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Old 06-20-2005, 05:15   #1 (permalink)
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A ford dealer who worked on my car put 8 guage fencing wire around the solenoid gasket to hold it together. Didn't tell me. It was only by coincedence another ford dealer found the temporary fix. When I contacted the first dealership they made all the excuses under the sun. By the way this is a 2003 BA. Ford Australia says it is not their problem.
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Must have been trained on a Farm!
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PLease tell us who the original dealer was. I think we should be warned before we book our cars in. (Mine goes in for 60K on thurs..hope they do good job)
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Old 06-25-2005, 02:58   #5 (permalink)
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just a short update on my car it goes like a rocket now thanks to far north qld ford dealer. The sad part of this whole story it took me 2years to sought the stuff ups& i am not a mechanic
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SO..I took mine into the dealer for its 60k service.
One thing i asked them to look at was the handbrake was rubbing, could hear a shh-shhhing at car park speeds. They tell me they replaced a tension spring.all fixed no worries. So now at carpark speeds it dont go shhh-shhh it goes
SQUEEEEEEEEKKKK SQUEEEALLL.
thank you sinclair ford penrith
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Ah.. Sinclair Ford Penrith. The same dealer who apparently is totally unable to perform a wheel balance. They tried twice on mine.. I then took it to a tyre place and they said it was the worst balance they'd ever seen.. one of the fronts were out by 70grams.

Is anyone out there able to recommend a quality service department in the Western Sydney area ?

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You cant trust anyone these days.
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Old 07-02-2005, 07:15   #9 (permalink)
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For curiosity's sake, what solenoid and what gasket?
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Old 07-02-2005, 18:26   #10 (permalink)
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Trinity ford tells me its the soleniod under the rocket cover & a metal gasket holds it in place .All i say was a piece of wire holding it together job done by tville ford ...
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