Originally Posted by trip4tx
I was driving to work a week ago Monday and my truck decided it was done. The front driveshaft u joint broke taking the transfer case, fuel lines, and brake lines with it. What do I do? According to the Ford dealer since the truck has 90k miles they can not help me with the problem. I was quoted $8500 by the dealer to fix the truck. Is this normal? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Without amplifing information as to how it went south, My thought is the U-Joint broke due to age and the front end driving it. Just got tired.
I have the auto hubs on my rig as well and had them stay locked in for days. IMHO not a very good or relaible system. I do notice the fuel mileage go way down with the front end draging a hub or staying locked in.
My U-joints are greasable and get greases on a regular basis. I can't remember if my 05 350 had serviceable joints I am thinking not.
Sorry to hear of your problem, check with parts houses and yards for parts to save a little on the price if you do it yourself. Ford will warrentee their work for what it is worth.