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ZanatWork

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About ZanatWork

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    The Woods of Washington
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    Ford Flex

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  1. ZanatWork

    Ford Flex AWD transmission confusion

    It made noises in the driven gears, not in park/neutral.
  2. ZanatWork

    Ford Flex AWD transmission confusion

    I did push it in neutral a few times, now.
  3. ZanatWork

    Ford Flex AWD transmission confusion

    It locked up noisily while I was driving it, it sounded very mechanically tragic. I haven't had it out and diagnosed yet, but it sounded like someone was dragging bicycle chains in a metal drum...and only park/neutral were doing ANYTHING. Sadly, my abilities to get a proper diagnosis are very limited as the timing of the failure was truly unfortunate. I only just started a new job and am beyond broke, which exacerbates the situation. Strangely, I can't see any but the first response on this thread...?!
  4. Yep, proof of over-medicating in this country...! 1. The GT is doing fine in racing, and I hadn't noticed that the class-rival Corvettes were than much cheaper...so your argument is bizarre. 2. The top-level Vette may hold a minimal advantage over the GT in some conditions, but it's still hilariously garish to look at and suffers typical GM build quality issues. 3. The Camaro is a far worse car than the Mustang, and only out-performs it (in some guises) by amounts slight enough to be overcome by driver skills. Why suffer gunslit windows and worst-in-class styling for 1/10th of a second at some drag strip? 4. GM is crap, and seemingly determined to stay that way. It's nothing new that they'll build a "numbers" Camaro/Corvette that still has interior trim falling off in the first year of ownership. Back away from the paint thinner, and put its lid back on.
  5. ZanatWork

    Ford Flex AWD transmission confusion

    It locked up noisily while I was driving it, it sounded very mechanically tragic. I haven't had it out and diagnosed yet, but it sounded like someone was dragging bicycle chains in a metal drum...and only park/neutral were doing ANYTHING. Sadly, my abilities to get a proper diagnosis are very limited as the timing of the failure was truly unfortunate. I only just started a new job and am beyond broke, which exacerbates the situation.
  6. ZanatWork

    Ford Flex AWD transmission confusion

    Much appreciated. The Flex is excellent for my overall needs/uses when working, and the rest of the car has been excellent.
  7. I'm really hoping that someone here can help with this. OK, so...I have a 2009 Ford Flex Limited AWD. It's very "limited" right now, as its transmission gave up the ghost on me a month back. As I'd just lost my job and had other chaos hit at the same basic time, my autumn was off to a less-than-great beginning. That said, I'm still paying on the car and genuinely love it when it's working. So...once re-employed, I began searching for a replacement transmission. I have a good friend with a shop, we can do the swap...but there's a confounding issue: "early" 2009 Flexes (like mine) take a different version of the transmission than those built after 5/2009...and the later transmissions are both easier to find and much cheaper. I don't know what the difference is, and no area Ford dealer or transmission shop can seemingly tell me. I have enough in Paypal Credit to get one of the "latter" transmissions (with some warranty, even), but not the earlier version. HELP?!!?
  8. I still have a small hope that the Flex will be one of the "whitespace" vehicles, because they really are thick on the roads out here in Washington. Mine has been amazing, one of the best and most unique vehicles I've owned. The numbers aren't pretty, and I wonder how RAM is getting increases when their quality remains everything we know and remember about FIAT.
  9. ZanatWork

    June '18 Sales Results

    I'm in that group, and there's a LOT of them on the road up here in Washington. I joke that it's like a Subaru for Ford lovers.
  10. Honestly...the new system(s) had better be fairly impressive, due to all of the press Ford sought over their future electrification efforts.
  11. I have to give unlikely kudos, on the cheeseburger front: the "fresh beef" Quarter Pounder is a massive improvement...and I'm very skeptical about anything from fast food chains.
  12. What this confirms, however, is that Ford is able to hedge its bets with the C2 architecture. If the same set of "bones" can be re-set to accommodate cars and CUVs across a wide range, Ford should have reasonable ability to react to potential market changes more efficiently...including the capacity to re-introduce a sedan or two if the market moves that way.
  13. I think the wagon-ish qualities of the "Active" could be very attractive to potential buyers of Subarus, and would allow Ford to challenge much of that brand's model lineup...if done properly.
  14. ZanatWork

    Autoextremist: Ford in Free Fall

    GM truck fans had to endure their share of recalls, plus the serious issues that plagued the "Vortech" engines...no company is immune.
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