Originally Posted by Maryland dieselnick
Appears we posted same time.
With regards to,"hey the shop will tell you", hate seeing boys going in blind to a shop. Envey of those who can is one issue... but if even he can try to diagnose as such, he is better informed and can quickly weed through a service writer's call sayin,"Mr. Harry Homeowner, your differential is bad" or similar.
I try to look at the glass as half full. Are all service writers honest, no. But how far should my suspicions and paranoia go? I could be worried that they might be sabotaging something else and feel the need to keep the truck under 24/7 surveillance.
I was pretty sure it was drivetrain in the front drivers side area, and was leaning towards sway bar link. So if they were to explain that my differential was bad, it wouldn't fly.
I had pretty good faith in the shop going in, shop had great yelp reviews. Place was kept up, mostly trucks were coming in, and didn't have a stack of vehicles that looked like a junkyard.
Lone Star automotive in Midland, TX was the shop I used. Home is 500 miles away, and I don't really have a shop I use there (do things myself).
I'm still not sure how the driveshaft relates. I'm guessing you were just passing along some information? But yes, I have been pretty happy with the truck overall. It's been better to me than I to it.
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