|04-28-2006 11:29 PM|
Please don't try to defend the Wal Mart Service bunch and any of those other oil change outfits. Wal Mart pays $ 7-8 hour and hires mostly people that know nothing about cars except that they are suppose to start when you twist the key.
Getting loose oil filters, loose drain plugs, mis-torqued lug nuts, poor wheel balance, poorly mounted garbage quality tires, incorrect oil grade installed, etc...... is a situation that should be expected from these places.
As far as new car dealerships are concerned... based on my experience,......... good luck pardner.
|04-28-2006 12:56 AM|
|04-27-2006 08:08 PM|
No it is not common to have wheel bearing failures that early in the life of a vehicle. Probably related to Ford and others going offshore (China) for bearings.
|04-27-2006 07:14 PM|
|Gassman||The left hub was clear full of red chassis grease and the cotter pin was bent up over the end of the spindle, the right hub had thick green grease and the cotter pin was spread and wrapped around the spindle. The paperwork only listed 1 mechanic. Is it common for Ford trucks to have wheel brg. failures, 1@25000 and 1@42000. Makes me glad I own old POSs. they seem to be more reliable.|
|04-26-2006 07:49 PM|
|04-26-2006 02:13 PM|
|04-26-2006 12:57 PM|
|farna||Well, I'm not saying that Wal-Mart or the dealer service center (or wherever) shouldn't be held responsible, but people DO make honest mistakes. This is especially true in a "production" environment like Wal-Mart and dealer "quick service" centers. I'm sure I'm not the only one to have got interrupted in the middle of something, like changing oil, and forgot something. I've never forgot the OIL, but I did look down to see it running past my foot one day. Took three quarts in for it to run that far -- through the engine, into pan, onto ground, past foot. Yep, forgot the #$%$#%drain plug!! I rebuilt an engine once only to look around and see the $%#$% front oil seal slinger sitting on a stool beside my work bench. That was a couple days after the engine had been in and running! Out comes radiator to pull balancer...|
|04-25-2006 11:17 PM|
|kdc49||Evaporated--2 lbs. -- My Mom took her new Chrysler to the dealer to get the oil changed--left & drove 2 miles to Walmart & it quit---she took it back---You guessed it they forgot the oil.Told her it wasn't a problem after the clacking stopped with the addition of oil. Needless to say the Dealer & Service mgr. & I had a real serious conversation the next day. Replaced the Motor! Think the service tech got a job on the Interstate--Scary thought!|
|04-25-2006 10:29 PM|
|jimfulco||I had the pinion seal on my '88 T-bird replaced under warranty a few years back. 30,000 or so miles later, after getting new non-howling tires, I found out the rear end was howling almost as loud as the tires were. We checked the oil level at a service station, and couldn't find any with a finger, so we decided to add oil until it overflowed. It took 2 pounds, and the thing only holds 3.25. There was no sign of leakage, not even seepage. I took it back to Wray Ford and said I suspected somebody forgot to fill it up after fixing the seal, and the service manager said it must have evaporated. Without me smelling it.|
|04-25-2006 09:41 PM|
That is what gives auto technicians a bad name, one rotten apple will spoil the whole barrel. Like has been posted, contact the ford warranty program, thats the kind of things they want to hear about.
Always ask to see the defective parts.
|04-25-2006 06:19 PM|
|Gassman||I'm sure the wheel was never off, I just couldn't believe they would say something that stupid. That makes me madder than the fact that they padded the claim.|
|04-25-2006 05:50 PM|
You never know...
Stupid is as stupid does!!
|04-25-2006 06:06 AM|
Having more than a few years in the mechanic field at Ford and Chevy delerships I can assure you that that wheel bearing had not been replaced. The mechanic performed what is known a "flat rating" on you truck. Getting paid for work not performed. I would have laughed so hard if some moron told me the grease was reused, that is nuts. You probably talked to some pimple faced kid on the service diveway. Contact Ford directly and voice your problem.
|04-24-2006 10:28 PM|
Reusing wheel brg grease.
Contact Fords 1-800 number and let them know what happened to you. I think Ford will be replacing that bearing for you free of charge. Be nice and let Ford know that you are advising them of improper work done on warranty and that you thought they would be interested to know what one of their franchise operations is doing.
|04-24-2006 08:30 PM|
|Henry Highrise||If the bearing failed there is metalic particles all in that grease. It should have been all washed off with solvent , blown dry with air and re-packed . Re-using grease can cause your new bearings to go out.|
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