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well i just noticed my driver side wheel/axle is leaking, not real bad, but bad enough that it needs to be fixed. not 100% sure what exactly broke but i know its gear oil leaking so i'm thinking its a seal on/in the bearing..???? i don't know jack shit bout the rearend or axles so if anybody has had this problem or knows what it could be, then any info would help. Also does anybody know how it could have went out? i have 17000 miles on the truck, and its an 03 2wd with 4.8L. thanks
 

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you think they will give me shit cuz i lowered it? by my knowledge, lowering wouldn't make a seal at the end of the axle blow, it still under warranty, i hope they don't try to screw me over. :bawl:
 

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The magnasson moss act states they have to prove the that aftermarket modifications caused the failure in order to not warranty it.

FANNING FEARS

You want to upgrade your vehicle with aftermarket equipment, but you’re worried about putting the vehicle’s warranty at risk. It’s no wonder. How many times have you heard someone of a dealership say that installing aftermarket equipment automatically voids the warranty? This common misconception has been repeated often enough to be widely believed – though it is completely false.

Fact: Dealers don’t like warranty work, because it pays less than normal repair work. By promoting the myth that aftermarket equipment automatically voids warranties, some dealers avoid such low-paying work. Instead, they attempt to charge customers the prime service rate for work which is rightfully done under warranty.

THE TRUTH

Most vehicle owners are not aware they are protected by federal law: the Magnuson-Moss Warranty – Federal Trade Commission Improvement Act of 1975. Under the Magnuson-Moss Act, aftermarket equipment which improves performance does not void a vehicle manufacturer’s original warranty, unless the warranty clearly and conspicuously states that aftermarket equipment voids the warranty. Most states have warranty statutes, as well. Which provide further protections for vehicle owners.

In other words, that means a dealer can’t wiggle out of his legal warranty obligation merely because you install aftermarket equipment. To find out if any aftermarket equipment automatically voids your vehicle’s warranty, check the owner’s manual. It is likely the language you are looking for appears under a heading such as “What Is Not Covered” Although the language seems negative, remember your vehicle manufacturer is simply saying he does not cover the aftermarket products themselves. He is not saying that the products would void the vehicle warranty.

VEHICLE DEALERS OBLIGATIONS

Suppose your modified vehicle needs repairs while still under warranty. Without analyzing the true cause of the problem, the dealer attempts to deny warranty coverage. He made his decision simply based on the fact that you’ve installed aftermarket equipment – a convenient way to dodge low-paying warranty work.

An example of how ridiculous this can get is the man who was denied warranty coverage by a dealer on his power door locks, because he had improved his exhaust system! Sounds nuts? It really happened – because that man did not know his rights and challenge the dealer’s decision.

Fact: A dealer must prove – not just say – that aftermarket equipment caused the need for repairs before he can deny warranty coverage on that basis.



YOUR RIGHTS

Point out to the dealer the provision of the Magnuson-Moss Act- Require that he explain to you how the aftermarket equipment caused the problem. If he can’t – or his explanation sounds questionable – it is your legal right to demand he comply with the warranty.

Fact: If you are still being unfairly denied warranty coverage, there is recourse. The Federal Trade Commission, which administers the Magnuson-Moss Act, monitors compliance with warranty issues. Direct complaints to the FCT at (202) 326-3128.

FEDERAL LAW

‘In order to improve the adequacy of information available to consumers, prevent deception, and improve competition in the marketing of consumer products, any warrantor warranting a consumer product to a consumer by means of a written warranty shall. . .fully and conspicuously disclose in simple and readily understood language the terms and conditions of such warranty. Such rules . . . require inclusion in the written warranty of any . . . exceptions and exclusions from the terms of the warranty.’ – Magnuson-Moss Warranty & Federal Trade Commission improvement Act, Section 2302(a)
 

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I have the same problem now and other sh*t. Read my expensive maintanance post. I have 87,000mi on it though. My total repair bill will be around $1400. It sucks. It is the rear end gasket, but they have to get into the pumpkin and pull everything out to replace that seal. Get it done by the dealer under warranty if you can.
 

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You got raped if it was $1400 for just an axle seal, shit firestone did one in a buddies mustang for $250 (too much IMO). That has the same "C" clip style axle. Hell for $1400, I could fly out and do the job for you and still come out ahead!
 

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thanks for all the info guys, i still gotta go down there and have em check it out, but i don't wanna be without my truck.
 
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