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Old 08-04-2013, 01:16 AM   #1
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Hello!

Hello! New to the forum! Just got my 04 svt Saturday and boy does it ride rough! I can see by reading I have a lot of work to do or rather my warranty!!!!! Just wanted to say hello and ask if there is anything I should tell the mechanic to replace with other than stock? Really want him to do the clutch as well but it's not covered sadly.....

Oh 135,000 on it!

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Old 08-04-2013, 08:52 PM   #2
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When were the timing belt assembly and water pump last (ever) replaced? If never, that should be priority ONE.
As for suspension, the stock shocks/struts will be the "plushest". I guess it depends on what you are used to driving that will determine how stiff you want to go. Do you know what springs the car has? Lowering springs could affect the ride. IMHO, if it's a DD, anything but the stock SVT suspension, including springs, will get old, fast.
Other known issues I have experienced, are: clutch master cylinder(leak), and thermostat housing(leak). Also read these threads:
http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=174747
http://forums.focaljet.com/ford-svt-...es-sticky.html
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Old 08-09-2013, 01:53 PM   #3
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Thank you! Have it at the dealer right now lets see what they do warranty wise.
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