To catch you up on the story. I was in an accident back in March. Jeep Dealership did repairs on the other person's insurance and all was well...at least for a couple days. My back passenger brake started squeaking when I would lightly apply my brake. (rhythmic 'squeak squeak squeak squeak') Started bugging the crud outta me.
So a couple weeks ago I went into Just Brakes and had them take a look. They found my rear passenger pads were wearing unevenly and told me that it was because I had a "sticky caliper" (don't they always tell you that?) and wanted like $550 to fix. I said no thanks, but had them replace the pads as they were noticeably off and I went on my merry way hoping that would fix my problem for a while. Nope. no more than a couple days later...squeak squeak squeak squeak squeak squeak is coming from my passenger side again.
Last night I took it to the dealership for an oil change and had them pop off the wheel and take a look... This is what they found: (look VERY closely)
(Its a video, click on the picture to be re-routed where you can watch it)
Yeah..thats a bent axle. And I know exactly how I got it
If you look at the pictures, you can see that my back wheel is sitting up on a curb. I was t-boned and spun around 180 degrees and my driver side rear wheel/tire jumped up the curb (chipping the wheel and destroying the tire). I know during the course of this accident the shock of the collision and probably the weight of the vehicle as it pivoted around on my rear PASSENGER tire (and then of course the reverb as the drivers side jumped the curb) is exactly when the tweak in the axle happened.
My Jeep was taken to a nearby Jeep Dealership where they did the body work on the vehicle. I told them time and time and time again the details of the accident and that my vehicle took a hit to the frame AND the axle. I asked the time and time and time again if they had checked the axle and if it was ok (halfway to remind them to check it as it may not have seemed like a priority to them)
Either way. Now I have to go back to them, tell them they need to fix this as they are supposed to stand by their work. Which I have a feeling they are going to fight tooth and nail about, especially since the claim has already been closed with the other person's insurance. Guess they should have really checked when they had the chance...now it looks like they are going to have to eat the cost to replace that part of the axle.