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Jeff

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About Jeff

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  • Birthday 11/30/83

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    2014 Ford Fusion SE
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    1.5 Ecoboost

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    Paragould, Arkansas
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  1. I got one of my new rear shocks installed on the 14 Fusion this evening. I waited too late to start so I didn't tear down the other side as dark would've overtaken me. I bought Monroe Sensa Trac shocks and bought the upper mount from my local Ford dealer. My only symptom really was a squeak from the rear shock during turning maneuvers and also at highway speed the rear of the car seemed to want to wonder some. I'll swap in the other tomorrow after work. The LH shock looked fine once removed....however my noise is coming from the RH side so we shall see if this fixes my very minor issue. It wouldn't be an issue if I drove with my radio up more often, but it's usually turned really low which is how I heard the noise. The wandering or loose feeling I noticed a while back, and it seems others have experienced this and new shocks fixed the issue. For less than $120 I'll take the gamble. The car now has 47k on it and is probably close to the suspension needing some attention to keep it riding like new anyways.
  2. Finishing life....it's the great white North. We all know what happens to the cars that live in the North. Jeff
  3. Almost all of the lamps are working in the Impala again. Very rare to see one with this many lamps still functioning. Climate control module went dark several years ago, but still functioned. Lately recirculate mode was intermittent and so tracked it back to an issue with the control module. Instead of going junkyard part, I opted to buy a reman unit so that I could get the illumination back. This nugget was a pretty penny, but really looks sharp all lit up. Now, if I can only find some good stereo buttons to replace my dyed ones. One day I'll have the lamps replaced in the radio too, but for now I'll just have to deal with the one that's out. I'll likely upgrade it to a factory radio that has retrofitted Bluetooth w/handsfree calling and aux port...seller on eBay has these available relatively cheapish and retains the stock look and access to the vehicle settings. A few weeks ago I treated it to new lower control arms, inner and outer tie rods, sway bar links, and an alignment. This car is still doing great...I've put about 5k miles on it since repairing the engine and just really enjoy driving it. I'm 99% sure it's faster than my Fusion too and way more comfortable with that cloth bench seat! Jeff
  4. So, I bought yet another vehicle. I surely didn't need it, but I didn't buy it because I needed it. I bought it to help someone out. My coworker is in his late 60s and recently got custody of his grand kids due to issues with their parents. Now he and his wife are raising a 3 year old and 13 year old. He needed to make some money rather quickly so I purchased the truck from him. He bought it new and was his daily driver until about a month ago. It needs the paint freshened up, but otherwise everything works...even the AC. It's a black 1995 Ranger standard cab, 2.3 w/ manual transmission 139k miles AND OBD2! Now, I'll be able to haul a few things. I've ordered all new lenses and assemblies for the whole truck. One fender will need painted (OReilly delivery driver hit with delivery truck twice and he replaced it twice but never painted the second one. Body is super straight....runs good. No check engine light, but I did buy a tune up for it for peace of mind and will be servicing the gearbox in the next week. I'm going to have the fender painted and have the upper cab and hood painted....then put a pinstripe on it. Got a set of black plastic Westin bed caps to tidy up the bed rails and a tailgate cap to match. My plan is to use it as much as I can and daily it in winter months. If I find I'm not using it then I'll likely sell it on and hopefully make a little money. I tend to try and fix them up as close to new as I can so if I lose money at least I helped out a great friend and co-worker when he really needed it. Jeff
  5. I sold my 54 Cadillac Coupe DeVille today. A factory AC car with all the options. It was between 70-80% done. Haven't touched it since 2011 or 2012. Kept saying next year....it was time to liquidate it. Buyer got a great car for a great deal. Over $17k invested. Let it go for $10k was asking $12k....didn't really have to sell. I promptly bought a 78 Chevy C10 SWB 6 cylinder truck to replace it. It needs just about everything, but parts are cheap. Will be doing a 5.3/4L60E swap on it. Otherwise will be stockish in appearance. I owe $2k on my mortgage so I'll probably go ahead and pay that off while I'm at it. Jeff
  6. Those pictures make me miss my Sable....only slightly. It's a beautiful car Josh! I do not miss the terrible fuel economy. I'm sure you're noticing that Betty is slightly thirsty....compared to your other Taurus cars.
  7. Sandy, File a claim with safelite if the can shop cannot make it presentable. They gave me zero hassle in fixing my car. Jeff
  8. Possibly. Depends on how many folks are planning on going. It's quite a ways for me. Jeff
  9. Nick, The windshield I put in my Impala is FY brand from China. I noticed on my Fusion it was branded FUYAO along with the Carlite stamp. I googled FY and they are one in the same company. So Ford is putting this Chinese glass in as OEM. It may be different quality.....can't really say on that. Safelite house brand is XYG....not sure who it's made by. Jeff
  10. Safelite were the ones who scraped and dented the pillar on my 09 Sable. They did fix it and gave me no hassle about it. I just didn't like the hassle of being without my car. They paid for a cheap rental too, though. I won't use them again most likely though because of it.
  11. Mine does pretty well. Holding pretty steady at 25-25.5 mpg city. 37 highway if you don't flog it and stay around 60. Interstate speeds 80 mph.....roughly 30 mpg. Jeff
  12. It can barely handle pavement. It seems quicker than my fusion...but only just. It has the turbo 1.4....62k miles. I've determined since Monday that it has a rf hub assembly that's on its way out and needs front brakes and the trans "sometimes" shifts like absolute garbage. Carfax shows they just got this car in on trade. Definitely needs a little recon if I were selling it OR looking to buy it. Jeff
  13. Good deal. Speaking of trans fluid change. I have 5 qts of motorcraft mercon lv waiting for my Fusion when it gets back and a long bendy funnel to put it in with. Jeff
  14. The Ford dealer has had my Fusion since Monday. They are repairing and refinishing the hood due to galvanic corrosion. They gave me a 2014 Chevy Cruze as a loaner. I can't wait to get it back....I may see if they want to perform the door latch recall while they have it so it can be a one stop shop. Not sure when I'll get it back. The salesman alluded to a week or two as they are behind, but would make it as much a priority as possible. Jeff
  15. Probably blinker fluid. Right Dave?