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Fastymz
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From: Reno Nv M&M #1240
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posted 08-28-2006 01:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz        Reply w/Quote
My wifes truck has 31000 miles on it. And it started to put out a puff of grey/white smoke when first started after sitting over night or longer.

Also when you turn on the A/C you here and feel a kluck.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 08-28-2006 06:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
How big of a puff? It could just be moisture in the exhaust system burning off. I don't know if those things have any sort of valve seal or valve guide issues, but I didn't find anything looking at the TSBs for '05 4wd 4.6Ls: http://www.alldata.com/TSB/20/052017dt.html

A/C compressors do make a sound when they engage, does it sound/feel unusally harsh?

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Fastymz
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posted 08-28-2006 06:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz        Reply w/Quote
Steve, It's been real warm here and we have very little humity anyways. It's a larger then what I'd call normal cloud of smoke that kinda lingers for a short time. Just like an old motor would do when first started.

Yes the A/C noise is louder then normal too.And you can feel something from either under the front end or near the lower half of the motor?

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73torinoqcode
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posted 08-28-2006 06:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 73torinoqcode        Reply w/Quote
31,000 miles and less than 3 years take it over to the dealer and let them figure it out for you.

SteveLaRiviere
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posted 08-28-2006 06:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
Is there an oily residue at the tailpipe? That would point towards seals/guides. You may want to have the coolant system pressure checked to rule out a head or intake gasket.

If the A/C sounds louder than usual you'll want to have that looked at. When they fail it's often not pretty. Check your clutch fan and idler pulley, too.

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Fastymz
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posted 08-28-2006 06:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz        Reply w/Quote
It's going to the dearship on Wednesday. I just wanted to get some opinions before I take it in. I always try and learn all can before I have work done. Yes it's still under warrenty and this dealer is good at saying don't worry about it, until it's time to step up.

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posted 08-28-2006 06:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
Once you have the complaint in writing you're better off should something happen in the future.

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73torinoqcode
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posted 08-28-2006 07:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 73torinoqcode        Reply w/Quote
Cool thought you were going to fix it yourself. Dont stand for the Dont Worry about it approach. I have a Taurus that was ticking badly. Funny how the dealer could not hear it until I opened the hood in the service area and said How cant you hear that??? Is there a Lincoln Mercury dealer around?? Sometimes they do better work than the actual Ford dealers and if you are not happy with your current dealer try elsewhere for service. It took me a few times to find the right dealership, now they know I cant have the wool pulled over my eyes. I drive an extra 15 miles to have my car serviced now when there is a dealer less than a quarter mile away, they are just terrible and I refuse to go there anymore. My car was in there 3 times and they could not fix it, took it to the other dealer and it was fixed that day.

SteveLaRiviere
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posted 08-28-2006 07:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
Same story here. The dealership in my home town are at their technical limits doing oil changes. If we need something fixed under warranty it goes to a shop 15 miles away that actually seems to train their people.

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Fastymz
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posted 09-01-2006 01:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz        Reply w/Quote
Update, I took my truck to the dealer Wednesday morning. I still don't have it back yet. They told me the steering wheel shake I had was from the wheels needing to be balanced. I told them the shock before and after I just had new tires put on the truck,they insisted on the fact a balancing job would fix it? I told them if not them they refund me the cost back.
They said the truck will be done Thursday evening. I start calling around 3pm no one calls me back. I get a hold of the only guy working last night at 6:15pm. He's being kinda of ass on the phone to me. Tells me my truck isn't done and how in the heck should he know when it'll be done. I lost it yelled at the guy and left a few not so nice messages for his boss. Think I was off base?
They call tis morning said they have the shop supervisor and the lead tech working on my truck now.

Poes Fords
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posted 09-03-2006 12:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Poes Fords        Reply w/Quote
I think you were perfectly in line for doing what you did. Those big dealerships think they can, and do, get a way with a bunch of things. It's unprofessional not to call and give you an update, and then not to call when it's supposesd to be done. You probably would have been a little upset because it wasn't done on time, but if they would have called and explained what was going on it would soften the blow a bit. Good Luck, Jason.

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