Need GT specialist!!!


WolfGT

GT Owner
Sep 23, 2020
2
Los Angeles
I need help finding a GT specialist in the Los Angeles area. Like many of you, my gauges always go in and out and have usually been pretty easy to fix, but this time the place I usually go to is trying to charge $13,000 for a fuel gauge module because my fuel gauge is not working. So that is obviously ridiculous and was wondering if anybody on here had a good reference for me in the southern California area for somebody very familiar with these GT issues??? Thanks for your help.
 

DBK

The Favor Factory™
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Le Mans 2010 Supporter
Jul 30, 2005
14,914
Metro Detroit
@nota4re

$13,000? I'd love to see what other services come with it for that price.
 

WolfGT

GT Owner
Sep 23, 2020
2
Los Angeles
I don’t think the other services to cover that price are legal.
 
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extrap

GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
Jul 16, 2020
333
N Cent FL
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nota4re

GT Owner
Mark IV Lifetime
Le Mans 2010 Supporter
Feb 15, 2006
3,802
OP - I left you my cell number in a private message. We can help.

I can guess who provided that quote because we've seen similar quotes for related work.

If same dealership I'm thinking of, the GT owner took his GT in for the airbag recall. Despite having an appt, the dealership incurred a delay and kept car overnight. The next day they said they were done. He picked it up and drove away. Within a block, no HVAC. No fan, no AC, dead controls. He turned around. Dealership claimed it was unrelated to their airbag work - but they would take a look anyway (since they are so nice). Almost 2 hours later they diagnosed problem to be faulty HVAC control module and quoted him "about $6000" to get and install part.

Thankfully, owner was smart enough not to trust them. Over time, he found us and told me the story. I told him that the HVAC was literally immediately adjacent to the passenger side airbag and I sincerely doubted it was bad - but odds are they did something wrong. Turns out we were right (kudos to Ryan for isolating problem). The dealership had inadvertently (hopefully) bent a pin in an electrical connector coming from the console HVAC controls to the module. Ah! Found it! Not so fast. We fixed the pin and connector and still the HVAC did not work. As it turns our there was another connector that simply was not connected. Once connected, everything was back to perfect.

In the best case, it was just real sloppy work combined with very poor diagnostic skills. In the worst case, well, let's not go there.

Gauge problems are EZ to diagnose and resolve.
 
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nota4re

GT Owner
Mark IV Lifetime
Le Mans 2010 Supporter
Feb 15, 2006
3,802
Ugh... spoke to OP. Same dealership. What the hell is wrong with them? Sounds like a simple gauge replacement. I HATE dishonesty!
 

B.M.F.

GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
Jan 29, 2009
1,417
Minnesota
holy sheet! lol
 

jaxgt

GT Owner
Mark IV Lifetime
Jul 12, 2006
2,509
which dealership? would be good for people to know!
 
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extrap

GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
Jul 16, 2020
333
N Cent FL
Yeah, prob won't ever affect me, but maybe give their company initials, or type the name in pig latin 🤪

... or give their address.
 

MNJason

GT Owner
May 14, 2010
2,036
Twin Cities
Shame on them!
 
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twobjshelbys

GT Owner
Jul 26, 2010
5,355
Las Vegas, NV
It's their way of telling you they don't want to do that business any more. My Ford dealer priced me out of services too.
 

MGinLA

Member
Jul 28, 2020
8
Calabasas, CA
I can say that Kendall is the one to see about this. You and Joel reminded me that I need to take mine to him soon. Thanks,
 
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junior

GT Owner
Mar 9, 2007
1,121
So Cal
We're very fortunate to have Kendall and Ryan supporting F-GT owners, class act for sure.
 
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Oct 14, 2009
213
Alberta, Canada
It's their way of telling you they don't want to do that business any more. My Ford dealer priced me out of services too.
Gaudin?

QSS
 

twobjshelbys

GT Owner
Jul 26, 2010
5,355
Las Vegas, NV
 

roketman

GT Owner
Mark IV Lifetime
Oct 24, 2005
6,905
ma.
They are practicing bad business!
That kind of reputation will haunt theme.