Recently had the left rear wheel bearing done on my 1990 Legacy wagon by a local shop that has done other work in the past - not a lot, but a few things here & there...had the tires rotated while it was there...
I made the mistake of taking it for granted that the job was done correctly - after all, they had done good work in the past.
Driving it home on the paved road, it just felt a little "loose" - not like I was used to, even with a bad bearing. I figured that maybe they had lowered the air pressure back to stock pressures when they rotated the tires (I run 34 psi on all 4, stock is 30 front/28 rear) and didnt think much more of it.
Anyway - it was mentioned to me when I picked the car up that it needed new brake pads - all the way around..."less than 25%," I was told
So I picked up new pads, and went to put them on today....
Jacked up the back end, and found this:
This is worse than it was when I took it in....Needless to say I am completely POed!
And all my friends wonder why I prefer to do my own work! Stupidity like this is why!
Looking at it, you can see that the nut is no where near seated on the axle stub far enough - there are still threads showing on the nut!
The car goes back the the shop tomorrow morning, I am insisting on another BRAND NEW bearing being put in - for free, I want to see the old parts as proof, and I will make darn sure that the nut is seated properly before it leaves thier yard again.
The worst part about all this is that it is the same shop that is doing the tranny install on the 95...