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#1145 of 2180 Clutch Packs & Differential
May 16, 2005 (5:21 pm)
Hello all Ford Owners;
I am glad I found this forum. I have driven a Ford truck since my first 1975 Ford Courier and since gone through 5 F-150's. My '04 F-150 FX4 is the worst F-150 I have ever owned. At 36,000 miles it is at the dealership now for like the 7th time, two of these are to replace the Clutch Packs in the Differential. Key to this message is my truck was the 3rd F-150 in one day with this problem at my local dealer. Service tech spoke with Ford Engineer, they began having these problems since 2000 models. The material was changed so the steel was not hardened appropriately and they use a synthetic lubricant. From what I was told, they have re-designed the material now three times, I am getting a whole new package installed Next Day Aired direct from Ford Motor which is supposed to solve this problem
Many have mentioned slap and vibration. When the clutch packs go bad, and you turn from a stop the truck feels like you are in 4x4. This is a great indication you have a problem. I also noticed vibration when towing a bobcat dual axle trailer.
Other problems I have had include; the truck has self-accelerated in wet conditions (there is no mechanical throttle cable, wisdom changed it to a computer); the back seat rattels/rubs against the back window (so much for a quiet truck); it takes over a minute for the temperature control to change from floor or dash heat to defrost or vice versa (A minute into freezing rain and you are in trouble); the brake pedals switch to turn off the cruise control was broken and rattled constantly (very annoying and very hard to identify the source); Finally, what is the material of the back fender? I got a rock in the HUGE gap between the tailgate and the fender and it chipped off the material. It looks like some sort of plastic composite....definitely not steel.
This long time Ford owner is going to seriously consider another brand unless I get some good incentive from Ford to trade for another Ford truck this summer. I don't give up my loyalty easily and am a little embarrassed to do so, but I think the lead engineer for Ford's new truck went for style over substance this time around.
#1146 of 2180 Re: 2004 f150 violent shudder [sjs42464]
May 16, 2005 (5:24 pm)
Clutch Packs. I suggest you mention this to your dealer and read my last post.
#1147 of 2180 Re: towing question & rough engine [thedave1]
May 17, 2005 (7:08 am)
i have a 200 f-150 supercab 4x4,w/ the 5.4 l and the problem with your engine with the rough idlol maby the result of a bad ignition coil cause i have after replacing 6 ignition coils over the last 180,000 km, so you might want to try that if you want
#1148 of 2180 exhaust manifold studs for a 2000 f-150 4x4 supercab
May 17, 2005 (9:03 am)
i am presently looking for somewhere to buy stainless steel exhaust manifold studs to re-mount my manifolds or headers when i get them to my 2000 ford f-150 4x4 supercab w/ the 5.4L engine, so i dont have to wory about them rusting off again, i have a 180,000 on this vehicle and i like it very much and intend to keep it for awhile, so as things break or rust off with age i want to replace it with better stronger parts, oh yeah,and it is rust checked every year.so if anyone knows where i can get these s/s manifold studs i would appreciate a reply. thanks
#1150 of 2180 Re: [larrybullard]
May 19, 2005 (8:18 am)
I am getting really upset, I have been to the freakin Ford dealership (Alexander) and them mothers, tell me that I did something wrong, nobody else has complained of any Brake/Rotor problems. I asked them the call Big O Tires, and verify my story, all I was told to do it to get Big O to do the rotor job, because they are cheaper than the dealership. I am also trying to find out whether or not I have to replace the composite rotors with composite? Can you or anyone help me out. .
May 19, 2005 (3:56 pm)
OMG! Man! I feel your pain!
I'm having a problem with my Ford dealer and Ford myself. I've got a braking system that failed to stop my '02 F-150 King Ranch. I had to brake fast for an ambulance, and my truck kept on going.. and going ... and going.... I take it to an independent who tells me I need the dealership to diagnose further. The dealership says all my parts and electronics are within Ford specs. Everything was "green lighted" even after the little braking incident, but the service manager still witnessed the braking problem. Now Ford corp. says.. just replace the rotors and the pads with OEM to the tune of becoming a $685 safety experiment. I don't know what I'm gonna do about this problem yet. I've filed a complaint with the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration.
Good Luck and God Speed from Florida!
#1152 of 2180 Goodyear Wrangler ATS 305/70/R16
May 21, 2005 (1:04 pm)
I had a set of these on my old 2000 Chevy Silverado. Please, if you have these tires check them out. The left rear lost tread and tire pressure about 6 months ago and cause the truck to roll 40 mph. Total loss on the truck, caused wife and kid injuries. Look especially for cracking inside the tread. Goodyear has claimed they are not responsible for the tire. The report stated something was hit with the tire and caused the separation. Believe me, this is not the case. The tires were 305/75/R16.
#1153 of 2180 Re: f 350 dump flasher [greasy]
May 22, 2005 (1:11 pm)
thats a year 2000 ford 350 still cannot find it
#1154 of 2180 Bubbling paint on hood
May 23, 2005 (8:32 am)
I have a 2000 F-150. I noticed a lot of paint bubbles on the front of the hood so I brought it to the dealer. They said it was their fault due to some problem during painting. Since I was out of warranty they offered to pay half of a approx. $400 repair. They need the truck for a week and won't give a loaner. Rust will be here shortly. Seems to me if they caused the problem. they should pay for it. I guess ford paint jobs are only good for 3 years. Nowadays it seems all other models hardly ever rust out. I'll be buying a new truck next year approx. $35k. It will not be a ford. Real good business sense on their part.
Thanks for listening