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#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.
#1189 of 2180 Lurch F-250 2000
Jun 03, 2005 (2:18 pm)
Having some problems while stepping on the brake to stop the truck lurches forward the RPM drops to 0 and the truck quits. Anyone else having the same problem? Nees help
#1190 of 2180 Re: 04 F150 vibration problem [micomark]
Jun 03, 2005 (7:35 pm)
have your torque converter checked. It could be bad or out of balance. I had a similar sensation and replace the converter and solved the problem. good luck
#1191 of 2180 Re: 04 F150 vibration problem [spacercable]
Jun 03, 2005 (7:38 pm)
check your torque converter. I had similar sensations and replace the converter and solved the problem. other items to check: carrier bearing, drive shaft trueness.
the clunking noise could be in your chunk (rear end) and would also cause vibrations if it were damaged and out of line.
#1192 of 2180 F350 - Pickup Canopy at Discount on Internet?
Jun 03, 2005 (8:13 pm)
I am looking on behalf of my husband for a pickup canopy and trying to save some money of course. Any reputable discount sellers/online sellers of pickup canopies? I realize shipping on something like that would be a lot but wonder if the cost savings would still be significant. He has a F350.
He is interested in the "Leer" brand as he made a note as that being one of his favorites.
Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
#1193 of 2180 Re: 2004 Ford F-150 SuperCab (4x4) [wipeout]
Jun 05, 2005 (8:10 am)
The problem you're describing is most likely NOT the drive train. It's a tire issue. When the truck sits, it creates flat spots on the tires. This is particularly noticeable in the morning. As you drive, the flat spots can fall into sync and create one heck of an oscillation. Once the tires are warm, the problem should lessen.
I had this exact same problem with my dad's 1986 F-150 and a 89 Jeep Wrangler in each case, when I changed tires, the problem was solved. Now I have a 2005 F-150 and I notice the rough ride until the tires warm up.
My guess is the dealer won't be much help. The real issue is the weight of the vehicle and the tire design.
#1194 of 2180 trans or transfer case noise
Jun 05, 2005 (9:23 am)
I have a 2004 f150 4x4 . At any given time or speed a loud whine noise appears.It sounds like the 4x4 kicking in and some times there is a loud bang in the rear end like gear engagement.It dosen't do it all the time and of course when the mechanic drives it the problem is not there.Any help would be appreciated.
#1195 of 2180 Re: 2004 Ford F-150 SuperCab (4x4) [tadrag]
Jun 05, 2005 (12:38 pm)
Have them replace the parking brake I had mine replaced and the problem is gone.
#1196 of 2180 won"t start w/o throttling gas pedal
Jun 05, 2005 (2:01 pm)
New guy saying Hi! I'm having a problem w/ my 2001 v-10 idling and starting. It won't start w/o throttling the gas and when it starts I have to keep it running with the pedal. It's happened twice this week. I've changed the fuel filter and done the gas treatments but it was no help. Any suggestions would be great before I take it to the ever under standing an fair dealership in my town