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Old 01-11-2020, 03:51 PM
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Shade, no offense or anything but since I have owned fords, chevys, and dodges in the past, I will never, ever own another ford and most likely never ever another chevy. I dont own any more chevys or fords. Just saying!
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Shade, no offense or anything but since I have owned fords, chevys, and dodges in the past, I will never, ever own another ford and most likely never ever another chevy. I dont own any more chevys or fords. Just saying!
Generally that is my opinion about dodgy trucks as well...

I will be running up to town shortly, so we get a short
road test, should be enough based on recent experience.
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Generally that is my opinion about dodgy trucks as well...

I will be running up to town shortly, so we get a short
road test, should be enough based on recent experience.
My dodge truck will be the next to go and then I will be buying an "offshore" truck from nissan. It is a shame that American producers can not produce a product that is much better than what "offshore" producers can! I own a Mazda car and hope very soon that Mazda makes available a truck for purchase in the US!
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No codes systems are complete random and by now everything has been
going on and off RANDOMLY. The only 2 item are not effected are the main
head lights (include in the brake and turn signals) and the engine. Fog lamps
cut in and out and EVERY other system...
For safety the lights generally don't need a key to be on. (separate circuit from the key switch).

Who installed the Fog lights???
what else? make a list
Dash lights?
Instruments?
Radio (stock Radio?
Cigarette lighter?
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Shade, no offense or anything but since I have owned fords, chevys, and dodges in the past, I will never, ever own another ford and most likely never ever another chevy. I dont own any more chevys or fords. Just saying!


Having worked for tier II and tier III suppliers to all of the ‘big 3’, picking a good vehicle versus a bad one is about like buying lottery tickets.

They can all make good and crap on the same assembly line.

Oh, and if you think ‘imports’ are better, do some research. The majority of ‘imports’ in North America are built here, in North America these days.

And we supplied parts to many of them as well.


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For safety the lights generally don't need a key to be on. (separate circuit from the key switch).

Who installed the Fog lights???
what else? make a list
Dash lights?
Instruments?
Radio (stock Radio?
Cigarette lighter?
Easy everything and all Factory installed.

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Having worked for tier II and tier III suppliers to all of the ‘big 3’, picking a good vehicle versus a bad one is about like buying lottery tickets.

They can all make good and crap on the same assembly line.

Oh, and if you think ‘imports’ are better, do some research. The majority of ‘imports’ in North America are built here, in North America these days.

And we supplied parts to many of them as well.


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Having worked for tier II and tier III suppliers to all of the ‘big 3’, picking a good vehicle versus a bad one is about like buying lottery tickets.

They can all make good and crap on the same assembly line.

Oh, and if you think ‘imports’ are better, do some research. The majority of ‘imports’ in North America are built here, in North America these days.

And we supplied parts to many of them as well.


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I know. That is why I will be buying my next truck from either nissan or toyotta! My dodge was assembled in mexico, its assembly tag says so! If I buy an "offshore" vehicle, I will most likely be buying an offshore vehicle and it will have a longer life/longeviety/service life than what the us manufacturers are producing now days since most of the parts that they use to produce them are from offshore manufacturers! I am done with chevy, ford and dodge!
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just throwing this out there have you checked the grounds battery to engine and battery to frame and battery to body. one test we used to do was take a test light or meter one lead to neg battery terminal and other to engine, frame and body. if test light lights you have a bad ground connection. with as many different systems acting up could be ground related that is the only common thing to all systems. Over the years I have run into that a few times. Ford has a few ground wires that join near battery could be corroded there
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just throwing this out there have you checked the grounds battery to engine and battery to frame and battery to body. one test we used to do was take a test light or meter one lead to neg battery terminal and other to engine, frame and body. if test light lights you have a bad ground connection. with as many different systems acting up could be ground related that is the only common thing to all systems. Over the years I have run into that a few times. Ford has a few ground wires that join near battery could be corroded there
Every one I could find, the ones I could got unscrewed coated with marine
grade anti seize and re-torqued. Very little corrosion was found if there was
any it was removed.
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I know. That is why I will be buying my next truck from either nissan or toyotta! My dodge was assembled in mexico, its assembly tag says so! If I buy an "offshore" vehicle, I will most likely be buying an offshore vehicle and it will have a longer life/longeviety/service life than what the us manufacturers are producing now days since most of the parts that they use to produce them are from offshore manufacturers! I am done with chevy, ford and dodge!


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So since they are also US manufactured, what’s the next plan?



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