Bearing Making Noise? Fix it Before This Happens!
Thanks for watching. Please comment, rate, subscribe, and check out my channel for automotive repair how-to videos. This is video of a Ford Explorer / Mercury Mountaineer that lost a wheel on the interstate. The vehicle had to be making some serious noise for a long time before the wheel finally let go. The caliper bracket was all that was holding the wheel on until it broke. The people in the Exploder should be glad the thing didn't flip or hit any other cars. Next time you're riding down the road look at the car beside you or coming towards you. This could happen to any poorly maintained vehicle at any time. Be careful out there.
Why Crack Smokers Shouldn't Install Car Batteries
I didn't do this. I saw this at work today. Someone previously had trouble installing a battery in an Acura TL. They put cigarette lighters between the battery hold down and the battery. If you smoke, don't hate me. I smoked for about 15 years before I quit.
Brake Rotor Worn Down to the Vents
This is a short video of a Ford Expedition with some neglected brakes. The vehicle was driven with brakes grinding metal-to metal until, not only the vents were contacting the pads, but the caliper pistons were hyper-extended so all the brake fluid came out. If your brakes are making noise, don't wait until you can't stop to check them. Subscribe to youtube.com/roadragecustoms. Then fix it yourself!
World's Worst Intake Manifold Coolant Leak
The Chevrolet/GMC 4.3L & 5.7L CPI Vortec engines had a horrible problem with the plastic intake manifold gaskets cracking around the coolant passages. I've replaced many of the gaskets and a few manifolds on various vehicles. This was the absolute worst lower intake manifold gasket coolant leak I've seen in a long time. It was a Chevy S10 Blazer with a 4.3L. I removed the power steering/AC bracket and the EGR valve to get to the leak. Otherwise it was just water running out under the compressor. I had my camera with me, so I thought I'd share the video.