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It’s Wrenching Wednesday, Let’s Talk About How Our Cars Are Currently Annoying Us

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R Smith
R Smith
28 days ago

Gen 8 Honda Accord (manual btw)…Radio only works intermittently. When it does work it’s great. Then the station changes rapidly through the presets, the sound cuts off, then the screen goes blank again. So my current audio setup is a Bluetooth speaker connected to my phone.

Danger Ranger
Danger Ranger
28 days ago

Where to start..
Master Cylinder went out on the Mazda B-Ford Ranger. Still awaiting correct one to replace.
97 GC 5.9 Limited needs ball joints, and a tie rod, and the sunroof has stopped working, which sucks even more now that the air doesn’t work.
77 Cutlass Salon has a dent in the landau top, and a leak in the power steering somewhere, can’t get it registered and back on the road because I usually transfer the plate off the Ranger. My poor Cutlass is sitting in a parking lot with a tarp tied all over it due to the tornadoes taking away my parking…

Danger Ranger
Danger Ranger
28 days ago
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Also, still daily-ing the 98 GC (apologies for the typo earlier), which has now developed a really annoying rattle in the driver’s door.

Last edited 28 days ago by Danger Ranger
67 Oldsmobile
67 Oldsmobile
28 days ago

My olds 425 decided to pack up after I tore the bottom end and replaced the bearings. I noticed some scoring on one of the crank bearing journals but figured it’d be okay for a bit. But Shirley fucking not,of course it’s sounding like a tumble dryer full of badgers now,making me tear it up again.

OrigamiSensei
OrigamiSensei
28 days ago

My ’88 Jaguar XJ6 has up to now been pretty reliable, believe it or not. However, I just flatbedded it to the mechanic on Friday for a litany of problems:

1) Bad fuel leak at the rear of the car
2) Stuck fuel filler flap
3) Air conditioning won’t blow cold
4) Power steering fluid leak
5) Circuit failure light
6) The standard old bulb failure module light but that’s no big deal at all, the lights actually work

I haven’t talked to the mechanic yet; we’ll see what the verdict is.

Ravi Dhiman
Ravi Dhiman
28 days ago

My Tacoma makes noise whenever you drive over 65 mph. Apparently most 3rd gen Tacomas have the same noise since there’s actually a technical service bulletin about it.

AircooleDrew
AircooleDrew
28 days ago

My current fleet is pretty trouble-free, but I am a stickler for small details so these are my current irks:

My 2023 Crosstrek has developed an occasional white halo around the infotainment screen, so I need to get it brought in for a warranty replacement as soon as I get a free weekend where my wife doesn’t have plans for us.

My wife’s 2010 Forester has been a wonderful car, but I am trying to un-do the Florida sun damage that was caused by 12 years of sitting outside in the Miami sun before I bought it and brought it back to the midwest with me. The paint on the roof is very baked and faded, so I will be re-shooting it next weekend in my dad’s shop. I just replaced the headlight lenses with new ones due to extreme sun damage, and upgraded the faded/stained dash trim plastics and hvac controls to the updated 2013 style that I found in pristine condition at a local salvage yard. I’m installing a newer style homelink mirror today as soon as my cam-lock to wedge mount adapter comes in from Subaru. Did all engine gaskets and the timing belt a few weekends ago and it went extremely well. I’ll never buy an older used car from the midwest ever again. This thing is spotless underneath.

My 68 Beetle has an external oil filter and cooler kit just begging for me to install on it. I’ve had a few oil-pressure related issues that resulted in me pulling the engine for the 3rd time in a year last month, so I’m hoping once and for all I can solve all of it and get this hot 1776-powered beauty ready for a summer of lots of cars and coffees and cruises.

Last edited 28 days ago by AircooleDrew
My Goat Ate My Homework
My Goat Ate My Homework
28 days ago

Infotainment system has random erorrs. Resets randomly while driving, backup camera freaks out, radio plays when car is started even though it was turned off when the car was shut off… but the display is blank like it is off.

Axle end play makes the rear end rattle over bumps like it is 15 years old.

When the AC first turns on it gets ridiculously cold and then smells like refrigerant.

Oh, and most of this BS is intermittent so it is really hard to show to a dealership for warranty work. (and the axle rattle is a known issue that they say is normal) So frustrating.

Narinder Mehta
Narinder Mehta
28 days ago

Got a fully built Genesis Coupe. Shooting for 500-550whp daily. Only thing missing is a tune.

But before said tune, timing cover has a loose idle pulley because my idiot self overtorqued it. Current setup requires me to either drop the whole front end, or lift the engine to dismantle and replace the cover.

All for one bolt.

Phuzz
Phuzz
28 days ago

My maintenance went almost suspiciously well last weekend. Except for when I forgot the rule “if the new part comes with an O ring, make sure you remove the old one”. Fortunately I remembered pretty quickly, and only spent about a minute wondering why I couldn’t get the new coolant temp sensor to fit properly.
Then I checked my oil, and it was exactly halfway between the fill marks, *chefs kiss*.

All far too easy, I now anticipate something going catastrophically wrong soon…

Last edited 28 days ago by Phuzz
Jonathan Green
Jonathan Green
28 days ago

Current revival project is a 1966 Allstate (Puch) motorcycle, has a “spike” ignition key (think old BMW style). I got it running on Saturday, beautifully so, and then it died. I couldn’t get it started for love or money. Hurt my foot kicking it over so much.

I decided to leave it and get back to it later, when my head cleared and foot felt better. Other things got in the way, when I went back 4 days later, turns out I left the key in the “on” position and killed the battery…

Bongo Friendee Harvey Park
Bongo Friendee Harvey Park
29 days ago

My daily developed a loud rattle in/near the passenger side door. I can’t figure it out.

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