Well I don't fit into that scenario since I didn't buy this truck, my father did and when he passed I kept it. Apparently all the times I took it to the dealer before their "heavy truck guy" didn't work on it. This time that mechanic is the one working on it, so maybe that's why something was actually found as being not right. I say I'm lazy because I could have just bought a reman rear end for about $3k and just replaced the entire assembly for about the price of labor and rebuilding the differential at the dealer. I just didn't feel like doing all that work and having my buddy help me that much. May or may not have fixed my supposed drive shaft issue though. Considering the truck only has 83,000ish miles on it it shouldn't have had all this work done on it. It's been babied, I don't think it even towed anything until I started driving it and even then that doesn't count. Heaviest load was when I bought my boat but that was only 1 45 minute drive and 11,000ish pounds shouldn't do a thing to the truck. I thought I read somewhere that GMC was revealing the 2020 HDs today? Did I misread or it didn't happen?
I'm in Orlando. No I haven't talked to the drive line shop yet and I haven't looked for other shops. I don't think it's a payment issue as the drive shaft and truck have been sent back to the shop multiple times now. The problem as the dealership explains it to me is the DL shop has balanced it and the vibration after putting it back on the truck has gotten worse than before they did the drive shaft. Also said something about the DL shop not balancing the shaft while it was on the truck. It's just a big fuster cluck at this point. I just called GMC service and they're going to look into it and get back to me so I guess I'll wait and see what happens. The bill isn't going to be cheap last estimate I got was over $3k and that was at the end of November. That also included the intermediate steering shaft replacement and them replacing most of the internals on the rear diff since I believe the limited slip went bad (that's what it felt like and what the symptoms pointed to anyway). Again I'm dumb and lazy. I should have learned my lesson and quit going to that dealership a while ago.
The dealership I deal with gives loaners, they just don't have enough. They also only go as large as a Tahoe or 1500 so for me nothing equivalent to my 3500. They've had loaners unavailable enough that I'm over 5 weeks of paying out of pocket for a rental in the last year.
If I wanted to get a hold of GM corporate or someone above the dealership level what would be the best way to do so? 9+ weeks without my truck is beyond ridiculous. Apparently it's the dealer and the drive line shop getting into about whether or not the drive shaft is good. Solution would be to get a new drive shaft except GM doesn't make them anymore and the dealership doesn't trust the shop they're using to make a new drive shaft...
I would do that, except I'd rather not have a blow out at 80mph. I think this thing is a 4 banger too, feels slow as heck. I think there might be a slow leak in the RR, lost 2 or 3 psi in less than 24 hours. Sent from my Find7 using Tapatalk
Dealer called me in the morning saying they needed their loaner back because blah blah (I quit listening). Gave me the choice of a Colorado or a Silverado. I said I wanted my truck. I ended up with a Colorado because "its better on gas." If I cared about fuel mileage I wouldn't drove a truck... Just shy of 1100 miles driven in their enclave or whatever it was. Hand calculated average mpg was 19.4 mpg. Drove the Colorado to work and couldn't help but notice how crap the rode quality was, I thought that was the last generation not the new ones. This one also feels pretty weak. I get to work and pull up the tire pressures, no wonder it felt funny! How the heck do you let it get 13 psi difference on the same axle. Door says 35 psi btw lol My truck is back at the drive line shop, this is it's second trip there. The drive shaft alone was sent there twice as well. This is what's been holding up my truck for the past 3 weeks or so. At this point get the friggin shop to make a new dang drive shaft!
It's not good. I could have but then I'd have to take everything out vaccum and all that stuff and I didn't feel like dealing with the pain of the cleaning movements. She can clean it herself if she wants. Plus when I finally get my truck back it's going to need a good cleaning too. Got her tires balanced and front end aligned on Friday. Looks like the fluid change will happen on Sunday now.
Cousin went back home up north for winter break, decided as her Christmas present I'd have some maintenance done on her Acura. Since I hurt myself and I'm lazy I had my buddy come over and he did an oil change. Tomorrow or Friday I'll have him change the transmission and brake fluids. I think I'll also get the tires balanced and an alignment done for her as well. Still waiting to get my truck back, tomorrow will make it 7 weeks.
Most OnlineNewest Member
Who's Online 43 Members, 0 Anonymous, 306 Guests (See full list)
- Bill Reinhardt
- Brandon Gilbert