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Joseph Hans - Cam Failure # 236

new 3/27/03

Hi there,

I own a 1996 Ford Taurus SHO, with approx. 67,300 miles, which I suspect may be a new victim to the cam shaft/sprocket failure. I had noticed major clicking in the engine the last few days, and on my way into work this morning, the engine died just as I entered the parking lot. Luckily, I was able to steer it to a parking space (without power steering, I might add). It would not restart.

Here's my contact info:
Joseph W. Hans
Louisville, KY 

1996 Ford Taurus SHO
Torreador Red
VIN# 1FALP54N3TA247626

Bought used with approx. 54,000 miles from private individual, selling on behalf of used car dealer.
A/C Compressor went out at approx. 58,000 miles - replaced at cost of $750.

Please contact me asap.


I called Joe at work as soon as I got his note. Identified myself and in my friendliest voice: "What ever you do don't drive the F'ing car."

Joe answered in his friendliest voice: "Too F'ing late!" It seems he managed to coast into his company parking spot this morning, car died as it entered the parking lot.

Hence cam failure # 236, I'm bummed out. I remember the fights we had on list if we were being alarmist telling folks not to drive their car once it started clicking. I hate waste. - Buford

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