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    Default Ford/Mazda Problems!

    This thread serves at a database of all problems experienced by Ford/Mazda owners. This will give potential buyers or owners of this specific make a database they can go through to see what problems their vehicle could possibly develop.

    To ensure this thread contains only information related to vehicle problems and to keep it easy to read and understand, there are a few very specific rules:
    -Copy the list below in bold into your thread and only provide the information asked for, no more, no less.
    -One list per problem. More than one problem can be posted in the same post, but use seperate lists.
    -No discussions will be allowed in this thread. If you want to discuss a specific problem, contact the poster directly or start a new thread in the relevant section. Copy the post across to the new thread if need be.
    -ANY comments, or posts not conforming to the list below, will be deleted.
    -Only post problems you personally experienced, please no friends' stories or hearsay's.
    Please help to keep this neat and factual.

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    Problem:
    Cause of problem(if known):
    Specifics of repair work carried out:
    Cost of repair:
    Who did the repair:
    Vehicle under warranty, Y/N:
    Was damage covered by warranty:

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    Model: Ranger Super Cab 4L V6
    Year: 2006
    Mileage: 20000 (problem started)
    Problem: complete loss of engine power in 4H
    Cause of problem(if known): NA
    Specifics of repair work carried out: Replace, Front diff,Back diff,e-soft,clutch and transfer box.
    Cost of repair: NA
    Who did the repair: Barlow world N1, Novel Stellenbosch.
    Vehicle under warranty, Y/N: Y
    Was damage covered by warranty: Yes
    VW Amarok 132kw auto
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    Model: 4L V6 4x4
    Year: 2007
    Mileage: 56000
    Problem: Aircon seized
    Cause of problem(if known): Known problem
    Specifics of repair work carried out: Replace whole unit
    Cost of repair: Warranty
    Who did the repair: Ritchie Ford Empangeni
    Vehicle under warranty, Y/N: N
    Was damage covered by warranty: Y
    JEEP WRANGLER TJ

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    Model: 4L V6
    Year: 2007
    Mileage: 20 000 - 50 000
    Problem: Front Diff broken 4 times
    Cause of problem(if known): Diff to weak
    Specifics of repair work carried out: Replaced 3 times
    Cost of repair: R13000 each
    Who did the repair: Stanger Ford & Mazda
    Vehicle under warranty, Y/N: y
    Was damage covered by warranty: No
    JEEP WRANGLER TJ

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    Model:mazda 2.5 d/c 4x4
    Year:2003
    Mileage:25000km when problem arose
    Problem:front diff had serious whine
    Cause of problem(if known):unknown
    Specifics of repair work carried out:replace front diff
    Cost of repair:14k
    Who did the repair:kelfords somerset west
    Vehicle under warranty, Y/N: Y
    Was damage covered by warranty:Y
    i only work to support my hobbies!!! 2006 mazda d/c sac intercooled, optimised, 31' bfg's

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    Model:mazda 2.5 d/c 4x4
    Year:2003
    Mileage:25k
    Problem:aircon not working
    Cause of problem(if known):known problem
    Specifics of repair work carried out:replaced evaporater
    Cost of repair:2K
    Who did the repair:afterbyrne strand (agents supplier)
    Vehicle under warranty, Y/N:Y
    Was damage covered by warranty:Y
    i only work to support my hobbies!!! 2006 mazda d/c sac intercooled, optimised, 31' bfg's

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    Model: 2500 TDI Supercab
    Year: 2005
    Mileage: 97000
    Problem: Front Diff Broken
    Cause of problem(if known): Sideshaft broke
    Specifics of repair work carried out: Replaces sideshaft and all internal diff components due to failure caused by broken piece. Front Locker fitted
    Cost of repair: R8000
    Who did the repair: Venter Gearboxes and Differentials
    Vehicle under warranty, Y/N: No
    Was damage covered by warranty: No - I didn't even try
    Christo Davids
    Land Cruiser 105 4500 EFI
    Hilux 2.8GD6 Extracab 4x4

