Re: 4X4 Hub seal "WHINING" like Grandkids!
Now I got 400 miles left on my "Extended Warranty",on the way home from the dealer repaired a seat bet tensioner(covered by warranty$51!),second airbag/seatbelt light wiring problem!),My Squealing","Whining" Halfshaft excluder dust seals or whatever has been off and on ,"Driving Me Insane"!,On the way home from Ford Dealer "repair",it now makes a "Chirp" at 50 MPH or so ONLY after a 200 mile round trip to L.A.,driving from 2:30AM until 1PM today!Also yesterday ONLY after this dealer repaired my seatbelt tensioner!I've been "whining" for a few years here,AND ,when it was the flatratetech forum about my mysterious"Front left halshaft hub Dust seal whine squeal or whatever has been intermittent,until these past TWO DAYS,AFTER 5 YEARS!!Now it "CHIRPS" Whenever it wants too,ONLY after Driving EXTENDED miles.IT NEVER Made a "Peep" while at the dealer! I guess now that ,apparently my Extended warrant ,I paid $1000 for,and used about $400 worth,is about to expire at 75000 miles!Now at 74390 or so!All this Service advisor did was try and tell me "Oh We'll have to have a guy for$35 move the axle and "try" to repeat the noise"!VERY Frustrating after 5 years!!I was actually proud of Ford and my Truck and have taken the utmost care of it ,mostly Oil,etc.,myself!But this Dealer leaves a BAAAAAD taste in my mouth,and I don't know who to be angry at?I guess NOBODY can make a Vehicle without problems,but MAYBE,if the manufacturer would help loyal customers,they might?,be in better financial shape!Or perhaps the "burden" ,should "fall" on the dealer? ALL I know is I'm a Dissatisfied Ford Customer,Love my Ranger,Am sick of the Dealer treatment,and "Sick of this HASSLE! I'm glad my niece is invoking the "Lemon Law" ,here in Cal.,for her Focus!!She got a Lawyer and DID IT!! I didn't DEMAND ACTION,or be AGGRESSIVE Enough!Be it advised even if the Dealer Can't Duplicate the alleged problem,They gotta Do SOMETHING! Here I am now ,warranty ready to expire,intermittent "squeal"/Whine".low speed,Now,after Long Drives,high pitch 50MPH "CHIRP"!Gotta have some more Beer,the only remedy for a "Sick Ford Repair/Dealership!,AND a Sick Ex-Customer! I actually "fought Off" ,a Toyota Salesman and told him in 2001,I wanted a Ranger!Does Ford care about the "little guy"?I guess tey're "going the way",of KMART and Sears!Dinosaurs of retail!The Customer is Wrong!Back to Bikes or something,but I love my "rides",my first vehicle had less trouble,a 1957 Ford Fairlane I got in 1965 for $150!After 42 years driving,my First Ford and now maybe my LAST! I got my one "Friend and loyal companion: ICE COLD BEER!!