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Old 07-31-2018, 10:44 PM
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Yep, couldn't have been the local Ford dealer! 6 or 7 years ago, my son's 2000 Ford Mustang V6 developed a miss on #3 cylinder. I was working away from home so I told him to take it to the dealer. They charged over $900 for new spark plugs and one injector!
 
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Old 08-01-2018, 11:11 AM
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Yep, couldn't have been the local Ford dealer! 6 or 7 years ago, my son's 2000 Ford Mustang V6 developed a miss on #3 cylinder. I was working away from home so I told him to take it to the dealer. They charged over $900 for new spark plugs and one injector!
Definitely not the stealership. Although it will be going there as soon as I get it back for the clock spring recall. I知 sure they値l tell me it needs $1000 worth of other stuff
 
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Old 08-02-2018, 12:17 PM
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The old front U Joint for the rear driveshaft. I知 lucky I didn稚 pole vault the truck on the way back from FL 😬
 
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Old 08-02-2018, 12:43 PM
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Yes you are! I did the pole vault one time in a 1954 Ford Coupe running about 70 mph. Ended up in the ditch.
 
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Old 08-02-2018, 01:14 PM
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Yes you are! I did the pole vault one time in a 1954 Ford Coupe running about 70 mph. Ended up in the ditch.
ouch!! I知 no mechanic , but the thought crossed my mind when I was driving 努hat if the drive shaft falls out in the front Had a few mini freak outs every time I thought of it. But, alas, I was spared and after all of this work, she should run like a top with few worries
 
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Old 08-02-2018, 07:13 PM
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Maybe you should buy some lottery tickets! You were lucky that u-joint didn't fail and at least leave you on the road.
 
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Old 08-02-2018, 07:43 PM
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prayer glue was the only thing holding it together. 😂
 
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Old 08-09-2018, 01:22 PM
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Still in the shop. No leveling kit installed, I guess it threw everything off. Needing upper and lower ball joints, so there痴 another $300. I hope I知 not in over my head 🤔. That should be the last thing needed, for now.
So far- new clutch, new universals, upper and lower radiator hoses, new tranny mounts , new fuel filter, radiator flush, rear diff fluid and gasket and ball joints getting done now- $1400 total. Decent price for all of the work, I guess
 
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Decent price I'd say. Vehicles cost bucks used or new. Hopefully used cost less.
 
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Old 08-09-2018, 06:56 PM
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He said the engine is in great shape. With all of these repairs, hopefully she値l stay on the road a few more years
 
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Repair costs so far are miniscule compared to buying a new truck.
 
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Old 08-10-2018, 02:20 AM
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Agreed.
 
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Old 08-10-2018, 07:52 AM
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This is why I like zerked u-joints... I like to keep an eye on them.

You got lucky!!
 
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Old 08-15-2018, 11:28 AM
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Hubs were shot too, so I知 replacing them with Warn stainless hub lockers. I assume Warn is one of the better ones. Correct?
 
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Yes, Warn makes great aftermarket hubs.

Your progress reminds me of a buddy and I who are working a 1997 Van hool. We work on a little bit, and find a few more things to replace.
 

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