Oh this week just keeps getting better

So last week I started to notice a squeaking noise in the front of my Focus, a noise that I’ve heard before when I was having a lot of problems with it. 

Last night I finally got a chance to take a look at it.  Wouldn’t you know it, the coil spring on the drivers’ side is broken.  The passenger side broke some time ago, and it was fixed, but this one didn’t show any signs of wear, so it was left alone.  So now I’m driving with a broken spring, not too much of a biggie, it broke in a place where I don’t think it is a big impact on the suspension.

To make things even more interesting, the Blazer has a coolant leak somewhere.  I noticed an active puddle under it last night, and sure enough, it was antifreeze.  I’m going to get some stop-leak and a new gallon of coolant and see if maybe it’s a small crack or shrinkage in a seal or something.  I’d rather not have to try and tear the front end of the Blazer to find this mysterious leak.

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