dropping the truck off a dealer.

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    02blkram47 Senior Member

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    I checked a couple places in town, small garages and I'm getting much better deals. one guys said approx $20 each for the parts so that's $40 and he said about an hour to an hour and half so that puts me in the $130-150 range. So that's what I'm doing. with Moog parts
     
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    That was kind of my point. But I understand entirely not having the time / concern to work on shit.
     
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    Just went to Advance auto parts and bought two Moog greasable U joints for $32.00 total. I'm going to give dealer a chance to come down on their price ( not holding my breath) but I already paid them $95 for diagnosis that they can credit me towards the install. If not I have an appointment with smaller garage in Monday
     
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    Dealer worked with me today. $142.00 total for the install of two moog u joints with lifetime warranty.
    Truck sounds and drives much better. Next job well be new brakes on all four which I'll do the work. Then maybe try the heater treater product to fix my issue with my vents and getting little to no air flow.
     
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    I am doing U joints on mine but I have never been a fan of grease able ones they are messy and need to be lubed like every 3000 miles supposedly. I bought the spicer permalube sealed ones. They do not have lifetime but I don't care. I am thinking I will be doing them often since the 4.56 gears make that driveshaft turn a lot more times in 50000 miles and I only have 46 and change on the ones that are bad.
     
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    Auto zone had some sealed joints with a lifetime warranty but I just felt better going with Moog, I'm okay with the mess sense my truck is old and dirty anyway. If mine looked like yours I"d want to keep it clean as well.
     
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    At this point though I'll be honest I would take a 6 month warranty u joint if it helped with vibration and pinion seal wear.


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    I hear that. My truck is driving so much better now. I was getting a very annoying vibration at 40mph and now it's completely gone.
     

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