I got a 2000 F-150 with 36,000 miles and the
stupid engine check lite stays on all the time. I
got the guys at Jiffy Lube to reset it twice. It
came back. The code is PO455. I just can't stand
the thought of taking it into one of the mafia run
dealerships to have it fixed. A vehicle with
36,000 miles should have no
problems.....oops...this truck wasn't made in
On 23 Feb 2005 21:24:17 -0800,
I'll check that but that would seem odd that in 5
years there would be that kind of rust, this is
truck sleeps in a garage everynite and hasn't seen
a lot of winter driving where there would be salt
on roads or beach salt.
Since I apparently work for the Mafia, I guess I'll either have to break
your kneecaps or pass on helping on this one I wouldn't want to be the one
breaking any preconceived notions....
I'm still having trouble with the idea that the dealer is Mafia and
JiffyLube is staffed with knowledgeable people....
Senior Ford Tech - Diesel Certified.
I am not and have not been affiliated with a dealership
since my days of apprenticeship in the mid 60's but, I
cannot for the life of me understand why people will not
give a dealership a shot at making a repair especially if it
is a warranty item. There are damn few independent shops
that have the expertise or equipment provided to a
dealership technician to get the job done and, it is in
their own best interest to do a good job. That is not to
say there are no good independent shops but, if an owner
does not know or get a good referal to one of these shops,
they need to utilize the dealership with the understanding
that they stand a far better chance of getting good service
by working with these guys instead of berating them at every
opportunity. Were it not for you guys who work for the
mafia, not many of the independants would have qualified
techs to hire.
On Thu, 24 Feb 2005 07:59:59 GMT, "Jim Warman"
You got nothing for free you knuckle head! They did not fix the problem.
Besides you more than payed for the resets in the price for your new oil
pan after the former fry cooks at Jiffy Lube destroyed your oil plug
Here we go, Bone Head 101...
You have stated here (and then attempted to defend that statement) that
you received something of value when the lube monkeys reset your fault
code/check engine light.
Now pay attention here!
There is no value in reseting the alarm without diagnosing and repairing
the cause of the alarm!
At best they did nothing of value for you. At worse they masked a
problem that potentially allowed more damage. Resulting in their
actions costing you money, loss not value.
Your problems are illustrated by the fact that you would even let one of
the idiot lube monkeys at Jiffy Lube look at your vehicle let alone
Take a deep breath, think about it before you go off half cocked with
another asinine reply, that only serves to make you look even more
stupid than the last...
So it's a waste of time to establish good customer
It's called "customer relations", an alien concept
to auto dealers in USA, maybe the whole world.
I've never bought a car in a foreign country.
Here is an example of the concept...someone goes
to Les Schwab and gets a flat tire fixed for free.
Where do you think that person will be inclined to
go when it's time for a new set of tires....Sears?
Montgomery Ward? Local Dealership? Hell no, you're
gonna go to Les Schwab cause you have a good
"customer relationship" established.
You people are goofy. All you want to do is jump
on someone's back and beat on them, put down
opinions. You would probably like to deny my 1st
amendment rights too if you could.....
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