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Old 08-21-2011, 11:44 AM   #128
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Originally Posted by sirhawkeye View Post
But do note that my dealer went above and beyond what was required by Ford, and they did BOTH front bearings at no charge (dealer sucked up the extra $200 for the second bearing) just because he wanted to make sure it was done right the first time. What it was is that with Ford's help, the figured out it was a bearing in the front wheels, but didn't know which one, so he just went ahead and did both, even though Ford specifies to figure out which bearing it is and replace just the bad bearing.

I also feel better about this because I also have to identical bearings on the front end so hopefully as the car ages, they will wear evenly and at the same rate. But like I said, to do both was a choice by my dealer, but they should AT LEAST change the faulty bearing.

Let me know if you have any questions and I can maybe get you the answers if yo uned them. Please note though that it took them about a week to get the bearings for me, since at the time, Ford was changing suppliers (and that was about 1-2 weeks ago).
I'm not really worried about that.The dealership already replaced the driver side bearings(before Ford changed suppliers),the same side driveshaft and the entire transmission.They already replaced a lot of things for nothing ,so I'm pretty sure they won't mind changing all the bearings if that mean they won't see my pi...ed off face in their office again.It's been more than 7 weeks since I bought the car and got problems with it.After all the money they dumped in that car ,I don't think it's time to be cheap.The salesman was worried about his rating on the survey,considering how long it's taking to get a fully operationnal car,I think he should simply shut up and consider this a total write off.I just hope this will fix the problem once and for all.

Thanks for the update.
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