Another Foreign rant


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Every time I mess around with a foreign I am so glad I also have a domestic. This time it’s my 2006 Kia Sedona. Why in the hell is the metal part of the brake line coming out of the caliper routed directly across the caliper mounting bolt? There is approx 1/2” clearance and you cannot get a socket in there and my 14mm racheting wrench is not long enough to get any kind of torque on the bolt. I had to use 14mm box end and a hammer to break loose a bolt that should only had about 20ft/lbs torque on it.

Other problems that came up that I am going to blame on les schwab.......
2 lug nuts were cross threaded and had to be snapped off.... blaming it on les schwab because the wheels have not been off since I bought new tires back in November. So now, still fighting with my permanent copd from having fought off lung cancer (this time manifested as pneumonia) I have to replace 2 lug stud.... on this car it looks as if I have to take the whole hub assembly off to instal the new studs.
 


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There is a reason I only own domestics.

They might be put together stupidly, but at least I understand the US brand of stupidly.
 

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Its that stellar asian engineering.

Truthfully they pry figured the brakes would outlast the running gear. So changing brakes on it has no point
 

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Its that stellar asian engineering.

Truthfully they pry figured the brakes would outlast the running gear. So changing brakes on it has no point

I kinda tend to agree with this... but my friend at work has a 2006 Sedona like mine except he has 360,xxx miles on original engine and transmission. And my oldest daughter has a Kia Optima with 250k on it running strong... they are just a pain in the ass to work on. I will say this, I was sweating over nothing. All the videos I watched showed a dust shield in the way, my dust shield came off with 2 bolts and gave plenty of access to get the studs off.
 

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A legend to the old man, a hero to the child...
I kinda tend to agree with this... but my friend at work has a 2006 Sedona like mine except he has 360,xxx miles on original engine and transmission. And my oldest daughter has a Kia Optima with 250k on it running strong... they are just a pain in the ass to work on. I will say this, I was sweating over nothing. All the videos I watched showed a dust shield in the way, my dust shield came off with 2 bolts and gave plenty of access to get the studs off.

Heres one for ya...my dads got an 01 CHRYSLER town and country, with a 3.8L/auto with 342,000 and counting. I have never seen a mopar go that long. Nothing (not even the trans) has been rebuilt.
 

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My Dad routinely got over 400,000 out of his Ford and Chevy trucks, doing only the required maintanence and things like king pin jobs.

I've rarely owned a vehicle over a few years. This Ranger is the first one I've had over 5 years.
 


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