it *may* just have been a fluid hose
which would be awesome
it will take a couple of days and a little over a hundered dollars for my uncle's shop to get the part and put it on...and then we'll see if that's the only problem.
i'll probably still keep my eyes open for a replacement...to prevent me from being completely carless and looking. its hard to find a car when you cant drive anywhere to look at them.
so..now its just getting rides to work for a couple of days