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If this market goes south--and it might not be everywhere, but in isolated pockets--all hell is going to break loose.
If the lines contain foreign material like dried oil or sludge, you can often hear the cylinders stick, then break loose and slam open or closed.
When large deposits of that material break loose, the huge flows of silt, clay, and mud that result wreck everything in their paths.
If your steering wheel should break loose from your grip and take a hard spin, the cross bars on the wheel can catch a thumb, possibly breaking or dislocating it.