I would really appreciate your feedback on this one!
Could you please tell me if it's possible to measure brake drums, discs, pads, and linings without removing wheels from a vehicle. Can you check out a universal joint without removing a wheel?
We had our vehicle in a shop for a state inspection and to have the front left wheel checked, there was a banging noise coming from that area when we drove the vehicle.
Based on the inspection report; precise measurements were made of the brake assembly parts (listed above) and a notation was made that the left front "Constant Velosity" had failed inspection.
My husband told the garage we could not afford all of the required repairs at that time and he would pick up the car that evening. On his way home from the shop, the front left wheel came off of the car. The shop claims they never removed any of the wheels; they took the measurements and identified the bad universal by looking and taking the calibrations through the spaces in the rims.
Tuesday, December 20th, 2011 AT 7:00 PM