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MASShole9C1



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PostSubject: Speaking of previous owners doing half ass repairs...   Thu Feb 23, 2012 5:55 pm

Ive had a wobbling noise for a little while coming from the front passenger side, and yesterday a metallic clanging noise started. So, today after I got a little freaked out, I put it up on jack stands and took off the wheel. I found that when I wiggled the rotor, while the tie rods moved, the pitman arm moved in an up and down motion. I'm sure that is not its intended design. Also, when I took the dust cap off the hub, I found what is in the picture below. A Z shaped "cotter" pin was jammed through the hole in the spindle. Not only that, but the castle nut was soo loose, that when I turned it down snug enough for it not to move, but also not to bind, it went about 1/8 inch tighter. So, next time a car is for sale, and it says "new brakes", I'll be sure to double check the work. My fault for not looking before I had a problem this week. But shame on the person who did the work. Anyway. Ive been hoarding over $500 in Moog heavy duty front end parts. Time to get out the tools. New brakes are coming now since Im having to hang on to the car. Maybe after that I can use the L99 as a salt water boat anchor and swap in an LT1. Well, wishful thinking, but as anyone else here. Gotta free up some cash.
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PostSubject: Re: Speaking of previous owners doing half ass repairs...   Thu Feb 23, 2012 7:01 pm

pitman arm shouldnt move had same problem during inspectin. new idler arm and center link are in order. prolly tie rods to.at least theres grease in there lol. did tightening it up help?
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PostSubject: Re: Speaking of previous owners doing half ass repairs...   Thu Feb 23, 2012 7:14 pm

Notice said previous owner doesnt show up here anymore.... what a doosh.
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PostSubject: Re: Speaking of previous owners doing half ass repairs...   Thu Feb 23, 2012 7:44 pm

mega wrote:
pitman arm shouldnt move did tightening it up help?

Havnt tried yet. Gonna replace it all tm.

Cadet57 wrote:
Notice said previous owner doesnt show up here anymore.... what a doosh.

Yeah, he wasnt too helpful when the car wouldnt start the week after I bought it either Shocked . I cant even remember his user name.
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PostSubject: Re: Speaking of previous owners doing half ass repairs...   Thu Feb 23, 2012 11:24 pm

Outragis or nick ragis

He sold an olds two door with a gas motor swapped in place of a diesel too. I bet that had just as many problems. Guys like that are the reason why tccoa.com doesn't let new members post in "market place" and are extremely tight on selling stuff.
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PostSubject: Re: Speaking of previous owners doing half ass repairs...   Fri Feb 24, 2012 1:36 am

im not the only one Very Happy
i made the same mistake with my car i figured he works at jiffy lube its going to be at least semi done right ....i was wrong regardless that thing could have had a shit ton more wrong for the price i paid for it
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PostSubject: Re: Speaking of previous owners doing half ass repairs...   Fri Feb 24, 2012 7:42 am

when I worked at Jiffy Lube half the guys had no clue how to drop a tranny pan. there Idiots at those places.
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MASShole9C1



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PostSubject: Re: Speaking of previous owners doing half ass repairs...   Fri Feb 24, 2012 8:06 am

OK, so maybe I wont be replacing the front end just yet, Well, atleast not today.
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PostSubject: Re: Speaking of previous owners doing half ass repairs...   Fri Feb 24, 2012 8:09 am

did it start snowing there to? 60 yesterday now snow wtf,
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PostSubject: Re: Speaking of previous owners doing half ass repairs...   Fri Feb 24, 2012 8:33 am

It did. I wassa kinda pissed. Maybe this weekend. If only I had a garage to use...heated garage that is.
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PostSubject: Re: Speaking of previous owners doing half ass repairs...   Fri Feb 24, 2012 8:36 am

if you were down on the cape i could get you in mine lol. and theres a jet heater to lol.
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PostSubject: Re: Speaking of previous owners doing half ass repairs...   Fri Feb 24, 2012 8:44 am

That would be very helpful Ted. I need one of those metal hut things to work in lol. US steel or somethng like that
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PostSubject: Re: Speaking of previous owners doing half ass repairs...   Fri Feb 24, 2012 8:50 am

or even a ez up tent with the wrap around walls. there at slob lot lol
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PostSubject: Re: Speaking of previous owners doing half ass repairs...   Fri Feb 24, 2012 11:46 am

mega wrote:
or even a ez up tent with the wrap around walls. there at slob lot lol

Great for vehicle storage... Not so much for working on cars, buy it can be done. I just don't suggest it lol
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PostSubject: Re: Speaking of previous owners doing half ass repairs...   Fri Feb 24, 2012 11:50 am

still keeps rain and wind out
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PostSubject: Re: Speaking of previous owners doing half ass repairs...   Fri Feb 24, 2012 12:29 pm

mega wrote:
still keeps rain and wind out

and it doesn't let any heat stay unless its summer Rolling Eyes


You're right though, better than nothing Arrow
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PostSubject: Re: Speaking of previous owners doing half ass repairs...   Fri Feb 24, 2012 1:40 pm

i want a house with a drive in basement now that would be sweet.
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PostSubject: Re: Speaking of previous owners doing half ass repairs...   Fri Feb 24, 2012 2:26 pm

mega wrote:
i want a house with a drive in basement now that would be sweet.

Only problem is no lifts!
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PostSubject: Re: Speaking of previous owners doing half ass repairs...   Fri Feb 24, 2012 2:35 pm

my dream house would be a 3 bay 2 car deep garage a lift and above the other 2 bays a simple 1-2br apt with a huge plate glass window right next to the tv where my favorite car can be on the lift and i can watch tv and my car haha
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PostSubject: Re: Speaking of previous owners doing half ass repairs...   Fri Feb 24, 2012 2:52 pm

1984twodoor wrote:
Only problem is no lifts!
Easy, just cut a hole to the first floor.
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PostSubject: Re: Speaking of previous owners doing half ass repairs...   Fri Feb 24, 2012 3:45 pm

mp775 wrote:
1984twodoor wrote:
Only problem is no lifts!
Easy, just cut a hole to the first floor.

As much as I would love that, something about a hole in the floor screams unsafe. I wouldn't care about the house, I just don't want to hurt my cars if the house comes down on them!
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