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Jami Ryan - Cam Failure #732

New 8/28/06


To whom it may concern,

I have tried for the past few months to email your website and report my cam failure, but after your website updates, I never see my failure listed. I was wondering if you could tell me what I need to do to get it listed? Or if this is something you guys aren't interested in doing any more. Maybe my/your emails are being captured in a spam filter?

Please advise if you would like more information to list my cam failure on your website.

Thanks for your help,

Jami Ryan


Details Pending - Buford


Tim,

I have/had a 1997 Black SHO with 130,000 miles. It experienced cam failure as diagnosed by my mechanic once I had him read up on the details of a cam failure in very early June. The failure took place going down a city street at 20 miles per hour and I was just coasting down a hill. As the car descended a hill, the engine died and could not be restarted and had to be towed to my mechanic. It has sat in my mechanic's lot ever since. My mechanic gave me an estimate of $3-$5,000 to install an new engine and weld the cams, but with money still owed on the car, I have decided to not go that route. I plan on selling the vehicle as-is to try and recoup as much money as possible to help make the final payoff on the car.

I purchased the car in August, 2001 with 52,000 miles and it was the most expensive and first vehicle I had ever purchased from a dealer. I do not plan on owning another Ford vehicle. If you need the VIN #, I can get that for you, just let me know.

Thanks,

Jami Ryan
Blacksburg, Virginia


Tim,

The listing looks fine and here is the vin number:

1FALP54N6VA268702

Thanks for all your help,

Jami Ryan


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  Ford  :  Taurus SHO  
  1997 Ford Taurus SHO (needs engine)  
   
  Miles:

136187

    Doors:

4 doors or more

 
  Transmission:

Automatic

    Interior:

Gray

 
   

 

    Year:

1997

 
  Warranty:

No

    VIN Number:

1FALP54N6VA268702
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  Title:

Clear

    Exterior:

Black

 
  Condition:

Used

    Inspection:

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  Engine:

8 CYLINDER 3.4 LITER

 
  Fuel Type:

Gasoline

 
       
 
Standard Equipment:
POWER DOOR LOCKS  ABS  POWER STEERING  AM/FM RADIO 
CASSETTE  POWER WINDOWS  AIR CONDITIONING  SHO 
2 WHEEL DRIVE  POWER SEAT DRIVER  DUAL AIR BAGS  8 CYLINDER 3.4 LITER 
 
       
 
Optional Equipment:
CRUISE CONTROL  CD CHANGER  LEATHER  REAR SPOILER 
CD  SUNROOF     
 
     
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Very nice black 1997 Ford Taurus SHO.  Would make a great Christmas present for your car enthusiast.

I have owned this vehicle for 5 years unfortunately the unwelded cam bug hit me.  I learned my lesson the hard way, but can not afford to fix this vehicle with a new engine so I have had to move on.  The SHO has been by far the best car I have owned and required almost no maintenance.  Before the engine went, the vehicle had received regular oil changes every 3 months and drove really nice on the interstates and highways.  In fact there are two brand new tires on the front of the vehicle waiting to be broken in.  As was standard on the 1997 SHO's, the car also comes with a six CD changer in the rear and retractable antenna. 

Besides the obvious engine problem, the car has a few minor bumps.  There is a tear in the leather on the rear seat.  And there are a few scratches on the exterior.  If you have an engine lying around that is compatible with the 1997 SHO or know where you can get one for a reasonable price, then this is the car for you.  If you have any questions, let me know.

Happy bidding and Merry Christmas!


 


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Q: so what happened to the engine?
Dec-16-06 
A: Basically, my car experienced cam failure. It is a common problem with Ford Taurus SHO's and in fact there is pending legal litigation against Ford for...more
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