1997 Ford F-150 Donation? How much is fair? How much is adeq

Tiny
TDOLCE
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  • 1997 FORD F-150
1997 Ford F150 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 275K miles

I hate that nobody gives a suggestion as to the amount that would be considered fair to donate so that I could get my question answered here. Are we talking 5 bucks, 10 bucks or 50 bucks? I want to be fair and I do value a skilled mechanic's ability to answer questions here.

Just have no clue as to what "they" expect.
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Wednesday, December 9th, 2009 AT 3:47 PM

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Tiny
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A donation is just that.A donation. You give however much you feel is right. That is not anyone else's decision other than yours. If you feel that your question is a very difficult one then you may choose to give more than someone who thinks they have a relatively easy question. As moderators of the forum, we can not see the amount that was donate. Only the administrators of this website can see that. I don't know if donations are normally $1, $5, $10 etc. I assume that they are all different and perhaps if there was an average and I am guessing it would be around the $5 range. Then again, the choice to donate and how much to give is completely up to you and what you should think about is how difficult your question would be to a technician. Hope this helps a little more.

So what do you need assistance with anyway?
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Wednesday, December 9th, 2009 AT 4:56 PM
Tiny
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A small amount will do from the heart considering the flat labor rates that ranges from $70.00-$130.00 for diagnostic purposes and other stuffs involved. Your donation helps keeps the site running. Once again any amount that's reasonable to you
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Wednesday, December 9th, 2009 AT 5:01 PM
Tiny
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Thanks. I just didn't want to do the "wrong" thing. I felt weird by asking. Perhaps cheap. But then again. Like I said.I also didn't want to donate 5 bucks when 50 was expected. Then I would REALLY come across as cheap. Thanks for clearing this up for me.

My question is with my 97 F150. Which has always been a love/hate relationship. For the last 2 years now. It has a real rough shift from 1st to 2nd (after coming off a stop at a light or intersection). It just hangs there and revs for a second but finally jerks and kicks in once I pamper the gas pedal a bit. It shifts beautifully in every other gear and this behavior has not changed in the last 2 1/2 years.

It's an Automatic. And it just hates it when I go from a stop to the next gear.

I can't complain too much as this truck has 258,000 miles on her. It's a 4.2 Liter V6.

I'm not a mechanic. Obviously. But I have heard about something called an Accumulator Spring that goes bad once in awhile and could possibly be a cause.
With my luck though. Its probably the tranny ready to go.(But two years now?)
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Thursday, December 10th, 2009 AT 1:21 PM

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