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Friday, September 18, 2009


The repair shop should have disabled the brakes on the bad hub when they realized more work was needed. I hope they are going to replace the tire that was damaged. You may want to have the bearings and the grease seal inspected too, the heat from the hub probably damaged the seals and overheated the grease and bearings.
I hope you get back on the road soon.

Mark W.

It looks like you found another reason that it's good to have Linda following along behind you in the Jeep. Imagine what could have happened if she hadn't seen the smoke. Would your tire pressure sensors have alerted you to the problem??

I know (from experience) that those kinds of unresolved mechanical problems can be depressing, but don't veg out in the trailer all weekend. Go take a hike in Red Rock Canyon or go have a Date Shake at the China Ranch Date Farm. Or do both 8^). You won't regret it. It will take your mind off your troubles.

-- jcw

Sooner or or later most of us are going to find ourselves in the hands of less than competent service people. Howard, the "mechanic" is a buffoon. Wheels and brakes are not rocket science. The fact that they keep changing the diagnosis tells me that they are incompetent. Perhaps it is time for you to casually mention that you are a lawyer.

Hope this gets resolved soon so that you have enough time to get to Kerrville and get set up.

good thing you were not driving fast

Sorry to hear that you are having mechanical problems with your brakes. Foxriverguy is exactly correct about the competency of the mechanic. If worst comes to it, simply clip the wires to that wheel and go. It will reduce you braking capacity some but it is better than ruining things and will get you by until you can find a competent tech.

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