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Old May 4th, 2013, 07:12 AM   #21
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Well, ended up with neither. Got a good price on an 02 bravada, no cool factor, but a solid ride. Only problem is it was over run with air fresheners when I looked at it the first time, when I went back and bought it, I found out why. Previous owner must have been a smoker. Any tips for getting rid of smoke smell???
A lot of the tips on this page are pretty good.

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Old May 4th, 2013, 08:41 AM   #22
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Enjoy and relish the fact you did not go with a Land Rover, they will challenge the deepest of wallets to a long and nasty fight and win every time. And in the end, when you sell them for less than scrap value, you have achieved the true pleasure of owning a Land Rover. GETTING RID OF IT!
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Old May 4th, 2013, 08:52 AM   #23
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That was gone when I got it ....as long as IVE owned it there has been no added issues. A simple fix with a wire in the steering column from what i've read.

The door ajar thing has happened, however when I hear a vehicle has big "electrical" issues my mind goes to more important things than a "door ajar" light and for a 12 year old vehicle i'm ok with that once in a great while mishap. I wouldn't hesitate for a second to buy it again......but as for the V10......fawk no. 7.3 only
Please show me where I said "big" Electrical issues....I said "Electrical pain in the ass" and when you find that your GEM module has gone bad (Very common in more than one Ford Vehicle of that era) I think Electrical pain in the ass will be an understatement.

A simple fix? Just like the simple $400 gas pedal I had to buy (it really sucks when you have to idle home), throttle positioning sensor, and the $50 wheel speed sensor in the diff, and the however much expensive ABS sensor's that went bad in the front axle, and the $500+ GEM module that isn't available any longer, and the $50-100 per door for power lock actuators.

As i've done more reading and research the getting suck in 4 low, the ruining of multiple brand new batteries (those are cheap), the inability to shift correctly, broken fuel gauge, and who knows what else stems back to the GEM module, the module that controls the entire truck that isn't available any longer.

THAT seems like a pretty big electrical issues to me.

I'd buy a v-10 just as often as the 7.3, $ for $ it doesn't cost any more to maintain and or repair, in fact i bet over the long haul it is cheaper.

But after buying into the hype of how awesome the 7.3 is and how it will run for a million miles and how great the fuel economy will be towing and empty and all that jazz, i'd just stick for the simplicity and cost effectiveness of a gas motor. And, I'd make sure the problem wasn't circled on the grill.

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Old May 4th, 2013, 08:55 AM   #24
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That was gone when I got it ....as long as IVE owned it there has been no added issues. A simple fix with a wire in the steering column from what i've read.

The door ajar thing has happened, however when I hear a vehicle has big "electrical" issues my mind goes to more important things than a "door ajar" light and for a 12 year old vehicle i'm ok with that once in a great while mishap. I wouldn't hesitate for a second to buy it again......but as for the V10......fawk no. 7.3 only
I hope for your sake the door problem ajar problem is not related to your windsheild leaking and your gem getting wet. If it is you will soon know what big electrical problems are.
It would be worth investigating before you end up with a 8,000 lb dead pos you cant sell.

A simple search like ford f serious bad gem will enlighten you. This problem has caused many life long ford fans to switch brands.
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Old May 4th, 2013, 09:08 AM   #25
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I hope for your sake the door problem ajar problem is not related to your windsheild leaking and your gem getting wet. If it is you will soon know what big electrical problems are.
It would be worth investigating before you end up with a 8,000 lb dead pos you cant sell.

A simple search like ford f serious bad gem will enlighten you. This problem has caused many life long ford fans to switch brands.
You're trying to use logic with jeepbratt?

Same thing happened with our Ford Explorer, except at that point when we got rid of it I just thought it was an electrical POS. What I didn't realise, which I do now, is most of the issues we were having with that car stemmed back to the GEM module as well. Luckily we were able to trade both in.
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