Note: This article has been updated with the correct image.
Bruce Silverson of Hilltop Autopro in White Rock, B.C. had to use his diplomatic skills when a customer brought in a 2002 Mazda Protege with a complaint of “spongey brake pedal.” When they lifted the car, they found out there was good reason for the sponginess, as this shot shows.
“The car required pads, callipers, and rotors on all four corners. It also had two blown struts,” he says.
That, combined with other damage and the age of the vehicle, left little hope for the vehicle.
“We convinced the customer to crush the car!” he writes.
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I can say right now with a quick glance, that is not the Front as stated. There is no axle nut or MacPherson style strut.
Good eye, Colin. I’ve amended the text.
I have vehicles with less rotor damage towed in and the backing plates of the pads worn right down the caliper piston will pop out and leak every where. Where is the disk this pic does not smell right it looks more staged than real.