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I got the BlueTruck back from the shop... the new shocks have been installed, but DrWrench discovered another issue with the suspension, it seems that a connector on the rear sway bar had disconnected, a further explanation for its rough ride lately. The thing here is that this is the third noticeable issue of this sort that has gone undiagnosed by the local dealer where they perform my scheduled maintenance. Prior to missing the sway bar (which is hanging literally an inch from the shock they discovered was leaking), they also failed to notice any brake wear through several tire rotations and such until the brakes were irreparable and needed replacing, and they also missed a broken hose through at least one oil change that involved inspecting the hoses and belts. Strike three and they are out... I guess I can only blame myself for this, though, as there are certainly enough folks out there who will testify that the car dealer is probably not the place to go for repairs and maintenance. I guess I now qualify as one of them. Yeesh.

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136. Re: oh, Jethro... Jul 27, 2004, 18:02 Camaro76
 
Control your puddle, easy with the whip.

I wouldn't sweat it too much, MIG welding is relatively easy.

Thanks guys! I do plan on making puh-lenty of practice runs before even attempting anything on the car. The exhaust system will be left to the professionals.

edit: looks like I need practice with the Chatbear tags too...
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