GT Twisted Tailshaft - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
FPV & Tickford Forum GT, GT-P and all FPV Discussions. Formerly Tickford.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 37 (permalink) Old 12-30-03, 04:41 AM Thread Starter
"HSV I JUST BLEW ONE"
 
DABOSS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 158
GT Twisted Tailshaft

Took my car in today for a check up and the write up was the Alarm is faulty and the tailshaft is twisted so now I've got to wait untill next mid week to get it replaced.
Untill then I'm still going to drive it hard.

DABOSS is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 37 (permalink) Old 12-30-03, 02:09 PM
Registered User
 
GTP 320's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: MELBOURNE AUSTRALIA
Posts: 2,627
Re: GT Twisted Tailshaft

Which dealership do you deal with? and whats wrong with your faulty alarm?
Cheers John


"FPV & XR Owners Club of Victoria"
If you have an XR6, XR8, T-Series or FPV vehicle (GTs) why not join.
Motorsport,Show n Shine,Cruise days,Factory tours,Special events
FPV and XR Owners Club of Victoria

www.fpvxrclub.com
Extra's Leather seats, Sunroof, Premium Sound, Satellite Navigation, Reversing Sensors,
GTP 320 is offline  
post #3 of 37 (permalink) Old 12-30-03, 02:28 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 436
Re: GT Twisted Tailshaft

Quote:
Originally Posted by DABOSS
Took my car in today for a check up and the write up was the Alarm is faulty and the tailshaft is twisted so now I've got to wait untill next mid week to get it replaced.
Untill then I'm still going to drive it hard.
If you insist on driving it, I'd be very gentle with it.
Nobby is offline  
post #4 of 37 (permalink) Old 12-30-03, 03:01 PM Thread Starter
"HSV I JUST BLEW ONE"
 
DABOSS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 158
Re: GT Twisted Tailshaft

Quote:
Originally Posted by GTP 320
Which dealership do you deal with? and whats wrong with your faulty alarm?
Cheers John
City ford is the dealership, whats wrong with the alarm , well when you alarm the car and then open the boot the alarm goes off. So on the little bit paper that they give back to you says Faulty alarm module.

But being ford and being closed till monday, Must wait till next week.
DABOSS is offline  
post #5 of 37 (permalink) Old 12-30-03, 03:08 PM
gone
 
laminge's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Posts: 10,402
Re: GT Twisted Tailshaft

Quote:
Originally Posted by DABOSS
whats wrong with the alarm , well when you alarm the car and then open the boot the alarm goes off.
I dont see anything wrong with that!
laminge is offline  
post #6 of 37 (permalink) Old 12-30-03, 04:59 PM
Movin!
 
Rodderz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Over yonder
Age: 37
Posts: 2,924
Re: GT Twisted Tailshaft

Me too, don't all car's alarms go off if you open the boot when the alarm is armed?

BAXR8 Ute 5M- 13.51@106.03
zorst, SS Cai,240rwkw
Rodderz is offline  
post #7 of 37 (permalink) Old 12-30-03, 05:10 PM
Wildlife Photographer
 
VanGelder's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Adelaide, S.A.
Age: 36
Posts: 1,413
Re: GT Twisted Tailshaft

I think he means, we he "UNARMS" the alarm, the alarm goes off.

Please check out V8FREAKS.COM !
Be sure to drop a line !
VanGelder is offline  
post #8 of 37 (permalink) Old 12-30-03, 05:13 PM
Registered User
 
burnsi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 301
Re: GT Twisted Tailshaft

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rodderz
Me too, don't all car's alarms go off if you open the boot when the alarm is armed?
Nope! The alarm in the GT/GTP should not go off when you open the boot and the rest of the car is armed. It is supposed to be smart enough to detect you opening the boot (with the fob), and disarm that sector only - which mine does.

Conversely, if you arm the alarm (lock the doors using the fob) whilst the boot is open, the alarm should arm itself like normal, then emit several beeps about 5 seconds later to warn you that you have an open sector (the boot)!

There are several threads here on FF that describe alarm problems with the GT/GTP, and many of them seem to point to a poor earth behind the front passengers footwell kick-panel being the cause - dunno if this is the case with the problem described here.

_____________________________________________________________

Blood Orange GT-P
Zest Territory Ghia AWD
burnsi is offline  
post #9 of 37 (permalink) Old 12-30-03, 05:16 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Melb, south
Age: 49
Posts: 610
Re: GT Twisted Tailshaft

I would say that alarm problem is normal. Both my cars do that and the BMW i had earlier this year did that. It is a closed part of the car, its like your bonnet, you open that with the car locked, it will go also.
What signs is the tailshaft giving you to say its bent?
Adventra is offline  
post #10 of 37 (permalink) Old 12-30-03, 05:29 PM
Registered User
 
gince's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Melbourne
Age: 60
Posts: 6
Re: GT Twisted Tailshaft

My alarm system was working OK after I had it reset by the Dealer.
After a few weeks the alarm started going off after opening the boot.
I have got a suspition that it was caused by me not completing the full cycle when I
unlocked the car but did not open a door.Then I unlocked the boot and openned it.
The next time I openned the boot the alarm started going off.
I am going to get the alarm reset agian when it goes in to the dealer in a couple of weeks.

BA GT 84
gince is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Ford Cars and PAG Vehicles > Australian Ford's Discussion > FPV & Tickford Forum
Gear in this thread - Powered by O'Reilly Auto Parts


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
UAE: GT Showcased At Middle East Auto Show RPO83 Ford Worldwide News 0 12-09-03 05:23 PM
North America :INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: Moving at GT speed Stacy94PGT Ford GT40 | Ford GT 0 06-30-03 02:58 AM
2005 Ford Gt: An American Supercar Is Reborn RPO83 Ford GT40 | Ford GT 8 06-14-03 06:44 AM
GT review BOF FPV & Tickford Forum 61 04-27-03 11:08 PM
Ford Runs with GT "4o" Prototype Stacy94PGT Ford GT40 | Ford GT 0 11-24-02 10:42 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome