I'm about to fucking lose my mind. In the past 3 years, I've gone through 3 different throttle cables on my 1999 Ford Taurus SE 24v DOHC. Yes, this is the car I rigged to run with a pen cap when the throttle body broke the second time.
Well, it snapped again last night, I coasted on into the parking lot at Fox Valley Mall and had the car towed to the place that replaced the throttle cable last time (Firestone in Wheaton on Butterfield). They call me this morning to tell me that Ford has stopped making the part and that they cannot source one for me. This is a car that's 8 years old, has 95k miles on it, the body is in perfect shape, runs great but now is worthless because ford stopped making a part?!! What the holy fuck is that all about?!
Ford sold something like 140,000 Taurus with the 24v engine in 1999 and I cannot get a throttle cable?! How many beat up pieces of shite are on the road today, piles of garbage that should have been put to rest years ago, why can those fuckers get parts that are still made?
This reallllllly pisses me off, short of rigging up a cable out of 200lbs fishing line, does anyone have any suggestions. So help me God, anyone who says "You shouldn't have bought a Ford" type comments will make my shit list and get neg rep, I'M IN NO MOOD!
Kittens help calm my rage...