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Ford F-150, Ford F-250, Ford F-350, Ford F-100, Truck
#1206 of 2180 Re: shutter problem / lemon law [stop4it]
Jun 07, 2005 (10:52 am)
stop4it: re: lemon law. hopefully all the 2005 F-150 will comment on this site with any cab vibration, drive-train slack and knocking and gas mileage problems they are having that carried over from the 2004 to 2005 F-150. It appears this platform
has problems in 2005 that never were addressed by Ford during 2004 model year.
All the people who comment will help others build their case with Ford that these problems exist on a larger than one customer scale.
#1207 of 2180 Front End Problems???
Jun 07, 2005 (9:10 pm)
New here, had a question about a 1999 F-250, V10 4x4. Started having a problem when I made a left hand turn. I'd make the turn and I'd straighten it out and just as I got the wheel straight, it would jerk to the right, then jerk back to the left. It'd do it a couple of times then go away. It didn't happen every time that I made a left hand turn, but then it started happening when I was turning for a curve in the road instead of just a full 90 degree turn.
Took it to the garage, had a center link replaced, upper and lower ball joints on passenger side also replaced, then had an alignment done. It's still drifts to the right. I've already put out about $500 for this and seen two different mechanics. The first one had no idea what the problem was. The second one said the center link portion of the pitman arm needed to be replaced. It was, problem's still there.
Looks like there's grease coming out of the elbows. Normal or not? Could that have anything to do with the original problem? Or could it be something in the steering box? The second mechanic who replaced all those parts says that the center link was the problem and it should be fixed now. I don't really feel like being charged another $100 just to have him look it over and say he doesn't know what's wrong. I'm sort of nervous about taking my kids in the truck because it has jerked hard enough that it even makes me nervous as to what could happen.
Any suggestions or info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
Jun 08, 2005 (11:17 pm)
I have a '93 F150 5.0L that doesn't seem to have much power. It is very sluggish up hills and on the hiway. Sometimes it doesn't want to go over 50 mph. When under load, like up hills it makes a ticking noise. Just bought the truck. I have replaced the fuel filter, air cleaner, pcv. Next I will look at plugs I guess. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
#1209 of 2180 Re: shutter problem / lemon law [stop4it]
Jun 09, 2005 (4:17 am)
I now have an 04 F-150 and have not experienced the vibration/shhutter problem that you have. I did buy a new 97 Ranger and experienced the same problem. After 14 visits to the dealer, new tires several new bearings and several new drive shafts and 13,000 miles later I took the keys into the service manager laid them on his desk and told him I no longer wanted this truck. Ford gave me the MSRP of the 97 toward a brand spanking new 98. I was very satisfied with the deal, that is why I still drive a ford this is my 2nd F-150 since then.
#1210 of 2180 antifreeze leaking
Jun 09, 2005 (10:27 am)
I have a 1996 Ford F-250 7.2 powerstroke diesel. I have antifreeze coming from the rear of the engine. I suspect a freeze plug. Where is it located? Do you have any other ideas or suggestions. Do you have any other information that I might need in repairing it.
#1211 of 2180 Acceleration
Jun 10, 2005 (4:33 am)
is it possible for my 2005 Ford F150 supercab to accelerate while pressing the brake without catching the gas padel.
#1212 of 2180 Re: Acceleration [lima1]
Jun 10, 2005 (7:00 am)
Oh, you wanted to know how?
Well (assuming you have a vacuum brake booster), if it develops a fault that allows part of the vacuum containment to access the atmosphere while the brake is applied, you have the equivilant to a temporary inlet manifold leak, and an inlet manifold leak will allow the engine rpm to rise.
It's not common, and it's not like full throttle, but it can happen. Usual result is that you come to a halt and wonder why the engine is racing.
#1213 of 2180 "Lugging" Problem/Issue
Jun 10, 2005 (9:12 am)
I'm new to this forum - I have a 2003 F-150 SuperCrew automatic transmission. While gradually accelerating between 45-50 mph my truck "lugs", which feels like going over a bump in the road. This never happens when I accelerate quickly. This speed range must be the point at which the transmission goes into overdrive, but it seems confused sometimes. Is this a concern or just a symptom of this truck?
#1214 of 2180 Re: 98 F-150 exhaust problem [dustyk]
Jun 10, 2005 (1:54 pm)
Guess I'll have to get underneath and check it out, hopefully manifold isnt cracked.
thanks for the imput
#1215 of 2180 launch shudder
Jun 11, 2005 (4:57 am)
I have a 2002 ford F-250 5.4 auto. limited slip. I get a shudder when I accelerate froma dead stop or making a turn and get under moderate to heavy acceleration. I was told it was just the clutches in the posi rear but I was wondering if it could be the tranny. this is the only Ford I owned that I experienced this with. The shuddering stops once the truck is moving. can anyone enlighten me?