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Old 07-27-2013, 03:02 PM   #29
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Ford tried to do this kind of stuff to me years ago when I got my first new Powerstroke. I could hear something was wrong with the standard transmission. After the third trip 90 miles to Santa Fe with them driving it all over and not hearing anything (men apparently can't hear very high sounds), I went in there one morning when the dealership was full of ranchers with pickups. I announced that if my daughter was killed or injured hauling hay out of the mountains, I would sue Ford until the end of days. I also stated that I was getting ready to buy another Powerstroke, but I just might have to get a Cummins instead. Hahaha. You could have heard a pin drop. Worked like a charm. The took it right in, gave me a new 4x4 loaner van so I could get the kids to college and tore down the transmission. I walked right in the shop two days later and asked the mechanic what he had found. MISSING PART! It had about 30,000 miles on it. Never give up.
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Old 07-27-2013, 04:38 PM   #30
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Yikes, Jane! That's scary! So glad it turned out so well, you sure handled them great!
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Old 07-27-2013, 06:00 PM   #31
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Everything back where it should be. Well, maybe not. They should be out in a campsite somewhere instead of sitting in the driveway.

Our biggest issue now is to make sure this doesn't happen to someone else! Who knows what "broken part" they would've tried to get me or Chrysler to replace or how much money they would've scammed. My wife wants an apology, too. That'd be nice.
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Old 07-27-2013, 09:36 PM   #32
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Looking at pic, are you SURE everything is in order? Dodge or AS not in correct order...or are the saying "where ya been?"
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Old 07-27-2013, 10:02 PM   #33
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Looking at pic, are you SURE everything is in order? Dodge or AS not in correct order...or are the saying "where ya been?"
No doubt! They really hadn't see each other for almost a month! My parents went and picked up the truck for me and my mom sent me this picture from their backyard.



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She said she knew they missed each other, so they parked close.
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Last weekend! Finally!



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Had some friends coming through on their way home. Had some other friends here in town on business. Phones get called, messages get sent and before I knew it we had an airstream friends reunion here at Lincoln Parish Park. I can't take credit, I was working in Arkansas when it all went down, but by the time I made it in Friday afternoon, there were six Airstreams there for the weekend.

Friends, food, fun, and fellowship. What else could you want?

It also rained inside our airstream, but on the plus side, I now know how to clean the condensate gutter and drain tube of my old roof air!
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So basically the problem was because of a missed required maint. Dealer could not discover this? AAll they had to do was ask? Sorry for your troubles. The dealer could have checked to see if maint was done via their computer, if service done at dealer. Might be wrong, jim
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So basically the problem was because of a missed required maint. Dealer could not discover this? AAll they had to do was ask? Sorry for your troubles. The dealer could have checked to see if maint was done via their computer, if service done at dealer. Might be wrong, jim
That's basically what my dealer told me. When I went in to talk to them about it and describe symptoms, the shop manager mentioned that and said that could be the problem and looked at the guy by the computer and asked him to look it up. That all happened within the first ten minutes of me being there with the truck.

The first shop in Arkansas? Not so much. He wasn't interested in all in helping me out, just in trying to get money out of me.
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