Thump, Thump, Thump service department says tires?
Sitting here at work waiting on the wife for ride. Took 2002 f150 Supercrew to dealer today to check out thumping noise from rear end at 20 MPH. Dealer just called and said they listened to diff. with a stethoscope device and assures me it's not a rearend problem. I ask if they dropped the diff. cover to which he replies, "no". I asked if they put another set of rims and tires off another truck on my truck just to be sure. He says "no". I inform him the truck only has 18,300 miles on it and I find it hard to believe the tires are worn out. I also tell him if I go and drop $500.00 to $600.00 on a set of tires and the noise is still there. I'm gonna be mighty pissed. He says "I'll call you back".
While I'm typing this message he calls me back and indicates they do not have another set of tires and rims to stick on the truck and the tech assures him it's a tire problem. I said "okay, if I buy new tires and the noise is still there the tech is going to reimburse me for the tires, right". He laughs.
Anyway, anybody have any similar experience with their tires. Of course there good old GY Wanglers TTTW's (T-errible T-raction, T-errible W-ear). I'm wondering what Goodyear will have to say. I'll have to pull my warranty information from Goodyear about the tires.
Thanks for letting me vent. The thought of dropping the money on new tires to replace tires that only have 18,300 miles on them is not sitting well. Oh well. One thing for sure. Unless GY is going to offer me a great deal on replacements (ie. credit for half used tread) it will not have GY tires put back on.
Gotta Go. Wifey's here. Gotta stay in her good graces seeing how I'm gonna be begging for tire money soon.
I'll follow up for replies when I get home.