So if any of you are ever in the southern VA area and need to get your vehicle inspected, I'd stay away from Mitchell's Auto on Bandy Road in Roanoke. Most VA inspections take about an hour. I was in and out in 8 minutes. On the way home I noticed a new rattle. And a new squeak. I pulled in to my parking space and got out and noticed... A lug nut rolling towards me. My lug nut rolling towards me. Those mother ****ers didn't torque ANY of the lug nuts on the left rear wheel. They were all finger tight.
So on to the squeak. Right rear wheel. Popped it off and found it right away. Parking brake was stuck. Pulled it loose and lubed it real well. No problem. Except... I've been using my parking brake for months and its never stuck. Not even a little. Oh well, we'll come back to that. On to the rattle!
The parking brake cable on the right was melted to the top of my exhaust. Every time I hit a bump it came off and rattled. The only thing I can figure is that the goons that inspected it were a little too rough on her. They gouged the wheels with their air ratchet. Messed my nice paint all up.
March 2014 GCOTM. 1998 Deep Slate 5.9
On the Jeep:Hot intake, 52mm TB, Summit 8mm wires, catch can, 703s, insulated fuel rails, indexed Champions, Bilstein 4600s, Eibach lowering springs, Moog SS, Ironman mounts, Lotek 2GP, lots of gauges, sparkly paint.
In the garage: M1 4bbl
In the works: Addco/Hellwig sway bars, nitrous, full polly bushings, full exhaust, data logging, billet UD pulleys