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vehicle history report shows an accident at 600 miles and then a single owner until last april. here's my story
went to a chevy dealer, see the ford sititng there and started to talk to the guy. he talls me about it how it was a local trade from a guy who drives highway a lot and likes to switch his truck every 3 years. i drive it it seems decent. we negotiate a deal.
the deal included new tires since th eold ones were nearly bald. i take delivery of the truck and the tires look low so i go to a gas station to fill the tires, which only had 30psi, and find out they are car tires only rated to hold 35psi. i call the chevy dealer and complain. they replace the tires with the propor truck tires. then about a week later the truck starts running poorly and i find out the 4x4 is not working right, so i make an appt at the ford dealer to get it checked out. they found it needed hubs, sway bar links, vaccum pump, left ball joints, egr, and injector work. quote was about 2,000 that visit. i took the paperwork and the truck back to checy the next week and asked for service, they said they could not find anyhting wrong with the 4x4 and that i needed to take it to ford and pay the 100 deductable for the ford diesel warentee to repair the engine issues.. after going back and showing the dealer that the hubs were frozen and would not turn they decided to replace the hubs. they ended up removing the automatic hubs and installing manual hubs, but now when you put it in 4x4, my a/c only blows out of the defrost. i make another appointment at ford 2 weeks later to get the engine work done and i ended up visiting a different ford dealer because a friend of mine has a brother who is a mechanic there and he said he would look at the vaccum issue while the diesel tech works on the engine. well i got a call from ford that the engine has no problems and it is the fuel sending unit thats faulty in the tank giving me false fuel level readings in the cab and the driveability issues were that i was sucking air into the fuel, they wanted 750 to drop the tank and replace the sending unit assembly, plus unrelated they found my right ball joints to be loose, at the tune of 325. the left they said were new....because chevy did those 3 weeks ago. so this second visit to the dealer would have been another 1,000 plus visit.
the truck has 97,000 miles and i never thoguht i would be getting such a mess when i bought it. i regret buying it now because of all the hassles. i can;t let the truck go under 1/4 tank of fuel or i run out, i can;t use the automatic 4x4 anymore because chevy put on manual hubs, and every time i visit ford its another 1,000 bucks...i don;t know if these concerns are something i should keep going at chevy for or if i am just sol at this point. i've had the truck for 6 weeks now, and 3 of those weeks it spent at the chevy dealer while they were dragging their feet on fixing it. anyway sorry about the long post...let me knwo what you guys would do at this point.