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Old 08-24-2007, 12:17 PM   #1
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2000 ly 350 gas drive train

We have a 2000 ly 350 gas , F550 ?
last friday we where in Williamsburg VA
driving along , heard a bad noise, pulled off the side of the road,
then no drive, no reverse,
towed to shop, they say pinion / gears shot
$7500.00 for re-built rear end,
am I getting a bad deal or a really bad deal ?
We live in Ohio had to rent a car to go to work by Monday, and had to leave my baby down there.
We realy can't go and tow it around to different shops for estimates, So do I grab a drink and do not think about it?
Any thoughts ???

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Old 08-24-2007, 02:20 PM   #2
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I will admit that I am clueless on what this should cost. I would not spend $7500 without a second opinion. Now that you know what the problem is, you should be able to get estimates over the phone from other service locations.



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Old 08-24-2007, 02:50 PM   #3
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Seems awful high to me.
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Old 08-30-2007, 01:44 PM   #4
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I called several places they all said they need the serial number off the rear end itself for a real price, but most where saying around $3000.00 with $1500 of that being labor.The place in VA said labor will be 1700.00 and parts 5800.00, So if the part is really that much Im not getting it too bad,
I will find the serial numbers and let you know if this place is HONEST or they just want to retire early on me!!!
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Old 09-03-2007, 07:18 PM   #5
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I am really sorry to hear about your problem. Sometimes I think that when a shop sees a motorhome they also think they see a thick wallet. I alway try and keep a shabby looking jacket hanging in the closet for breakdowns. I am not familiar with your chassis but have got several estimates to rebuild my P-30 rear end and none of them even come close to $7500.
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