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Old 03-23-2006, 09:28 PM   #1
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Might have a problem with my dealer

Hey guys,

So lately I have been hearing this humming from the right front wheel and I am assuming its a wheel bearing, here is my problem though:

In october I took the car in for a Right Rear wheel bearing and had them check the others and they told me the right front needed replacing, so I let them do it.

So you can see my problem that I might have a wheel bearing that they "replaced" thats making noise again not even 4000 miles later.

Here is what I think, they didn't replace it and here is why I think that, on my Invoice for it, it says-ordered for the front, that didn't catch me before, but when I broke my oil pan I had them fix it becuase it was cold and I had no place to do it, that invoice had an ordered part on it and it was an ABS hub for $129.80, I asked what that was and they siad it was probably for my wheel bearing and I said I was under the impression that it was done, and the guy went and checked and said it did get done.

I am going to call tomorrow and ask about this and be nice to the guy and see if they will see if it is the bearing and then actualy replace it if it is the bearing. I will take a good look at the right front tomorrow while I am replacing my rotors and make sure it isn't something else.

C1apton any advise for me for dealing with this, if this is indead my problem?

Thanks guys sorry for the long post.
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Old 03-23-2006, 10:07 PM   #2
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I hear you! I think this may be the issue with my water pump. If they ripped you off - make them fix it!
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Old 03-23-2006, 11:54 PM   #3
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i say u go to the dealership and demand they replace it.(by that i mean ask nicely) AND that you want a 10% discount. My mom tried the discount thing...and she got a 10% discount.
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Old 03-24-2006, 03:05 AM   #4
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Just go down and explain the situation (as you did here) but bring up your question about the billing that you noticed. Screw ups happen & you have a valid reason to question them. Besides if they did do the work, it should still be under warranty. (Keep me posted)
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Old 03-25-2006, 01:02 AM   #5
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Called them today, they are going to see me on thursday at which point I will talk to them about what happens, if they are going to charge me i'm going to give them the finger tell them they will never see me again and take the car. But at this point i'm pretty optimistic that they are going to be cool about it.
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Old 04-01-2006, 06:18 PM   #6
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Old 04-05-2006, 02:30 PM   #7
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Took the car in on monday, they looked it over and told me it was the drivers side front wheel bearing, I have tenativly scheduled something for a couple of weeks to have them do it, but I might just wait till i'm done with school and try out this guy who might become my new mechanic. Sorry for the lack of update, I finally got my computer back after almost 2 weeks without one.
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