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Old 07-05-2013, 02:43 PM   #1
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Ever want to kill the last guy who worked on your Jeep?

Whoever did the last brake job mixed up (L-R) the pads that go against the caliper piston. So instead of both pads having the cutout on the bottom and a single tab on the top, I had one top and one bottom on the same caliper.
I honestly don't know how he was able to get them on that way. But I do know it was a pain getting them off. Took way longer than it should have.

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Old 07-05-2013, 02:45 PM   #2
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Yes, but I don't believe in suicide!

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Old 07-05-2013, 02:48 PM   #3
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Yup. Thays why I don't let other people work on my Jeep anymore. Somehow it doesn't seem as bad when I screw something up. :-)
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Old 07-05-2013, 03:28 PM   #4
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Do your own maintenance or WITH your trusted mechanic. ONCE and only once have I not done maintenance or gone to my TRUSTED mechanic when replacing my tranny. Worst mistake ever! 18 days to replace a tranny. The morons forgot to remove the bolt that locked the trans in reverse and had to ship my Jeep to the tranny rebuilder. FAIL!
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Do your own maintenance or WITH your trusted mechanic. ONCE and only once have I not done maintenance or gone to my TRUSTED mechanic when replacing my tranny. Worst mistake ever! 18 days to replace a tranny. The morons forgot to remove the bolt that locked the trans in reverse and had to ship my Jeep to the tranny rebuilder. FAIL!
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Old 07-06-2013, 09:40 AM   #7
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Whoever did the last brake job mixed up (L-R) the pads that go against the caliper piston. So instead of both pads having the cutout on the bottom and a single tab on the top, I had one top and one bottom on the same caliper.
I honestly don't know how he was able to get them on that way. But I do know it was a pain getting them off. Took way longer than it should have.

I've seen that before and could never figure out how you could do that. Not to mention that it is a whole bunch more work to get them installed that way.
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Old 07-06-2013, 10:03 AM   #8
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We'll either the last guy who owned the Jeep screwed up or got screwed. It had obviously had pads put on, but the rotors still had the star washers, so I'm assuming they weren't touched
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Old 07-06-2013, 01:06 PM   #9
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Every time I let someone else work on my Jeep, (free oil change) something goes wrong with it. Coincidence ?
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Old 07-06-2013, 01:47 PM   #10
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Good. It's illegal anyway.
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Old 07-06-2013, 02:01 PM   #11
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I've known the guy that does most of the work on my Jeeps for over 53 years now...be a shame to hurt him after all these years (but I still manage to do it way too much! )
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I was pissed at the previous owner of mine, he told me when I bought it that it had a 3" body lift but he had taken it off. I was wheeling one day when the shifter broke off in my hand. Turns out he did a piss poor job welding in a 3" extension and it broke at the weld leaving only about an inch sticking out of the top of the tranny.

Since I was over an hour from home I hammered a 13mm 12pt socket over the nub that once was my shifter and used 2 6" extensions snapped into the socket to get me home
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I was pissed at the previous owner of mine, he told me when I bought it that it had a 3" body lift but he had taken it off. I was wheeling one day when the shifter broke off in my hand. Turns out he did a piss poor job welding in a 3" extension and it broke at the weld leaving only about an inch sticking out of the top of the tranny.

Since I was over an hour from home I hammered a 13mm 12pt socket over the nub that once was my shifter and used 2 6" extensions snapped into the socket to get me home
That sounds like a pretty cool custom shifter
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Somehow it doesn't seem as bad when I screw something up.
Absolutely.

When I fubar something I look at it as a complete experience: I got the work done, I learned from the mistake, I know exactly what was done and how things were reassembled. I know the whole history. And when you finally get it done correctly it is a lot easier to let the errors go if you are jazzed because of a great final outcome.

I curse the PO of my 2003 Sport every day because of shortcuts and sloppy assembly of aftermarket gear, as well as pretty much zero maintenance for a few years. And the filth... dang, man, wheel to your heart's content, but WASH OFF ALL THE CRAP afterwards to prevent rust or at least make the next work you do to it a bit less unpleasant. This Jeep has plenty of crap in it from 2003, I am sure.
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Old 07-06-2013, 02:15 PM   #15
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… I hammered a 13mm 12pt socket over the nub that once was my shifter and used 2 6" extensions snapped into the socket…
Awesome recovery, man. Excellent!
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At one point I asked both previous owners to write down anything either of them touched on my last TJ . I think their should be some sort of "mechanical common sense test " you have to pass before you can purchase a tool that can be used on anything automotive related, If for no other reason than Highway Safety. I know I need to be limited on what kind of carpentry tools I am allowed to use and I do stay away from most of them for good reason.
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Old 07-06-2013, 03:35 PM   #17
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Buy a new jeep.. No po to worry about. No built up aggression.
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Old 07-06-2013, 04:40 PM   #18
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Buy a new jeep.. No po to worry about. No built up aggression.
But you end up with a JK...
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But you end up with a JK...
Exactly! not only are you stuck with a JK but a big payment every month too.
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Old 07-06-2013, 05:17 PM   #20
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Ok.. Ok.. Try breathing exercises.

Innnnnn through the nose... Hold...
Ouuuuttt through the mouth
And repeat.

(You guys do know I'm just messing around right?)
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Ok.. Ok.. Try breathing exercises.

Innnnnn through the nose... Hold...
Ouuuuttt through the mouth
And repeat.

(You guys do know I'm just messing around right?)
Well, yeah...but I'd still end up with a JK...

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^this lol

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