I was driving my 2002 dodge ram 1500 and the driveshaft fell out of the rear differential. The guy at the garage charges me for a whole axl and loses one of my lug nuts, I paid 1500.00 and think I may have...
Well in the automotive industry no mechanics want customers coming back with the same problem because if it does, they have to foot the parts and labour on the house. By sounds of it the pin or gears jambed and locked up in the differential and your lucky you didnt get hurt but snapped the axle or driveshaft. That sounds like what happend so they may have got a good replacement one from the wreckers maybe even a drive shaft,,,,, removed your old axle and drive shaft,, and install the one from wrecking yard. Once your in a shop its hard to drive around to get different quotes,,,, so ou have to go with what you feel sounds reasonable,,,, to get it towed elswhere and maybe you would still wouldnt gotten a better deal or maybe you could"ve. make sure you get a warranty and get the oil changers,,, always to check your difff oil each time and if you do hear any grinding in the future pull over and get it checked sometimes we win sometime we loose.Remember when gettting used parts the installer dosent get credit if the parts are bad,, they end up footing the whole bill second time around they were just covering themselves just in case
I would say you didnt loose you actually gained your safe and uninjured once the job is done dont look back look forward and keep an eye on the parts they installed and get a warranty whatever wreckers give them you get also. Safe driving
Oct 08, 2012 |
Cars & Trucks