I found a newer van, Dodge Caravan,
bought it, fixed some things, had Mechanic Fix some things, drove to my Parents house now it is in their mechanics, getting some things fixed. (much higher price)
So here I sit, should have been doing a job or two today, but no, vehicle problems again. I did not bring any tools with me this trip as I had just picked up the Dodge, well that will teach me.