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Forum: Automotive 04-17-2018, 09:15 AM
Replies: 53
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Posted By shifthappens
Agree. The dealership has different levels of...

Agree. The dealership has different levels of mechanics. They hire kids from HS to train and do the light stuff like oil changes and tires. Then the next tier are are the more experienced and...
Forum: Automotive 04-17-2018, 08:53 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,352
Posted By shifthappens
If all else fails check the brakes. As in my...

If all else fails check the brakes. As in my case after all the dealer did the problem kept returning. I thought it was finally fixed after the trackbar was replaced. The wobble soon returned. ...
Forum: Automotive 04-10-2018, 10:37 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,352
Posted By shifthappens
UPDATE: The dealer installed a new Track Bar and...

UPDATE: The dealer installed a new Track Bar and realigned the front end and that definitely did the trick. They even gave me a free rental while they fixed the car. It's amazing but I had to tell...
Forum: Automotive 04-04-2018, 01:16 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,352
Posted By shifthappens
I'm feeling confident that you are right about...

I'm feeling confident that you are right about the Track Bar after reading and videos of the same problem nicknamed 'Death Wobble' that happens in so many of this model type. I also talked to...
Forum: Automotive 04-04-2018, 11:54 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,352
Posted By shifthappens
UPDATE: AutoServ has agreed to order a new Track...

UPDATE: AutoServ has agreed to order a new Track Bar, install and realignment for free. The service manager admitted that the car was not road tested as indicated on the receipt and did not diagnose...
Forum: Automotive 04-03-2018, 04:52 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,352
Posted By shifthappens
According to a video I just watched it descibes...

According to a video I just watched it descibes what you said. It states that the dealer wanted about $300 to replace so he did it himself. The part on Ebay is $35. I don't think I could install...
Forum: Automotive 04-03-2018, 04:47 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,352
Posted By shifthappens
I thought so. Thanks.

I thought so. Thanks.
Forum: Automotive 04-03-2018, 04:44 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,352
Posted By shifthappens
Did you see this one? ...

Did you see this one?
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Forum: Automotive 04-03-2018, 04:34 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,352
Posted By shifthappens
So that's not what the tie rods connect to? ...

So that's not what the tie rods connect to? That's what the illustrations show under 'Drag Link'. Is there another name for what you suggest? Here is an example:
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Forum: Automotive 04-03-2018, 04:17 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,352
Posted By shifthappens
Thanks. I'll pass it on to the mechanic...

Thanks. I'll pass it on to the mechanic tomorrow. Checked EBay and a new 'drag link' for my car is $25 shipped. It's possible it got loose as I had a new tie rod installed last August and maybe...
Forum: Automotive 04-03-2018, 04:09 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,352
Posted By shifthappens
The wobble is in the steering.

The wobble is in the steering.
Forum: Automotive 04-03-2018, 03:55 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,352
Posted By shifthappens
Your 'warning' was explained to the service shop...

Your 'warning' was explained to the service shop as you decribed but they insisted they found the problem. My tires are fine.
Forum: Automotive 04-03-2018, 03:11 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,352
Posted By shifthappens
After spending $450 at AutoServ for what 'they'...

After spending $450 at AutoServ for what 'they' diagnosed as the original problem I drove home and nothing changed. They replaced the right rear axel and bearings, etc. and full alignment. As soon...
Forum: Automotive 04-02-2018, 07:01 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,352
Posted By shifthappens
I am beginning to agree if that includes labor. ...

I am beginning to agree if that includes labor. I will check it out with them. All I need now is to have someone to install the transmission cross support. Thanks for your help.
Forum: Automotive 04-02-2018, 05:50 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,352
Posted By shifthappens
I was told that the cross support for the...

I was told that the cross support for the transmission is rotted so I ordered a used one to replace it. I don't hear any rattle. Just a wobble at around 50mph.
Forum: Automotive 04-02-2018, 05:16 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,352
Posted By shifthappens
The diagnosis from AutoServ in Tilton says,...

The diagnosis from AutoServ in Tilton says, "Found right rear wheel bearing loose and estimate to replace axel with right rear wheel bearing $370" if that makes sense. I forgot to mention the axel...
Forum: Automotive 04-02-2018, 02:49 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,352
Posted By shifthappens
Thanks for the suggestion.

Thanks for the suggestion.
Forum: Automotive 04-02-2018, 02:31 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,352
Posted By shifthappens
Thanks. That's a great idea but I'm not sure it...

Thanks. That's a great idea but I'm not sure it would be a good idea to drive my vehicle that far (Concord). It wobbles pretty bad at times at around 45-50 mph which is why I need the rear bearings...
Forum: Automotive 04-02-2018, 12:09 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,352
Posted By shifthappens
Lakes Region Auto Mechanic?

I'm in Belmont and looking for someone who can install my rear wheel bearings and transmission cross support on my 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee. I have all the parts but cannot afford what a dealer...
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