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Old 11-01-2005, 12:07 AM   #11
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it seems many have had this problem along with the stutter at cruise in 5th gear but no one has fixed it. even of those that have taken in their cars still haven't gotten this problem solved. if i am wrong, some one please correct me. i wish ford would give a damn about their customers and would find the problem and fix it like a reputable company should. it sickens me to know they have this problem that they know of but won't fix it. i sure would love to have it fixed on my ride as well as all others with this problem.
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Old 11-01-2005, 12:35 AM   #12
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^^^ ---> Easy there boy!

Intermitent issues like this can be a bear to track down. Consider the hard start problem with "...NO MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL) AND NO DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES (DTC'S) PRESENT". It's been quite a while, but Ford HAS released a TSB for it!

If Ford didn't care, they wouldn't have released a fix for the hard start issue. I'm sure if they can nail down the problem they will release a TSB for your issue too.

Does suck waiting though.
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Old 11-01-2005, 12:36 AM   #13
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it just seems sooooo many people have gone to ford with this and have yet to get any help or fix.
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I hear you. It would really bug me too.

Thankfully, I've only felt it twice in nearly 6 months.
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Old 11-01-2005, 12:52 AM   #15
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yeah, i don't get it too often, but when it does happen it's like wtf?? i just wish i could have it taken care of. it's something that should not occur. it's anoying and always worries me when it happens. hope it gets figured out soon.
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Old 11-01-2005, 10:13 AM   #17
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Yeah I'd say.

Anybody, post up your experience if you have this issue and bring it to the attention of your dealer.
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Old 11-01-2005, 11:35 AM   #18
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its happened to me plenty of times but nver thought about bringing it up. I'll say about once a week
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Old 11-01-2005, 02:04 PM   #19
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Originally posted by jmotank
it seems many have had this problem along with the stutter at cruise in 5th gear but no one has fixed it. even of those that have taken in their cars still haven't gotten this problem solved. if i am wrong, some one please correct me. i wish ford would give a damn about their customers and would find the problem and fix it like a reputable company should. it sickens me to know they have this problem that they know of but won't fix it. i sure would love to have it fixed on my ride as well as all others with this problem.
That is something that has happened to me a few times in the past too. But, I haven't noticed it lately. In fact, since they updated my PCM, I haven't felt any hesitation or stutter at all. I'll keep an eye out for it though again.

Yes, I agree that this is one we should all look out for and get something going to have Ford fix it. This should be a STICKY or a POLL! Hey Forum Owner, could we do something for this?

I mean this is one thing that has happened to quite a few of the Duratec Owners, probably even yourself. That little hiccup/hesitation at speed while the cruise control is set. I am not sure if this pertains to both automatic and manual trannys, or just the manual. Everyone that has this problem, pipe up please. Maybe can get something going on this.

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Old 11-01-2005, 04:22 PM   #20
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Dean my friend, it has been Stickied for a few hours now.

I can't add a poll to it, I know if you had included one I could edit it... But it's gonna stay Bumped at the top, without any necessary bumping.
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