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98 thoughts on “Customer supplied control arm! 2010 equinox 3.0 awd”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jeffry Blackmon says:

    You surprised me, Ray by not using a spray product to help loosen the stud (on the ball joint top side). It may have helped. Regardless, I enjoyed the action.

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Cotterpin Doozer says:

    Looking forward to seeing that box of cotterpins within the next few vids.

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Nick Snarski says:

    Snap On flank drive wrenches are the best,been running those since 1992.

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Walter Latham says:

    Does NASCAR still have lug nuts?

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Snap-On Auto Tech says:

    Don't forget procrastination.

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Des O'Neill says:

    I bought a set of thin open ended spanners for those sway bar links on eBay. This saves spinning the joint in the socket with the power tool.

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Daren Vinson says:

    Front arm looked good..???

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dennis Laur says:

    I'm ok with this video being short as I work at the plant that the sub frame and LCA were made. A tip for next time you have to get that front bushing in is to put a little bit of lubricant on both ends.

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars pete d says:

    If it had been a Canadian car over 1 year old , it would be on a brage heading out to sea helping grow the artificial fish reef.

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dummer Dum says:

    I thought most bolt for the suspension are stretch bolt and cannot/should not be reuse (especially the car was from rust belt)

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Peter Chang says:

    that is not corrosion…. from Ontario Canada

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars randy taylor says:

    That's one way to shorten the lifespan of a brand new bushing. Otherwise, always fun watching your vids!

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Matt D says:

    Yup, that is a winner for the next round of T-Shirts, "sometimes you just got to hammer something"

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars SmittysBuilds says:

    what a shame that the only thing stopping this task to be done is a little pin

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars rob rawle says:

    your channel has become boring and nonproductive it puts me to sleep on a regular basis

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars fred414141 says:

    no new cotter pins???? ….. heart broken … I might need a quiet place to cry😭
    not

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars ben davis says:

    Ray I was watching this video and I thought you were drunk then I figured out that I had set the play back speed at .75 from an earlier how to video. I was so happy when I got you back on full speed. Love your work man.

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John me says:

    When you couldn't find the master kit you were looking for is it wrong of me that the theme song for 'Welcome back Kotter' starts playing in my head? 😀

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars franco deiuliis says:

    Sweet and easy in and out nice work
    Cheers from Nova Scotia

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars CMC I live says:

    YOU NEED A mosquito zapper to fill in for no phone . Plus they are good for moral , the zap makes you grin

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars MrBowNaxe says:

    That was short and sweet…like it's supposed to be right? Good stuff, thanks for sharing. Can't wait to see what's next.

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Justa Marine Patriot says:

    I'm not getting notifications when you post.

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Toto555 says:

    Noooooo Too short!

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars WalkenDead1369 says:

    I'm amazed that lower control arm didn't come with a cotter pin for the ball joint. Everyone we order does

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rich says:

    Wow! It's so much better at 2x speed! 😁👍

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Shawn Bybee says:

    I love watching some rainman, but so far almost every complaint I have about mechanics (not the shop, the mechanic) Ray is no different.

    1. I hate when mechanics throw rims on the tire mounter, because if they crack or worse chip the paint on the wheels, you will not know until you take it back off and at that point it's not their fault.
    2. in an effort to make this job easier, he was jamming a castle nut with pointy bits on it into a cv axle. I don't care if it will not affect the performance, just don't do it.
    3. I dont think mechanics should just throw a power tool at everything. instead of taking the time to make sure the socket is on the nut, they will just start the tool and let it drop onto the nut, affectively starting the rounding-off/stripping of the nut or bolts.

    I got an idea, have a box at the bottom of the work order for people who like it done right, not quick, that is labeled "powertools or no powertools. It's my money, I should be able to pay you more if I want something more (the time it will take using hand tools)

    I trust Ray to be honest, but not patient and to work on my car the way I want.

    I may have just been complaining to complain, because I think most people who know enough to think like me, probably work on their own cars anyways, but I don't have a mounter or balancer, so I do have to come to the shop sometimes with loose tires and I would love to check that box.

