Things you see while working on cars...

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  1. Mike N

    Mike N Administrator Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I see that on newer Dodge Chargers. The bolts that hold the rear caliper brackets on are screwed into aluminum..... The bolts have a habit of coming out as the aluminum threads disappear and the caliper wedges into the rim, things fall apart and eventually does what you see there. Bet I've seen a half dozen of those in the last year.
     
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    A friend of mine has a newer Charger. I will pass this along to him.
     
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    I about got the whole caliper through my wheel...luckily, it let loose about 10' before a stop sign I was approaching. I found the previous owner installed the brackets with mismatched bolts and no safety wire. Something I should have checked. This happened after I got home from driving around in the mountains in TN for a week.
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    Rotten sending unit on a 2007 Silverado, old body style. Customer complained about long crank times and a strong fuel smell.


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    Nothing wrong with that, a little WD40 and that will clean right up.
     
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    ^^ that’s one of those high Performance rotors
     
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    Maybe a bit off topic but I've had a couple friends over the years, buy a car and "Tom ole buddy how about helping me change the cam, rearend, fix this rust spot", etc. The helping part is a bit understated but glad to do it and like working on the stuff anyway. A couple weeks later they sell the car and make $500 or so. Lesson learned and not to be forgotten. Can be pretty busy when they come around with the next project.
     
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    It would be decent of them to, at least, offer/give you $$$ from the profit. I rid myself of the 'good time charlies'. I have enough good friends who help each other. No need for the one-way users.
     
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    That was my wife’s ‘05 Tahoe, smelled gas, reach up and put my fingers in a puddle of gas on top of the tank.

    Another reason I won’t buy GM again.
    Miraculously the aftermarket one I both had a rubber coating on the exposed areas.
     
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    Been there done that. Saw a (then) brand new 1974 Monte Carlo with the lower control arm worn off because the drunk drove the car on the four lane until it wouldn't move. Wheel bearing was seized up, tire blew, wheel worn off, then it wore the rotor off. Control arm caught I a crack between joints in the road which finally stopped the car!
     
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