We’ve all experienced a faulty air conditioner that refuses to help against the burning summer sun. When it breaks – and of course it happens when it’s hot out – fixing it can end up being a huge hassle.
One mechanic reported that he had to remove a Toyota’s entire dashboard to get at a failed air conditioning evaporator. This hours-long job took hours during a one-hundred-degree heatwave. The problem turned out to be some metal shavings that got inside the evaporator thanks to a manufacturer’s defect. After he was done, he sat in the car, enjoying the cold air until he lost track of time.
We Already Told You What It Was
Not everyone who drives cars really understands them. Case in point, the story of someone bringing their car in because of a rattling noise while driving. After checking nearly everything, the mechanics found no issues.
The solution came while checking the tires themselves – there were some plastic clips on the hubcaps that let them shift around and rattle while the car was in motion. They explained this and offered to replace the hubcaps, but the owner refused and drove off. Five minutes later they were back complaining that it was still rattling. What, exactly, did they expect?
What Do You Mean They Move?
One mechanic replaced a woman's clutch and returned the car to her, but she had a devil of a time getting the car in gear, repeatedly giving the mechanic an earful every time she failed – despite him demonstrating that everything worked fine multiple times.
After a few tries, he found she was only pressing the clutch down a quarter of the way because she was so short. They suggested she move the seat up to let her foot reach the pedal fully, and she once again yelled at them, stating that she didn't know that seats could move.
One Hole to Rule Them All
Cars use many different fluids. Brake fluid, oil, brake light fluid, and more. They all have specific places to refill them, and if you put them anywhere else, they're either not going to be a help or do real damage.
One lady once brought her car in complaining of weird noises. When the mechanics started the car up, it wouldn't run, and the exhaust system leaked out a ton of nasty sludge. The owner revealed she thought the gas tank was where you put all of the fluids – oil, antifreeze, and everything else. Poor lady, poor car, poor mechanic.
What Is It With Porsche Owners?
Apparently, Porsche owners have some issues. There are lots of stories from Porsche techs about clueless owners who just own the cars simply because they're famous. One customer said there was a whooshing noise every time she steps on the gas pedal – which is caused by air going into the intake. Which is supposed to happen.
A different owner complained that his Porsche 911 sounds completely different at 3,000 rpm than his Ferrari does, which means there MUST be something wrong with his Porsche. There wasn't. There was something wrong with the driver's head, though.