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Old 08-10-2012, 03:20   #1 (permalink)
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Drive shaft on my 79 f250 trailer special

Hey i live up in fort wayne in. And i was playing around in my truck and shattered the spider gear housing and i found out after replacing the axle that i cracked the rear ear on the drive shaft and i took it to a shop they said it would be like $200 to repair it because its the wrong drive shaft and they can make a new one for $122 what do u think i should do repair it or replace it?

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Old 08-10-2012, 08:04   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Drive shaft on my 79 f250 trailer special

How do they know it's the wrong one? It's been working. If there's another place, I'd check there.
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Thanks i mean i told them its the orignal driveshaft but we dont have anyother places where i live
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Re: Drive shaft on my 79 f250 trailer special

I really question the validity of their claim. A new drive shaft on line is going to cost you between $200-300 and they're pretty easy io install and pull, at the very least, I'd get them to explain how it's the wrong one since it's original.
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Thats where im standing so i dont know if i should let them or find another place

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You mentioned that there aren't many places up there, since a driveshaft can easily be ordered, at the very least get them to justify that the driveshaft is the wrong one. If the original is damaged, it needs to be replaced. The onus is on them to gain your trust. Look up a few things on what you know about your truck, i.e. oem data on the drive train and get them to cough up a reason for it not being the right one. Two things may come out of it, if they can justify it to your satisfaction, you now have a mechanic you can rely on who's going to be honest because they know you're not going to roll over to whatever they say. The other possibility is that they are trying to dump manure on you and you haven't paid dearly to find out they're ripping you off. A letter to the local paper with the facts and they may have to change their ways.
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Ok ill look in to that thx man

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