I woke at 3am, worrying as to what was wrong with the Montero, I couldn\’t understand how having work done on the clutch effected the steering and made it seem as if the brakes were on all the time.

I wasn\’t going to get back to sleep, so got up at 4am, prepared the dogs breakfast and took them for their walk, whilst it was still dark.

I was at Mario\’s just after 7.30am, and he was already there, I explained the problem, and he was totally mystified, so he jumped into the driver\’s seat and off we went, but he said he couldn\’t feel anything wrong, I was starting to worry even more, again outside his workshop, he was driving up the road and reversing, then I saw the car stop, it was obvious from his face that he hadn\’t braked, and he admitted there was a problem, but had no idea what!

Suddenly his Associate appeared, he immediately knew what was causing the problem, the four wheel drive, and as soon as he said that, I knew what had caused it, because the last time I had work done by Mario, he had left the car in 4×4 not 4×2, which is what I use, unless I am absolutely stuck…Mario had been messing again, only this time the Autochange on the wheelhub had stuck in 4×4. He called over another Mechanic from over the road, and between the three of them, they managed to free it. Thank goodness it was nothing more serious.

Published by Phil Sale

I moved to Colombia from Spain in 2012, and I am happily married to a Colombiana.

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