The service manager is involved and basically says until breaks, we
can't fix it, but they still charge their$ 90.00/hr fee to fumble
around. My hope is to find someone that had a similar problem and gain
some insight and fix it myself.
Dealers do not want to involve themselves with a tricky problem that
consumes time and requires a positive outcome. To satisfy their
monthly revenue goals, they want to fill their bays with high priced
PM jobs that encompass no risk, ie: tire rotation, fluid
change,battery maint. etc..etc... High shop rate, no return problems
or sticky customer situations. I experienced the same problem with my
Ford truck when it had ( in warranty) 4WD problems.
On Mon, 13 Feb 2006 18:29:29 -0800, "Ted" <email@example.com>
>The concern sounds simple enough- hard to start cold and rough idle.. If you
>have had it to a dealer twice with no improvement, make an appointment to
>see either the service manager or dealer principal, as this should be totaly
>unacceptable to you. You have rights as a consumer; if your dealer won't
>stand behind you, go to www.ford.com and registar a complaint.
><firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>> I have been having problems with a 99 Taurus and have had it to the
>> dealer twice and also took it to Pep Boy for diagnosis, all with no
>> improvement. The list of services so far have been: New Plugs, New
>> Wires, Injector and throttle body cleaning, Crankshaft position
>> sensor, temperature sensor replacement,coil replacement, EGR Valve and
>> fuel filter replacement. If you are keeping track, you would be
>> correct at almost a thousand bucks, with no relief... Both Ford and
>> Pep Boys say there are no codes in computer, so they continue to
>> replace on a poke and hope sort of basis.
>> The symptoms are as follows..Usually when it is cold (25-30 deg F) in
>> the morning, it will not start just by hitting the key. Some coaxing
>> with turning the key off and giving a pump or two will usually coax it
>> to life. Once it starts, rough idle and poor acceleration occur for a
>> while, and after a period of time, normal operation occurs. Any advice
>> on this problem would be GREATLY appreciated.