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Question: Those of you that have skid plates, did they have to remove them to replace the straps?
 
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Old 10-26-2011, 01:34 AM
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I have never taken my truck in for any of the recalls. I don't trust dealerships AT ALL. It is amazing the underhanded crap they get away with. I get mad just thinking about it.
 
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Old 10-26-2011, 06:45 AM
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I had to change out the fuel pump in my '01 van 6-7 weeks ago.
When I dropped the tank I broke both of the what-ever-you-call-its' that the nut is threaded on.
They were rusted to the point where the nut could not be backed off of the strap.
I welded some stainless steel all-thread to the strap for a temporary fix.
I now have another set of straps courtesy of my contact at the parts yard.
 
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Old 10-26-2011, 11:58 AM
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I had zero issues with the recall - skid plate and all. I'm sure a fair portion of the issue comes from who does the work. Took it in at 3:15 in the afternoon, had the truck back at 4PM, no issues whatsoever.
 
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Old 10-26-2011, 02:33 PM
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I have never taken my truck in for any of the recalls. I don't trust dealerships AT ALL. It is amazing the underhanded crap they get away with. I get mad just thinking about it.
Not even for the cruise control recall?
 
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Old 10-26-2011, 02:39 PM
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I have a 1996 Ford E-250 and didn't take mine in for the cruise control recall either. My van doesn't have cruise control.... Unless I am missing something, why should I have taken it in.
 
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Old 10-26-2011, 02:41 PM
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Question that I am still wanting a response on is that if you have skid plates, do they need to be removed to replace the straps? By looking at it, it doesn't look like it. Just curious.
 
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Old 10-26-2011, 03:10 PM
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I have a 1996 Ford E-250 and didn't take mine in for the cruise control recall either. My van doesn't have cruise control.... Unless I am missing something, why should I have taken it in.
Well if you don't have it, don't worry about it...lol
 
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Originally Posted by oncechance View Post
Question that I am still wanting a response on is that if you have skid plates, do they need to be removed to replace the straps? By looking at it, it doesn't look like it. Just curious.
If I recall right, my dealer didn't drop mine...they did it with the skid plate in place. I'd like them to have removed it and put it back - would have been easier for me to pull it so I can clean it up and paint it
 
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Not even for the cruise control recall?
No, not even for that lol. I replaced the little switch on the brake fluid reservoir myself but my cruise quit working way before that.
 
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Probably against better judegement I have an appointment tomorrow at 8a.m. to have my straps replaced. Better safe than sorry, I guess....
 
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I'm sure there are one or two honest dealers in the USA but none around here.
 
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I'm praying...it doesn't look to be rocket science to change out the straps. I'll post the outcome tomorrow when done.
 
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Originally Posted by oncechance View Post
Question that I am still wanting a response on is that if you have skid plates, do they need to be removed to replace the straps? By looking at it, it doesn't look like it. Just curious.
If you have skid plates I wouldent worry. You could be causing yourself a big headache. But since you have the appt. Already I hope all goes well for you.
 
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If you have skid plates I wouldent worry. You could be causing yourself a big headache. But since you have the appt. Already I hope all goes well for you.
With my luck, the straps would break if I didn't take it in anyway. Might as well bite the bullet and get it done. The service department did mention that they had a couple of problems but the problems were there before they started the repair. So they say..... Have to trust someone sometime in life.
 

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