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small-list-digest Friday, October 1 1999 Volume 03 : Number 254



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In this issue:

FTE Small - re: 4 cyl in 4x4
RE: FTE Small - Ford Ranger Auto Transmission
RE: FTE Small - Ford Ranger Auto Transmission

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Date: Thu, 30 Sep 1999 07:03:40 -0400
From: Dwight Varnes
Subject: FTE Small - re: 4 cyl in 4x4

Someone wrote:
> You cannot get a current ranger 4 cylinder 4x4...4 wheel drive steps up to
> the 6

Current, yes. I'm talking historically. I've seen these advertised on
the used market, not sure what years you could do this though. I, unlike
the rest of you rich Eddie Bauer types, can't afford a new truck :>)
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Dwight Varnes, insurance appraiser and car nut
1970 124 Spider (restored, mostly)
1986 Audi Coupe GT (bigger engine STILL at machine shop)
1989 VW Jetta GLI 16v (the wife's ride, tired but loyal)
1984 Nissan 4x4 Pickup (SOLD, I'M STILL CELEBRATING, THE BEER IS ALMOST
ALL GONE THOUGH)
1965 Buick Skylark conv. (unrestored, for sale)
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Date: Thu, 30 Sep 1999 10:53:14 -0500
From: Mike Harms
Subject: RE: FTE Small - Ford Ranger Auto Transmission

Automatic Transmission troubles are hard to track down without either having
it happen to you, or having the vehicle in hand to inspect. Try and locate
a good auto transmission shop in town and have them take it for a drive and
see what they think.

I know this isn't any help now, but for the future, and anyone else. Never
accept the "nothing I can do with it" from a dealer regarding issues on a
new vehicle. Dealers, and Ford have an obligation to provide a properly
working vehicle to you the purchaser. If they don't, they need to either
correct it or replace it.

My brother in law had leased a new 97 Taurus that worked fine for about two
months then started squealing when turning. Four trips to the dealer
resulted in nothing other than inconvenience and a car that still was
squealing on turns. While the service department apparently wanted to just
say that's the way it was, my brother in law forced the issue, and
eventually the dealer worked with Ford to allow him to get into a Ford
Explorer without additional charges due to the lease.

If they want to keep a customer they will work with you. If they want to
loose a customer and have the State Attorney General on their case, they'll
just let it go. Most states now have lemon laws that force the dealership
to replace a defective vehicle after so many attempts to correct the same
issue.



>Date: Wed, 29 Sep 1999 09:7:52 EDT
>From: Usrock aol.com
>Subject: FTE Small - Ford Ranger Auto Transmission

>I purchased new a 95 Ford Ranger XLT. From the beginning i have
>had trouble with the transmission not upshifting or downshifting
>properly, it jerks and on occasion will hesitate when going down
>the road. The dealer acknowledged that i had a problem but told
>me there was nothing they could do. I was
...
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Date: Thu, 30 Sep 1999 09:18:55 PDT
From: "Wayne Signs"
Subject: RE: FTE Small - Ford Ranger Auto Transmission

This is very true. In most states, the lemon law gives the Dealer 4 tries
to fix a particular problem.
I have a friend that dealt with this and he has told me in the past to be
sure and get the dealer to write down EXACTLY what was written on the work
order before.
This way if it does go to the Attorney General, you have hard evidence that
the vehicle was taken in for the exact same problem every time.
Good Luck!

>From: Mike Harms
>Reply-To: small-list ford-trucks.com
>To: "'small-list ford-trucks.com'"
>Subject: RE: FTE Small - Ford Ranger Auto Transmission
>Date: Thu, 30 Sep 1999 10:53:14 -0500
>
>Automatic Transmission troubles are hard to track down without either
>having
>it happen to you, or having the vehicle in hand to inspect. Try and locate
>a good auto transmission shop in town and have them take it for a drive and
>see what they think.
>
>I know this isn't any help now, but for the future, and anyone else. Never
>accept the "nothing I can do with it" from a dealer regarding issues on a
>new vehicle. Dealers, and Ford have an obligation to provide a properly
>working vehicle to you the purchaser. If they don't, they need to either
>correct it or replace it.
>
>My brother in law had leased a new 97 Taurus that worked fine for about two
>months then started squealing when turning. Four trips to the dealer
>resulted in nothing other than inconvenience and a car that still was
>squealing on turns. While the service department apparently wanted to just
>say that's the way it was, my brother in law forced the issue, and
>eventually the dealer worked with Ford to allow him to get into a Ford
>Explorer without additional charges due to the lease.
>
>If they want to keep a customer they will work with you. If they want to
>loose a customer and have the State Attorney General on their case, they'll
>just let it go. Most states now have lemon laws that force the dealership
>to replace a defective vehicle after so many attempts to correct the same
>issue.
>
>
>
> >Date: Wed, 29 Sep 1999 09:7:52 EDT
> >From: Usrock aol.com
> >Subject: FTE Small - Ford Ranger Auto Transmission
>
> >I purchased new a 95 Ford Ranger XLT. From the beginning i have
> >had trouble with the transmission not upshifting or downshifting
> >properly, it jerks and on occasion will hesitate when going down
> >the road. The dealer acknowledged that i had a problem but told
> >me there was nothing they could do. I was
>...
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>

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