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Old 07-24-2004, 05:59 PM
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Stay away from goodyear!

I see how good of mechanics the Goodyear company employs! Jesus christ, my mom asked for an alignment, new tires, and to find out what the "faint" clicking noise was, a $400.00 bill. What does she get? A broken transmission mount and seperated CV joint! I just dont see HOW in gods name they could have missed this! I mean god damn! I knew it was making a small clicking noise, but when we got the car back, the engine was tilted to one side and it was rocking, so much that it ripped the air cleaner loose. I was under the car before they touched it and saw nothing broken.

I'm just too pissed right now to make any sense! Just look at the pics of what I found and you'll see. god damn.. Can this be welded back on? Or any other fix? More reasons why 4T60s are crap!

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http://members.cox.net/stonedone/P1010055.jpg http://members.cox.net/stonedone/P1010057.jpg http://members.cox.net/stonedone/P1010058.jpg

The guys at Texaco were closer to the problem than I thought, and they did'nt even lift the car up like goodyear did. At least the sound wasnt a rod.

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Old 07-24-2004, 06:02 PM
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Nice handle on your cox account.
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Me`chanŽic Pronunciation: mė`kănŽĭk
n. 1. The art of the application of the laws of motion or force to construction.
2. A mechanician; an artisan; an artificer; one who practices any mechanic art; one skilled or employed in shaping and uniting materials, as wood, metal, etc., into any kind of structure, machine, or other object, requiring the use of tools, or instruments. Also, a technician who maintains or repairs machinery; as, an auto mechanic.
http://www.webster-dictionary.org/definition/mechanic

By definition there are usually only one or two mechanics in every shop of ten or fifteen parts swappers. This aplies mostly to shops independent of dealerships.

Any monkey can spin a wrench, it take a mechanic to determine what part needs wrenching, what wrench to use and how to use it properly.

The biggest compliment I've ever received was from an elderly man with a worn out starter. He didn't have enough money to buy a new one. I offered to rebuild it as I was ending my day at work. It was just a Chevy starter, I could almost do it blindfolded. Anywho, he bought the brushes for $5 and I unscrewed the motor from the nose, took a piece of emory cloth and cleaned the com and scratched out the crud from between the bars. Put it back together with the new brushes and it tested just fine. He called the shop that quoted him some ridiculous price to replace it and told them that a real mechanic fixed his starter for $25. I asked why he told the guy $25 and he handed me a $20 and said thanks.

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Old 07-24-2004, 06:39 PM
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I unscrewed the motor from the nose, took a piece of emory cloth and cleaned the com and scratched out the crud from between the bars. Put it back together with the new brushes and it tested just fine.
Ya' mean ya didn't have to flip that little washer and contacts around in the solenoid?
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Old 07-24-2004, 08:38 PM
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Oops, you get the point though.

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Old 07-24-2004, 09:34 PM
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Does anybody know if the 4T60 is cast Iron, pot metal, or cast aluminum? It feels like aluminum.
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Old 07-24-2004, 11:58 PM
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Stay away form Michelin as well. They are one of the French companies that we are all trying to boycott...hint...hint...

Don't let those Frogs off the hook!
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Nice handle on your cox account.
Makes you wonder.....doesn't it?


Also....why try to repair the broken mount? Why not just buy a new mount?

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Old 07-25-2004, 08:14 AM
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why were you, a HOTRODDER, making your mom take her car to a repair shop in the first place?

what,? she won't let you open the hood?


did the car go in before lunch? or after?
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why were you, a HOTRODDER, making your mom take her car to a repair shop in the first place?

what,? she won't let you open the hood?


did the car go in before lunch? or after?
She stopped letting him under the hood after she found out how much the shop's labor rates really are.

Labor rate: $50/hour
If you watch: $60/hour
If you help: $70/hour
If you let your son work on it first: $100/hour!!!
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Old 07-25-2004, 01:18 PM
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Looks like the kind of damage you get from hitting a lane divider or big rock at speed.

Broken trans/engine mount, cracked trans bellhousing...I vote for the teenager midnight thrashing and then park the car for Mom to find out later and blame the Goodyear mechanic for all the problems. Judging from the amount of leaking trans fluid I would estimate it was done in the last two days, I would check the trunk for spare bottles of trans fluid as evidence it was refilled to get it home.

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Well if I was about 7 years younger and still in school you would be right And unless a 5 year old can drive a car then I dont think it was my little one.

But seriously, no, this problem happened right when we got the car home from the goodyear people. it could have been cracked and that might have been the ticking, but the engine was level and I saw no broken bolt holes before she brought it up to those goodyear tards, and the mount was in place. I think I'm just gonna jack the transmission up a bit (since the right axle is laying on the frame!) and use some durafix on it. Then weld in some sideways supports with some more durafix. Perfect examples of why FWD cars SUCK!

The car was up at goodyear manly to have alignment done and new tires installed, so just how many of you out there can align your own cars? Hmmm? lol. But she also asked them to find out what the ticking noise was, of they found it alright, and tried to hide it!
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Yeah.................but they have that neat blimp.................
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I wonder if they mis-placed the jack and lifted the car on the trans, might explain the damage. Seriously, I would find out how the damage happened before you place blame...it looks like someone hit something real hard to cause that.

Last time I seen damage like that it was in a mid 90's Mustang 5.0 coupe that had lost it in a street drag race and he slid to a stop on the median, the car looked OK until you looked at the undercarriage and saw how messed up the whole chassis was. The bellhousing was broken and the oil pan was gone and a couple main caps too, total write off on a week old car.

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how was the wheel tracking did it work ok and how,s the new tyres ? you dont get all that damage from a new set of tyres and the tracking being done i think there is a hidden bit of the story someone is not telling us???????

here,s a goodone you pick the car up from the garage and take it to your mum,s you hit the curb on the way home and blame the tyre fitter?
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