I hate to bug you guys...

Discussion in 'Heavy Duty Diesel Truck Mechanics Forum' started by Mattflat362, Dec 21, 2020.

  1. Mattflat362

    Mattflat362 Road Train Member

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    I know you techs are busy and honestly I could not exist without you and genuinely appreciate what you all do! I just need to know if I was taken advantage of today. I feel like I was but if you guys set me straight I'll eat it and chill out! Can you ball park this for me? This was not my usual shop and I really went here because they have a nice wheel balancer! Then all the rest came about because I figured hey man I am here so lets get stuff taken care of!

    1.) Balance left front steer.

    2.) new front air lines.

    3.) Front drive axle wheel seals/yolk seal/drums/shoes/diff fluid.

    4.) Leveling valve (air bags were not filling).

    5.) Tail lights were not working. Stop/turn/hazards were fine.

    Just a heads up they had 5 hours for tail lights and the front air lines. These are 2 things I would normally do myself but figured hey man they have it in there and lets just get it done.

    I found out today at 4pm the truck was done Saturday but no one called me and I for sure lost a load today (Monday) because of that. I only found out at 4 because I finally got worried and called them!

    I didn't want to call them and bug them and figured for sure they would notify me when it was done.

    I honestly don't mind paying we are all in this together but I also don't want to get screwed....I can't afford it and it doesn't feel good! LOL.

    I'll give you my price once I hear some input from ya'll.

    Thanks for taking the time if you can!
     
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  3. 6cuda6

    6cuda6 Light Load Member

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    Well we know your into it for at least 500$ and they didn't call when the truck was ready so it could have been as high as 10k.....lol.
     
  4. OldeSkool

    OldeSkool Heavy Load Member

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    Going to be a big bill. I agree 5 hours to replace a couple light bulbs and those two air hoses going to the front brake pods seems like too much.
     
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  5. 6cuda6

    6cuda6 Light Load Member

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    I agree with this statement 100%
     
  6. MOBee

    MOBee Medium Load Member

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    5 to 6 hours at $125.00 per hour, plus parts and shop supplies fee.
     
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  7. Mattflat362

    Mattflat362 Road Train Member

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    No not bulbs ....they traced a broken wire. And the air lines are 12" long right at the steer wheels. Mine did not leak air but looked old so I figured why not change them.
     
  8. Mattflat362

    Mattflat362 Road Train Member

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    For all over those (I agree)? Even double it for trouble shooting and they still went well over!
     
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  9. Mattflat362

    Mattflat362 Road Train Member

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    Define big bill!
     
  10. CropShop

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    Something you get when you take your truck to a shop to get worked on.
     
  11. bad-luck

    bad-luck Road Train Member

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    Electrical diagnosis are very time consuming, and can take hours. I would like to know where exactly the bad wire was before I give you my answer.
     
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