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Old 06-27-2004, 01:42   #1 (permalink)
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Hi to everyone on the Forum. I have have had a few bad rattles on the car recently & decided to take it in to get them fixed. It was also suggested that the 15,000 service be done as the car was 12months old but I had only done 12,000km. The rattles were getting rather bad & the problems were loose bolts on the gaers box mount, gear shifter mount, & throttle cable mounting. I would suggest to others with the same model to have them checked. The car is much smoother now in traffic probably due to the throttle mount. Also had the exhaust shroud & hatch fixed again for rattles. The exhaust still rattles at low speed. The whole cars mountings & bolts were checked & lubricated on the suspension. Anyhow a fantastic service by Rebel Ford @ Elizabeth.

An update on the current software that was loaded back in February 04. The software seems to have been improved in the fault diagnosis area. I have had the engine light come on a couple times with the new software but it resets after the car ignition is stopped & started again 2 times. This is good because now I don't have to take it in for a master reset of the micro. Obviously if there is a occuring problem the light will not reset & it needs to be taken in for repair.

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Old 06-27-2004, 05:14   #2 (permalink)
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yeah the warranty is 15,000km or 12 months whichever comes first so don't worry. But I too have some bad rattles and my tailgate hinges need to be replaced, they no longer hold up the tailgate properly!!!! They are starting to weep over the pistons. Time for a Warranty claim methinks.
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Old 06-27-2004, 06:20   #3 (permalink)
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Yes I think that there seems to be a problem with most Hatches these days. There is no adjustment that can be made to the latch to allow for the sealing rubbers with ageing. Last week they adjusted the sealing rubbers at the top of the hatch which seems a bit better. I have found a couple turns of insulating taps around the catch every few weeks as it wears through fixes things fairly well. The hatches are very heavy which is probably the main reason why there is problems with rattles. I wish that I opted for the 5 year Warrantee not 3 year. But at the time the car was 40thou plus on the road & the extra seemed a lot. Are they thinking of bringing more of the ST170 into Aust or holding off on the new model. It may be that the 170 could become a rare car in Aus.

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You can upgrade to a total of 6 years / 160,000km at any time within your 3 years original warranty, thus you can add another 3 years.

Who knows with the ST170 though. The current model won't see any more probably but as for the next model they'll surely have something performance minded.
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yeah the warranty is 15,000km or 12 months whichever comes first so don't worry. .
Warranty is 3 years 100,000

What is rebel ford like ?

I am seriously considering going there to get my car checked over the joint im going to atm, i am starting to get a bit pissed off with

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where are you going at the moment fordel?
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Have you tried any of the Vic delearships associated with these forums as a matter of research?
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Im not going to mention their name as it might be considered slander etc if i did that.

Its another ford dealer in Adelaide

Is that for me laminge ? it might be a bit hard to try some of the dealers here as i am not in Vic :)

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fordel is it the dealer you bought the car from?
If it is I also had a lot of trouble with them.
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Old 06-27-2004, 21:00   #10 (permalink)
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Perana, yeah it is the same place i bought my car from, the sales area is awesome, have done heaps for me, getting me loan cars etc when i hav had mine in.

Service joint tho, they keep saying they have fixed my air vent and 2 weeks later it stps blowing air again, and some noises they have said they fixed came back about 1 week after i got it back... this is the 4th time its been in there so im really looking for somewhere else to check out.

I should get off my ass and drive to rebel ford now and talk to them before work hehe

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