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Ford F-150, Ford F-250, Ford F-350, Ford F-100, Truck
#1249 of 2180 Re: Acceleration [mac24]
Jun 23, 2005 (1:19 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?
#1250 of 2180 diesel performance modules
Jun 23, 2005 (1:23 pm)
I recently purchased a 2005, 6.0 power stroke and am considering a power performance module. I don't know anyone who has one in their vehicles but I have heard that they can enhance performance and gas mileage. I'm interested in Edge products, Bullydog, and Banks. They all sound reputable. They claim that these are 10 minutes installations (by whom?). Are these modules intended to be installed by average mechanic? Is it necessary to buy the higher-end module with controller, monitor and gauge?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
#1251 of 2180 Vibration 2005 F150 Supercrew
Jun 23, 2005 (2:06 pm)
I am having a vibration problem mainly in the steering wheel on my 2005 F150 SuperCrew. I have had this vibration since new and it seems to become noticeable at 65 MPH.
I had the vehicle in for service twice and they were not able to fix the problem yet but now said they will order me 3 new tires and that the tires were probably the problem.
I will have the vehicle in for service on Monday, 6/27. Guess I will see if this fixes the problem. Other than this I love my truck, and I am hoping that the problem I am having isn't as bad as some are describing above.
#1253 of 2180 Re: '04 F150 still vibrating!! [chelsee]
Jun 24, 2005 (4:36 pm)
That is great they bought it back, I am trying
#1254 of 2180 Rough Automatic shifting
Jun 24, 2005 (9:38 pm)
I just bought a used 2000 f150 4x4 trition v8 5.4 automatic with 84000 miles. It runs great, although I notice that it kicks into gear harder when I'm accelerating at a fast speed. If I'm going 65 and push it to pass another vehicle getting the rpm up to 3 or 4,it seems to shift hard when going back to 2 rpms. Is this normal with the automatic overdrive, or do I need to get it serviced?
#1255 of 2180 Re: Weak Clutch [dunerider]
Jun 25, 2005 (5:28 am)
I really could use some help here please. Any ideas at all? Thanks
#1256 of 2180 Ford Virbration Problems; Contrarian Purchaser
Jun 25, 2005 (6:53 am)
I see lots of posts about vibration problems and wonder if there is one particular model that is afflicted? Maybe the the SuperCrew with the long box? I think it would help potential Ford buyers (both new and used) avoid problems and help Ford fix the darn problem if it could be isolated to a particular drive train, wheel base and/or body style.
Diablo_Dude mentions in passing "paying a premium for these trucks" which just isn't the case. A smaller Toyota with less power is going to cost 10K MORE up front than the F150 but have much more resale value. Speaking of resale, I'll bet that if you could identify the F150 wheelbase/body/drivetrain that is problematic, you could pick up a good deal on a used "04 w/0 that problem!
#1257 of 2180 Re: Ford Virbration Problems; Contrarian Purchaser [blckislandguy]
Jun 25, 2005 (6:55 pm)
Regardless of whether it's a Toyota, GM or whatever, paying that much for ANY truck is a premium and as such you would expect a quality product. When I made that statement it wasn't specifically referring to the f150 but to all trucks in that category and how did you get 10K more for a toyota, what are you comparing?
#1258 of 2180 Re: Ford Virbration Problems; Contrarian Purchaser [diablo_dude]
Jun 25, 2005 (7:23 pm)
I think my vibration problem is identified. When I leave the truck sit for several days of wet weather with the emergency brake engaged, I get the vibration. Apparently the area where the shoes are in contact with the drum don't rust and the other areas in the drum rust. Then when you start down the road the differential in surface, diameter, whatever causes the vibration to start. Stopping and restarting doesn't change anything. Stepping lightly on the emergency brake pedal when in vibration mode makes it much worse. After a few miles of this it seems to go away. Seems this is the problem, not sure what the fix might be, maybe stainless drums?