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Ford F-150, Ford F-250, Ford F-350, Ford F-100, Truck
#1240 of 2180 Re: '04 F150 still vibrating!! [gcullum]
Jun 21, 2005 (9:26 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 (6:52 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 (7:55 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 (8:25 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 (8:28 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 (4:56 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 (5:23 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 (10:25 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.
#1248 of 2180 Re: '04 F150 still vibrating!! [dog150]
Jun 23, 2005 (10:23 am)
Ford just bought back my 2004 F150 FX4 crew cab on Friday with the same problem. Seem they know they have this problem and after 4 repair visits could not fix it.. I took it to the Ford Arbitration and then to my state Attorney Generals office. They offered to give back my warranty money too . Unfortunely i had to buy a 2005 F150 on Friday and its was in the shop by Tuesday and still there today. (It wont come out of park) Seem like i'm buying Japenesse next time !
#1249 of 2180 Re: Acceleration [mac24]
Jun 23, 2005 (2:19 pm)
My apologies in advance for the lenght of this post, but I could use some assistance:
My 2004 F-150 experienced a similar problem posed by lima1. As I was backing out of a parking space, I had to take the truck out of reverse and put it in drive to re-adjust... immediately after the truck was in drive and I let my foot off the brake, the truck surged forward. I tried one foot on the brake and then two, but the truck kept accelerating towards a chainlink fence and a busy 4-lane road. I was half way through the fence before I could put the truck in park to stop the motion.
The entire front of my truck now looks like the chainlink fence it ran through. Ford roadside assistance was helpful, but now the dealer is having a difficult time locating the problem (and believing the situation).
It appears that Explorers have had a few instances of this problem with injuries invlolved, and another website has a story where another 2004 F-150 rear-ended some one at a stop light due to this problem.
Can anyone else shed some light to this situation, especially in getting Ford to own up to their problem?