Dazed and Confused
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Upstate New York
Re: Drive shaft on my 79 f250 trailer special
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.