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Old 02-01-2013, 12:17 PM   #834
Black94Snake
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Join Date: Feb 2011
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: RI
Vehicle:
2007 CGM VF'd WRX
12.70 @ 108.4mph

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While not quite as bad as some of the more recent submissions, here is my winner of the day.

2002 Ford Taurus
Customer complaint: Constant grinding noise while driving, burning smell. Check L/F tire losing air.
Suspected symptoms: Worn brakes, bead leak or nail.

Here's what I found.





A broken coil spring, wore through the back of the tire.


I almost had one better than this, but the customer didn't want to take it apart. 2005 Nissan Titan. Growling noise while decelerating... The rear diff pinion had 3/4" or more of in/out play.
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