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Ford F-150, Ford F-250, Ford F-350, Ford F-100, Truck
#1058 of 2180 You gotta be kidding ------FORD
Apr 14, 2005 (4:45 am)
My 1966 F-100 doesn't vibrate, my 1967 mustang fastback doesn't vibrate, my 1998 F-150 doesn't vibrate. You gotta be kidding ------FORD and all their engineers and techs can't fix this vibration problem in what 2 years? If you detect that I am disgruntled it's because I am. I am because I would like to buy a new truck the money is burning a hole in my pocket but I can't justify buying a FORD with all of these issues mentioned here. I will be forced to buy a Titan, oh yea I know they are not perfect either but at least they will run a little bit. FORD get a clue get it fixed so these folks can advertise that you are doing something to help the owners of these trucks. Instead of sorry can't help you or within Ford spec. This is B.S.
#1059 of 2180 clicking in rear end
Apr 14, 2005 (11:08 pm)
i have a 2000 F-150 and after a few minutes of driving the rear end makes a clicking noise when I come to a stop. It has been going on for about 2 months now and is getting worse. It does it when I go to stop and when I am traveling about 5 to 15 mph. Does anyone have any ideas what it may be?
#1060 of 2180 2004 Ford F-150 vibrations and fords lack of caring!
Apr 15, 2005 (3:03 pm)
Bought in july 04 started vibrating at 40mph at 3000 miles, here it is 3 drive shafts,2 different vibration/ steering dampiners , load tested tires, rebalanced tires, rebalanced drive shaft , whole new rear-end assy., new universal joints, new cabmounts, new egr valve, dealer (Bill Estes Ford )said not to bring back he couldn't fix it. Field service rep. for ford couldn't fix it an then lied to the Joke of a dispute settlement board. And the board said the problem was repaired by Dennis Wilson FSE for ford. What a joke they say they are volunteers,But they don't tell you is that they are appointed by Ford motor company. So now I'm forced to file a lemon law act on them. I will buy a toyota when this is settled, due to Ford does not stand behind there inferior products.
#1061 of 2180 These are not "Good Vibrations!!"
Apr 15, 2005 (4:22 pm)
Bought a 97 F350 with dump bed 3 months ago. (5 Speed manual diesel) Truck has 36000 miles, so it was a good deal - I thought!! Total Truck Vibrations as described by many above, started a month ago. Ford talk me into a new flywheel (the two piece model). No help. Now having a non ford garage look over the front end. Can anybody provide a solution to this problem? Will a drive shaft help? Will anything help? Somebody please help!!!
#1062 of 2180 Unintended acceleration
Apr 15, 2005 (4:14 pm)
I have a 2005 super duty with v10.just reached 3,000 miles.Recently on a weekend trip while sitting at a red light my truck suddenly revved up to where the rear tires were breaking loose from the pavement.I turned off the ignition restarted the truck and was fine.then it happened again in a resturant parking lot and i put the truck in netrual it revved to around 3k rpm for several seconds then dropped to idle.it did this one more time on my way home that weekend and Monday a.m. i called the dealer.Told them the story and figured they never believe it or find a cause but then it happened to the service tech when he test drove it.they tell me the computer had an error code p1101 so they replaced the mass air flow sensor.Does this sound correct to anyone?
#1063 of 2180 NEW F150 VIBRATION
Apr 16, 2005 (7:20 am)
I have read all the newer posts on this page. I own an 04 f150 crew with 2k miles and no complaints (other than the doors do not unlock when the ignition is turned off like my suburban does). i did speak to another owner who had a vibration problem and the dealer replaced something in the rear end and so far it had taken care of the problem. I think his was mostly a problem when turning though. hope this helps someone.
#1064 of 2180 Re: 98 f-150 4WD lockup [jdelaney]
Apr 16, 2005 (9:30 am)
Your pickup 4WD has a locked center differential, and 4WD should only be used in slippery conditions as the locked center diff will not allow the front axle to turn at a different speed than the rear, which is necessary when turning. The rear tires run on a tighter radius than the fronts.
