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#3310581 - 03/13/14 12:32 PM Re: One of the most hateful repairs I've ever done [Re: chestand]
accent2012 Offline


Registered: 02/08/12
Posts: 442
Loc: Orlando, FL
Ever try changing spark plugs on a 5.4L V8 Triton engine in the F150s? Not fun if they break on you.

Every try doing the same thing but on a 4.3L GMC Jimmy? Also not that fun, but slightly easier ;-).

I recently changed the cabin air filter for my GF's ford fusion. A metal round bar blocked the filter panel. The filter ripped, but managed to get it off after using very long and thin pliers to get in there. Ended up taking 40 minutes to do.

In case you don't know, the filter is located behind the glove box, which is also difficult to remove than my car.

I have no complaints with my Hyundai. Foreign econo cars tend to be very easy to work on for the most part.

+1 on the 3.8L engines eating headgaskets...
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#3310634 - 03/13/14 01:11 PM Re: One of the most hateful repairs I've ever done [Re: chestand]
Mykl Offline


Registered: 02/08/13
Posts: 1764
Loc: Texas
Clutch job in a Porsche 944.

Not because the job was particularly difficult as far as clutch jobs went, but because the transmission is at the rear axle but it still has to be removed. Thankfully Porsche fixed this for the 968, allowing you to remove the torque tube separately from the gearbox, meaning that a clutch job might take a couple of hours instead of 8 to 12.

I've been told Corvettes since 1997 are a nightmare as well, as you literally have to separate the body from the frame to get to a couple of bolts on the back of the engine.
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#3310743 - 03/13/14 03:31 PM Re: One of the most hateful repairs I've ever done [Re: A_Harman]
dailydriver Offline


Registered: 03/14/06
Posts: 7731
Loc: Bucks County, Pa.
Originally Posted By: A_Harman
I just replaced the power steering pump on my Camaro last week. It's up high on the front of the engine, but the two bolts that attach it to the cylinder head can only be accessed with an open end wrench, and you can only turn the bolts a half-flat at a time. Oh yes, the ABS module has to be dismounted and moved aside to get any access to the outboard bolt. All told, I was wrenching on those two bolts for about an hour to get them out.

Then I broke the phenolic pulley trying to get it off the pump and had to buy a new one. Then I tried to get smart, and had a local machine shop drill access holes in the new pulley so I could use a socket to run in the bolts. The access holes worked like a charm, and it only took me about 5 minutes to install the new pump. But now I'm worried about durability of my new phenolic pulley because the access holes are chipped at the corners and may cause the web to crack over time.

Some jobs just go wrong from the start.


^^^This is why I went with a Turn One modded pump and their own OEM sized, alloy pulley (with access sections cut into it) already installed and racing wire-tied. wink
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#3310750 - 03/13/14 03:37 PM Re: One of the most hateful repairs I've ever done [Re: HM12460]
dailydriver Offline


Registered: 03/14/06
Posts: 7731
Loc: Bucks County, Pa.
Originally Posted By: HM12460
Originally Posted By: ls1mike
LT1 F-body plug and wire change. W-Body Power steering pump.



Never again will I work on a LT-1 in a 4th generation F body.


The plug change on an LS1 4th gen is not much better. frown
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#3310854 - 03/13/14 05:29 PM Re: One of the most hateful repairs I've ever done [Re: chestand]
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Registered: 04/17/06
Posts: 15292
Loc: Lake Forest, CA
Simple thing like replacing headlight bulb in 2006 Volvo V70 is pain in the behind. The full power low beam is used as DRL and it burnt out in less than 1-2 years, replacing it took more than 30 minutes. Right now I use long life Philips H11 bulb to extend it to 2-4 years.

Replacing headlight bulb in the E430 is no more than 1-2 minutes.
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#3311057 - 03/13/14 08:41 PM Re: One of the most hateful repairs I've ever done [Re: chestand]
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Registered: 02/02/12
Posts: 5233
Loc: New England
Worst ever: heater core or AC evaporator on a 1997+ Jeep Cherokee!
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#3311066 - 03/13/14 08:50 PM Re: One of the most hateful repairs I've ever done [Re: dailydriver]
ls1mike Offline


Registered: 06/14/08
Posts: 3647
Loc: In the Garage...
Originally Posted By: dailydriver
Originally Posted By: HM12460
Originally Posted By: ls1mike
LT1 F-body plug and wire change. W-Body Power steering pump.



Never again will I work on a LT-1 in a 4th generation F body.


The plug change on an LS1 4th gen is not much better. frown

Headers help. The wires are easier.
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#3311144 - 03/13/14 09:37 PM Re: One of the most hateful repairs I've ever done [Re: chestand]
artificialist Offline


Registered: 09/23/07
Posts: 7531
Loc: Florida
After I replaced the water pump on a Chrysler Sebring 2.7, I got terrible flashbacks for a month every time I saw a Chrysler Sebring.
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#3312501 - 03/15/14 07:45 AM Re: One of the most hateful repairs I've ever done [Re: chestand]
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Registered: 12/16/12
Posts: 1198
Loc: Oregon coast
The worst for me was dropping an engine from a toyota previa to clean carbon from the EGR passages.
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#3312585 - 03/15/14 09:45 AM Re: One of the most hateful repairs I've ever done [Re: chestand]
CBR.worm Offline


Registered: 05/10/05
Posts: 1595
Loc: Jupiter, Fl
Oooh. Previa. I had the original Toyota van (2 of them) and my neighbor had a previa w/ SC.

Those were both nightmares for anything more than an oil change.
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#3312622 - 03/15/14 10:50 AM Re: One of the most hateful repairs I've ever done [Re: chestand]
hattaresguy Offline


Registered: 06/01/11
Posts: 6323
Loc: CT
Working under the hood on American vehicles like my truck. Nothing is laid out with the guy who has to fix it in mind.

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