Shippers lost top strut nuts 4 my Trailblazer - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Suspension - Brakes - Steering
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 09-16-2012, 12:22 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 6
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Shippers lost top strut nuts 4 my Trailblazer

I ordered the best complete Monroe struts for my 2003 Chevy Trailblazer. Jerks at UPS broke open one box and lost the two nuts that hold the top of the strut to the frame. I went to auto parts store and bought 2 nuts that matched the 2 I received with the other strut. They are 3/8 x 16 thread grade 8 nuts. When I tested it on the strut, it does not thread properly. Does anyone know if if the threads are cut at a different angle or what the problem is? The strange thing is that the Monroe nuts and the two I bought both thread easily on a bolt. What gives??

    Advertisement
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 09-16-2012, 06:16 AM
Registered User
 
Last wiki edit: General Motors transmissions Last photo:
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: near Yellowstone park
Posts: 4,219
Wiki Edits: 27

Thanks: 11
Thanked 234 Times in 220 Posts
damaage claim ?

Did you file a claim when the package was delivered? Damaged packaging? further inspection needed, In larger cities I've seen a lot of freight damaged merchandise for sale ,.. A lot of times suspension nuts are crimped, self locking or one time use .
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 09-16-2012, 07:01 AM
Irelands child's Avatar
Registered User
 
Last wiki edit: Ford engine specifications Last photo:
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Upstate New York
Posts: 4,874
Wiki Edits: 8

Thanks: 13
Thanked 185 Times in 166 Posts
Monroe is a 'world' supplier. It's possible that the struts have metric fasteners which are very close to SAE. A metric M10 is very close to 3/8-24 which is a little bit smaller in diameter.

Then there are classes of SAE internal thread fastener fit, i.e. 1B(sloppy, hardware/big box store fit),2B and 3B which is the tightest and close to an interference fit. If your fasteners say Crown Bolt, all bets are off this Far East junk. (Bolts are 1A, 1B, 1C)

Take a strut to a Fastenal Store or similar and ask them to fix you up.

Now - as far as losing a fastener through UPS - not their fault. Go back to your supplier. They are the ones that packed those struts poorly(probably wrapping a couple of them with tape or a single wall box and sticking a shipping label on the package), not UPS/Fedex/USPS.
__________________
Irelands child
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Tags
strut problem

Recent Suspension - Brakes - Steering posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Any hazmat shippers here? ScotY Hotrodders' Lounge 7 09-22-2008 12:27 AM
Non Hot rodding - Cherokee VS Explorer VS Trailblazer? Gearhead forever General Rodding Tech 16 02-25-2007 09:00 PM
engine flood issue 2003 trailblazer tsw5013 Engine 1 03-02-2006 09:59 AM
2003 trailblazer engine bigging down at excel tsw5013 Engine 0 03-02-2006 05:58 AM
Chevy Trailblazer Maintenance? frankenvette Engine 5 08-31-2005 04:52 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:53 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.