At the beggining of the year i had my front breaks done at school. I trusted my friend he has been in the class for 2 years. Today I'm driving down the road on the way back to a job from lunch where i started feeling a thumping noise under my left foot. Odd? Kept going down the road it got more frequent and worse. I thought i had a flat tire but no. When i got to storage room i got up under and looked nothing looked out of place. I then drove home. My dad looked at it and couldn't find anything. I went to the job with the noise happening almost every 5 seconds. I had no idea what it was. It sounded like a bad ball joint but my truck only has 45 thousand miles on it. shouldn't be bad yet? I got to the job and called my mechanic friend (not the one that worked on my truck before) He said he would meet me at my house in about 2 hours. I only had about an hour and 45 min left to work. We met at my house. He looked didn't see anything. I said test drive it. He put it in Nuetral and it didn't role. He was like i never saw a car that wouldn't role! I was like man your on a hill you should role! WE put it in reverse nothing! hit the gas rolled back but the front tire was locked up. He left a 8 foot tire mark down the middle of my driveway. Apparently a bolt holding the caliper was missing. I heard it fall but wasn't sure if i heard something fall. We went back and got it. Jacked my truck up and took the tire off. The caliper was pretty much just hanging there. It scratched the crap out of the inside of my rim. I'm so glad it wasn't a ball joint. we put the bolt back in and it seems to have fixed it. praying for it anyways! I was thinking about getting rid of this truck. Its just to small for me. with gas going up i am having second thoughts. Maybe a Chevrolet Colorado? What do you guys think? I have a ranger now. I love this truck it just has caused me many problems before 50,000 miles.
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