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Old 03-21-2013, 02:26 PM   #876
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That has to be like jumping or something and nailing the bed first on the way down. What does the back of the cab look like?
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Old 03-21-2013, 03:23 PM   #877
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What the hell is with the duct tape on the back?
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Old 03-27-2013, 02:38 PM   #878
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Looks like they backed into something hard.
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Old 03-27-2013, 03:56 PM   #879
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Probably never. I see it in cooling systems all the time
Yeah Subaru sells it and calls it "Coolant Conditioner"...it's just stop leak
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Old 03-29-2013, 04:33 PM   #880
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Old 03-29-2013, 04:41 PM   #881
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Old 04-03-2013, 10:54 AM   #882
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How do you do that? That is some intense sheer (and bending)* force...


-I'm only learning statics this semester so what do I know?

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Old 04-03-2013, 10:57 AM   #883
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How do you do that? That is some intense sheer force...
It doesn't have to be a sheer force that caused it to fail. It'd be interesting to see how big of a tire he was running on it.
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Old 04-03-2013, 11:03 AM   #884
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It doesn't have to be a sheer force that caused it to fail. It'd be interesting to see how big of a tire he was running on it.
Some of the jeep axels are considered pretty weak. The sport models are the worst.
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Old 04-03-2013, 11:16 AM   #885
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Yea I have a 02 wrangler as well. The stock shafts on any of the Dana's suck beside the rubicons. That would sheer off no problem with even 33 or 35 tire on the sport wrangler.
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Old 04-03-2013, 11:37 AM   #886
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I had a local who just got their first subaru, a 93 impreza. Scraping noise when he turns, told him to bring the car by. His mechanic said the outer tie rods are toast. The are, but I know they do not make a terrible noise like this. lift the car...







Those are Eibach's on GR-2's - first time I have seven seen this in person.

I slapped some oem front on, happy camper for now.
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Old 04-10-2013, 12:05 AM   #887
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Some ROGUE owner apparently visited the stick on chome aisle at Autozone....


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Old 04-10-2013, 12:15 AM   #888
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Got another one. Your guess is as good as mine.



Next time I see you Marty remind me to tell you the Altima mirror horror story.
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Old 04-10-2013, 01:13 AM   #889
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1996 Nissan Hardbody 4WD 4cyl driven by a young female college student. Truck was very nice to see on the outside, very good condition body and underneath, but a beyond trashed interior. I have seen interiors sitting in salvage yards in better condition...it was even missing the transfer case knob. Sad.

Customer complaint:

"It used to go if you reved it up and put it in third gear.....now it wont go at all....."






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Old 04-10-2013, 01:14 AM   #890
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Some Murano owner apparently visited the stick on chome aisle at Autozone....

That is clearly a rogue..
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Old 04-10-2013, 01:14 AM   #891
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Took these mid March.....Nissan Maxima................

Acorns and pecans anyone????








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Old 04-10-2013, 10:40 AM   #892
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1996 Nissan Hardbody 4WD 4cyl driven by a young female college student. Truck was very nice to see on the outside, very good condition body and underneath, but a beyond trashed interior. I have seen interiors sitting in salvage yards in better condition...it was even missing the transfer case knob. Sad.

Customer complaint:

"It used to go if you reved it up and put it in third gear.....now it wont go at all....."

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No interior pics? Is it like the nastiest sc300 I posted.
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Old 04-10-2013, 12:02 PM   #893
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Took these mid March.....Nissan Maxima................

Acorns and pecans anyone????

Well start vacuuming! Put them in a bag and send 'em my way!
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Old 04-10-2013, 01:59 PM   #894
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My mother is one of these people. She asked me to stop by and change a headlight bulb for her. I don't know how long it's been out, but the bulb was broken, and there was a green buildup on the filament leads. W/e, easy job nonetheless, I've never seen a bulb shatter like that inside a headlight without some kind of impact.

Then she asks "where's the oil dipstick, it's been making a noise for a while." I say "it's here (I point to yellow ring near exhaust manifold), and what kind of noise, like a tickticktick?" She says "no, more metal like." I cringe inside knowing exactly what I'm going to find on the dipstick...nothing, it's bone dry. I pulled the oil fill cap off and something fall into the motor. Not a liquid oil drip, more like a semi-solid sludge drip. I say to her "this is what killed the Nova (not the cool one ). Her van was 2.5 quarts low.

Sadly, it continues. I forget how we got to this part of the conversation, but she said something along the lines of "and the check engine light is on." I ask "for how long?" She responds "sometime last week." I sigh and say to her "you've become the stereotypical woman driver..." I guess I'll need to stop by more often for vehicle maintenance.

**sigh** I've been putting coolant in my wife's truck for a week, just waiting for it to stabilize. She never drives very far, just to the store, so not much danger of getting hot, but it took a gallon of dexcool (? yellow ford stuff) before I saw a level in the expansion tank. At least the oil is good. I was praying that damn thing wasn't pissing coolant out somewhere, but just poor maintenance apparently. Borrowed vehicle.
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Old 04-11-2013, 12:49 PM   #895
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It doesn't have to be a sheer force that caused it to fail. It'd be interesting to see how big of a tire he was running on it.
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Some of the jeep axels are considered pretty weak. The sport models are the worst.
31's. Hit a curb 'allegedly' $1900 later, he is back on the road.

And yes, those are weak axles from the factory.
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Old 04-11-2013, 03:47 PM   #896
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31's. Hit a curb 'allegedly' $1900 later, he is back on the road.

And yes, those are weak axles from the factory.
I've got over 100k miles on my 02 with 31's but I baby it. That's the max you want to go if you have the Dana 35 rear axle and don't off road. There has always been an option for a Dana 44 rear end on the TJ's which runs safe even offroad up to 35's, but it's rare to find one with it. The front Dana 30 is safe up to 35's for the most part.

Even if the guy didn't off road it, the reputation of the Dana 35 is that you can easily break it with 31s if you gun it on a wet road.
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Old 04-11-2013, 04:36 PM   #897
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This thread is awesome. I'm actually starting school soon for mechanics and yes I know I'll deal with morons/idiots, but I very much enjoy tinkering with a variety of things esp cars (duh). Anyway on to my story, this goes hand and hand with the sexist stuff about the women not knowing crap about cars. My sister who doesn't know **** about cars took her car in to the shop, I can't remember exactly what was wrong but they were going to charge her about 900 dollars. She called me, and asked me about it, I told her it should only cost around 5-600 including labor since the part wasn't expensive.

I also called my father-in-law who is a journey man mech for 50 years, worked for the big 3 @ a company called TRW. They custom built race car engines and tested ones that will last for 10+ years. He said the same thing I did. So I called my sister back, told her "Go back to them and tell them your brother and your in-law are both mechanics and say you're ripping me off and to only pay this amount, so either you be fair or I take my business elsewhere" They dropped the price immediately


PS: That hyundai video is disturbing. However working on lots of random cars... I've seen some like that, just not nearly as bad lol.
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Old 04-23-2013, 02:12 PM   #898
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The best part is that it was still holding air!!!
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Old 04-23-2013, 02:28 PM   #899
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The best part is that it was still holding air!!!
Damn.
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Old 04-23-2013, 02:33 PM   #900
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I have seen something similar to that.

2000 mustang customer said "The passenger rear tire keeps going flat"

Upon inspection I found a 1 3/4" spade head drill bit chuck side first through the tread andnout the side wall.

The crazy thing was the spade bit had been in there so long it was conformed to the shape of the tire, and worn down half way. God knows how long that bit was in that tire.
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