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    Need advice please

    I just emailed Walls Ford to see if they will bid on the contract. I am no longer able to do repairs on my vehicle due to medical conditions and lack of tech tools. I spent 39 years as a mechanic in a steel mill working on everything from lawnmowers to locomotives. The technology has passed...
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    Need advice please

    The plans available to me are Powertrain care $1025 Basecare $1150 Extra care $1295 Premiumcare $1470 (pretty much like the origional warranty) All of the plans can be upgraded to not have any deductable, the cost ranges from $90.00 to $300.00. All plans are $100.00 deductable All...
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    Need advice please

    My Trac has turned 35K and I went to my Ford dealer to ask about extending my warranty. He had 4 plans. The base care costs $1150 to extend to 5 years or 75K miles and has a $100 deductible. I can do away with the deductible for another $90. It covers mainly the drive train, AC, electrical...
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    Grandkids GRRRR

    The Grandson was driving a Volkswagen Passat, He had a CEL for months with me telling him to take it to Autozone to find out what was wrong for free. He declined because it was running just fine. He has a good paying job and is saving money to buy a house, now that will have to wait. He lives...
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    Grandkids GRRRR

    Drove to Mt. Airy, NC yesterday around 250 miles pulling an empty car dolly. That was a miserable trip due to the dolly shaking the entire truck, sometimes very hard. The rental place said that was normal. My adult Grandson was on his way home from Florida when the check engine light came on...
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    Towing question

    Thanks for the responces. I do know that I shouldn't drive around in 4 wheel drive. I guess I was thinking the suspension might be a little stiffer with 4 wheel drive. Tom, next time you are in Lexington checkout "Sportsmen's Warehouse" just off Winchester Road. I go to Lexington to see my...
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    Towing question

    My Grandson left his Volkswagen Passat in North Carolina after something happened to the engine while coming home from Florida. The car is about four hours from me and all the roads are interstate. Will my 2005 ST four wheel drive handle it OK on a dolly? Thanks, Paul
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    08 Adrenalin

    I just saw this website that says the Adrenalin is canceled for 2008. I was sure I would buy one as soon as the local dealer said he could order it.
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    Neutral Tow Kit

    Thanks for all the information. I am going to rent a Class A RV in a month or so to see if we want to purchase one. I will probably get the kit for my Trac just so we can take it with us. Roger, would you care to say what it costs to have all that done to your truck? There is no Camping...
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    Neutral Tow Kit

    Yep that is it. Just wondering what is involved in the install. Most sites I have found says it is a dealer install. A ford parts website says it should take around 30 minutes to install.
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    Neutral Tow Kit

    Has anyone installed a Neutral Tow Kit on a 2005 Sport Trac? How hard was it to install? Thanks
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    Anybody heard of these guys?

    Thanks, will check with the dealer.
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    Anybody heard of these guys?

    Got a letter today from Dealer Services saying this is my final notice that I can extend my warranty. I think it is a ripoff, Supposedly has 24 hour roadside service and emergency towing. Any comments welcome. Thanks.
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    Sport Trac Meet

    Maybe we could meet at Pigeon Forge for the "Spring Rod Run" on 4-19 2007 to 4-21-2007. This is the biggest car show you ever saw. I have been one time and the entire town is full of cars of all discriptions. There are lots of things to see and do in the area. Another place that I think...
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    07 Heated Windshield initial quality

    A friend called me one day and asked me to look at a problem with his car. I went over and found he had a brand new BMW with 60 miles on it and the AC blower would not run unless the ign key was turned off. The dealer was closed and about 30 miles away so he told me to make it work. He opened...
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