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Scott Wilson - Cam Failure

new 10/15/01


I own a 1996 SHO with about 95,00 miles on it. When I bought it the ticking noise was heard from the engine. I addressed the sound and the dealership said they would look into it. Well it turned out to be the cam sprocket. That was at 54,000 miles. The engine was replaced with a used motor with about 1,000 miles on it. Now with only 41,00 miles on the replacement motor, I have the same problem. The car has been sitting five months now since I can't afford the $3,000 repair bill. I have written FOMOCO several times. All I have ever received was an E-mail back stating how important customer satisfaction meant to them. Total BS.I am now driving a chevy POS with 126,00 miles on it and no problems. What does that say about Ford. Any help on this would be appreciated....ie any info on potential recalls. Has anyone considered a class action lawsuit?
Thanks,

Scott Wilson
Wichita, KS


Thanks  for the reply. I have reported this to NHTSA and will be calling Ford soon. You can use my info any way that might possibly help us out.   my vin is 1FALP54N8TA263417.    Thanks again,

Scott Wilson


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This car has been sitting due to a cam failure. The trans is in good shape and the engine is complete except for not having the cams anymore. The sheetmetal is in great shape. I do have the front bumper cover its just been removed. I don't have front seats, rims, calipers, ground effects, front fenders or front pas side window motor. This car is sold as-is. All sales final so please ask any questions before bidding. Car will need to be picked from Wichita, KS area within 2 weeks of auction close. Half payment due via paypal or money order within 7 days of close with the rest due upon pick up in cash.Fstlane4me@yahoo.com I don't have a title for this car. VIN 1falp54n8ta263417

 


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