Incidentally, rust and corrosion are related to most of my problems. The car has seen a few too many New England winters and the parts are wearing down in response. Now, I've got the unenviable choice of spending money I don't have to keep this car going until it inevitably fails again, or spending money I don't have to buy a brand new ride.
In other news, this was my contribution to 7shots this week. Enjoy.