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Old 02-25-2011, 07:24 AM   #63781
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Yeh.even I can do suspension.
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Old 02-25-2011, 07:29 AM   #63782
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So apparently Clayton needs his Van saturday now, so he can take a trailer full of crap we have in the garage down to OH to his sisters place. It's also his dad's birthday. And I guess the trans is all messed up so he doesn't want it to break down on me randomly on the way to/from so I can't just trade him the explorer for the weekend.

I'm going to call around to other rental places and see if I can rent a tow dolly from not u-haul. If anybody has any other ideas or ways of helping me, I'd much rather tow the car tomorrow than Sunday becuase i need to bring the car to a VW dealer to get a wheel lock key.
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Old 02-25-2011, 07:35 AM   #63783
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So apparently Clayton needs his Van saturday now, so he can take a trailer full of crap we have in the garage down to OH to his sisters place. It's also his dad's birthday. And I guess the trans is all messed up so he doesn't want it to break down on me randomly on the way to/from so I can't just trade him the explorer for the weekend.

I'm going to call around to other rental places and see if I can rent a tow dolly from not u-haul. If anybody has any other ideas or ways of helping me, I'd much rather tow the car tomorrow than Sunday becuase i need to bring the car to a VW dealer to get a wheel lock key.
Lies.

Unless your dealership is nicer than mine they will charge you an arm a leg and your first born to take the factory locks off.

Take your socket set, find the 12 pt that is just a hair to small to fit over the locking lug. take BFH and beat the socket on there. Unscrew wheel bolt.

Repeat.
Profit.

then go get four non locking OEM ones from the dealership for like $12

thats how I did mine
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Old 02-25-2011, 07:46 AM   #63784
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Didn't we already try that when doing my timing belt / water pump.

you baffoon

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Old 02-25-2011, 07:51 AM   #63785
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idk it was probably 3 in the morning and I was sleepyz
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Old 02-25-2011, 07:51 AM   #63786
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I can remove them. I has torch!

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Old 02-25-2011, 08:11 AM   #63787
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I don't care if any of the lugs get destroyed. I'll buy new ones.. The issue is getting them off in the first place.
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Old 02-25-2011, 08:34 AM   #63788
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Old 02-25-2011, 08:53 AM   #63789
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We couldnt find the socket size we needed thats why we said it.

Yeah im pretty sure I fried some shit. FML. I honestly didn't know that it would mess up the electronics that much by just switching the cables. Just from reading stuff online I have a few things to check out.

Normally when its done things like the following get toasted.
-Alternator
-ECU is a possiblity
-Radio(well mine wont turn on so...)
-fuses blown.

Im gonna check fuses next, but I have to pull a panel to do that, hence why I havent checked it yet. I might be lucky and just have a bunch of them blown. Supposidley most aftermarket radios have a fuse inside them too or something. Dunno bout that. Also need to repair a ground line.

Here is what happened last night:

Started her up after quite a few cranks(more than normal)
No inside electronics were working besides the dash gauges.
Ran like shit, when i gave it throttle it kinda stutterd a bit.
RPMS would drop if I pumped brakes enough.
Took it for a drive in subdivision, when I applied the brakes hard the car would just about die then caught itself the first time. Second time it died completely. Couldnt get it to restart so I popped the hood. There is a wingnut on my positive terminal and the tip of it was glowing red... Also noted that the ground line that is 90% gone that I taped with electrical tape to prevent shorting melted all of the tape I put on it. I pulled the amp wire off of the positive terminal so there wasn't additional draw there, and then she restarted after a lot of cranks again. Parked her. She did seem to be running better with the amp unplugged but that fuse wasnt blown so... Im hoping the melting and glowing wingnut is related to the ground wire being up. Gonna replace that before I start her again with some nice new thickass wire. Then I shall go from there. Any other ideas let me know...
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