So I bought a 2006 Ram Hemi Sport with 34000 miles last month off of a friend who owns a dealership. he gave me the carfax - no issues there. 2 weeks ago, I started getting an aweful sound coming from my front left wheel area. Every time the body moved, the noise was a loud squeak that could be heard for a mile. Due to my schedule, I took it to the Dodge dealership isntead of the guy I bought it off of.
The dealership calls me 3 days later and says I need 2 ball joints, rear brake pads and rotors, and my front left strut is smashed thats why I get the noise - total $1500. First, I found it hard to believe that a Ram with 35000 miles on it needs ALL that work. But I didn't want to get angry yet, I told them I have an extended warranty - which they then came back and said would cover everything but the strut.. OK
I call the guy I bought it off of and explained what happened, and told him how upset I was that I put 1000 miles on this truck and it already needs work. He asked if I took it to D'ambrosio Dodge in Exton, PA - which IS where I took it. He immediately said call them and tell them to not touch the truck - he'll go pick it up and do the work, claiming D'ambrosio are theives.
He picks the truck up while I'm away on business. He called me yesterday to tell me that all the truck needed was pads and rotors and thats where the noise was coming from.... which he would take care of free of charge.
My question is how the h*ll does that horrible noise come from a pad/rotor everytime I move. I could turn the wheel sitting still and it would make this aweful noise.... not indicating a pad/rotor problem.
What are your thoughts?
Needless to say - if I get my truck tomorrow and it still makes the noise. I'm parking it along the highway with the keys in it and telling him to come pick it up I want my money back....