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Old 05-23-2013, 07:11 PM   #1
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Bought a truck.... and everything went south

Ok guys here's the story. 2 months ago I bought a lifted 2001 F250 from a dealer in Richmond va that specializes in lifted trucks. It drove fine during the test drive and I ended up taking it home that day. A couple days later the transmission starts acting up.... wont go into gear and reverse is gone. the truck only came with a 1 month warrenty ( it has 241K on it... but its a 7.3). They told me take it to there transmission guy and have it fixed (the warrenty was a 50/50) I ended up paying 1200 out of pocket for a new tranny. get her home and she still doing the same thing!
I call the dealer and tell them to come get it cause Im not driving it anywhere..... they come tow it back to the transmission shop and a week later they call me and say its fixed. I just want them to keep the damn thing and give me my money back. this whole situation has been a nightmare!!
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Old 05-24-2013, 10:58 AM   #2
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thanks for letting me vent
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Old 05-24-2013, 11:03 AM   #3
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imo, unless they replaced the transmission, they can keep it.
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Old 05-24-2013, 11:27 AM   #4
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You bought it with 241k on it. It had a trans issue and they covered it 50%. Id say go pick it up and enjoy it. Those are great trucks. The 7.3 is a good unit. They do get injector and high pressure pump issues sometimes but man they are good trucks. Enjoy it.
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Old 05-24-2013, 11:39 AM   #5
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You bought it with 241k on it. It had a trans issue and they covered it 50%. Id say go pick it up and enjoy it. Those are great trucks. The 7.3 is a good unit. They do get injector and high pressure pump issues sometimes but man they are good trucks. Enjoy it.
That's the whole reason I bought it! the 7.3 is legendary. Ive seen some with over 700k miles!
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Old 05-24-2013, 11:44 AM   #6
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I think I see the problem here.

We're talking about Ford here, right?
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Old 05-24-2013, 12:04 PM   #7
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I think I see the problem here.

We're talking about Ford here, right?
yes I'm one of those guys who likes chevy and ford. I know its insane
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Old 05-24-2013, 12:23 PM   #8
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yes I'm one of those guys who likes chevy and ford. I know its insane
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You could have spent near 60k on a new 1

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That should make you feel better
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Old 05-24-2013, 01:34 PM   #10
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Old 05-24-2013, 01:42 PM   #11
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Ok guys here's the story. 2 months ago I bought a lifted 2001 F250 from a dealer in Richmond va that specializes in lifted trucks. It drove fine during the test drive and I ended up taking it home that day. A couple days later the transmission starts acting up.... wont go into gear and reverse is gone. the truck only came with a 1 month warrenty ( it has 241K on it... but its a 7.3). They told me take it to there transmission guy and have it fixed (the warrenty was a 50/50) I ended up paying 1200 out of pocket for a new tranny. get her home and she still doing the same thing!
I call the dealer and tell them to come get it cause Im not driving it anywhere..... they come tow it back to the transmission shop and a week later they call me and say its fixed. I just want them to keep the damn thing and give me my money back. this whole situation has been a nightmare!!
That's what everyone says, "oh it has 241k on it but it has the 7.3! Its just getting broken in!" Sure, the 7.3 is an amazing engine and can take a lot of abuse and last a long time, however that's just the engine. The rest of the drive train and truck still have 241k miles on it. Things wear out. Things break. Especially with 241k miles on it. Just because it drove fine during your test drive didn't mean things weren't going to break down the road. You knew it only had a 1 month warranty before you signed the paper work. Sounds like you want to hold the dealer responsible because you didn't think about the big picture because you know, it has a 7.3 with only 241k miles.
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Old 05-24-2013, 02:12 PM   #12
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That's what everyone says, "oh it has 241k on it but it has the 7.3! Its just getting broken in!" Sure, the 7.3 is an amazing engine and can take a lot of abuse and last a long time, however that's just the engine. The rest of the drive train and truck still have 241k miles on it. Things wear out. Things break. Especially with 241k miles on it. Just because it drove fine during your test drive didn't mean things weren't going to break down the road. You knew it only had a 1 month warranty before you signed the paper work. Sounds like you want to hold the dealer responsible because you didn't think about the big picture because you know, it has a 7.3 with only 241k miles.
It broke during the warranty period. So there are liable to fix it and fix it right during that time frame.
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Old 05-24-2013, 02:13 PM   #13
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yes I'm one of those guys who likes chevy and ford. I know its insane
I'm a Chevy/Ford guy too don't feel bad...
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I'm a Chevy/Ford guy too don't feel bad...
there are many of us out there!
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Old 05-24-2013, 02:21 PM   #15
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Hope you got it at a very good price for that mileage. 7.3 or not, that's a ton of miles on a truck.
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Old 05-24-2013, 02:25 PM   #17
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Hope you got it at a very good price for that mileage. 7.3 or not, that's a ton of miles on a truck.
the price was good. it has brand new 38 inch toyo open countrys and 8 inchs of lift. and the 07 Front end conversion.
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the price was good. it has brand new 38 inch toyo open countrys and 8 inchs of lift. and the 07 Front end conversion.
I think the point many are making is that the truck had a huge number of miles on it. You're talking about cosmetic improvements here, not imrovements to the components that really matter. The transmission is having issues because it's a risk you take when you buy a high mileage vehicle.
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I think the point many are making is that the truck had a huge number of miles on it. You're talking about cosmetic improvements here, not imrovements to the components that really matter. The transmission is having issues because it's a risk you take when you buy a high mileage vehicle.
Sort of what I was thinking and didn't say. Take a high mileage truck and put even more load on the drivetrain by installing 38" tires and 8" lift which increases pinion angles which cause more stress and hope that it stays together.
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Old 05-24-2013, 03:03 PM   #20
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well its fixed now. worst case... I sell it and move on. Im not bitching about the truck by any means.... I was complaining about the situation as a whole. but Im keeping a positive attitude..... least Im trying too haha
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