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Re: Car will not start

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:37 am
by tinilk
Any updates Carbuff? Or Kinshi?

So when I got my car back two weeks ago, the 12v battery was dead when I tried to leave work later the same day that I got it back. This pissed me off as I had asked the dealer to check it like 2 months earlier, and asked again when I picked up the car. They'd said the 12v battery tested good. I stomped off to the nearest hardware store, luckily only 1/2 mile away and bought an overpriced jump starter that luckily was fully charged. I put in a new battery rather than waste more time bothering the dealer .

Monday this week it was raining, I drove through some puddles, and just as I got home the yellow wrench showed up. Here we go again I thought. I shut off the car in the garage and slept fitfully with visions of that dreadful red SSN box. Luckily in the morning the wrench was gone, no more rain and all is well since then.

After reading triangles' suggestion about the HV connection in the left rear wheel well, I'm thinking I could fabricate a watertight box and glue it in place over that connector with liberal amounts of caulk window sealant. Preferably before the next time it rains. Would that work?

Re: Car will not start

Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:00 am
by tinilk
Today's the day you get it back! I can feel it! (Sorry for more half sarcastic optimism.)

I'm determined to try to fix it myself if I can. Without doing anything to endanger the super duper warranty of course. It's time to buy one of those MX bluetooth readers. Yeah I've gotten copy-and-paste emails from 3 or 4 other Ford CSMs who I never talked to on the phone.

Re: Car will not start

Posted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:09 pm
by tinilk
Seems like every Friday they tell you it should be ready Tuesday? Yawn.

Re: Car will not start

Posted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:44 am
by triangles
Carbuff, WOW! Have we passed the 6 month mark yet? There's still time for them to decide the battery is bad and needs replaced too...

Re: Car will not start

Posted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:23 am
by triangles
Let's see, a battery will probably add 3 more months of shop time... :shock: