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March 9, 2011 | 2ndDivisionVet

Posted on 03/09/2011 7:31:30 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

As some of you know, we've both been having some health issues. My leg is frequently infected from diabetic wounds on my feet. I can't afford to lose my leg because there's no one else who can help my wife who had a stroke last year. Now my ancient car's brakes are giving out, which will make it almost impossible for us to get to the doctor, pharmacy, hospital and store. Thank you for your prayers and good wishes and don't forget JimRob as well. Thanks in advance.


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You all are like a family to me.
1 posted on 03/09/2011 7:31:33 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Prayers for you and your bride. May God bring healing to your both.

I appreciate all you’ve done around here to bring us good food for discussion.


2 posted on 03/09/2011 7:33:48 PM PST by aMorePerfectUnion (.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Will do FRiend.


3 posted on 03/09/2011 7:33:50 PM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Check your email.


4 posted on 03/09/2011 7:35:45 PM PST by truthkeeper ( Life is a pre-existing condition - Rush Limbaugh)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You’ve got it.


5 posted on 03/09/2011 7:36:07 PM PST by MichaelCorleone (Sarah Palin is America's Margaret Thatcher)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Prayers up, and may God bless you both with peace and good health.


6 posted on 03/09/2011 7:36:53 PM PST by MNGal
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Prayers up, and may God bless you both with peace and good health.


7 posted on 03/09/2011 7:36:59 PM PST by MNGal
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If you lived by me, I would fix your car.


8 posted on 03/09/2011 7:37:36 PM PST by dila813
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Prayes for you and your wife.


9 posted on 03/09/2011 7:38:36 PM PST by ladyvet ( I would rather have Incitatus then the asses that are in congress today.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Prayers for you my FRiend.


10 posted on 03/09/2011 7:38:55 PM PST by death2tyrants
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To: ladyvet
That's prayers for you and your wife.
11 posted on 03/09/2011 7:39:22 PM PST by ladyvet ( I would rather have Incitatus then the asses that are in congress today.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Prayers for healing and a positive reversal of fortune.


12 posted on 03/09/2011 7:39:48 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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13 posted on 03/09/2011 7:40:20 PM PST by imfrmdixie
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My prayers are with you, 2ndDivisionVet. May you be graced with miracles.


14 posted on 03/09/2011 7:40:59 PM PST by Dinah Lord
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Prayers sent.


15 posted on 03/09/2011 7:41:18 PM PST by sarasmom
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I am praying for both of you. Hang in there. Don’t be afraid to ask for help from your church or local agencies. The Salvation Army may be able to help with your car and other minor issues.


16 posted on 03/09/2011 7:42:00 PM PST by Palladin (Obama, go back to Hawaii! Better yet, go back to Kenya!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You are in our prayers 2nd Div.The Good Lord will find a way.


17 posted on 03/09/2011 7:42:00 PM PST by late bloomer ( Neglegere homo pone aulaeum. semi-retired warlord)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

May the Lord protect you and heal both you and your wife.


18 posted on 03/09/2011 7:42:29 PM PST by Rocky (REPEAL IT!)
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Thoughts and prayers 2ndDivisionVet.


19 posted on 03/09/2011 7:43:21 PM PST by Qbert ("I seem to smell the stench of appeasement in the air" - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

My wife and I are praying .


20 posted on 03/09/2011 7:43:26 PM PST by Dubya (JESUS SAVES)
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Prayrs


21 posted on 03/09/2011 7:43:30 PM PST by svcw (You will never understand Grace until you understand you do not deserve it)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Prayers for you and your wife!!!


22 posted on 03/09/2011 7:43:55 PM PST by MissH
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sent


23 posted on 03/09/2011 7:44:30 PM PST by darkwing104 (Lets get dangerous)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Prayers for you and your wife.
If I may ask, do you know what part of the brake system is failing? (master cylinder, wheel cylinders or pads)
24 posted on 03/09/2011 7:45:19 PM PST by The Cajun
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I am praying for both of you.


25 posted on 03/09/2011 7:46:24 PM PST by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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"I can't afford to lose my leg because there's no one else who can help my wife who had a stroke last year."

Then G-d should certainly help you because you thought of your wife first.
26 posted on 03/09/2011 7:46:37 PM PST by ari-freedom
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Dear Heavenly Father, we praise You for all that You do for us. We know that You can do anything, changing evil into glory for You. Please surround this couple with Your love and healing and please keep them safe. Thank you, Lord God Almighty, for listening to and answering our prayers. All glory, laud and honor to Thee, O Lord! In Jesus’ Holy and Healing Name, Amen.


27 posted on 03/09/2011 7:46:37 PM PST by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Fix your brakes first ace.


28 posted on 03/09/2011 7:47:18 PM PST by allmost
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Prayers up.


29 posted on 03/09/2011 7:48:23 PM PST by KrisKrinkle (Blessed be those who know the depth and breadth of their ignorance. Cursed be those who don't.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Do they have home healthcare people where you live?


30 posted on 03/09/2011 7:49:45 PM PST by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You are part of my family too! Prayers your way and for your wife. Prayers for Jim as well. You sound a bit down. I hope your spirits are lifted. I realize you are going through some really tough times and I am truly sorry someone as nice as you are going through this. (((hugs)))) Mom


31 posted on 03/09/2011 7:50:14 PM PST by momtothree
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To: The Cajun

It’s not making any noises, so I don’t think it’s the brakes themselves and the fluid is still there. The pedal is getting “squishy” and traveling farther towards the floor. Wouldn’t that be the master cylinder or booster? I’m no mechanic of any kind. It’s a 1984 M-B 300D turbo diesel.


