Anything is possible.... it is probability that seems to get us one way or
another... How long was the grinding allowed to go on? How much has the
trans been operated in it's current condition of distress?
As another has commented, any diagnostic process is going to begin with
"basics".... we begin with the least intrusive, simpler checks and tests and
gradually work deeper - much like a doctor.
According to the WSM, the G5M-5 trans has a synchronized reverse..... Can
the shift lever be moved into the reverse gear position? Are there any
abnormal noises? If so, when do they occur? How many miles are on the car?
Good grief..... check your Owner Information Guide.... In Canada the 06
fusion has a 5 year/100,000 km powertrain warranty - one would assume
'similar' coverage in the US....
I'm going to tell you the same thing I have to tell the guys in our
shop..... RTFM - read the <factory> manual....
Jim Warman wrote:
There are no noises from the transmission. The car has only 21,000 miles
take it back to the factory shop ... don't think it will cost you a
thing ... warrenty thingy as it must be a new car even if it is a 2006
wow ... what a buy kinda sort of thing.
3 years old and only what ... 500 miles a month roadwork so far.
on the face of it ... you got a good deal and it is worth keeping around
sumbuddie just making wild guess now
On Sun, 28 Jun 2009 13:43:35 -0500, Toyota MDT in MO wrote:
I *THINK* he was telling him to take it do the dealer and try to press for
warranty repair. I know Toyota now has 3 years, 36,000 miles, and if they
have a warranty like that on good cars, Ford must cover them for life...
*STOP THE FLAMES!!!* I like Fords. Except Focuses. Cool car with the
reliablitiy of a Volkswagen...
Hey! NO PROBLEM with the Technology! German engineering is fantastic! My
brand-new '85 Jetta only had 85 HP, but felt like a lot more, had room in
the trunk for 3 bodies, could carry 5 comfortably and had features found
on cars thousands of dollars more!
They should just hand the designs over to the Japanese and let them screw
'em together! ;)
The technology is excellent. At least until recently, the reliability
of VWs has not been that good, however.
You can use the word quality, or durability, or product integrity if you
wish instead of "technology".. The fact is that VW, even now, is not
as good as it should be.
Nothing is as good as it should be, sadly. The real world is just
In the eighties and nineties, VW fell for the common German delusion that
one should never use one part when five would do. This philosophy is
very contrary to the original spirit of the VW Bug. Sadly it is a problem
that is no longer exclusively German, either.
On the other hand, the British philosophy is that one should never use one
part when a piece of rope would do. It is possible to go too far in the
other direction as well.
"C'est un Nagra. C'est suisse, et tres, tres precis."
I wouldn't rule out the 2000s either. As the cost of the VW product
goes up (think Phaeton, Tourag or the Audi and Porsche lines in general)
the amount of extra crap increases proportionally. It seems that most
of the stuff that could be eliminated is what fails the most; my
favorite being the $600 secondary air pump, a part no more advanced than
a $25 hair dryer. For $600 they can't at least make the part durable?
Don't forget the poorly designed turbo diesels (90's) available in even
the cheapest of VWs. Add that they (VW) target the eclectic buyer that
manages to 'like' the car a whole bunch but can't see fit to fix it when
it fails. Then those cars become 2nd, 3rd, and 4th hand used car sales
to either poor folk or people who will never ever fix their car under
any circumstances. That's why VW sucks and why working on VWs for a
news:_T43m.2455 That's why VW sucks and why working on VWs for a
Some of my friends would add to your comment that owning them sucks too ;>)
As I have said, I have owned two Passats, both really good cars. My friends
gotten some lemons. They cant seem to make either a good, or a poor,
I applaud your friends' thoughts! The problem is, I've never met anyone
who didn't think their VW/Audi was the greatest thing ever or at minimum
a good solid car that was perfect for their needs. I guess they are the
perfect cars to drive into the ground while never fixing anything.
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