Some people should not work on cars

rv2

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I’ve been going over the 73 Polara and doing some preventative maintenance, I noticed a vibration at 75 mph and a trans leak.
I removed the trans pan and found an old rag in there!
Extra filtering? Lol!
Then I found my vibration, someone had recently installed a rear u joint, they neglected to in stall the c clips on two of the caps! The u joint was moving in the yoke and straps.
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Dropped it off this morning, new joints and a balance job.

You just don't know if the previous owner knocked off a weight for balance off the driveshaft and who knows what happened with previous U-joints. Maybe one broke and the driveshaft smacked the ground or the chassis and possibly ended up slightly bent or out of balance.
 

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Years ago I bought an old tractor just for grading fence lines. Before putting it in service, I decided to check/replace all the fluids. When I removed the oil filter canister I couldn't help but laugh. It was stuffed full of cotex!
 

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Years ago I bought an old tractor just for grading fence lines. Before putting it in service, I decided to check/replace all the fluids. When I removed the oil filter canister I couldn't help but laugh. It was stuffed full of cotex!

Seen that on an old tractor that a buddy had several years back. Removed the canister, and told him "Hey, is your tractor on the rag?" and pulled out a bunch of tampons! I guess they worked, right?
 
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