The continuing saga of My Damned Ford Explorer (MDFE--yes I know people joke about them being "Exploders" but this one has been trouping along for 100,000 miles with only standard complaints. until recently, when it became Super Lemon):
Had MDFE (also known as "the truck" and "Yaqui") in to replace the transmission about a month ago when it ate itself without warning at 200,000 miles. Still acts a little "funny" under certain circumstances in spite of taking it in two more times. Then had to have the oil cooler gasket replaced--massive oil leak--and the rear differential seals completely replaced last week. That took three days. Got the truck back in time to drive to Portland OR area with my mom for a funeral and some family stuff on Thursday (left home at 05:00 Thursday, got back 15:30 Saturday. Ran errands with hubby on Sunday and "Check Engine" light came on about 16:00 and stayed on.
Called mechanic this morning. He said to bring it by for diagnostic. I needed to run a few more errands first (in case MDFE needed to stay behind for a few days), so I did that: hardware, grocery, post office. Check Engine Light remained on. Until I headed home from the post office to drop off the groceries and stuff. Light happily went out as I headed home with the stuff. With light off, I took the truck to the mechanic... who said, bring it back when the light comes back on.
Much as I hate to ascribe motive or sentience to a truck, I swear this thing is deliberately fucking with me.