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Jason - Cam Failure #458

New 10/12/2004

Larry, the 97 I just bought was almost a cam failure was torn apart the night before it would have failed, the sprocket was loose. Here's the story, bought the car from a forum member (who's also a master mechanic.) He tore it apart to check on the cams and found one had slipped, put it back in place and welded them all down. Said it would have failed that night if he hadn't welded it.

Vin # is 1FALP54N7VA137066
Mileage was around 140-150k

Need anymore info, let me know.



1. VIN#s 1FALP54N7VA137066
2. Date of malfunction Summer 2004
3. Where did the malfunction take place (highway, city streets, driveway, parking lot, etc.) N/A never completely failed
4. Odometer reading at time of malfunction N/A 140-150k
5. How fast were you traveling? N/A never completely failed
6. Were you accelerating or staying at a constant speed? N/A never completely failed
7. Estimated date of purchase, new or used? Used 10/02/04
8. Estimated Odometer reading at time of purchase 152,200
9. Full Name, address, and a good phone# to reach you at during the day and night. Jason Schmidtke,  Milwaukee, Wi 53216,
10. Brief description of the time of events leading towards the malfunction. (what did you hear and see before, during, and after the malfunction) Car was torn apart to check, found rear cam loose.
11. Customer service phone # you called and the name of the person you talked to. (if you can remember) N/A never called
12. Did you feel satisfied with the answers customer service provided? Explain. N/A never called
13. Which dealership did you take your vehicle in for service? (name, address, phone#) N/A was fixed before purchase
14. What was the cause of failure determined by the dealer? N/A fixed before purchase
15. What was the cause of failure determined by you? Cam failure on rear cam
16. How much was your statement? (I hope you kept your receipt) Fixed before complete failure, fixed before I purchased it
17. What can FOMOCO do to make you a satisfied Ford owner? Provide a recall or financial reimbursement to owners who are crippled by this factory defect

Jason Schmidtke

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