32 posted on 03/09/2011 7:51:45 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet ("You cannot invade the US There would be a rifle behind each blade of grass." Yamamoto)
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I am lifting you and your family up to the Lord in prayer. Blessings.


33 posted on 03/09/2011 7:52:34 PM PST by rep-always
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Praying for you.

Remember, suffering can be redemptive. Unite your sufferings to those of Christ and offer them for someone else you know who is in need or who needs a spiritual awakening. The result may startle you.
34 posted on 03/09/2011 7:53:32 PM PST by Antoninus (Fight the homosexual agenda. Support marriage -- www.nationformarriage.org)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If you are retired military or, have a friend with base priviledges and you live near a base having an auto hobby shop, take your car there. The people at the auto hobby shop will teach you how to repair the brakes. A brake job can be inexpensive if you do it yourself.


35 posted on 03/09/2011 7:54:58 PM PST by fso301
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Prayers sent. May the Good Lord in Heaven supply your every need and bring healing. And thank you for your service to our country.


36 posted on 03/09/2011 7:56:14 PM PST by NEWwoman (God Bless America)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Prayers up for you all.


37 posted on 03/09/2011 7:58:23 PM PST by Twinkie ( PEACE)
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If you have front disc brakes, find someone to replace just the front pads for now. They're sometimes on sale for less than twenty bucks at Autozone.

It's an easy job that only takes about 1 to 2 hours. Do a search on Youtube for video instructions, if you think you can DIY.

God Bless you and your wife!

38 posted on 03/09/2011 7:58:31 PM PST by Errant
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It’s not making any noises, so I don’t think it’s the brakes themselves and the fluid is still there. The pedal is getting “squishy” and traveling farther towards the floor. Wouldn’t that be the master cylinder or booster? I’m no mechanic of any kind. It’s a 1984 M-B 300D turbo diesel.

If the brake booster goes, the pedal gets hard to press because you've lost the vacuum assist. Squishy pedal can mean air in the line, or a master cylinder going bad.

39 posted on 03/09/2011 7:58:41 PM PST by fso301
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

God Bless You, Sir

2 Corinthians 4:16-17
Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.


40 posted on 03/09/2011 8:00:18 PM PST by PGR88 (I'm so open-minded my brains fell out)
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Wouldn’t that be the master cylinder or booster?

It's a good bet that it's the master cylinder. Not a dificult job on an American car. Anti-Skid might be an issue if you see wires going to it. Otherwise, get a rebuilt one and bleed it on the bench before installing and then at the line connections after installing.

Youtube is a great knowledge source for any DIY.

41 posted on 03/09/2011 8:03:59 PM PST by Errant
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It would probably be a good idea to let everyone know what part of the country that you are in. If you are in Central Texas, I can help with your brakes. However, if someone knew that you were in their area, they may be more inclined to help. Keep Praying!!!


42 posted on 03/09/2011 8:11:01 PM PST by rapture-me
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Oh. I’m in Biloxi. There’s talk that her company will transfer her to D/FW in the near future, which is another reason the car is needed.


43 posted on 03/09/2011 8:12:50 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet ("You cannot invade the US There would be a rifle behind each blade of grass." Yamamoto)
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How To Replace A Master Cylinder
44 posted on 03/09/2011 8:15:03 PM PST by Errant
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Lord help heal 2ndDivisionVet and his wife, give him Your strength and empower him with knowledge, and give him help, direction and insight on his car.

And watch over and heal JimRob as well, help both he and 2nDivisionVet keep their original parts. Enlighten their doctors with insight on their problems, so that they may heal them.

We pray for this in Jesus name, Amen.


45 posted on 03/09/2011 8:17:50 PM PST by ConservativeChris
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

God bless y’all. I enjoy your posts. Isn’t there a friend, a church member or family member who works on cars? My guy does brakes for $20 if I supply the parts but we’re in Texas. Reach out and I bet someone will help.


46 posted on 03/09/2011 8:17:50 PM PST by manic4organic (We won. Get over it.)
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This forum is generous and their prayers are always a great comfort.
If anyone would also be interested in assisting this disabled American veteran and fellow FReeper in getting his car repaired, please send me a private email and I'll forward details.
Thanks for your kindness.
47 posted on 03/09/2011 8:18:21 PM PST by truthkeeper ( Life is a pre-existing condition - Rush Limbaugh)
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To: Errant; fso301

I don’t change my own oil. Not mechanical in any sense of the word. Wish I was, but what can you do? Dispatching a vehicle in the Army took everything I had, yet I could write up a report for the president or a general like falling off a log. Just don’t have that talent.


48 posted on 03/09/2011 8:19:04 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet ("You cannot invade the US There would be a rifle behind each blade of grass." Yamamoto)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You and your wife remain in my prayers.


49 posted on 03/09/2011 8:21:59 PM PST by Abby4116
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To: fso301; Errant; The Cajun
It’s a 1984 M-B 300D turbo diesel.

As an example, Advanced Auto carries master cylinders for your '84 300D. Prices range from $50 - $145.

Here's a master cylinder for $50

Here's one for $70

Here's one for $144.69

Here are all three side by side for your `84 300SD

There are tons of How to Bench Bleed a master cylinder videos on YouTube. Because of the age and rarity of your car, be careful to make sure the part store is selling you the correct master cylinder. Buy the part, visually compare it to make sure it is the correct part before removing the old one. You can turn the old one in after you've finished for the core discount.

50 posted on 03/09/2011 8:22:02 PM PST by fso301
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