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Medabum last won the day on May 14 2016

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  1. Got my letter a few days ago.. It happens, but man I've been through the ringer...
  2. 2015 V6 FWD Acceleration Noise

    Went for my scheduled oil change and tire rotation that I purchased with the vehicle and presented the concern when scheduling the appointment. This is the Dealer I purchased the car from and the one Id like to service with however it is not local but worth the trip. The "Metallic clicking" noise upon acceleration wasn't found by the tech as the car had cooled over the hour the vehicle was there during the oil change and tire rotation. Luckily the service tech and service writer asked me to take them for a ride and when I got the car up to temp the noise came back every time upon acceleration at red lights and moving up on traffic... Im scheduled to bring it in with a rental car waiting until they isolate it. Again, the noise i hear on the v6 is not present until the vehicle is up to hot temperature and almost sounds like its low on oil,"tapping" noise just isn't as loud. Seems to be coming from the front left (driver side) compartment. Cant express enough how important it is to find a willing and good dealer. I no longer will deal with the most convenient and local dealer as their ownership and service department seems to be in shambles. Zappone in upstate NY seems to have the resources and willingness to care for those who do any business with them. No hassles just professional... Ill keep you posted and if anyone has any experience with this issue it would be much appreciated.
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  4. To be fair, The OEM tires that come on the car are really quiet and smooth, however they are god and i mean GOD awful when wet and in snow. I don't expect them to last past 30 to 40k. This is almost true on any new vehicle I have bought. I wouldn't replace them with the OEM for sure but if you have a crossroad with the odd sized 19's your options are a bit limited. Looks like you have an sxt that has 18s so you might have some more options.
  5. 2015 V6 FWD Acceleration Noise

    No codes, No problems starting, car feels fine. Rattles only happen when car is in gear under stronger acceleration and is only audible. This has been ongoing for about two months now and I switched to 93 non ethanol for the past few tanks. (empty to full) I did do BG additives fuel and oil during all of my first few oil changes and have since stopped. I can have the car in Park and run the engine up and down without replicating the noise. Thanks
  6. I still love this car and all it has to offer, yet I've posted just as many complaints. Most of my issues have been resolved on this forum yet im looking for advice on something that has been posted before but is not a hot topic here. There have been posts in the past about noise coming from the front (in my experience left) side when accelerating. If I merge or even taking off from a red light the car sounds like "loose bolts tinkering" or something rattling around. This only happens when in gear. It stops or quiets down around 3k rpm. Many of the posts here don't have any follow up or have been closed...... If the car is in neutral or park and I hit the gas there is no noise besides the engine itself. Have anyone else had this? Or have you had this problem resolved? Seems like a transmission issue yet the old posts suggest engine mount torque. My v6 FWD CR has 17000 miles on it. Thanks
  7. Muffler Upgrade

    Looks Good! Not that I'm THAT old I enjoy how quiet and smooth my journey is. Does it sound nice or obnoxious? With the RT you obviously have the 3.6L.
  8. Rolly

    Rest in peace Rolly. Looks like the world has lost someone who genuinely cares about others instead of himself.
  9. Crossroad Front Bumper

    Many props to this effort with photos and description here. The information and content is much appreciated as well as your time. Ill update what I find once i get a few things done off the home checklist and have some free time. However, my concern in previous posts may be different from the separation and loose panels that you have shown now that I see the photos. I was referring to the gap and space below the headlights just forward of the front wheels on the bumper. Seems to be quite a bit of play there. The same goes for the lower rear bumper just past the rear tire well on both sides. My 15 CR seems to be tight in the area that has given you issues.
  10. tire wet protection

    But who can resist that black magic sweet cherry smell? Must......Eat....Some.... That gel does work quite well and lasts for a while without any of it flinging off. Just like other have said it makes your tires really dirty. Just scrub the tire down before using it again. Other than that its a good product.
  11. Crossroad Front Bumper

    Does anyone have a photo of this? My 15 CR bumpers have play on each side. R/L front and back, but I have yet to have to see any cracks. Notice the play when washing or waxing the vehicle most notably under the headlights. This might just be how the car is as I only have mine to report. Like BM said, I'm sure the bumper hasn't changed but I applaud the effort and might do the same fix as the noise and feel of this is pretty annoying. I would be interested to see how many people actually crack their bumpers or notices the same play in these areas. So, I've never taken my front grill off, when you added "Metal shims" do you mean that you added washers to a bolt to take up the space or welded spacers to the frame?
  12. With a grain of salt, (no pun intended) I'd suggest a anything with high miles out of the salt belt as long as you can spare some time away from the family and drive it home. My wife bought her 09 zx2 escort in texas used for $5600 in 2002 and I drove it until just last year, only doing brakes, rotors, timing belt,alternator, the usual stuff because it was from a dry part of the country. I caught up with the guy who bought it form me for $500 bucks and he said it has drove 60 miles a day for him as an "a" to "b" vehicle. That noted, it was a manual transmission. When I sold it it needed wheel bearings and tie rods like no other but if you are willing to put just a little bit into it yourself you can get something that will work great. Lastly, if you live in a state with high emissions codes, you might be asking for a nightmare for inspections. NY is a pain in the A**
  13. Picking up my DJ in 2 days!

    Congrats on the new car, and yeah I think that's a pretty good deal considering I bought a new 15 with about the same mileage as you have now for way more than that! Like you I'm 6'2 and this is a comfortable car. Being in Michigan, be sure to turn your heated seats and wheel to auto on upon starting with the outside temp being below 40 degrees. This is a feature that if someone asked "would you like this for "x" amount of dollars?" I would have said NO without even thinking twice. Now that that I've had it and experienced it, I wouldn't have a car without it!. Also, with back problems, its really nice that the new heated seats just don't heat your ass. The lower back warmth is pretty nice as well. Enjoy and keep us posted!
  14. Finally got to wash and wax

    Looks great! Love the blue color as you don't see many crossroads around like this. Welcome to the forum. I kept mine like this until my dogs and kid started destroying it. But hey, that's what I bought it for.
  15. I finally got to clean up my "black" journey just in time for pollen season. Buy a silver one! Nice to see the back end reflect my garage for a few hours.
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