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Posted: 4/30/2011 3:52:52 PM EDT
After listening to a bad bearing on the left drivers side wheel for a day I took it into a local shop and scheduled an appointment.

/the work took about an hour and when completed,  no more than 50 feet from the parking lot, the front fell off.



I just watched as the wheel traveled undisturbed down the road 100+ yards before landing in an old mans yard.

What a way to spend your Friday.

Link Posted: 4/30/2011 3:53:47 PM EDT
Thats a pisser.
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 3:54:50 PM EDT

Link Posted: 4/30/2011 3:55:27 PM EDT
Please tell me you recorded the conversation with the manager.
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 3:57:17 PM EDT
warranty and guarantee void if car leaves repair shop parking lot











Link Posted: 4/30/2011 3:57:18 PM EDT
Manager better hook you up; otherwise is small claims court for you and him.
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 4:04:55 PM EDT
The ol no lug nuts on the customers suv trick.
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 4:07:44 PM EDT


You did'nt need that tire/wheel anyway, there are three more on the truck
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 4:08:07 PM EDT
Originally Posted By thehellbringer:
The ol no lug nuts on the customers suv trick.


Na, it was the 4wd bearing on a 2wd truck trick. Or so he said.

Sheared the caliper and brake line.

At the first "thump" i felt I began to brake and pull over. That's when the second "thump" happened and I saw the wheel go by.
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 4:08:33 PM EDT
Same thing happened to my Explorer last year. The bearing gave out and the rotor and all came right off. I was going down the highway at around 45 when it happened.


Link Posted: 4/30/2011 4:08:55 PM EDT
Originally Posted By thehellbringer:
The ol no lug nuts on the customers suv trick.


its the oldest gag to keep them coming back
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 4:09:29 PM EDT
Did you forget to pay the bill?
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 4:10:18 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/30/2011 4:11:43 PM EDT by Triumph955i]
Originally Posted By dislexiclawyer:
Same thing happened to my Explorer last year. The bearing gave out and the rotor and all came right off. I was going down the highway at around 45 when it happened.

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj73/dislexiclawyer/Explorer/2.jpg
http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj73/dislexiclawyer/Explorer/3.jpg


lol, thats what it looked like. But i had 50 FEET on a NEW bearing before it gave way.
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 4:10:41 PM EDT
Holy shit.
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 4:12:16 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 4:13:24 PM EDT
No lugnuts installed? Common error.
Only took an hour...but not completed.
Better pic would help.
Humans make errors even when you pay them not to.
DIY.
For future reference recheck all work done by your local shop.
Get what you paid for?
Its everywhere.
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 4:16:40 PM EDT
I was really pissed off that every day i have a Nikon D200 or D50 riding with me at all times. Just so happened that i didnt have either with me that day.

Pics came from cell phone.



Link Posted: 4/30/2011 4:18:29 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Triumph955i:
Originally Posted By thehellbringer:
The ol no lug nuts on the customers suv trick.


Na, it was the 4wd bearing on a 2wd truck trick. Or so he said.

Sheared the caliper and brake line.

At the first "thump" i felt I began to brake and pull over. That's when the second "thump" happened and I saw the wheel go by.


That's most likely the truth. A co-worker of mine had a similar occurrence after he replaced a hub assembly on a customer's 2WD Chevy truck.

Thankfully, though, it happened to him, not the customer, because he attempted to road test the vehicle after the repair.

You should consider not going back to that shop. The tech that worked on your vehicle made NO attempt to check his work, and it could very well have ended VERY badly for you.
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 4:20:58 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/30/2011 4:21:50 PM EDT by Burban89]





Originally Posted By South_Side_Shooter:



Didn't happpen to be at Sears did it?



It falls the fuck off.






 
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 4:21:22 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Triumph955i:
Originally Posted By thehellbringer:
The ol no lug nuts on the customers suv trick.


Na, it was the 4wd bearing on a 2wd truck trick. Or so he said.

Sheared the caliper and brake line.

At the first "thump" i felt I began to brake and pull over. That's when the second "thump" happened and I saw the wheel go by.


That'll do it.  And your pic backs it up.
Mechanic should have noticed it was the wrong bearing though.
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 4:29:27 PM EDT
Originally Posted By South_Side_Shooter:
Didn't happpen to be at Sears did it?


That made me laugh.

Falls OFF!
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 4:34:02 PM EDT
Don't let that guy work on your motorcycle...........
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 4:36:19 PM EDT








The front really did fell off!
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 4:36:43 PM EDT



Originally Posted By URSATDX:


No lugnuts installed? Common error.

Only took an hour...but not completed.

Better pic would help.

Humans make errors even when you pay them not to.

DIY.

For future reference recheck all work done by your local shop.

Get what you paid for?

Its everywhere.


No offense, but pay attention or STFU.



 
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 4:38:02 PM EDT
Did you get it towed out of the environment?
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 4:41:05 PM EDT
What your not going to demand that they buy your car?
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 4:45:13 PM EDT
Originally Posted By AR-SNIPER-15:
What your not going to demand that they buy your car?


thats was a funny thread
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 5:04:10 PM EDT
Originally Posted By merc556:
Originally Posted By AR-SNIPER-15:
What your not going to demand that they buy your car?


thats was a funny thread



Missed that thread.


Link Posted: 4/30/2011 5:17:05 PM EDT
That's nothing.  One of our patrol cars recently had a tranny flush and they refilled it with motor oil.  Made it about 20k miles before it caused $6k in damage.
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 5:25:22 PM EDT
Sometimes things happen.  How the shop handles the repair will tell you a lot about them.  They should make you whole including any body work, a complete brake job, any other repairs that are a consequence of the accident, and a rental car.  If they do this then they are a good shop.  Don't try to milk them for "extras".
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 5:26:56 PM EDT
I'm sure it's been said but holy hell the front really did fall off.

Link Posted: 4/30/2011 5:30:22 PM EDT




Originally Posted By dport:

Did you get it towed out of the environment?




Into another enviroment?
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 5:42:50 PM EDT
I had that happen on Kandahar Airbase. Put weight on the opposite rear corner, and continued to pimp on.



Link Posted: 4/30/2011 5:45:27 PM EDT
I gotta be honest, I LOL'd.
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 5:56:24 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 5:57:41 PM EDT
I thought maybe someone found some better pictures of Lady Gaga!



I am disappoint.
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 6:00:53 PM EDT



Originally Posted By Mopseydocks6014:


That's nothing.  One of our patrol cars recently had a tranny flush and they refilled it with motor oil.  Made it about 20k miles before it caused $6k in damage.


6k sounds a bit high...



 
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 6:13:02 PM EDT
Originally Posted By drunkintoaster:

Originally Posted By dport:
Did you get it towed out of the environment?


Into another enviroment?




What was in the other enviroment?
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