Re: 2006 Taurus intermittent hard start
The engine always started on the first revolution of the crank before. Fuel filter changed (by Ford) 50,307 km 11/10/09. (50,000 km service). At that time they told me the only warranty left was power train. Customer reps probably come up here never. About the theif thing: My dealer doesn't know me because I am not a problem. Two of their mechanics know who I am because I told them what I thought of their skills. The Shop foreman is a good friend of mine and I used to work with him at Toyota. Our Ford dealership was recently sold to our GM dealer. In the past I have had 1996 Sable,1995 Windstar,1998 F150 4X4 and have taken them all to that dealer. Every time I complained of a problem under warranty, I was told they could not find a problem related to the complaint. I took it to a friend of mine and he repaired it for a price. Twice I have taken a vehicle to ford and they have phoned and said it was done. I picked it up to find I still had the problem before I left the lot. I was told they would need it for 3 more hours to trouble shoot; I declined and the mechanic offered me 1000 dollars for it. Now, what would that tell you? My wife picked one up there under the same circumstances and the problem was still there. Both time they had phoned and said the vehicle was ready and both times we paid the bill first and they would not refund. I took this Taurus in the last time because I had some concerns and needed the 50,000 check done. They couldn't find anything wrong with my idle (big surprise) but sfter I cleaned the IAC it worked fine. The deviant manner they use to get my money makes me call them a crook. I have been in the service industry for a long time and what this dealer does, is criminal. I have worked for Toyota, Nissan, Hyundai, Ford, AMC/Jeep as a mechanic. I have never witnessed problems similar to what I have with this dealer. Everyone I know driving a Ford here will not take their car to that shop.No, I don't consider 100/hr a problem providing you get the service for it. I charge 60/hr for what I do but I repair the problems my customers want me to.