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Picked up my new Bullitt on Feb. 25, 2008. At 71 miles, car shut down, went into hobble mode, and died. Tow truck, to the shop. Two weeks later, armed with a shiny new powertrain control module, I hit the street again. At 84 miles... hobble mode. There I sit. Tow truck, to the shop. Design engineer flies in from Detroit. One week later, finds pinched wire leading from throttle body to powertrain control module. At 134 miles, I learn the cruise control doesn't work at all. Glitch in computer. Not a good start, but now all is well and I have managed to rack up 324 miles. Whoopee! :lol:
 

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Wow.
Sorry for your troubles.
I'm happy to report that my Bullitt ( later build, than yours, # 2678 ) has been perfect for 1.5 months and 1500 miles.
 

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Sorry to hear of your problems. Picked mine up April 26 and so far nothing but fun.
 

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StvMcQueen said:
Picked up my new Bullitt on Feb. 25, 2008. At 71 miles, car shut down, went into hobble mode, and died. Tow truck, to the shop. Two weeks later, armed with a shiny new powertrain control module, I hit the street again. At 84 miles... hobble mode. There I sit. Tow truck, to the shop. Design engineer flies in from Detroit. One week later, finds pinched wire leading from throttle body to powertrain control module. At 134 miles, I learn the cruise control doesn't work at all. Glitch in computer. Not a good start, but now all is well and I have managed to rack up 324 miles. Whoopee! :lol:
That engineer was probably a little miffed that someone did the easy thing the first time and just replaced the PCM instead of finding that pinched wire.
 

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That engineer was probably a little miffed that someone did the easy thing the first time and just replaced the PCM instead of finding that pinched wire.
Hi RC,
Well, the service tech is still working there, but I'm sure he got an earful. I was on the verge of swapping out even for a Calf. Special Convertible (and came frightfully close to doing just that), but hung in with the Bullitt at the last minute. The Shop manager confided that it would've been a terrible move, reminding me how "that Calf. Special isn't HALF the car of the Bullitt. Whew. :redface:
 

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Hi RC,
Well, the service tech is still working there, but I'm sure he got an earful. I was on the verge of swapping out even for a Calf. Special Convertible (and came frightfully close to doing just that), but hung in with the Bullitt at the last minute. The Shop manager confided that it would've been a terrible move, reminding me how "that Calf. Special isn't HALF the car of the Bullitt. Whew. :redface:

:lol: True, I just hope the CS guys don't read this :lol:
 

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EE-GADS! :eek: I might've stirred up a HORNET'S NEST!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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:lol: True, I just hope the CS guys don't read this :lol:
 

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Almost 3,000 miles and everything is peachy (has to be because I live in GA :wink:). I'm sorry to hear that you got the statistical lemon; hopefully that was the last of your issues.
 

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Thanks for sharing. It's amazing how something so simple can create so much havoc. Fortunately the symptoms were were worse than the actual problem and someone was sharp enough to nail it down. Hope you're finally able to enjoy your car.
 
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