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#1179 of 2180 Re: 2000 Ford F-150 Big Problem - Need Help [bear54]
Jun 01, 2005 (4:49 am)
When you buy a truck or a car but more with trucks you have to check the ball joints from time to time there are no grease fittings there sealed units. Lift the tires off the ground a few inches or on a lift and put a bar under the tire and rock the tire and check to see how much it moves it should not move at all if it does the ball joint is shot and also at that point check the tie rides I just replaced my whole front end to my F250 4.6 L 1998 with after market parts with grease fittings the whole job ran just under $1000,00.00 be safe good luck
#1180 of 2180 2004 Ford F-150 SuperCab (4x4)
Jun 01, 2005 (5:44 pm)
I purchased a new 2004 Ford F-150 SuperCab (4x4) in October 2004. The truck now has just over 3,600 miles on it. I have recently had a "shuddering and/or vibration" sensation while travelling between 30-40 M.P.H.. The first time it happened, I had to pull to the side of the road....the "shuddering" effect was unbelievable. I thought one of the tires went flat. After checking all four tires, which were all fine, I drove on my way. The "shuddering" effect feels like I am driving across an old fashioned washboard. The "shuddering" effect has happened about six times within the past week. I have noticed that other Ford Truck owners have experienced similar problems with thier Ford F-150's. Anyhow, I will be contacting my Ford Dealer in the A.M. to make an appointment regarding this problem. Hopefully I won't get the typical run around from the dealer. It is interesting to note that others are having the same problem....put me on the list of people begining to have serious doubts about the All New Ford F-150 4x4.
#1181 of 2180 overdrive problem
Jun 01, 2005 (6:12 pm)
need some help..have a 1999 F250 7.3PS diesel..an the overdrive button has stopped working..the light will not come on, an when pressed doesnt shift out of overdrive..could this be a fuse or am I looking at major repairs? If anyone has any advice please let me know!
thanks so much!
#1182 of 2180 Re: 2004 Ford F-150 SuperCab (4x4) [wipeout]
Jun 01, 2005 (6:31 pm)
I have had similar problems, outlined above, which appears to be related to emergency brakes. I took it in to the dealer who disassembled the emergency brakes and said everything looked OK, no unusual wear, no rust, he reassembled and so far in about 3 weeks I have only had one instance of the shuddering. Not sure where I'll go with this problem next, I live in a very hilly area and really like to use the park brake when parking.
I isolated the cause by slightly depressing the e-brake pedal during the shuddering, and found that it intensified the shudder. it seems to go away in a few miles, but is not acceptable performance.
#1184 of 2180 F250 4X4 transmission noise
Jun 01, 2005 (7:06 am)
I just purchased a used 1994 F250 Diesel 4X4 and just this morning (June 1,05) every time I slowed down I got a vibration in the shift lever that engages and disengages the 4x4. I was thinking it could be a universal joint going bad but have not had time to check it out. I also thought that it might not be completely disengaged from the 4x4 mode but it seemed to be when I checked it.
#1187 of 2180 Acceleration Noise (Diesel Sound?) & Motor Oil Viscosity
Jun 03, 2005 (12:44 pm)
I'm wondering if anyone else has had this same problem. I have a 2001 F150 Supercrew. At times when I start the truck and place it in gear and accelerate forward, a noise (much like a "small" diesel sounding noise) comes from within the engine area. I have had this problem on and off for over a year. I have attributed this to poor quality gas due to buying it at a local supermarket that offers the promo discount. This noise does not appear when I crank it so I am assuming it is not a lifter. It only takes place after I pull away from my parked position and am moving forward. It lasts maybe 10 seconds and completely disappears when I reach 25-30mph. This happens during the hot and cold months. I live in Houston, Texas (high humidity). The sound has completely disappeared in the last few months as I have switched to Chevron with Techron. I've checked my belt and it is not loose or worn. I have approx. 49500 miles. Other than this problem the truck runs great.
One last question for other 01 SCrew owners in my area, my manual says to use 5W-30 motor oil but I have had Ford try to switch me to 5W-20 (after 2001 models they switched to 5W-20). How in the world is 5W-20 going to give me the heat protection in this part of the world? If I lived in Detroit I could understand but I don't need 5W protection down here.
Thanks in advance for any future replies.
#1188 of 2180 F-250 2000
Jun 03, 2005 (1:58 pm)
Hey, can anyone out there tell me if you have experience such the same problem.
While braking the truck lurches forward and then the RPM's rapidly decline past 0 and shut the vehicle down. I need some help here. if anyone has had this problem send message.