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Old 03-11-2017, 05:53 PM
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Guess I should have sold my truck last year. Now I'm pretty sure my bearings have gone bad in rear end of my 97F150. Making a loud ratting sound and whining noise. Getting worse. My mechanic says depending on what he finds it could cost up to 1300. I think labor would be like 750. That sound about right?
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Old 03-11-2017, 07:56 PM
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Guess I should have sold my truck last year. Now I'm pretty sure my bearings have gone bad in rear end of my 97F150. Making a loud ratting sound and whining noise. Getting worse. My mechanic says depending on what he finds it could cost up to 1300. I think labor would be like 750. That sound about right?
I would charge you double.........
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Old 03-11-2017, 07:57 PM
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Seems high as giraffe balls to me.......I'd say 500-600.....
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Old 03-12-2017, 08:17 AM
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Find out what gear ratio it is and start an Internet search for a rear end at a salvage yard. Unless it's just an axle or pinion bearing and seal, it's not worth rebuilding one. If you trust your mechanic to tell you the truth about what is wrong, he can diagnose it. It's all around better for find another one to replace it with, generally gonna be cheaper too. If you really want to save a little money, get up the gumption to swap it out once you pick it up. Not hard at all. Get Harvard to help you. Give him some real world education.
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Old 03-12-2017, 09:59 AM
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Find out what gear ratio it is and start an Internet search for a rear end at a salvage yard. Unless it's just an axle or pinion bearing and seal, it's not worth rebuilding one. If you trust your mechanic to tell you the truth about what is wrong, he can diagnose it. It's all around better for find another one to replace it with, generally gonna be cheaper too. If you really want to save a little money, get up the gumption to swap it out once you pick it up. Not hard at all. Get Harvard to help you. Give him some real world education.
Good info. Going to drop off truck today and wait and see what the diagnosis is and go from there. Once it's repaired it will be time to sell and get me something a newer that I feel comfortable driving out of state etc. Those Dodge Ram 1500s sure look good. Best vehicle I've ever owned is a Dodge Durango. 150k and not one major issue
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Old 03-12-2017, 10:36 AM
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I'd rather have a sister in the whorehouse than a dodge in the driveway. As a general rule, they've been junk for longer than I've been alive.
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I'd rather have a sister in the whorehouse than a dodge in the driveway. As a general rule, they've been junk for longer than I've been alive.
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Old 03-12-2017, 12:02 PM
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I ain't never been much of no Dadge fan but Flattop Mike has a new Ram 4x4 and it is bad ass. Diesel, powerful and gets about 29 mpg rolling down the highway.

You got lucky on the Durango, those are notoriously junk
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Owning a Dodge is similar to having a non reflective wife.

No matter how good it looks, no matter how much you love it, deep down you are ashamed.
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Old 03-12-2017, 12:55 PM
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Lighten up people, it was a dam joke
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I have had my motor replaced, transmission rebuilt and now a rearend problem Either
Ford isn't as good as most think or I just bought a lemon. LoL
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I have had my motor replaced, transmission rebuilt and now a rearend problem Either
Ford isn't as good as most think or I just bought a lemon. LoL
Maybe you can't drive?
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I have had my motor replaced, transmission rebuilt and now a rearend problem Either
Ford isn't as good as most think or I just bought a lemon. LoL
And yet it has lasted 20 years
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And yet it has lasted 20 years
mean Muggin do I look happy in my avatar bitchez?
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Old 03-13-2017, 07:34 AM
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I have had my motor replaced, transmission rebuilt and now a rearend problem Either
Ford isn't as good as most think or I just bought a lemon. LoL
Its 20 years old man and how MANY miles? Unless you are buying Japanese, you might as well expect to do all that over 20 years
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