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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-27-2015, 10:50 AM Thread Starter
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Hi, I own a 2010 F150, XLT Super Cab, 3.73 Trainy. It has approx 50,000 kms.
I took it in for brake servicing, The Sve Mgr informed me that I needed, Complete front and rear rotors and rear pads to be replaced, also coupler arms to be replaced on front end, the trainy to be flushed and new filter and seals as well as power steering to be flushed and 4 wheel alignment, a motor tune up, Clean fuel Injectors additive, emergency brake to be serviced. An oil Change is included. The grand total is approx $3400. I am pulling a 27ft trailer.
My question is - Does it seem reasonable to require so much work after so little mileage?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-27-2015, 12:32 PM
 
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Put your hands up and slowly back up. Check with another dealer. Looks like they are trying to nail for all the recommended services in the book. What they call a tune up is replace spark plugs. If you are towing change the trans fluid and filter. Flushing in my opinion causes more problems than good. Just my old man opinion.

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Moved your post into it's own thread.

I'm with Glen, go for a second opinion.

With that being said, sometimes mileage means nothing, its how the vehicle has been driven during those miles.

The way rotors are manufactured these days, seems like its cheaper to replace them than service them, the castings are so scrawny you can't just get them turned anymore. Nothing surprises me with rotors and pads being replaced at 50,000km.

For $3400, yah, I'd go second opinion and go from there. Incidentally, welcome to fordtough.ca.

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Thank you for your quick replies. I will consider getting second opinions in the future.
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Have you owned it since new? Have you had it serviced at this dealer before?

50,000 km on a 2010 means it sits around A LOT so I can see the rotors rotting from not being used.

By "coupler arms" do you mean control arms? The uppers do tend to go prematurely on these trucks, that being said it might just be a mechanic that likes to do them because it pays well and is an easy job.

5 years is pushing it if it is the stock trans fluid. Wouldn't hurt to change it if it hasn't been done, some extra peace of mind for towing your trailer. Like MrMagoo said, don't flush it just dump and fill it. Also have the Leadframe connector checked for leaks.

Power steering fluid should be fine but it never hurts to change it. If you change it, make sure they use a semi synthetic fluid at least for better cold protection.

"Tune up" can wait for many more KM unless you notice poor fuel economy.

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it sounds like a lot of money, but if it hasn't been touched since new it probably isn't far off. labour rate is over $100 an hour.............
4wheel brake job 8-10hrs plus parts> it just goes up up up. if you can do your own work it will save you money but can cost you more if you haven't got the skills.

everybody looks after their vehicle differently. I drive a tow vehicle that just crossed 480,000 but I do all my own maintenance , I am this vehicle's mechanic. I purchased it with 360,000 km and it has been surprisingly inexpensive to run(for me). but I am fussy with it too, mechanically. haven't spent 3400 on it yet , including my purchase, safeties, repairs , and services every 10,000km grease jobs every 5000. I always find good used tires, often on a scrap vehicle.......

get a second opinion, but don't be surprised if another dealer will be the same.

have a buddy that is a truck specialist at a Ford dealer and he has seen it all, I hear about it too.

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look for a smaller well known shop in your area... buy your parts from rockauto or at another online place of your choice... and it will probly cut your bill in half.. don't understand people paying 100hr at a dealer when you can find just as well trained mechanics for 60-80hr or cheaper elsewhere... most dealers go by book time which is crazy the amount of time they put to some things... ie 6hr book time for a brake job on a superduty that takes less then 2 to do... $$$ grab.

agree on the tranny advice just do a drop and fill and if the filters replaceable that to, more often then not a full tranny flush just causes more issues..

if you can do the work yourself you can save even more $$



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Sorry for the late input on this. I just changed the front pads and rotors on my '12 Supercrew with HD payload (7-lug) at 71kms and they were WAY beyond toasted, so I can see that at least. The 7-lug front rotors are worth considerably more than the standard 6-lug. My rears still look okay but the pads are getting close to replacement time. I use my parking brake regularly and it needed work twice under warranty, both times for the linkage seizing at the rear wheels. My truck could use a front end alignment, it has a bit of a right pull to it now compared to when it was new.

My truck was my DD for the first year, now it spends a lot of time sitting. It has towed a 21' tandem car hauler (electric brakes) over 10,000km and a pop-up tent trailer (no brakes) on summer trips.

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