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Old 08-16-2012, 12:07 PM   #251
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Let me guess, they said "nope, you're wrong" when you told them why.
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Old 08-16-2012, 12:24 PM   #252
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That is just ridiculous. "Why do I keep blowing fuses?"
I'll bet there was a "custom" radio install with the power tapped into the constant from the cig lighter. I have seen that quite a few times.
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Old 08-16-2012, 12:48 PM   #253
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I'll bet there was a "custom" radio install with the power tapped into the constant from the cig lighter. I have seen that quite a few times.
That's genius! Wish I had thought of that when I installed my after market stereo.
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Old 08-16-2012, 03:13 PM   #254
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ahaha awesome thread! bump for more pics/stories.
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Old 08-16-2012, 04:39 PM   #255
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Thank you everyone for this thread. It's been a slow day at work so inbetween testing I've been reading all the posts. All of the win in this thread has put a smile on my face hah
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Old 08-16-2012, 05:03 PM   #256
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Since people love this thread I guess I'll give you one teaser of what I have seen this week.

If anyone has ever told you that coolant is nasty ****, they meant it quite literally

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Old 08-16-2012, 05:08 PM   #257
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Old 08-16-2012, 05:35 PM   #258
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That is what can happen to dexcool if not flushed and mixes with contaminants
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Old 08-16-2012, 06:01 PM   #259
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^yuck
Got one for today:
Funny vibration and tire won't stay inflated

That'll do it

This is what happens when you hit a 2 1/2" asphalt transition at 40+mph
Both front and rear wheels are going to need some love.
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Old 08-16-2012, 06:15 PM   #260
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It's amazing that you can bend a wheel that bad with all that tire.
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Old 08-16-2012, 06:31 PM   #261
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I'm pretty sure the tire was under inflated, the driver is at the ripe old age of 97
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Old 08-17-2012, 12:00 AM   #262
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you know I must've hit a pavement cutout and dropped about 2 inches at about 50mph... then hit the other side... 2 inches up at slightly less than 50mph on 17s and 45 profile tires... no sidewall buldge... no bent rim... nadda....

to do that to a wheel with that tall a tire... wonder how fast they were really going o_o

The only thing I could find damaged was the spring seat cushions on the top of the springs in the front... ends of the springs cut right through them... though they could have been damaged before hand as they were used.
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Old 08-17-2012, 11:01 AM   #263
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wonder how fast they were really going o_o
That's another part of being in the repair business is trying to get the whole truth out of the customer of what happened.

Side note here is some more pictures to keep the thread going





^^ some of the high quality great flowing exhaust work we have around town lol
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Old 08-17-2012, 02:20 PM   #264
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That's another part of being in the repair business is trying to get the whole truth out of the customer of what happened.

Side note here is some more pictures to keep the thread going

^^ some of the high quality great flowing exhaust work we have around town lol
Are you saying that that isn't quality top notch work? :-P
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Old 08-17-2012, 02:34 PM   #265
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They are going for the blocked flow sound haha
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Old 08-17-2012, 05:19 PM   #266
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I recently did some work swapping over my calipers to 4/2 pots, and as im still new it was my first time doing actual brake work. I installed the whole system with little to no issues and then bled. Tried to go for a drive and had no brake pressure. turns out I had installed all the calipers upside down without noticing so the bleed valves were on the bottom trapping air in my calipers.

embarrassing, but at least now i know.
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Old 08-17-2012, 05:20 PM   #267
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^yuck
Got one for today:
Funny vibration and tire won't stay inflated

That'll do it

This is what happens when you hit a 2 1/2" asphalt transition at 40+mph
Both front and rear wheels are going to need some love.
Is that a screw sticking out of the tire as well or is that just on the ground?
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Old 08-17-2012, 11:05 PM   #268
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some of the biggest idiots i have EVER MET were engineers

bookworm nerds with NO common sense what so ever

its all fine in their little engineer worls...but they come to the real world and they **** their pants when ya show 'em where their engineering falls flat

and they get REAL pissy when ya prove them WRONG......they fight and spit and kick and dont want to believe that their ideas dont work in the real world
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Old 08-17-2012, 11:17 PM   #269
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Is that a screw sticking out of the tire as well or is that just on the ground?
Screw's on the ground.

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Old 08-18-2012, 02:18 AM   #270
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Customer brings in his 2012 wrangler, 6000km on the clock. Covered in mud, I mean smothered, yet He swears the jeeps never been off road!!

One shock has broken off its mount, drive shaft is dented along with skid plate from a rock or something similar and he is also complaining of a binding feeling from the front end of the vehicle.

Tech pulls diff front diff cover off and finds this..






Customer is shocked, he cannot begin to understand how something like that could possibly happen in his jeep that never goes off road. We pretty much told him, give it up, the state of this thing obviously gives away the fact that you 4x4 it, its blatantly obvious you were beating the crap out of it off road and there is not way in hell you could cause that much damage in a diff and not know about it.

After all this his response was... so this should be covered by warranty eh?

*FacePalm*

I can honestly say I have never seen this much damage to a diff, literally half the teeth on the ring gear were missing completely. Not just chipped, completely missing.

I have more stories but I don't think I have any pictures.
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Old 08-18-2012, 02:22 AM   #271
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I really hope you didn't honor the claim.
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Old 08-18-2012, 02:23 AM   #272
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Customer brings in his 2012 wrangler, 6000km on the clock. Covered in mud, I mean smothered, yet He swears the jeeps never been off road!!

One shock has broken off its mount, drive shaft is dented along with skid plate from a rock or something similar and he is also complaining of a binding feeling from the front end of the vehicle.

Tech pulls diff front diff cover off and finds this..






Customer is shocked, he cannot begin to understand how something like that could possibly happen in his jeep that never goes off road. We pretty much told him, give it up, the state of this thing obviously gives away the fact that you 4x4 it, its blatantly obvious you were beating the crap out of it off road and there is not way in hell you could cause that much damage in a diff and not know about it.

After all this his response was... so this should be covered by warranty eh?

*FacePalm*

I can honestly say I have never seen this much damage to a diff, literally half the teeth on the ring gear were missing completely. Not just chipped, completely missing.

I have more stories but I don't think I have any pictures.
I thought Chrysler had a decent warranty even for off-road use.

Tho, I would have thought an axle or u joint would have snapped first.
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Old 08-18-2012, 03:02 AM   #273
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I thought Chrysler had a decent warranty even for off-road use.

Tho, I would have thought an axle or u joint would have snapped first.


damn....ALMOST makes me wanna go buy one.....if it took that kind of abuse and still rolled into the shop under its own power
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Old 08-18-2012, 03:24 AM   #274
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I thought Chrysler had a decent warranty even for off-road use.

Tho, I would have thought an axle or u joint would have snapped first.
Are those still Dana axles? Makes me wonder what the Germans are doing to that brand.
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Old 08-18-2012, 03:41 AM   #275
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I really hope you didn't honor the claim.
I believe our dealer said they would not claim it for obvious reasons, so he got it towed back to his hometown, about 5-6 hours away and I heard no more about it. Who knows what they said about it.

Yes I believe they are still using the Dana axles in these jeeps.

I too cannot believe it made it to the shop, when I had to drive it in I thought the axle was about to be torn out from under the body. Shows that they are actually fairly tough vehicles lol.

Chrysler seems relatively fair with their warranty, I'm unsure exactly how it works for vehicles that have been used offroad, but this one had so clearly been abused hard, I doubt any kind of story the guy could make up to try and explain himself would just be shrugged off by Chrysler.
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