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Old 03-17-2005, 00:09   #1 (permalink)
Richard Ray
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Extended warranties (was Re: TO JIM AND ALL READERS)

Change the tranny fluid anyway. Cheap insurance. Why set yourself up for
trouble with your warranty company? I use the severe service intervals
for all of my vehicles, the Exploder is about to roll over to 170000.
She was well maintained and came with all service records when I bought
her. I've since replaced normal wear and tear items and put in a new A/C
system, and still have a paid for car. The wife's Focus has the extended
warranty, used twice, paid twice, no issues.

stevef wrote:
> just a question while on this subject.
>
> i purchased extended warranty from dealer when i bought car new-it is
> not Ford, but i had one minor claim ($200) and they paid Ok.
>
> I now have 60000 miles & maintenance schedule says change transmission
> fluid. However, my mechanic, whom I really trust, says the transmission
> fluid is really clean and does not need to be changed.
>
> So my question-should I follow the maintence schedule and change the
> transmission fluid?
> Or trust my mechanic who says don't bother at this mileage because the
> fluid looks fine?
>
> the transmission fluid was changed at 30k interval. I am a pretty easy
> driver.
>
> 2000 Limited
> 5.0 V8 4X2
>
> "Teleplus Gatineau" <gat@teleplus.ca <mailto:gat@teleplus.ca>> wrote
> in message news:222Td.33709$Am3.932213@news20.bellglobal.com...
> TO JIM AND ALL READERS,
>
> I purchased my 99 explorer about a year ago. The warranty on it is
> through a third party warranty company.
>
> As you already know my tranny went and I brought it in to get
> serviced. (it was getting stuck in 4th gear at a stop light).
> Anyways I brought it in and they set it up for warranty work, and
> called me back to tell me it was not covered by the third party 3
> year Power Train warranty!
>
> I asked as to why this was, and they told me that because I don't
> have service records of oil changes at a profession shop, my
> warranty is void. I change my own oil to save money and because it
> is a no brainer, and I am punished! Crazy! I am still a bit confused
> as to what the HELL my engine oil even being changed at all, no
> matter by who, has anything to do with a transmission!? The
> warranty Cost me $2000 dollars, and the job is roughly a bit more
> than that! so now I am out my Warranty (they wont refund it because
> it has been more than 30 days since the purchase) and I am out the
> repair. so a broken tranny cost me nearly $5000 because of this
> STUPID warranty company. The company name was GLOBAL WARRANTY.
>
> Just a note to all of you readers out there planning on buying a
> used vehicle, DO NOT BY AN EXTENDED WARRANTY FROM A THIRD PARTY! It
> is a nightmare. The ford warranty I had on it was GREAT! no hassles
> and loaner car without even asking, but not this with this third
> party warranty.
>
> Jim, do you know if they can even get away with something like that?
> It is kind of ruthless if you ask me.
>
> BE WARNED!
>
>
> --
> -Andy
> 99 Ford Explorer XLS
> www.cardomain.com/id/andylabelle
> <http://www.cardomain.com/id/andylabelle>

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