Shop: All round truck and auto Vehicle Model/Year: 2002 ford Taurus The Report: Rotten sub frame, leaking fuel tank, ball joints tie rods, and huge rust holes! (Not to mention it has a child seat in the back)
Vehicle is unsafe for road. Right rear wheel bearing excessive play. Both front (RH worse) balljoints excessive play. Customer claims vehicle was recently safetied. Threating phone calls from some man claiming to be the drivers father. Red vehicle with yellow door! Auto Repair Shop Name: PETERBOROUGH MITSUBISHI
Hello – I am the bookkeeper at Gary’s Maintenance in NOTL, ON. Love your page/website – saw your article in the October issue of Canadian Technician. Sadly, this is a much-needed forum for mechanics and auto technicians to meet, discuss and spread the already-known word. My request is for the print on the website to have more contrast so it is easy to see (very difficult to see the words). Thank you, and have a great day, Lisa ?
This car is leaking power steering fluid so badly the owner just drives in empty now. Of course he needed an e-test. The annual safety inspections will fix this. The police did pull this guy over for an expired sticker but did not yank the plates. I think the police are not mechanical enough to feel confident to call this.
Look at this. Why haven’t the police pulled this one off the road? Time to bring in Annual safety inspections? Hmmmmm…
This van shouldn’t be anywhere near the road and this person is now leaving on a road trip to Tennesee for Christmas 2013. He doesn’t care in the least that the tie rods and ball joints are falling right off and I mean falling right off. There is not a chance that he won’t roll this van if he loses just one component at the wrong time.
Why can this stay on the road when it wouldn’t meet a safety inspection standard? It is a broken system that let’s this drive on the same roads as good cars!
This truck showed up to have a frost plug installed!
Went to remove transfer case and found SIR module strapped to the torsion bar, yet the bolt holes for its normal mounting were ok but not used.
This van came to the shop for a flat repair. I almost drove into the wall bringing it into the shop it had no brakes at all! The tire I was supposed to repair was damaged from run flat. A used tire went on it and out the door it went! Again these people can afford to insure and fuel their vehicles but cannot make life or death repairs!!?!?!?!