Join Date: Feb 2020
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I have a query that I hope someone can answer which will change my thinking.
2000 autotrail chieftain with 31,0000 miles on the clock. After a trip to Scotland, it was suffering with a slipping clutch and 5th gear popped out of drive and I lost use of it (both common faults on this model I believe). It also had a leaky rear shock.
To start with the garage charged me Â£2055 for parts and labour to fix clutch and gearbox, however during this work they had problems with the n/s hub bolts that attach the ball joint to the hub, stripped and drilled and helicoil 3 bolts to refit hubs.
OK, paid that!
Two weeks later whilst in the new forest I hear a noise coming from the n/s front wheel, as its booked in for the rear shocks to be done, I ask for the noise to be investigated.
(I ordered the shocks and paid direct with an external company).
Noise from front wheel is wheel bearing.
All work is done and bill comes in at Â£695 for fitting of shocks and a new hub.
A new bearing was replaced in 2018 approx 6000 miles ago plus the issues they had two weeks ago, surely bearings last longer than that and they would have seen problems when working on it 2 weeks ago??
Am I thinking this is untowards or is this genuine do u think?