Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Regional Chapters > Western Region > Utah Chapter
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?


Utah Chapter Join Chapter, Leader:

Reply
 
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 01-17-2006, 11:36 AM
goodie350 goodie350 is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 172
goodie350 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Whats wrong this morning...

I thought friday the 13th was last week but it seemed to get me this morning. Backing out of the driveway going to work the front wheel fell off my car! What's up with that.

I'm like atleast I have a good excuse to drive the truck today. Get to work and pull on the door handle to get out and it snaps off in my hand. Great...been up less than two hours and have broke two vehicles.

So now when I get home from work I need to drag the car into the garage from the street on the floor jack and I guess I need to start practicing my dukes of hazzard window entry and exits to get in and out of the truck.

Clint
__________________
Clint

1993 F350 Crewcab
7.3 IDI turbo 4X4 SRW
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-17-2006, 12:17 PM
mjwhip2 mjwhip2 is offline
Elder User
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Clinton, UT
Posts: 907
mjwhip2 is starting off with a positive reputation.
I know I shouldn't laugh but
Sorry to hear about your ordeal. I went through a phase a while back with my truck. Broke 3 inside doorhandles in about a month. On 2 seperate doors. But at least they are new.
What happened to the car?
__________________
Mike W.
'12 F150 FX4 5.0 Shortbed SCrew
'07 Fusion SEL
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-17-2006, 12:34 PM
goodie350 goodie350 is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 172
goodie350 is starting off with a positive reputation.
that's ok to laugh because I see it what are the odds that two cars would have problems. When I broke the door handle off I just shaked my head and thought oh well what's one more problem today.

Since it was dark best I could see was that the lower ball joint broke or came out. The car dropped two times so I'm guessing it hit the cv axle and rested on it till it snapped it. The wheel was still attached to the upper joint but I could move it all around with no problem. I also had a real hard time getting the floor jack under it so I could atleast move it out of the middle of the road. I'll probably get it in the garage tonight to get a better look at it. Funny thing is that I'm having lasik done tomorrow morning so I probably shouldn't work on it incase I get some dirt or grease in my eyes.

Mike your door handles are probably pretty close to the same as I have. Did you get replacement ones from the dealer or did you have any luck at a junk yard?
__________________
Clint

1993 F350 Crewcab
7.3 IDI turbo 4X4 SRW
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-17-2006, 02:22 PM
mjwhip2 mjwhip2 is offline
Elder User
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Clinton, UT
Posts: 907
mjwhip2 is starting off with a positive reputation.
I just went to the dealer to get mine. Can't remember how much they were but they weren't too bad, I think less than $20.

Unless you need the car tomorrow I'd just wait until after your surgery to work on it.

Good luck with everything and have fun.
__________________
Mike W.
'12 F150 FX4 5.0 Shortbed SCrew
'07 Fusion SEL
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-17-2006, 02:52 PM
goodie350 goodie350 is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 172
goodie350 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Well I'll probably just go around and gather parts for the weekend since the truck is normally just the spare incase any of the others break down. It's sad that my truck has almost 350K miles on it and it's the more dependable than the two cars.

When I called my wife to tell her I broke the door handle she just laughed at me too.
__________________
Clint

1993 F350 Crewcab
7.3 IDI turbo 4X4 SRW
Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2006, 02:52 PM
 
 
 
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Lift plan thwarted obiwan kenobi Excursion - King of SUVs 14 08-03-2012 08:47 AM
input plz >1998 Mercury tracer questions< blueeyedfordguy General Automotive Discussion 26 05-10-2011 08:35 AM
1995 Taurus stalling swampdog2002 General Automotive Discussion 0 12-15-2006 10:50 AM
Rant: used car salesmen andym General Automotive Discussion 38 08-11-2005 01:43 PM
I witnessed an accident today.... ejpreston General Automotive Discussion 27 09-26-2004 10:19 PM


Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Regional Chapters > Western Region > Utah Chapter

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Forum Jump


Participate In The Forums

Create new posts and participate in discussions. It's free!

Sign Up »





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:39 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 AC1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Advertising - Terms of Use - Privacy Statement - Jobs
This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. Ford® is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.

vbulletin Admin Backup