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If I didnt have bad luck I would not have any luck at all

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by RootBreaker, Jun 4, 2005.

  1. RootBreaker

    RootBreaker 3/4 ton status Premium Member

    Nov 29, 2001
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    Williamstown, NJ USA
    Ok so today I replaced my alternator.. now to see if my battery still gets drained.... so it is recharging....

    next lets move to my rear disc brakes..... I put a pad in backwards and it scored up the rotor... my mistake and I am proud to say it.... I did the job in the dark and rushed.... so I flipped the pad.... well lately the brakes sound REALLY LOUD!!! you know that hum drum brakes made... I thought maybe someone swapped my axle out for a drum brake setup..... J/K...

    anyhow... took my tire off today then took the caliper off.. I removed the pad from the front of the rotor... however couldnt find the one that the piston pushes..... so I looked and looked.. then realized the piston on the caliper was ground up..... not too bad... so somehow I have put the pad in wrong and it fell out :confused:

    I have done disc brakes since 1988 and NEVER had a problem... so I replaced the rotor and put new pads on and had someone re-check my work... phew.. hopefully it is good now....

    just sucks that if I didnt have bad luck I wouldnt have any at all....

    now gotta work on the clutch....
  2. gone huntin

    gone huntin 1/2 ton status Premium Member

    Oct 25, 2004
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    Coldwater, MS
    Are you my long lost brother? I knew I couldn't be the only "Murphy" in the bunch!!!! :D
  3. Jagged

    Jagged 1 ton status

    Apr 25, 2005
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    join the club... i thought i fixed my brakes yesterday, but now i have no brakes again >:|
  4. gambit420s

    gambit420s 1/2 ton status

    May 17, 2005
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    KnoxVegas, Tennessee
    i just put new brakes on my forklift and started to back it out and of course, no brakes
    so as i was rolling down my lot into the street i managed to run myself over, break two bones in my foot, and almost hit a police car as he was driving down the street...
    after i recieved my ticket i realized the valve installed to make a parking brake was closed....
    they work fine now though :waytogo:

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