Last post on Nov 26, 2006 at 9:18 PM
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Ford F-150, Ford F-250, Ford F-350, Ford F-100, Truck
#1238 of 2180 Re: 1994 Ford F 350 [mwford]
Jun 19, 2005 (6:27 pm)
What you need to think about is this. How many transmissions, springs, front ends and rear ends have you seen that lasted this long. I just bought a 94 F250 gas job with 88k on it. In the last year it has had all of these things done to it. Ball joints, steering linkage, u-joints, emergency brake cables, all brake lines, all fuel lines, front calipers and rotors, radiator, heater motor, tranfer case output shaft seal, complete exhaust, transmission cooler lines, power steering pump and the brake master cylinder. Here's what it still needs. Steering box sector shaft seal, front springs sagging 1/2" causing the front end to be out of alignment and both fuel tanks leak on the top. Hopefully this will answer your question for you. Yes the motor will get 300+ miles with no problem.
#1239 of 2180 Sector shaft seal blowing out.
Jun 19, 2005 (6:32 pm)
I have a 1994 Ford F250 with power steering. The sector shaft seal was leaking on it. I replaced it and the power steering pump as it was groaning a lot. After bleeding off the air in the system and running the motor a few minutes. The new sector shaft seal literally blew out of the box. There is no groove in the box to hold the snap ring in place. Anyone experience this problem with a Ford? I put the seal back up in and put in 2 snap rings. Again it blew both of the snap rings and the seals out of the box.
#1240 of 2180 Re: '04 F150 still vibrating!! [gcullum]
Jun 21, 2005 (8:26 am)
2004 150, crew cab, long bed, payload pack, 5.4.. terrible vibration and slack problems. My problems started at 300 miles. First they replaced the tires, then they balanced the new tires again, indexed the drive shaft, etc. The problem is still there. Engine idle problems-cab shakes at idle. Throttle problems-if I push the pedal slightly, the truck surges, if I push it hard it won't spin the tires unless it is wet. Bad shudder when towing even light load. If I try to pass, the truck won't go and the trans doesn't know which gear to grab. If I slow down, the truck clanks when I speed up. Ford's solution? Tires, drive shaft, rotors, differential clutches, steering rack, re-program the computer, NOTHING HAS CHANGED! Told me I'm not used to the drive by wire system, I'll get used to it. Transmission bang is normal. They offered to extend my warranty but only if I give up my lemon law rights. Generous offer.
Jun 21, 2005 (5:52 pm)
I always thought Ford was the way to go for pickups. Even light duty F150s. Wow. A quick scan of these posts gives me pause.
#1242 of 2180 Re: Ford quality [blckislandguy]
Jun 21, 2005 (6:55 pm)
The usual answer to a post like yours is to say that this is a forum for F-series problems, so what do you expect? These problems are random and only represent a tiny percentage of Ford truck owners, right?
Unfortunately, when I combine the posts here with first hand knowledge of the experiences of more than ten 'new F-150' owners, I have to say that I think there's something serious developing here.
Every owner of the 'new F-150' that I know personally, has a problem that's yet to be fixed. Virtually all have vibration problems, and a couple have transmission problems as well.
I'm so glad I didn't buy one (I wanted a 4X4 SuperCrew), and as a long time satisfied Ford owner that makes me sad.
#1243 of 2180 Re: 2004 f150 violent shudder [volks]
Jun 21, 2005 (7:25 pm)
I have a 2004 supercab that has just developed vibrations, although not violent at about 11000 miles. It feels like maybe something on a tire but is not the case. It will do it for awhile and it goes away. Can't figure it out but ir seems to be happening more often. I will bring it to the dealer and see what they say. Other that this it is a great truck.
Jun 21, 2005 (7:28 pm)
I am looing for a 4x4 truck and was interested in the f150 fx4 but after reading these posts i am sticking with the toyota tundra. i saw a commercial the other day with a f150 and a tundra and the guy in the f150 was getting towed away, i laughed but after reading these posts maybe there's some truth to that. anyway it's unfortunate that people are paying a premium for these trucks and ending up with a fixer upper. ford had better start addressing these problems because people like me looking to buy a truck are reading these forums. it's sad to hear about the problems but thanks for posting so people like me can make good decisions.
Jun 22, 2005 (3:56 am)
My truck is not the norm. In my family there are two other 150s (new) and they are trouble free. Alot has to do with the dealer. My dealer was Walker Ford in Clearwater, Florida. Denial of problems or can't duplicate is their way of calling me a liar. Couple that with them giving me a Focus instead of my work truck for days on end (a ploy to inconvenience me so I won't keep bringing the truck back) and you have one irate customer.
Jun 22, 2005 (4:23 am)
I have a 93 f-150 4x4 with a 300-6cyl and a 5-spd. I bought the truck about 10000 miles ago and it had what I thought was a weak clutch then. So I replaced it. At first all was well. But not long after ( Maybe a week) it went back to it's regular old self. Not engaging until it's very high on it's release. Any ideas?
#1247 of 2180 Re: Can you lube the turn signal stalk? [wpalkowski]
Jun 22, 2005 (9:25 am)
I have exactly the same problem with my 98 F-150. Just like your problem, mine started on a cold morning of last winter. It started as an intermittent problem. It is now summer and this problem happens every time if I turn on the right turn signal fast. It seems to work ok if I turn it on slowly. Let me know if you found a solution to this problem.