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#1 TAHOE ONLINE  

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Posted September 01, 2014 - 08:18 PM

I swear by all of you, I will never buy another ford, ever!!!!!  :wallbanging:  :wallbanging:  :wallbanging:

 

Rear end took a dump. I was taking my mom's Class B motorhome to a friend's house to park in their front yard to sell as they are on busy corner. Son showed up in Bronco to pick me up. He let me drive home, as started backing up drive, rear jerked grabbed and popped. I rolled it in front of the spare garage and parked it. 

 

When I think about it, God is still in control..... it could've been my new driver son taking it home or breaking on him while on the road and him freaking out, maybe wrecking, It was also at a friend's house. I have a place to leave it and also work on it til I get it fixed, no tow bill. 

 

 

Here is damage, broken spider gears, the two clutch side gears are intact but some bad teeth also. I am planning to just replace gears and probably clutch packs in the 8.8 trac lok carrier. Everything else looks good. 

 

 

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Posted September 01, 2014 - 08:29 PM

That Ford is punishing you for your lack of respect for it.  :wave: :rolling:

 

I like my Ford trucks, but I have never been a Bronco fan.  Seems that I always hear that one or another one is blowing up. 

 

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Posted September 01, 2014 - 08:29 PM

 Everything else looks good. 

 

That one is going to come back and bite ya in the butt.

 

I drove my Chevy yesterday morning, it had sat for 3 or 4 weeks unused. That's it, no story or anything, I just drove it, hauled some block, and parked it back in the shed. No pieces falling off, didn't leave me stranded, just like every time since I drove it off the dealer's lot.  :D

 

But to make ya feel better, I had a '84 K5 Blazer. Owned it for three years, and that one left me stranded ..........0 times. Oops, I guess I was thinking of the Ford F100 I owned for 18 months. Sorry.  :thumbs:


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Posted September 01, 2014 - 08:33 PM

That Ford is punishing you for your lack of respect for it.  :wave: :rolling:

 

 

Ben W.

 

Someone else told me that too

 

That one is going to come back and bite ya in the butt.

 

I heard that one too. I am so under water with $$$ repairing things, I can't really afford a complete rebuild. New PInion/side bearings and setup is beyond my abilities so I would have to pay someone which I can't afford. 


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Posted September 01, 2014 - 08:36 PM

By the time you're done, this will be a new unit and be "worth" 25k from all the TLC and $ you've put in it. :poke:

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Posted September 01, 2014 - 08:54 PM

I drove my Chevy yesterday morning, it had sat for 3 or 4 weeks unused.

 

Parking them and using them once a month is the only way to keep those things alive, you know. 

 

:poke:

 

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Posted September 01, 2014 - 09:12 PM

Parking them and using them once a month is the only way to keep those things alive, you know. 
 
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Leave a Ford sit unused for three weeks and having the keys would be the least of your worries.
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Posted September 01, 2014 - 11:32 PM

I am a GM guy my 2002 Silverado has 225.000 runs like new ( MOBIL ONE ) ENOUGH SAID.

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Posted September 02, 2014 - 12:04 AM

Will the Chevy verses Ford thing ever end :deadhorse: .

I've had good and bad from both makes so the best I can give either is an 8 out of 10. They are both machines designed and assembled by humans. That's one mark against them before they get out the door.  :wallbanging:   I was a Chrysler person for many years. Boy did that go South with the last two new ones.  :mad2:

Buying used is always a shot in the dark unless you know how it was treated before you came along. 


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Posted September 02, 2014 - 12:31 AM

My 2013 Silverado 1500 blew the front differential at 23500, $2300 to rebuild but warranty paid for it.  With about 31000 miles on Sunday pulling an empty 1500 pound trailer, started down a hill in cruise control at about 55 mph and half way down it kicked into second gear and the tach hit about 6000 rpm.

 

Thought about a new Dodge but living in salt country couldn't afford to replace the rusted out rear bumpers every few years.  Going F150 shopping on Wednesday.



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Posted September 02, 2014 - 12:59 AM

My 97 f150 only has 300,000 on it and I had to replace the serpentine belt I was pissed. Lmao I had a 2007 suburban loved it but a motor at 58,000 and 2 front hub bearings I swear everyone has bad ones boys except for dodge none of there's break down they fall apart from rust before they get a chance to break down


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Posted September 02, 2014 - 04:14 AM

I had a Bronco II, and it would go anywhere anytime I wanted . It would turn around on a sidewalk.

 

I now have a Chevy Silverado and it has been a fine vehicle.

 

No matter what you drive, there are lemons in the bunch!

That rear-end didn't go to pieces on it's own, it had human help!



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Posted September 02, 2014 - 05:15 AM

    The only cure for a ford is to jack up the radiator cap and put a good chevy under there.  I was a ford man for many year then got y first good chevy, never looked back. 



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Posted September 02, 2014 - 05:19 AM

Good thing that you have the ability to do the repairs yourself :thumbs:


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Posted September 02, 2014 - 06:59 AM

I've owned one (new) Ford in my lifetime. It was on the wrecker 6 times in 11,000 miles. Sold it with less than 13,000 miles. Never another one.

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