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    Model: Ranger 2.5TD XLT DC 4x4
    Year: 2007
    Mileage: 20 000
    Problem: Gearbox got stuck in gear or refused to select gear.
    Cause of problem (if known): Clutch not functioning properly.
    Specifics of repair work carried out: Clutch was adjusted, bolt and locknut behind clutch pedal.
    Cost of repair: Nil
    Who did the repair: Novell StBosch
    Vehicle under warranty, Y/N: Y
    Was damage covered by warranty: NA

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    Model: 2500 TDI Supercab
    Year: 2005
    Mileage: 98000
    Problem: Front Diff Lock Broken - caused damage to front diff (crown and pinion)
    Cause of problem(if known): Aussielocker diff lock (modified) fitted broke teath
    Specifics of repair work carried out: Removed front locker - experiment failed. Replaced all necessary parts, including crown and pinion, bearings, etc.
    Cost of repair: R4500 It helps to have friends in the right places
    Who did the repair: Venter Gearboxes and Differentials
    Vehicle under warranty, Y/N: Yes - SA Warranties policy
    Was damage covered by warranty: No - After market locker voided the SA Warranties warranty
    Christo Davids
    Land Cruiser 105 4500 EFI
    Hilux 2.8GD6 Extracab 4x4

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    Model: Mazda Magnum 2.5TD D/C 4x4
    Year: 1998

    Mileage: 297000
    Problem: mis after first startup in morning
    Cause of problem(if known): After replacing new head
    Specifics of repair work carried out: Head, valves, injector seals, visco fan, rediater fuel clamps.
    Cost of repair: R9000-00
    Who did the repair: Moot Motors Pretoria
    Vehicle under warranty, Y/N: N
    Was damage covered by warranty: No

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    Model: 2500 D/Cab 4WD
    Year: 2004
    Mileage: 42 000
    Problem: Rear Diff broke
    Cause of problem(if known): Ford tried to claim water in the diff
    Specifics of repair work carried out: Replaced rear axle
    Cost of repair: R0
    Who did the repair: Kempster Auto - Umgeni
    Vehicle under warranty, Y/N: Yes
    Was damage covered by warranty: Yes
    Des Westcott

    2014 VW Amarok 132kw 4Motion Auto
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    Model: 2500 D/Cab 4WD
    Year: 2004
    Mileage: 46 000
    Problem: Rear Diff whining badly
    Cause of problem(if known): Ford claimed water damage again
    Specifics of repair work carried out: Rear Axle Replaced
    Cost of repair: R0
    Who did the repair: Kempster Auto Umgeni
    Vehicle under warranty, Y/N: Yes
    Was damage covered by warranty: Yes
    Des Westcott

    2014 VW Amarok 132kw 4Motion Auto
    2010 BMW 320d auto
    1997 Landcruiser VX Limited, 4.2TD, I/C, 35"BFG MT (Gone)
    2005 BMW X3 2.0d manual (Gone)
    1991 Landcruiser GX (Gone)
    2004 Ford Ranger XLT 2500TD D/Cab (Gone)

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    Model: 2500 D/Cab 4WD
    Year: 2004
    Mileage: 47 000
    Problem: Rear Diff seized
    Cause of problem(if known): Ford claimed long grass wrapped around propshaft destroyed Diff Pinion seal causing all diff oil to leak out.
    Specifics of repair work carried out: Replaced Rear axle
    Cost of repair: R0
    Who did the repair: Kempster Auto Umgeni
    Vehicle under warranty, Y/N: Yes
    Was damage covered by warranty: Yes
    Des Westcott

    2014 VW Amarok 132kw 4Motion Auto
    2010 BMW 320d auto
    1997 Landcruiser VX Limited, 4.2TD, I/C, 35"BFG MT (Gone)
    2005 BMW X3 2.0d manual (Gone)
    1991 Landcruiser GX (Gone)
    2004 Ford Ranger XLT 2500TD D/Cab (Gone)

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    Model: 2500 D/Cab 4wd
    Year: 2004
    Mileage: 84 000
    Problem: Pinion shaft to rear diff sheared off
    Cause of problem(if known): No comment forthcoming
    Specifics of repair work carried out: Rear axle and propshaft replaced
    Cost of repair: R0
    Who did the repair: Kempster Auto Umhlanga
    Vehicle under warranty, Y/N: Yes
    Was damage covered by warranty: Yes
    Des Westcott