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Randy Hanson says:

    I try to never reuse cotter pins. They are cheap enough to always keep a variety on hand. Love the new intro logo. It would make a great neon sign 🙂

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Sam Bartsch says:

    After 5 hours and a week of not being able to keep up with Rays uploads, I’m finally caught up. Can’t wait to see what project Jeep has in store

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Darth Vader says:

    Check the bolts securing the ball joint to the control arm, you think that the manufacturer would secure them but that is not always the case.

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars WalkenDead1369 says:

    My biggest challenge this week came on Friday. I changed out a freeze plug in a 1979 Pontiac Trans Am 400 without pulling the engine. It was the middle plug on the drivers side of the block, so it sets just to the firewall side of the cradle. No direct access to the thing. I was proud of my achievement lol

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Philippe P. says:

    Goood

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Frank Hage says:

    Hey Ray! Can I bring my snowmobile by your shop? It needs some suspension work.

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars R Winstanley says:

    As my father would say, “Thaaaaat a boy…. Keep hammering that bolt till the threads are crushed.”

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mark K says:

    I can understand why customers would supply there own parts but in my opinion that is kind of unfair to the shop that does the work. I could not be that person who supplies there own parts. I would ask the shop to use preferred parts if they can. but that is about it.

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Doublethizzle says:

    Age old question – do the engineers making the products know more than the people working on the product?

    Because if you actually read the directions for RTV, it states, ' . . . allow the sealant to dry before adding any fluids'
    Also, most suspension/steering parts manufacturers say to, tighten parts only until the full weight of the vehicle is on the newly installed parts.

    Sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo, which is correct? Does really F-ing matter?

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars scott jay says:

    Love the shows , Scott from norfolk uk

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Christopher Medaris says:

    Great video Ray as always ty sir

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Robert Peters says:

    What I really like are the diagnostics, and the more difficult, the more glued I find myself to the screen!

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Detroit iron rescue says:

    You have to use the proper Three Stooges vernacular mechanic vernacular that's beautimous

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bill McGinnis says:

    How do your customers go for days without their car when the repair like this could be done within a day normally?

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars weazleman36 says:

    So at sema you saw no better ways to organize those tools other than a pile on a cart 😂

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars fordrust1961 says:

    DO NOT USE CUSTOMER SUPPLIED PARTS! Your insurance may not cover them in a lawsuit. It's your call, though.

  43. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars HouseCallAutoRepair says:

    The RUST Experience!

    You're welcome!

  44. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars stanley koziol says:

    I'll come down for a month and show you some up north tricks lol

  45. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars danny r says:

    Great work bro
    Question time:

    The ball joint was connected (with this particular control arm with three bolts) why did u loosen or take them off ? I guess they were super easy no issue taking off. But u could have just worked that ball joint as the third connection of the control to release it from car

    I dunno I saw the new part and it already had bolts with ball joint so I would see if u needed to do bolt swapage I dk if that’s a word but yeah
    I guess it was a redundant step or am I wrong

    Bro I have a Honda Accord I would love to see my car worked on and see it on camera discuss this another time I don’t have the funds and I live up in pinellas so it’s a pipe dream rn but man oh man I love watching ur content for like last year or so I discovered u

    Gravity

  46. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars David Millhollon says:

    Ray you are the man for this job Ray.

  47. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Gene Sage says:

    My wife’s 2013 ford escape when she is driving and turns the wheel either left or right or hits like a bump of any kind makes a thumping noise that you can feel if you are outside the car it sounds like metal tapping metal. If you drive straight and don’t make any turns there’s no sound. Any idea what that could be?

  48. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Robert Page says:

    One other piece of info is that when I was in Afghanistan working with a helo mission we used stainless steel wire to tie ALL of our bolts and nuts so that vibration would not loosen them. Of course the aircraft bolts were pre-drilled with holes to thread the wire thru.
    There was a particular way the wire had to be threaded and wrapped.
    It may have been a cheap alternative but the steel in a cotter pin is of high tinsel strength so you could have hammered that pin you took out and reused it.
    BUT, being that everything you do is on camera, I can understand you wanting to use new parts.
    WE out here in YT land KNOW that you are an honest and ethical person.
    One reason that your live feeds get so many audience members is just for that reason Sir.
    Great SHOW!!