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Old 03-05-2009, 12:10 AM
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Looking for experienced 7.3 Technician

I am trying to find a good techician that is experienced with these trucks. I have a 99.5. I think it is making some strange sounds but would like someone that is far more experienced than I to look at/listen to it. Fuel mileage hasn't changed, but it seems to have a tapping sound it didn't have in the summer. Truck only has 63K on it. I just don't want it to turn into something worse, if it is anything. I hate to take it to the dedalership and I know there are a lot of guys here that are very experienced with these trucks. I live near Frederick in Mount Airy. Thanks in advance, Tom
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I have heard that Frederick Ford has a good diesel tech, but I do not have 1st hand knowledge of that.....

Have you been up in the 7.3 forum? Those guys are REAL knowledgeable.
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Old 03-05-2009, 09:32 PM
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This is one of those deals where I need someone to actually hear the truck running. I just want to make sure I'm not imagining things. Someone else I talked to where I work said the same thing about Hagerstown Ford and Frederick Ford. Thanks, Tom
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Old 03-06-2009, 11:17 AM
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Paying for this diagnose will be worth the peace of mind, even if they tell you nothing's wrong!
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Old 03-07-2009, 11:29 AM
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I'll have to find a different dealer to take it to. I will not go back to Century Ford. They wanted to charge me $97.00 when I took imy truck in for the CPS recall because I wrote a note on the night deposit slip verifying that it was shutting off. They took it upon themselves to run a diagnostic check on it. Fortunately for future customers they got rid of that service writer. I also did not get charged.
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Which Century Ford? so we can avoid this stealership.
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Prob Mt Airy, right?
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There's a Century Ford in Rockville too, which has equally bad ratings. Were yall referring to the one in Mount Airy for this thread or Rockville?

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Old 03-24-2009, 08:55 PM
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No, I was reffering to the one in Mount Airy. I know that there is a really good diesel guy there, but I refuse to give them anymore of my money!
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seth is awesome. i beleive he is still there. stop in and talk to him, he does side work.
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Old 03-24-2009, 10:06 PM
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Thanks, I was wondering if he did side work, but they pi%^ed me off so bad I swore I would never go back again and never recommend them to anyone. Thanks, Joe
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Old 04-21-2009, 03:54 PM
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Seth doesn't do sidework

Found out yesterday that Seth doesn't do side work. I talked to him. Crap!!
Looks like I am going to give them at least enough money to check out the truck and tell me what's possibly wrong. Then maybe I will try and fix it myself. He told me injectors are like $300.00 each there!! Now I remember why they call them STEALERSHIPS. No offense to anyone that works at one, I used to and we all have to make a living. Just not all off ME!!!
This is the greatest Ford truck sight going and as soon as $$$ permits I will become a supporter.
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You really should pop in to the 7.3 forum. Today is the first day I've looked in the MD forum but have had my PSD 7.3 for 2.5years+ and had an 88 7.3 for a few months before that. I'm occasionally out near Frederick and would be glad to give you a hand if you still need it. It's been 2 months since your last post though, so I have to ask, do you still need help?
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Old 06-14-2009, 08:47 PM
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Yes I actually did find someone to look at it and there wasn't really anything wrong. It's just starting to get a little more "loose" as it gets more miles on it. Has a few more rattles than before. Thanks for the offer though.
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