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David Vincent - Cam Failure #405

new 07/06/2004

Hi this is David Vincent again. I am writing again to submit info for the lawsuit I just read about. Here goes.
1.VIN # 1FAFP54N4WA221909
2. It started making noise early March 2004. after a few weeks of sound getting worse, I've let it sit for 3 weeks. Now it won't start. ( It won't even turn over) like it's froze up.
3. Sitting idle in parking lot when the sound started. Parked it for 3 weeks then dead.
4. Died at 83690 mi. (previous e-mails I sent you said 73000. I was wrong)
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7. 08/06/ 2002
8. 058423
9. David Vincent phone #
 Milan Mi. 48160
10. Sitting in idle in parking lot. Heard strange noise, and smelled something strange from engine. When I revved the engine it would make grinding whining noise. (like a sewing machine). It got worse as I drove it. The engine would perform fine. But the noise was real bad after a while. I let the car sit for a few weeks, went back to start it to no avail. (jumping battery would do no good as I tried a couple times). Car would not even turn over. It seems Froze up.
11. Haven't called in a mechanic as I am completely broke. spent my money on school) and have been getting around on my Motorcycle.
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15. After talking to a few of my friends, I thought it could have been a blown piston. But after reading other testimonials on this site, it HAS to be the cam failure. My car's symptoms exactly match those of other victims.
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17. If recalled, Ford pays for towing cost to the nearest dealership to have it fixed for good. I have four more years to pay on that car. I have no money, and no car to get me through the winter season.
Contact me any time. If I don't answer, leave a message, I'll get back with you soon. Thanks again

David Vincent


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