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If it's not one thing...

Post by devestator_x » Tue Nov 11, 2014 12:48 pm

So... 2 months ago the starter died on our car... only 6 months after I had replaced it previously. Stupid me didnt keep the receipt. So the car sat for 6 weeks while we tried to save the money up to buy a new starter. Well, I finally went looking online and saw that Autozone had a lifetime warranty on their starters. I said heck, maybe I can call them and see if they can look up my purchase in the computer. This is something I should have done 6 weeks prior, but like keeping the receipt, that was hindsight. Anyhow, they look it up, sure enough, under warranty, just bring it in. I borrow some jack stands and in 2 days, the car is running again (damn rain)

So, that was 4 weeks ago. After the was up and running again, I found it had a bump and bounce when driving in the rear. I figured the tires just had some flat spots from sitting. Few more days, not going away. I check the pressures and they are pretty low. Fill them up and it goes away to a point. Now the bounce is just on the passengers side. I check the tire and it looks fine. Driving back and forth to work, 5 miles each way, still not going away. Yesterday I took it to Tire Kingdom and from the counter the guy says you tire is shot. We walk out to the car and as we are walking up I can see this bulge that I know I didnt find before. It's really ugly looking. The tire has separated and is totally unsafe to drive on.

So, now I get wait a week until we can afford to buy a new tire, in the mean time, the car sits yet again. After some research, I read that Cooper has had tons of legal troubles with tire separation issues. http://www.tirefailures.com/coopertire/ ... lures.html I will be slowly replacing the tires with BFGoodrich as I can afford them, so in the mean time, my car will have mismatched tires as we get new ones, one at a time.

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Post by Dion.Rentos » Tue Nov 11, 2014 1:05 pm

:-( and yep Autozone keeps everything on record. Dont need receipts. i had a bat replaced 4 days out of war when i was in lakeland. They just gave me a new one :-)

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Post by devestator_x » Tue Nov 11, 2014 1:27 pm

Back in New England, Autozones were few and far between, it was always Advanced Auto Parts (and even that was decent drive from where I lived), Napa, and Carquest. None of which allow returns without a receipt, so I just didnt bother to check. Oh well, lesson learned. From now on, will probably buy more stuff from Autozone just for that convenience.

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Post by camaro1968 » Tue Nov 11, 2014 8:32 pm

Hope you get her back on the road soon! It sounds like a run of bad luck. Time for some good luck!

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Post by devestator_x » Tue Nov 11, 2014 10:39 pm

Scariest part is... after the bump didnt go away for a few days, I remembered that doing a brakestand would sometimes fix a flat spot. So there I am smoking up a tire that was already failing. :doh: Lucky I knew the tires didnt have a lot of tread left so I didnt get it big and smokey, just enough to smoke up a little bit, then hammered it as I let off the brakes and rolled it out about 20 yards. Was fun but stupid at the same time.

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Post by devestator_x » Mon Nov 24, 2014 12:18 pm

So here is the aftermath of my tire...
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It was holding 35 psi in this condition. Lucky I wasn't driving on it more than 2mph when it let go. I let the air out before putting it inside the car so it wouldn't explode on me.

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Post by Rsoetidjo » Mon Nov 24, 2014 9:22 pm

devestator_x wrote:So here is the aftermath of my tire...
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It was holding 35 psi in this condition. Lucky I wasn't driving on it more than 2mph when it let go. I let the air out before putting it inside the car so it wouldn't explode on me.
What brand are your tires?
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Re: If it's not one thing...

Post by devestator_x » Tue Nov 25, 2014 8:16 am

Rich, my tires are Cooper Cobras, but I am going to replace them with BF Goodrich Radial TAs as I can afford to, maybe with the tax return it will get 3 more to match.

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Re: If it's not one thing...

Post by Rsoetidjo » Tue Nov 25, 2014 4:18 pm

Marie had same problem on her car. All 4 yokohoma was separated. But wasn't that bad.
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