Situation normal, but I know the first time it happened to me I was a little concerned also. Just switch the 4WD off when in conditions where traction is excellent. It will save tire wear, and improve gas mileage.
#1065 of 2180 Re: Brake switch havoc [dano5]
Apr 18, 2005 (3:47 pm)
Have you checked into other actions. I don't expect to keep having my truck towed.
I have been stranded 3 times.
I bought new so I would not have these problems. My truck was purchased feb 26 I have less than 700 miles. Maybe we can compare where they were made and see if this issue can be traced back to a certain area.
I have just taken it into the ford dealership and they are saying there is nothing wrong with the truck.
Once I was across the street from them and they said I had to get it towed to them. Its ticking me off, because when I call they act as if I am not pressing the break. The third time was just this weekend 25 miles from home. I asked the ford mechanic how to activate the override that is mentioned in the book. He never even heard of it. So I read it to him and he said he didn't know...and they would look at it when it got there. Because they mention the override in the book I bet they knew it would be a problem.
It was towed on a saturday evening. They of course are not working until monday morning. Last sunday when it locked up, a guy at my church was getting into his ford 150 truck so I asked him if knew what it could be. He called a friend who worked there and suggested it could be a fuse if it wasn't for the fact that it would eventually allow me move it from park. What he also observed was that the steering wheel is not locking in place when the engine is off. Have you found any other posts like this?
#1066 of 2180 cost of replacing head gasket?
Apr 19, 2005 (4:42 am)
I need to replace the head gasket on my 1999 F-150 because of an oil leak.
My local mechanic says it will cost about $2000!!!!! says the engine must be pulled? is this true or is something else being pulled?
#1067 of 2180 VIBRATION!!! 2004 Ford F-150 Extended Cab
Apr 19, 2005 (8:17 am)
After reading several postings in this forum, it is quite clear: I am not alone with respect to that fact that my 2004 Ford F-150 has an intermittent vibration problem which my Ford dealership has been unable to observe directly. I bought the truck about six months ago. The original owner, according to the dealership, decided that he wanted a bigger truck; he traded-up for the larger truck. I purchased this "new" truck from the same dealership; at the time of purchase, the mileage was 3,000. Now it is close to 11,000. The truck drove very nicely until about 9 days ago when I returned from an 8-day trip; the truck was NOT driven during that time. On the first day back from my trip, I was driving the truck on a country highway when I began to notice some vibrations -- the steering wheel was vibrating; the speed was 61 mph. At first, the intensity of the vibration was small, but, then, after about 60 s, the vibrations increased to the point where I immediately removed my foot from the throttle. I slowed down to about 42 mph. My immediate thought was that there was a problem with the tires; I pulled off the road and checked the tires -- no obvious problem. I continued driving on a smaller road, just in case the vibrations re-appeared. A few minutes later, they did. I observed that when I brought the truck to a complete stop with the engine still running, the vibrations usually were gone when I began driving again. The vibration problem first appeared within about 5 min after starting from a cold start. For the next 4-5 days, the vibration problem appeared each day within about 5 min from the start. I got the impression that this problem may be temperature-dependent because I have never observed the vibrations after the truck has been "warmed-up". However, the last day I drove it, TWENTY minutes elapsed before the vibration problem appeared. I was not driving on an InterState. The vibrations usually have appeared at speeds ranging from 40 to 60 mph. Finally, if I allow the truck to "cool-off" for about 3 hours during the middle of the day, the vibration problem will again be detected when I begin driving in the afternoon. At this point, my Ford dealership has had the truck for 5 days, including the weekend; they have been UNABLE to observe this problem. I mentioned this forum to the Service Manager, and she acknowledged that these trucks do have a vibration problem but that the location of the problem is in the rear of the truck. My vibration problem, like the other ones I have just read about in this forum, appears to come from the newly designed front suspension.
This vibration problem is a serious and elusive one. It is serious because if unchecked, the "natural frequency" of the front-end could be reached; if this occurred, the extreme energy could break-up the engine and threaten human life.