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Old 31 Mar 2013, 01:12 pm
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Default I think VIP auto in scarborough ME has been drinking the rain-x lol

So i went to a local VIP auto to have my front tires re-balanced today.

Whenever any VIP does any work to any car, they give it a 100 point safety inspection for free, and give you the "findings" when they are done.

My PT is an 03 base 2.4 FWD.

Here are the findings of what needed work on my pt. I hope you'll enjoy this as much as i did.

left and right *upper * control arms are shot - car only has lower control arms...

Ball joints were toast *moogs that i put in 1.5 months ago ;-)*

Tie rod was broken *all tie rods were replaced brand new in january*

rack and pinion is shot *there is no rack and pinion* :-p

Sway bar links are toast *replaced in january*

all shocks and struts are gone *replaced in january brand new monroe*

NOW HERE IS WHERE IT GETS UNBELIEVABLE

REAR R/L Axle boots are shot *its a FWD!!!! THERE ARE NONE IN THE REAR!*

Exhaust and converter are gone *replaced in january ;-)*

Fuel tank is "very rotted" *replaced in january*

heres more unbelievable things......

apparently my drive shaft, and u joints are shot and im leaking differential fluid.....from my front wheel drive car :-p

also my brake calipers are "very old and worn" *replaced december 2012" and my pads are "worn to the warning tab" *replaced 3 days ago*.



Soooooo either the tech is drinking the rain-x or he was trying to severely rip me off....

whats your take on this? lol
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Old 31 Mar 2013, 01:19 pm
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Old 31 Mar 2013, 01:22 pm
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rip you off
Sucks to be the tech then. the service manager *who was off for the holiday* is a very good friend of mine. Im sure if he had seen this "multipoint inspection form" he would have fired the guy on the spot.

However i have scanned it and emailed it to him haha
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You do have a rack and pinion. Gas tank is plastic.
I wouldn't trust that bunch as far as I could through them.
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You do have a rack and pinion. Gas tank is plastic.
I wouldn't trust that bunch as far as I could through them.
I do not! haha i did. but it broke in like 07 and was replaced with a different steering rack haha. which is why it just added to the pile. Its got flat steering not R&P haha
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Early April fool ? Wrong estimate ? WTF ..... Or wait....... were you wearing your 1950's housewife costume when you brought it in ? That's it isn't it ?
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Dont go there.

I will go to the dealer before I give those places my money
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I do not! haha i did. but it broke in like 07 and was replaced with a different steering rack haha. which is why it just added to the pile. Its got flat steering not R&P haha
Unless you installed a steering box like say a old Chevy it is indeed rack & pinion. Power or manual it is a rack.
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Is it even remotely possible that your work order was mixed up with someone else?
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Is it even remotely possible that your work order was mixed up with someone else?
That would be the only saving grace, wouldn't it.
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