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Old October 16th, 2017, 15:07
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Re: RANT - Why do people want to throw parts at a problem rather than troubleshoot?

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well if your on facebook and your jeep doesn't start or run youll get about 50 people thatll say replace the cps lol
Damn, I read that and I could just hear Richard Dawson throwing that on Family Feud:


We asked 100 people the following question, the top 5 answers on the board:

"Name something that would cause an XJ to not start or run."

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Old October 17th, 2017, 15:08
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Re: RANT - Why do people want to throw parts at a problem rather than troubleshoot?

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I guess my frustration lies in the many cases where a person posts up a problem that might be major or minor that a few tests could isolate in an hour. Instead of following instructions on how to troubleshoot, they start throwing expensive parts at it. Half the time, their replacing parts incorrectly causes more problems than it solves. Then they get upset that they can't fix it.

They get an idea in their mind about what the problem is and what the solution is, and seem to just want people to agree and that will make it so.
Relax the frustration, might as well go have a soda...

The problem is they don't know how it works, and they don't want to learn; but they want a fix from the Forum that doesn't include taking it to their local Mechanic. In other words, they want you to fix it for them.

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Old October 18th, 2017, 10:49
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Re: RANT - Why do people want to throw parts at a problem rather than troubleshoot?

They don't want to work at anything! If it can't be fixed by throwing an easy to reach part at it, then they aren't going to fix it. They would rather dump it and buy something else. Then they tell all of their social media "friends" what a piece of junk it was.
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Old October 18th, 2017, 20:01
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Re: RANT - Why do people want to throw parts at a problem rather than troubleshoot?

People keep saying, "Us old farts".
What age qualifies as an old fart??
Just wanna know where I stand.
Hee hee.
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Old October 19th, 2017, 06:12
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Re: RANT - Why do people want to throw parts at a problem rather than troubleshoot?

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People keep saying, "Us old farts".
What age qualifies as an old fart??
Just wanna know where I stand.
Hee hee.
If you have to ask chances are your there or really close
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Old October 19th, 2017, 07:12
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What age qualifies as an old fart??
The requirements are listed on the back of Metamucil bottles.
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Re: RANT - Why do people want to throw parts at a problem rather than troubleshoot?

Does that mean I am safe so long as I don't have any Metamucil bottles in the house?

I think I can manage that.
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You know your an old fart when you would trade anything to be a young punk again.
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hmmmm.....cant read the damn metamucil bottle!
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You know your an old fart when you would trade anything to be a young punk again.
As long as I don't know then what I know now.
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