For weeks I've been troubleshooting some surging, jerking, and lack of power on my '03. After playing the guessing game, I finally broke down and took it to GARY SMITH FORD here in Ft. Walton Beach, FL. Now, I'm usually not one to drop names, but I can't resist here.
First off, I'll tell you what the "fix" is for my truck. According to the dealership, I need a new EGR (saw that coming), a new MAP Sensor (understandable), and to run some injector cleaner. All of this, for the "reasonable" price of $1,200 + Tax + Labor. Yes, you read it right. The guy also says, "oh, one more thing, you're 'Water in Fuel' light is also on...how long has it been on?" I say "it never has been...and it wasn't even on when I dropped it off at your dealership this morning...so why would it be on now after you've touched it?" He replies, "Oh...*PAUSE* I'll have the tech re-evaluate it.
Low and behold, when I pick up the truck...NO water in fuel light. Go figure that one out. So, here I am, $213.70 later...JUST to have the Ford Dealership tell me what's wrong. WHAT A RIP OFF!!! I dunno if we support cutting down a dealership here on the org or not, but this is legit. A WORD TO THE WISE...IF YOU NEED UR TRUCK REPAIRED...DONT TAKE IT TO GARY SMITH FORD IN FT. WALTON BEACH, FLORIDA!!!!!!
On a lighter note...I'll let you know if the diagnosis was right, when I change the parts this weekend.