View single post by VelociRanger
 Posted: Sat Feb 16th, 2019 08:27 pm
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I’ll probably do it tomorrow

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Well, I finally found a tow truck for a decent price that a coworker referred to me (I am eternally grateful to him. Thank you Fred lol), and got my truck towed to Ford today I actually just got back. The Ford technician explained that the computer will probably be fine, but he recommended getting a new key code reprogrammed and getting the old key wiped which will be great, for 2 keys and to reprogram them itll only be about 200, slightly more or slightly less; either way I am supremely optimistic about the situation plus they're going to fix the recalled passenger airbag as well, for free of course. I love free stuff. BUT, (theres always a but) he did say that while it's there they'll go ahead and top of fluids and check brakes and everything and that worries me and here's why: 
1. I just did an oil change less than 1,000 miles ago with Pennzoil full synthetic and dont want them to say it needs an oil change and them go ahead and do it without an okay from me.
2. I just did the front brake calipers, pads, and rotors at about the same time as the oil and and that time the drums looked brand new still, and dont want them to say they're bad and need to be replaced, again charging me without my okay to do so.
3. I dont want someone who cant drive a manual to grind the gears or kill the clutch, but then again it's most likely not gonna leave the little parking lot so that's being a tad ridiculous.
4. I dont want them to try to upsell me on things I dont really need.

Please let me know if I'm being over dramatic and have nothing to worry about, or if I'm being fairly reasonable. I've heard horror stories about dealerships ruining cars and on that some token I've heard they've worked miracles, and this is my first experience on this situation. Any help on how to get over this fear, and help on how to deal with them if they try to do the above mentioned things would be great. Thank you guys, and I apologize for the long post.

knowing when to quit is wisdom, being able to quit is courage.

1983 Ranger, reluctantly taking apart. Donor/project vehicle.

1997 Ranger Ex Cab Manual 4.0 2wd, dead on arrival. Hopefully reviving for a daily driver.

1984 Ranger, currently in ≈861 pieces. She’s donating what’s salvageable.