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My favorite JRitS posts of the week, Vol. 72

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.


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trans filter of a 6420 jd. Recessed up in between the transmisson and frame. The filter case spun on the inner housing.

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At some point this truck’s wheel came came free from the vehicle and landed on the lower arm, grinding the LBJ stud down to nothin. It was repaired with a new hub/bearing assy and 1 rotor (rotor also slid on the road, as shown by a flat spot on the backing plate ) and sent on its way... This truck was one good bump from having the entire knuckle and wheel separate from the vehicle while moving...scary.

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The car started fine but once vacuum built up the exhaust valve opened and the throttle closed. No exhaust or intake was getting to the engine and the car stalled. That is how I found out there was a problem.

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The damaged parts are the front housing, front rotor, and the center iron is junked. The front plate is fine, and the rest if the housing and rotors are perfectly fine. Actually, the housing and the rotor looks like it was replaced. The seals are perfect, and the housing has no wear at all.

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Plate Stuff

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Dodge Charger

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The owner makes this clutch feel all warm and fuzzy inside

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It was from a 2009 Wrangler, it was at a shop before ours so we weren’t really able to diagnose effectively what happened, but our guess is that it didn’t have near enough oil whenever it was changed last. It’s pretty wild.

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Spider-MAF, Spider-MAF, cuts your car’s performance in half

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New guy was heating up a caliper bracket to remove a siezed guide pin. Shot out like a bullet and impaled the tank.

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Someone definitely put them in there that’s not in dispute. Who put them in there is debatable.

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I wonder how often this battery gets changed.

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Side Object Detection modules.

...GM put these modules on the inside of the rear bumper, exposed to the elements and any stuff that the rear tires kick up into them. Any flaws in the manufacture of these modules will allow water to get inside, and make the modules swell like balloons. Sometimes, it gets inside the connector for these modules and the whole rear harness will need to be replaced!

It’s almost the season because every winter, these modules fail frequently across all vehicles. I’ve seen dozens fail just last winter.

Last I heard, GM was aware of the issue, but no resolutions have been made as far as I know.

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[Fuse box] For a Sprinter...

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porsche gt3... They customer actually sent it for repair, the repair bill for parts alone was something like 30k

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The metal you see inside the hole is the seat mount for the driver, you can see the wire sleeve for the seatbelt indicator light.

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Chevy Venture, intake filter... Mileage went from 500km/tank to 270km, that’s when I was called in.

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The ISIS OP refers to is Honda’s Integrated Service Information System, renamed a few years ago to iN/Interactive Network “due to world events.”

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Someone committed suicide the most thorough way possible. Not a happy story, but it’s definitely not something they deal with very often.

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Obligatory tire post

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Obligatory brake post

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