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Ford F-150, Ford F-250, Ford F-350, Ford F-100, Truck
#1216 of 2180 Re: 2004 Ford F-150 SuperCab (4x4) [tadrag]
Jun 11, 2005 (8:25 am)
I told you I would get back on the park brake problem.On the report card it says removed park brake shoe replaced L/E brake actuator.My truck was a factory order and built at the KC plant. I am still having problems with the 4 low trying to engage on its own.Other problems I have had-------tailights repaired,tailgate repaired,catalytic convertor,remote start, windshield wiper motor, engine noise (engine dismanteled A/C and both cam gears replaced.I am really P that the dealer has to hear the transfer case noise and loud bang as it trys to engage the 4 low.I told them it could be the vac control and still nothing.They are a good dealership but have their hands tied on this problem.I can see another problem on the horizon if the problems keep up the glove box won't be large enough to hold the work orders
#1217 of 2180 Re: '04 F150 still vibrating!! [fanof88]
Jun 11, 2005 (11:56 am)
have a 2004 f150 supercrew and have had it in the shop twice. once they replaced the clutches in the rear end and when they gave it back to me it lasted about three months. the next trip to the shop they put anti friction treatment in the rear end and ajusted the computer . i still have the vibration and the slack is getting worse. the service dept says they have never heard of this problem!!! trade it in on a chevy before warranty expires.
#1218 of 2180 2001 Ford F-150 Super crew oil pressure
Jun 10, 2005 (7:34 pm)
I have a 2001 F-150 super crew. Just recently the oil pressure on first start up will fluctuate from 0 pressure to normal operating pressure.. Does anyone know what could be causing this? Oil level is normal.
#1219 of 2180 Re: 2001 Ford F-150 Super crew oil pressure [coultsd73]
Jun 10, 2005 (8:08 pm)
Could be the gauge. I had similar problem to my 93 Probe GT.
#1220 of 2180 1987 F-150 Exhaust
Jun 10, 2005 (8:42 pm)
My 1987 F-150, which I bought new, has served me well over the years. Just recently the truck has developed a exhaust leak on the passenger side exhaust header. The Forder dealer wants $300 to $1500 to repair the exhaust leak (note: the truck sounds like heck for the first few minutes after a cold start. But, once it's warmed up, the sound/leak goes away). The wide range in the repair cost is due to the potential of the mounting bolts breaking off due to rust. I found a replacement exhaust header on the internet for $55 and I'm thinking about repairing the vehicle myself. Hence, I'm looking for any suggestions or recommendations before I get dirty.
#1221 of 2180 Re: 1987 F-150 Exhaust [jrekj]
Jun 12, 2005 (3:31 am)
A good breaker bar to try to turn those bolts. Lotsa Band Aids for your busted knuckles, and a good set of drills and taps to replace the busted manifold bolts.
#1222 of 2180 Re: 2004 f150 violent shudder [volks]
Jun 12, 2005 (10:06 am)
have same problem- I have a 2004 F150 SuperCrew FX4 4X4 3.73 gears fully loaded! - was told it was the lube/grease in the drive shaft itself - some part slides in and out of drive shaft when the torque converter locks up - dealer re-lubed it 2 weeks ago (they needed to order some special grease from Ford) but I noticed a very light rumbble a few days ago - the exact same rummble that happened 2 months before the violent shudders started - also noticed problems with rear brakes when I release my emergency brakes (cracking noise when I put in in drive or reverse) - I crawled underneath and found that on the passenger side - the emergency brake cable has come off of the caliper ( cable has a little slot that hooks onto caliper) - taking it back for service/warranty work this week - well worth the $48, 850 sticker price eh? (I'm lucky, my budy runs the dealership so I got it at his cost and he treats me like a king- just a pain in the ass always taking it in for work!
#1223 of 2180 F250,4x4 rotor/brake problems
Jun 12, 2005 (8:02 pm)
I have an 03', 250, 4x4. I am having problems with severe front end shaking when braking at 55-60. Truck has 80k w/original pads in good shape. Dealer says warped rotors. This is the third time it has happened. I took it in other times and selling dealer fixed, no questions asked with nothing stated on repair ticket. I cant believe that the rotors are warped again. I live in Texas and there is never enough high water to drive thru just mud!!!!!!!!! Anybody got any ideas?????
#1224 of 2180 Re: 98 F-150 exhaust problem [jimmybluebear]
Jun 13, 2005 (7:17 pm)
I was just at my mechanics this evening, and as I suspected after a prolonged period of irritating ticking in my 97 f150 (4.6L)......the manifold is cracked. The ticking is particularly pronounced when the engine is cold, then dissipates as the engine heats (manifold expands and seal crack partially). Anyway, I was told that I should replace both the left and right at the sam,e time as the other one is likely to go sooner or later. Apparently the process is quite involved as the inner wheel wells have to be removed to get at the manifolds. My father has an 01 f150 and had the same problem. He had his replaced in Texas while touring with a house trailer. I was told I could live with the noise, but I think I have heard it long enough....so it looks like new manifolds. Other than that the engine runs great.
Hope that helps
#1225 of 2180 Re: 98 F-150 exhaust problem [jimmybluebear]
Jun 13, 2005 (8:03 pm)
One more thing....
There is a technical document curtesy of good ole' Visteon availible to all avid googlers':
This document is mostly technical jargon concluding no correlation between manifold cracking and engine run time. Most of the data is plotted using a Wiebull function (transforming data points to percent rank) and analyzed with basic statistics. It is interesting that there seems to be a clear linear relationship between failure and engine run time, yet the extrapolated conclusion is no causality. The tests were done using a lab simulation hot cold cycle for 10-10,000 hours. Unfortunately as with many other applications, there seems to be some serious lab to field extrapolation error...cause my truck has less than 150,000 miles and I definately have a manifold leak.
My 2 cents