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Old 02-01-2010, 05:49 PM   #1
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What is the best thing that ever went wrong fixing your car?

For me, it was that I broke a plug wire while replacing the spark plugs on my Bonny. On the last plug next to the firewall, I broke the wire trying to remove it. Had to go to Napa and get replacement wires. While swapping out the wires I discovered that the connector under the coil that controls cylinder number 5 was heavily corroded. This was not the plug wire I broke, but was the cause of cylinder #5 misfire.
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Everything I do on my car is great, I learn with every little thing I do. Don't know if I could pick one thing over anything else.
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hmmm....I was attempting to change the tire on my friend'* grand prix because she had a flat and the rocker panel was so rusted that the tire changing jack fell through the metal and popped through the inside of the floor in the car.

another time, I was adding windshield wiper fluid to my dad'* Chevy Astro and dumped it in the coolant on accident and had to flush the coolant system after that.
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I changed the plugs on my shadow and I knew my belt was squeaking. When I went to advance I noticed they keep my warranty records I asked to see it and notice I got a free belt if I brought it in that day because it expired that day. Free $20 belt and no more squeaking
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Had to change a spark plug in my 92 eclipse at the race track because something broke the tip off, the threads came out with it so I JB Welded it back in and left it for a year before the rings let go.
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"threads came out with it so I JB Welded"

I'm going to research that JB weld stuff.... must be good stuff.
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"threads came out with it so I JB Welded"

I'm going to research that JB weld stuff.... must be good stuff.
JB Weld is a car mechanics best friend!
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JB Weld is a car mechanics best friend!
amen to that. I used it once and fell in love
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I haven't used I'm afraid it'* like mechanic crack I probably going to use it when I do my trans plug
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I JB welded the locking arm back together on my safe. Rock solid.
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