What are some of the worst things you've had in your bay

Michael Diagnostician Holt, Michigan Posted   Latest   Edited  

I just want to see some of the stuff you may see come into your bays. Its interesting to see some of these things that make their way into the shop by being driven in. In todays world its scary to think some of these vehicles are either in front of you or behind you in traffic; with some of the drivers knowingly, or unknowingly, driving these dangerous vehicles. Shared a couple of the beauties that I have personally seen. Below you will see some frozen coolant that was in a 2000 ford explorer a broken 3.6 chrysler flywheel from a Dodge Grand Caravan 2012 and a abs sensor being blocked by parking brake shoe clip on a 2012 Jeep Wrangler which ended up getting a new axle due to the tone wheel being damaged.

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Bruce Technician
Spring Hill, Tennessee
Bruce
 

I remember one about 10 years ago that had part of a bed frame bolted into the rear holding the rear suspension together.

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Mark Manager
Boston, Massachusetts
Mark
 

Hello Michael and Diagnostic network had this one in yesterday complaint of shaking going down the road at 60mph rear shocks blown out and the sidewall cuts on the inside of the right side tires car was recently puchaced and had a safety inspection sticker dated monday in mass we don’t inspect the inner side of the tires the large gash looked like someone attempted to glue the flap back on

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Michael Diagnostician
Holt, Michigan
Michael
 

Oh my that is scary. Glad you found it hopefully they allowed for the repairs to be made.

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Mark Manager
Boston, Massachusetts
Mark
 

unfortunatly no fix and yes very scary

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Ryan Mechanic
Edmonton, Alberta
Ryan
 

We just had one of our journeyman technicians call in this morning saying he wouldn't be in because he has a brake fluid leak. He sent a picture of the issue. The right rear brake was worn to the point of the piston pushing on the rotor.

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Martin Diagnostician
Burleson, Texas
Martin
 

We have a customer whos 2010 ish escalade which apparently needed a driver side engine mount, so he welded a chain from the frame to block. It's been here several times and he still won't put a mount on it. Does other stuff but he's completely satisfied with his chain I guess!

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Martin Diagnostician
Burleson, Texas
Martin
   

I also have a pic somewhere of another customers oil leak "repair" on his chevy truck. He had mounted a cookie sheet under the oil pan/rear main area to catch the oil. I'll have to find it. Here's a high flow intake system on a f150. And also an aftermarket radio installation on a newer chevy. Complaint of radio staying on. Had a problem with the aftermarket components. I'm sure I have more

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