Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Model: Ford Taurus
Engine: 3.0L 24v Duratec V6
Rep Power: 87
While there are many excellent techs out there (like Nidan who posts here often) I hate to say that there are alot of techs (and I use that word loosely) who couldent diagnose their way out of a paper bag. This isnt just a Ford problem.... lots of dealer personell can barely change oil, much less diagnose electrical problems.
Example: back in around 2003, the wifes 01 Vulcans AC
wasnt blowing cold. It was still under warranty, so she took it in. Tech said there was no problem (AC
not blowing cold = no problem????). I had to call the tech and tell him to replace the CCPS. Guess what..... problem fixed. Kind of pathetic that I had to tell the dealer tech how to fix the problem. Should have just fixed it myself in the first place, warranty or not.
Thats why I do all my automotive repairs myself.
05 Taurus SEL Duratec - my daily driver
04 Taurus SES Duratec - wifes car - TOTALED
06 Taurus SE Vulcan - wifes new ride
95 Taurus GL Vulcan winter car
Toy #1 - 86 Tbird 5.0 (original owner) - LOTS of mods
Toy #2 - 88 Tbird Turbo Coupe - LOTS of mods
67 Honda 450 Super Sport - completely customized