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#1222 of 2180 Re: 2004 f150 violent shudder [volks]
Jun 12, 2005 (9:06 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 (7:02 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 (6:17 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 (7:03 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
#1226 of 2180 Ford F-250 telescoping mirror replacement
Jun 12, 2005 (7:54 pm)
I'm trying to replace a cracked driverside, telescoping, heated mirror with a turn signal outside edge. I found forddiscountedparts.com. they have just the glass. Has anyone replaced just this part?
Jun 14, 2005 (2:43 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.
#1228 of 2180 Re: 1987 F-150 Exhaust [wpalkowski]
Jun 14, 2005 (6:52 pm)
You forgot the book "1001 bad words".
#1229 of 2180 Re: 1987 F-150 Exhaust [lostwrench]
Jun 15, 2005 (1:54 am)
I wrote that book a long time ago when I tried changing my own ball joints.
#1230 of 2180 2004 F150 XLT Seats
Jun 16, 2005 (4:55 pm)
Overall, I would have to say that this truck is an impressive truck. But I have not driven the others, only read reviews and I have only had this one for a bit, so time will tell on the quality. But my Biggest gripe, seat design. Bump in the very lower back portion without even cranking up lumbar. Causes aches in my back. Other models don't have this or not as pronounced. Isn't this what Lumbar control is for ??
Has anyone ran across this ?? I would think that my options are to Trade for different Ford with seats more to my liking or swap these seats out. I don't even know if I can, I would need to go to Ford site to check.
#1231 of 2180 1976 F150 fuzable link problem
Jun 17, 2005 (7:58 pm)
Alright heres the problem. The fuzable link between the altenatoer and the starter relay keeps on blowing every time i hook up the battery and I have now idea how to fix it. The altenator is perfectly fine, it is brand new. And of corse so is the fuzable link everytime I put one in. Any help would do fine thanks