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Username Post: Has anyone had something stolen off their truck at a shop?        (Topic#344108)
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04-17-17 08:09 PM - Post#2687068    

I could've sworn my truck had the flywheel cover on the flywheel.

A couple of days after I took it back from the repair shop, I noticed the flywheel cover was missing and the flywheel was exposed and could see it spinning.

I'm not sure if someone there stole it or it was like that when I bought it.

Has anyone experienced theft at classic repair shops?

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04-17-17 08:56 PM - Post#2687074    
    In response to Eric_Gary132

if you do not know whether or not that your truck had tye cover when you bought it, how can you say that someone stole it. it could have been left off 5 years ago

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04-18-17 05:27 AM - Post#2687105    
    In response to Eric_Gary132

That would be a very odd object of theft. Replacement dust covers are easy to find and inexpensive. There are even universal ones that fit multiple applications. Perhaps it was not bolted on tight and the screws vibrated out or you could have run over something and it was ripped off but I highly doubt it was stolen. What kind of work did you have done? Perhaps it had to be removed and someone forgot to put it back on???


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04-18-17 05:51 AM - Post#2687109    
    In response to GreatNorthWoods

I had the shop adjust the clutch


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04-18-17 10:25 AM - Post#2687147    
    In response to Eric_Gary132

There's no reason to remove it to adjust the clutch.


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04-20-17 02:21 PM - Post#2687498    
    In response to daustin

As you correctly say, there is no need to remove the cover when doing a clutch adjustment. However, when I adjust mine I always remove the cover so I can see the edge of the disc to get an idea of how much thickness is left.


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04-21-17 06:55 AM - Post#2687587    
    In response to raycow

Did you call the shop and ask if they forgot to put it back on?

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04-21-17 11:32 AM - Post#2687609    
    In response to WagonCrazy

Yes, called the shop and the owner went looking for it. They apparently couldn't find any flywheel cover in their garage.


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04-21-17 11:34 AM - Post#2687610    
    In response to Eric_Gary132

The name of the shop is "Rods R us". Located in Sacramento, California

If anyone has been there multiple times and has info about this shop I'd appreciate it.


Edited by Eric132 on 04-21-17 11:37 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

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04-26-17 10:53 AM - Post#2688341    
    In response to Eric_Gary132

I'm not saying this is what happened to your truck, but I know sometimes stuff doesn't always get put back on - they were either broken, a pain in the butt or they just plain missed it until they handed he keys to the service writer (flywheel covers, starter heat shields, plug wire brackets etc.) I've worked with mechanics who have done this and then hidden the evidence so they wouldn't get in trouble.

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