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^ when its at work I get paid to work on it. All the parts are motorcraft and o get them at cost plus a discount.
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It seemed like you are paying labor at the dealer for a fan clutch to cost $500 and rear brakes twice to cost $1k
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If you're getting paid at work to fix your own truck, how much are they charging in labor?
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If you're getting paid at work to fix your own truck, how much are they charging in labor?
hourly rate is a bit high but its $92hrly for labor. in the end what i get paid wont be said but the cost of the repair $500 is a good deal for me considering the job time and what i make
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if your getting parts at cost and a discount how is it costing you 500 for a fan clutch?
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wouldnt it be cheaper to just buy the part and do it in your driveway for 400 less? i dont understand how your getting paid to work on it but it is still 500 out of your pocket? those prices are crazy.
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wouldnt it be cheaper to just buy the part and do it in your driveway for 400 less? i dont understand how your getting paid to work on it but it is still 500 out of your pocket? those prices are crazy.
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Anything you drive hard...whether it be a truck or car is going to wear out faster then a babied vehicle. Some of what you listed is normal wear and tear, and some of it is because you drive the truck hard. I've seen your other threads, you aren't easy on it. So repairs beyond basic maintenance is expected.

My dad babied my Bronco for 8 years before I bought it off of him. And i've babied it since then, for the most part. It has 150k miles on it and its had no major repairs, except the fuel pump and a few pairs of brakes...which is also basic maintenance because the truck is just naturally hard on brakes with the weight of it and the torque converter.
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I worked at a dealer for 4 years and i would buy the parts at my cost and install them...whether it was at work or at home $92/hour is retarded...i would have them write an RO with a quality care inspection, pull my truck in and work on it...so lets say you make $15/hour flat rate and they charge you $92 an hour. you are being charged $77 per labor hour to fix your own truck...thats not right
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I'm not flat rate lol. I don't want to be I like taking my time and not rushing a job.
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Flat rate does kinda suck...i did trans and driveline flat rate = no fun...now i work at the Ford Technical Hotline, so when you cant figure something out you may talk to me haha
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Flat rate does kinda suck...i did trans and driveline flat rate = no fun...now i work at the Ford Technical Hotline, so when you cant figure something out you may talk to me haha
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