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Misc Cam Failure # 420 & 421

new 8/7/04

This vehicle was at the auction where I work, I checked it out. Belongs to Hillsboro Ford in Ohio, Vin # 1FALP54N7TA241554 , Green 1996, engine still runs but with severe misfire and overheating as the camshaft which drives the water pump is not moving! There is another TR, 97, ( I misplaced the scrap of paper I wrote the vin on) Written on the windshield "Check Timing", I checked it and added "engine failure from spun cams", 97,000 miles on it I believe. The bank that re-poed it sent it out to a local Chevy ( Ha Ha) dealer to have the engine torn down for warranty company inspection, It had aftermarket (Wynns) warranty coverage on it! It also had several huge owner inflicted frustration dents on all panels and doors and the Chrome wheels removed. I am waiting for it to come back in pieces. Pics and vin to follow when it does. The auction where I work has had several high mileage sho`s pass thru this summer that ran ok, but did not look too good. But last week there was a black 1997 with 160,000 miles, ran and looked good! Spent its life in Portsmouth/Waverly Ohio


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