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I just bought 2004 f150 4x4 today and heard a horrible noise when I drove it home. Took it back to the dealer and they described it as moisture in the 4x4 and it was trying to engage when it shouldn't. They also said Ford put out a service bulletin for a deffective shield that would solve the problem (believe the code was 1980). My question is, how extensive of an issue is this? I bought an extended warranty for the truck, but the dealer said they would "make it right," but I don't have a lot of confidence in the dealership. The exhaust also fell off and I had to string it up to take it back to the dealer. They fixed it, but obviously don't feel to good about the truck I bought TODAY. Just looking for some advice as I am feeling a bit stressed.

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First of all,go back to them,tell them you are contacting a lawyer because I believe most states have a 30 day 'lemon law'.It is pretty obvious that they were aware of the situation.Your exhaust already fell off,which is not a good sign.You really should demand your money back and go elsewhere.BEFORE you buy a used car,you should take it to a AAA approved shop and pay the $100 or whatever they may charge to check it over.If the dealer will not let you,that is a bad sign from the start.Things like this disgust me.That is why I joined here to inform and educate people such as you who do not have the knowledge and ARE EASILY ripped off by the industries who are involved.Please look at my profile.It has a very small character limit so that is all I could post.I have knowledge of practically anything you can plug in as well as cars.Also,contact the bank you have the loan from.They should be willing to help to some extent,or at least point you in the right direction.But once you start talking lawyers lemon laws and your rights,that should produce some fairly quick response.If you have any questions or need more help,just comment here and I will get an autolink to your post and reply ASAP.I really encourage responses so I can follow up properly as I know where you stand and asking someone else restarts all the explaining because we cannot see other 'Expert's' responses.Good luck,Greg

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