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#1 jeebowhite

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 08:18 AM

So, a while ago, I had a thread up about how my car had randomly cut out, and warning lights etc.

 

The ABS light was randomly coming on, and at the time, the ABS failed. Then as soon as you restarted the engine, the ABS light went off. So I knew the issue was intermittent, and my suspicion was sensor or wiring. After a previous trip for diagnostics, the car was identified initially as no fault found, but the issue kept coming back (specifically when the temperature was above 25 degrees!)

 

Anyway, the car went in yesterday, and my nerves got the better of me, I was truely suspecting the worst - ABS Module... I got a phone call yesterday morning to say they had found the fault, and it was the OSF sensor short loom! (new it was the OSF but glad they confirmed it was that!) total cost - £55 after my discount, and no diagnostics fee, because its the same fault that was there when they looked! Happy Days!

 

Havent had the car long enough to check it is definately fixed, but at least they found a problem! :D



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#2 Lenny

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 09:11 AM

I'd like to appose a one minute silence,
For the poor unfortunite who went in to ford after you and unknowingly paid your excess on top of there own bill lol
I've sat in my local dealership for two days at a duration of 8 hrs I've saw enough never to go back.

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 09:47 AM

lol, I was astounded, I was expecting well over a hundred, if not a few! but £55 all in all! I was gobsmacked when I saw it on the credit card machine! I thought that must be without four hours labour to fit it...

 

Never the less I am over the moon, but I suspect if I didnt argue that the fault previously had been diagnosed, that they would have probably charged me the additional £65 for the diagnostics...



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Posted 01 August 2013 - 10:36 AM

Blimey. I cant remember ever walking into a Main Dealers and leaving with only having parted with that type of money. This is surely a day to remember.

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 01:03 PM

They'll get you next time.

I recommend you lock yourself into your house tonight in case you wake up in the morning in a bath of ice and a kidney missing. :P

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 01:18 PM

so very true btm, as for Clive, I want to make an official pre-emptive complaint and I want my house to be monitored by the police in case such an instance occurs... can it be arranged? :P



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Posted 01 August 2013 - 01:39 PM

so very true btm, as for Clive, I want to make an official pre-emptive complaint and I want my house to be monitored by the police in case such an instance occurs... can it be arranged? :P

Nope.












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#8 jeebowhite

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 01:56 PM

lol :D

 

You only want my kidney so that if you need to get your car fixed... its free ;)

 

Although I dont think my Kidney's are quite at market value!



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Posted 01 August 2013 - 02:58 PM

pmsl ... fair play james ... I find with any dealer the more forceful and more knowledge you have on your side the less likely you willl be ripped off ... if you have mug tatooed on your forehead they will handle you that way ... as for my worse half two words ...ya muppet told ya they would rip ya off ya should have let me deal with the lot of it ...rant over

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 08:06 PM

I've never been ripped off at my dealers, seeing the dealers ring me up for information... Lol.



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Posted 01 August 2013 - 08:24 PM

Lol so true Vicki! but Lenny is good at doing his share of the work :)

 

Dave... Seriously? dare we ask? lol are you encylopedia fordedlia?



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Posted 01 August 2013 - 09:18 PM

James lenny does his fair share of moaning

Pmsl @ dave ...you legend

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 09:52 PM

I never get ripped off from my dealer :) but then again I do work there ha ha ha :)

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 10:02 PM

Two ways to avoid being ripped off by a dealer-
1/ When getting parts know exactly what you need and get the Finis code.
2/ Go to a good independent garage for all work.
And in my case -
3/ Wear uniform and rock up in a patrol car, even the bravest mechanic wouldn't dare rip off a Peeler ;).

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Posted 02 August 2013 - 12:05 PM

Loving number 3 there Clive, as for the other two, agree entirely. Unlike events though were you are unsure, sometimes its best to go to a dealer ffirst, I could probably do with replacing my disks and pads all round soon, looking to buy them off ebay and fit them myself, or will take them to an indie.

 

I found that when I last spoke to Ford about changing brake pads (alone) they wanted £80 odd, but I can buy a full set of four disks and pads for that lol!

 

As for Vicki, I know how Lenny feels, to be fair, I do my colleagues, and families heads in moaning, so its all good! :D



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