Truck was delivered from a dealer to the customer (a nationwide company), who noticed the fluid leak and drove it to us (a different dealer). I found that the transmission cooling lines were missing a seal between the lines and the transmission itself from the factory! What the fuck!
Since it was the customer who found it, this means that the fluid on the ground was never noticed at the factory, it was never noted on the delivery truck, and it was never discovered at the dealer who sold the truck to the company during their PDI.
So that’s what they mean by trickle-down effect.
Atleast 6,000 miles till I should next see it again if they take it back to whoever left the O. Plenty of time to think of a next move!
...for future reference...
I’m guessing the only reason it’s in a pan at all, is that he didn’t want to get it on himself or his tires.
Username checks out! (I still can’t figure out how to embed these dang vids... as always, click link for video)
Must not be pit rated, I guess.
...he still found something to complain about. ...that we didn’t pull his car in for service as soon as he got there- with 4 other tickets on the board. He actually called our home office for that one!
Update: The guy declined repairs (shocker) and is currently attempting to drive it 20 miles back to the sketchy used car lot he bought it from. Taking bets on how far he gets.
...it’s been like 4 hours since he took it so either he got lucky and made it or it’s stuck on the side of I-5 somewhere.
The tech says that the plug wasn’t tightened and allowed combustion gas to leak out and melt the plug and burn up the coil.
The hole for this plug was obviously destroyed, but otherwise it was okay. They’re going to try to heli-coil it
I’ve found that most suv/cars made after around 2005 require the bumper cover to come off to remove the headlight, ford just took it a step further by require the same for just bulbs
oil pick up inside the oil pan. its clogged with gasket sealer
...found oil pan full of metal shavings as well. engines had no oil pressure
Well that’s one way to look at it.
No one was hurt. The transport driver was in it when it happened, but he was fine. Freaked out, and worried about getting fired, but healthy at least
...it was an auction car that we’d bought, I believe. Might still be for sale... You need an SUV, minor bumper damage?
200 inline 6 in a 66 Mustang.
This is how it was brought in. fuck my life lol.
Found 4 blown fuses. Was able to get the drivers low beam. Waiting on an answer as far as if they want me to go further. It’s a 03 Malibu with 253,000. We’ll see if it has sentimental value.
Right after I finish with the bad cross member a Ford goes and folds right up on my hoist... It’s one of those days... lol
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Good thing the duck was okay!
He said he somehow sparked the cooling fan and the bottom of the car was drenched in brake clean.
HVAC housing in a Grand Caravan...
She didn’t have [a receipt] but there is like 50+ affected cars so the owner is making right and paying for repairs and rentals
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Audi s4 fuse box completely frozen in ice. Not a rare sight from what I’ve heard but a first for me
Obligatory tire post
Obligatory brake post