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took the baby to the stealership for some maintenance...

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by mgbulldog, Sep 23, 2011.

  1. Sep 23, 2011 at 8:46 AM
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    mgbulldog

    mgbulldog [OP] . . .

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    2.5 spacers, 1.5 aal, step rail, tinted tails, blacked out badges, urd short throw.
    Had a problem with the clutch chirping and squeaking at me all the damn time unless it was held in, so I took it to my local dealership to assess the problem. They called me about 4 hours later to let me know that they had successfully diagnosed the problem as a clutch release bearing. Not surprising, but they also conveniently forgot that the truck was still under warranty, and wanted to charge me 670 big ones. I did some quick research and noticed that the part can be found with very little effort for around $75.. so that brings the question, how the hell does anyone afford to have these things fixed on a vehicle that isn't under warranty??
     
  2. Sep 23, 2011 at 8:48 AM
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    woodygg

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    Labor's usually what gets you... however, that's probably the primary reason I own a Toyota, less maintence issues. My dad drives a Ford Ranger... and it's always having one problem or another.
     
  3. Sep 23, 2011 at 8:54 AM
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    mgbulldog

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    2.5 spacers, 1.5 aal, step rail, tinted tails, blacked out badges, urd short throw.
    True, especially with transmission related issues, but I'm also more than a little miffed that I've driven the truck only about 6000 miles and I already have this problem.
     
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