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Old 08-27-2007, 21:16   #1 (permalink)
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BA 2004 fairmont. alright?

Hi, i'm looking at a 2004 Ford Fairmont with 55,000 kms on the clock. i took it for a test drive, handled great!

My question is is there anything i should be looking out for? anything a bit dodgy on this series i should watch for?

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Old 08-28-2007, 02:07   #2 (permalink)
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Old 08-28-2007, 05:41   #3 (permalink)
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how would you check to see if they are ok?
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check if the gears are shifting right if they are you should be alright
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Old 09-20-2007, 04:11   #5 (permalink)
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cluk when noise at diff brakes disc distorted at 80 km/h press the brake if you get a vibration problem not major
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Brake shudder is a common problem. The front rotors need skimming quite commonly at about that milage. Mkae sure it brakes well and smoothly. It's not an expensive fix anyway.
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Old 09-20-2007, 18:06   #7 (permalink)
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Thanks, i'll remember that. while i'm asking, what size headlights do they use? i know they have H4s for hilo beams but what about the hi beam globes? i'm getting some xeon lights for it
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