    2014 VW Amarok 132kw 4Motion Auto
    2010 BMW 320d auto
    1997 Landcruiser VX Limited, 4.2TD, I/C, 35"BFG MT (Gone)
    2005 BMW X3 2.0d manual (Gone)
    1991 Landcruiser GX (Gone)
    2004 Ford Ranger XLT 2500TD D/Cab (Gone)

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    Model: 2500 D/Cab 4WD
    Year: 2004
    Mileage: 20 000
    Problem: Unexplained drivetrain vibration when travelling very slowly in 4WD - especially 4L
    Cause of problem(if known): Claimed to be propshaft - took 6 months of trying all sorts of fixes
    Specifics of repair work carried out: Eventually propshaft replaced
    Cost of repair: R0
    Who did the repair: Kempster Auto Umgeni
    Vehicle under warranty, Y/N: Yes
    Was damage covered by warranty: Yes
    Des Westcott

    2014 VW Amarok 132kw 4Motion Auto
    2010 BMW 320d auto
    1997 Landcruiser VX Limited, 4.2TD, I/C, 35"BFG MT (Gone)
    2005 BMW X3 2.0d manual (Gone)
    1991 Landcruiser GX (Gone)
    2004 Ford Ranger XLT 2500TD D/Cab (Gone)

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    Model: D/C 3.0TDCI 4x4
    Year:2007

    Mileage:46000
    Problem:Clutch and 5th gear
    Cause of problem(if known): unknown
    Specifics of repair work carried out: raplace clutch on 13000km, first gearbox on 33000km and next one due now 46000km.
    Cost of repair: Warranty
    Who did the repair:Ford
    Vehicle under warranty, Y/N:Y
    Was damage covered by warranty:y

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    Model: 4000V6 SuperCab 4x4
    Year: 2005
    Mileage: 80000KM
    Problem:
    4x4 Not Engaging
    Cause of problem(if known):
    Possibly the Transfer Case Electric Shift Motor
    Specifics of repair work carried out:
    ESOFT module replaced, previously, still not working..
    None carried out, looking for a Shift Motor ...
    Cost of repair: Quoted = R11,000.00 / R4,000.00
    Who did the repair: Lazarus Motor Company Centurion - Ford Lane 3 Hannes
    Vehicle under warranty, Y/N: Y, Ford Extended Warranty 11/2008
    Was damage covered by warranty: NO, E-soft module arranged with Ford to cover parts cost and we contributed with the labour.
    2005 Ford Ranger SuperCab XLT 4000V6 Manual 5 Speed 4x4
    Petri

    1997 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0 L SOHC V6 Auto AWD 4x4
    Pieter

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    Model: 3.0XLT Supercab 4x2
    Year: 2007
    Mileage: 74600
    Problem: 5th gear "jumping out"
    Cause of problem(if known): Unknown
    Specifics of repair work carried out: Replaced gearbox
    Cost of repair: R 0-00
    Who did the repair: Human Auto - Welkom
    Vehicle under warranty, Y/N: Y
    Was damage covered by warranty: Y
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    Model: Ford Ranger 3.0TDCI XLE D/C 4x4
    Year: 2009

    Mileage: 17000
    Problem: clutch , suspension, prop
    Cause of problem(if known): No
    Specifics of repair work carried out: new prop 7000km
    Cost of repair: warranty
    Who did the repair: lazarus centurion
    Vehicle under warranty, Y/N: y
    Was damage covered by warranty: y

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    Model: 3.0 TDCI XLE D/D 4X4
    Year: 2008
    Mileage: 15 000
    Problem: Gears jumping out of selection, no 5th gear
    Cause of problem(if known): gear box failure
    Specifics of repair work carried out: gearbox replaced
    Cost of repair: NA
    Who did the repair: Paul Maher
    Vehicle under warranty, Y/N: Y
    Was damage covered by warranty: Y
    Andre
    2008 Ford Ranger D/C 3.0 TDCI 4 X 4

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