Since my repair done by Freedom Ford of Fresno I now have to claim...
These guys do a fair amount of work on SMB's so I felt they would be a beter choice than our locals. So the bed plate gasket was installed and after a 90 mile drive back home all seemed well.
SMB was very upset to find F Ford cut off the bumper and had to purchase new brackets plus they had to re-adjust it. Ford left it out in the open and somone sprayed some kind of weed killer on it and jacked up the paint job. I've been able to wax out the bumper but it's not the same.
The headlights were not adjusted correctly. Got soaked in the rain trying to get em right.
I had a heater hose pop of that resulted in a tow. Coincidence?
My air conditionar was not charged up correctly or there is a leak. I do have the Starcool so maybe they just didn't put enough in but I want my 166 dollar worth of freon back. This is still TBD and is going back soon.
They also forgot to hook up some electrical connectors to the AC...SMB fixed it.
My transfer case does not shift as easy as it did before the job.
The winch was not hooked up properly...SMB fixed it.
Just got back from Yellowstone and I got oil all over the ground...THE BED PLATE GASKET?
So my advise is to make sure whatever dealership does the job, make sure they will outfit you with a rental car if you ever have to return because of a screwed up job. Lastly I hope they hooked the AMSOIL lines up correctly. Just thought of that...yikes!
Hey Bettyford...I made it back. It ran fine except for the AC. Never heard the sound again. Thanks for all your help Ron. I'll buy lunch next time around.