maxima…

As some of you already know, our car died last week and we had planned to work on removing the alternator this weekend. I have never worked on a car before but we didn't let that stop us.We had our little manual for the job, it showed photos and directions for getting the tasks accomplished so we bundled up. Headed out to the freezing garage to shuffle boxes and make room for the car, we didn't want to work on the car in the snow. Once we made room for the car we put it in neutral and used another car to push it into the garage. We spent about 1 1/2 hours trying to get the damn car on the jacks so we could get under it.. Nothing we tried...

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