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Thread: WHY I AM NOT A FORD FAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    WHY I AM NOT A FORD FAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    So we try to help my brother-in-law get a 98 Mustang convertible running for his daughter. It sat for 5 years. We can't start it and trace it to fuel pump. It ran awesome squirting fuel in the throttle body, so we knew it needs the pump. Pull the tank and find tons of rust. Order a new tank, new pump, new filter and lines. Get it running after new pump installed. Runs rough and then cleans up and runs pretty good. So after 50 miles he goes out and it wont start. If we put fuel in the throttle body it runs till it burns off and dies. We trailer it back to my house and while it gets fuel, the pressure seems weak. We replace the regulator...nothing. We replace the fuel module ($300+)......nothing. So we decide it has to be a bad fuel pump. Pull the Fu&%*ing tank again and replace the fuel pump. NOTHING STILL!!!!!!!!!!!! So he loads it up and brings it to a shop where they put it on a computer. It says it is in theft mode or being stolen???????? He asks the owner if he has another key. So he gets the other key and IT FIRES RIGHT UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    SO FORDS CAN

    HAVE THE KEY TURN THE CAR OVER
    ROLL DOWN THE WINDOWS AND WORK ACCESSORIES
    BUT NOT FUC&ING START THE THING UP!!!!!!!!! UNBELIEVABLE

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    Paul,
    I hear ya!! you need a scanner for everything these days. at our shop I dont call our guys "techs", I call them parts replacers since the scanner tells them whats broke!
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    Believe it or not, GM has antitheft systems that will do the same thing when they mess up......so it's not just a Ford thing.
    Oh and Chris, I've been a tech/mechanic for 27 years and an ASE master tech for 20 of those, and I've NEVER had a scanner tell me what's broke.
    They can steer you in the right direction or lead you astray, but it's up to a real "tech" know the difference and find what's broke......jmo
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    thats a running joke at the dealership johnny, I have been in the parts business 28 years and also ASE certified parts specialist the last 12 (they only started it 12 years ago). we always say our techs we all be replaced by machines someday! VW are the worse, without a scanner you cant diagnose crap, even the radios!
    Chris

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    My GM wont even turn over if the anti-theft is triggered. The Ford does everything just wont run.

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    i would have put a BULLET right between the pony's eyes..LOL

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    Time to convert it to a carb ........Personally, I just do NOT have the required patience anymore to trouble shoot and work on this 'new' stuff....
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    hey i can chew gum and drive a ford :wink:

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    carb?? when was the last car built with a carb ? 87? 88?

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    It woulda been one of them thar eelectronic carbs I thunk on a domestic as the japs were into FI in '79-'80.....or thereabouts.
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