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TOB data poll part II....mileage

Discussion in 'Driveline' started by Black2003Cobra, Sep 5, 2003.

When did your TOB problem start

  1. TOB problem started at: 3k miles

    31 vote(s)
    18.2%
  2. ... at 4.5k

    10 vote(s)
    5.9%
  3. ... at 6.0k

    9 vote(s)
    5.3%
  4. ... at 7.5k

    25 vote(s)
    14.7%
  5. ... at 9.0k

    13 vote(s)
    7.6%
  6. ... at 10.5k

    10 vote(s)
    5.9%
  7. ... at 12.0k

    11 vote(s)
    6.5%
  8. ... at 13.5k

    10 vote(s)
    5.9%
  9. ... at 15.0k

    8 vote(s)
    4.7%
  10. ... at or above 16.5k

    43 vote(s)
    25.3%
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  1. NetworkingGuru

    NetworkingGuru New Member Established Member

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    I agree, the should step up, especially since they are the selling dealer and you would THINK they would want repeat business. They still have no issue with the pulley and other mods, only the quadrant and so forth. Regadless, they won't fix my tranny problems, and I have to fend for myself.
     
  2. 03CobraCCC

    03CobraCCC Wheaton Warbird! Established Member

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    So if i had my dealer install an aftermarked quadrant/fw adjuster and cable...they would still warranty drivetrain right?

    just want to be sure because i know the stock quadrant doesnt work as well as it should and this could be leading to pre-mature clutch/ TOB issues....
     
  3. SVTADVISOR

    SVTADVISOR The Cobra Doctor Established Member

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    Sorry to hear that, we would not do you that way here. Did you talk to the Ford rep or the G.M. at your dealer about what you were told?
     
  4. NetworkingGuru

    NetworkingGuru New Member Established Member

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    No one will let me talk to the rep. Never even tried talking to the GM, I was so pissed off that if I stayed, it was going to get ugly. I would rather not be an a$$, so I just left.
     
  5. SVTADVISOR

    SVTADVISOR The Cobra Doctor Established Member

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    Talk to the GM and insist on talking also to the blue oval person if they are a blue oval dealer. That should get you on the way to talk to the ford rep.
     
  6. NetworkingGuru

    NetworkingGuru New Member Established Member

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    Isn't worth anymore of my time, at this point. The only way I'm going back to that dealer is if I have no other choice. I am working on solving this throught the aftermarket, and would rather pay more than it's worth than deal with that dealer again.
     
  7. Black2003Cobra

    Black2003Cobra New Member Established Member

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    Guess I'll add myself to the list. TOB started to squeal at around 8,000 miles.
     
  8. mblgjr

    mblgjr Pay Attention Boy! Established Member

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    Well, I knew that it was a problem...but thank goodness mine has not started yet. I waited for an early 04, and now have 7,800 mi, with mixed city/interstate, and only a few hard runs through the gears with no problems.

    Glad I have a nice dealer though some of you have a tough time with the jerks that think having aftermarket parts somehow mean that you are abusive.
     
  9. 03SilverCoupe

    03SilverCoupe New Member Established Member

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    Okay so what your saying is if I take my 03 stock cobra to the dealership for the tob squell then they will replace my transmission? thats cool because when I bought the car used with 2800 miles 3rd gear has had a vibration in it. Oh and how does a clutch fork have anything to do with how hard you shift it? its not connected to the shifter in any way.
     
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  10. davidmax

    davidmax New Member Established Member

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    Chevy fixes my 427 C5R twin turbo daytona car under warranty.Its just finding the right dealer that respects
    our cars for what there made for.Dave Smilovic
     
  11. Black2003Cobra

    Black2003Cobra New Member Established Member

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    03SilverCoupe - SVTADVISOR's post above is very old. Reportedly, and updated bearing retainer (and TOB) is now available. I don't think they'll be replacing anymore xmissions. If you have a bad TOB and retainer sleeve, you should be fine as far as getting it replaced.

    Check here for more info.
    http://www.svtperformance.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=99454
     
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  12. 03SilverCoupe

    03SilverCoupe New Member Established Member

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    thanks black
     
  13. cobracory

    cobracory New Member Established Member

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    My car is in the shop today getting the TOB and sleeve replaced under warranty.
     
  14. CyberDaveA

    CyberDaveA New Member Established Member

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    12k for me... and I'm picking up my car from the dealer today! The rental Focus is a piece of shit...
     
  15. ShelbyGuy

    ShelbyGuy Steers With the Throttle Established Member

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    24,000 miles with many of those on the road course, 25 passes down the drag strip in one day, drove it through a chicago winter, and no TOB problems. I take the car out of gear if my foot will be on the clutch for more than 5 seconds. i dont rock back and forth on hills. I dont put my foot all the way to the floor when shifting.


     
  16. PowerWheels

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    I have said this before, but I had my TOB and pressure plate replaced under warranty. Had a vibration and also the TOB chirp. TOB is chirping again, started imediately after the replacement. My dealer, 3 weeks ago said the isssue should be resolved in 30 to 60 days. I am calling them next week. Anyone else heard of a fix? My dealer, who has been excellent btw, says it is coming, and I believe them.
     
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  19. Nicky Pass

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    My service manager said they are coming out with a "hardened" bearing with in a year......I don't get why they just do it instead of talking about it!
     
  20. 69gt4speed

    69gt4speed Svt God of All Established Member

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    The problem as I see it is Ford. Most companies buy parts from somewhere to put together as a product. Ford must of chose a cheaper way for the retainer. Some engineer got a pat on the back for saving money, not looking at the long term results. I have seen it a lot in my time, then the poor maint. guy got to fix it and or reengineer it himself. It comes back to some engineer made a decision poorly. Since the engineer works for Ford and the product is faulty then Ford pays another engineer to find a fix and fix units in the field with the faulty part with a improved one. Or they can go back to Tremec and say it doesn't meet specs. xx find a fix and refund us x dollars. And I hate the void warranty bs. I have Ford posters etc. showing 03's smoking tires etc. give me a break. Ford ok'ed those posters. Do I see anywhere doing this voids warranty on the poster?
     
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