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Ford F-150, Ford F-250, Ford F-350, Ford F-100, Truck
#1316 of 2180 Re: '04 F150 still vibrating!! [ritter]
Jul 13, 2005 (10:58 am)
When you go before the board state that you want a buyback and not a replacement.
They bought my 1999 Expedition back in 2000 but I agreed to the replacement this time and then found out they wanted me to pay manufactor's listed price without the rebate for a new truck till i went to the State Attorneys office who got me a better deal with Ford. Try the Arbitration board or your State Attorney's Office first. Good Luck.
#1317 of 2180 Be persistent!
Jul 14, 2005 (12:46 pm)
As long as your vehicle is under warranty, you can go to any Ford dealership of your choice and it will be covered! I would suggest a new dealership & contact Ford directly and complain about the un-professional service (or lack of) that you received! I would also suggest that each time you bring your vehicle in for service that you receive some type of service authorization form...with the complaint listed! Good Luck!
#1318 of 2180 no spark from coil
Jul 14, 2005 (2:28 pm)
Any thoughts appreciated. 1994 F250 5.8L While driving at 25-30 mph the truck died. No spark coming out of coil. I replaced the coil - nothing. I replaced the ICM - nothing. I replaced the stator/pickup in distributor - nothing. I finally replaced the EEC-IV engine computer - still no spark coming out of coil at secondary (spark plug) wire. I do have power to the coil during start at + terminal. Pretty much ran every test I could find in chilton manual. Everything seemed to test out OK, but no spark coming out of coil. Any ideas?
#1319 of 2180 Re: F150 Transmission slipping-orginal msg #1270
Jul 14, 2005 (6:03 pm)
Have driven 103 miles since replacing the MLPS with no problem. Apparently this was the problem. Total cost $143.00. (for mvhammy and runjim and others with a similar problem. Ford issued a TSB on the problem in 1995. You can find any TSB at www.nhtsa.dot.gov/. HAVEHADIT
#1320 of 2180 Re: vibration in my 2004 F150 super crew 4x4 [tadrag]
Jul 14, 2005 (6:22 pm)
I too experienced the same thing Tom did with his vibrating truck. Mine is an 04 F-150, 5.3L, 19,000 Miles . I have both types of the vibration that is going around. I have the 48-58 MPH constant finger tingle vibration from the steering wheel. It has been back to the dealer 4 times for this type(balanced tires, rotated driveshaft, added counter-balance weight, etc.). No improvement yet. Vibration is worse under load.
The second vibration is the insidious one as it is intermittent. First appeared in Jan of 05. Very cold day so I forgave it. Two months later it does it again. No check engine light or codes found by the service dept when returned with description of mysterious vibration. It comes on at odd times and lasts for about 2-3 miles. When I stop the truck and shut it off and restart it the problem goes away. It is starting to do it about once a week. I think this truck is going back to Ford. No problems with the dealership or service as they are trying to fix this truck. I can't fault them because they did not design or build this vehicle, Ford did.
If anyone else has this type of problem please post it so that we can find out how wide spread this is.
#1321 of 2180 Re: headliner [vinny2424]
Jul 15, 2005 (11:12 am)
Have you had it back to the dealer? I am lookinmg to buy the same model with moon roof.
#1322 of 2180 Re: A/C Vacuum Problem [wpalkowski]
Jul 15, 2005 (2:59 pm)
Thanks I'll check out the lines again, I looked them over and don't see any that looked cracked or broken. It's got a pretty simple vacuum system. That's whats got me stumped. There are 2 solenoids in the vacuum diagram called air D and air B, Do you know what these are?
#1323 of 2180 Re: The Mysterious hose [wblair]
Jul 15, 2005 (4:41 pm)
The hose is a vent hose to prevent pressure buildup that happens as the diff lube expands from heat. The hose will mount to the body or frame above the diff as high as possible with enough flex room for full suspension movement, check for blockage (hose, nipple) also disconnect from diff connection, run a wire thru far enough to make sure there is no blockage. I use a small tie wrap around the hose at the diff fitting for a good seal at the diff. The valve at the top of the hose keeps water from entering if you are forging a creek/river, check that also. Should allow air out, nothing in. Blockage in the vent will cause diff lube to leak thru the outer seals, soak the brake material, must be replaced. Hope this helps. Woot
#1324 of 2180 Re: F150 very engine runs rough when driving-smooths out at accel or downshift. [kross]
Jul 15, 2005 (6:15 pm)
Dam that's a tuff one, I fixed 10 of them. 5.8 or 5.0 doesn't matter. Is the idle smooth or sometimes rough? Lots of problems with EGR valves sticking open somewhat, vacume pump can check that, remove and clean, or just remove the vacume line, while the idle is smooth, plug the vacume feed line, tell me if there is a difference. There is also specific routing patern for ignition wires. Hope this helps, Woot
#1325 of 2180 Re: A/C Vacuum Problem [wpalkowski]
Jul 15, 2005 (7:47 pm)
wpalkowski Thanks a bunch You were right. The vacuum hose going through the firewall to the vacuum valve that closes when you go to max air was rotten inside the plastic wire holder. I was able to pull it through and replace it. It took care of the problem Thanks again Tom