Reddit’s Just Rolled into the Shop is a veritable cornucopia of the many wonders and oddities of shop lyfe. You never know what’s gonna roll in. Here’s what caught my eye this week.


Photo: Valtzu_92

CX7... There is a recall on those lower control arms for this exact reason, poorly designed boots that allow water ingress and then pop goes the ball joint.


Photo: Wolfloup

...rental car for its first service, 8k miles on it

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Photo: Wildbill615

2000 Jeep Cherokee

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Photo: votingruinedmylife

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How much ya wanna bet the timing belt was already broken when this rolled in?

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Screenshot: MadDogDelpho

...it’s flex fuel so maybe they thought it was E85? Even still, come on man

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Photo: oklye1

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Spare tire... sure.

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Photo: GuidoFAIL

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But Threepio said oil baths feel so good!

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Photo: parlapatao

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Smoke ’em if you got ’em.

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This is your carrier on crack, any questions?

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Photo: UnrelentingMechanic

I finally did it. Diagnosed passenger window reg then raised it up the check driver front tire. Forgot to close passenger door unfortunately. RIP

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Photo: Ihavebadreddit

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Big in Cheboygan, I hear...

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Photo: mode01

a moth that made its way to the MAF sensor. The air filter was old, dirty, and deformed.

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Photo: PROUDCIPHER

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Stop trying to upsell me!

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Huh. I learned something today.

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Photo: superrad01

It’s actually a swing drive pinion gear from a Cat 7495 shovel... $45k

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Photo: leftovernoise

04 Chevy express van converted into a short school bus. They didn’t say anything about the AC not working, just came in for an inspection and asked us to look into “a fan kind of noise. Customer thinks it might be the engine fan”. The compressor clutch decided that it wanted to grenade. Ac belt is wedged in there so it’s staying stationary on the crank pulley. Smells great.

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Photo: wonzerelli

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Angry pixie nest

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Variabalance!

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Photo: extremeelementz

Foot slipped from gas to gas.

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Photo: rioryan

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Do I smell burning pants?

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Yeah, that explains a lot.

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Photo: Flynn0120

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The first handle melted off, didn’t it?

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Screenshot: _StiCk3_

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(click for video)

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...don’t come knockin’.

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Photo: BroncoLife

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“I’ll wipe, and I’ll wipe, and I’ll wipe, a hundred times- still runs like poop.”

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Photo: kurifatales

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Obligatory brake post

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Photo: wrckr31

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Obligatory tire post