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#1339 of 2180 drive train vibration
Jul 17, 2005 (7:34 am)
I have a 2004 F-150 4x4 with about 18,000 miles on it. About a month ago, I noticed a vibration that seemed to occur whenever traveling up or down hills on the highway. I have also noticed it on sections of the interstate where a slight incline is encountered. At times it becomes very violent. I notice the windshield wipers bounce of the windshield. I just had it in at the Ford dealer where I bought it and they installed a new driveshaft assembly and both u-joints. At first I thought the problem was fixed. Then the other day it started doing it again. It's just as bad as it was. I am sure it is not the wheels or tires. When it happens the truck actually loses power. It feels like it is coming from the back of the truck.The problem never reveals itself whiile the truck is at the shop. I am very frustrated and would appreciate hearing from anyone with the same problem.
Jul 17, 2005 (10:48 am)
We have a 1999 F150. Today the front right u-joint broke. It only has 40,000 miles and no rough driving.
We bought the truck brand new. No previous owner.
Has anyone heard of this happening a lot?
#1341 of 2180 Re: 2000 F350 Crew Cab Long Bed 7.3 Clunk Problem [beachrichard]
Jul 17, 2005 (10:10 pm)
Not a lot of info to go on. Could be a warn universal joint - check the drive shaft. How about a broken motor mount. Does engine sag on one side, or if you've got it in Park or neutral and step on the accelerator, do you see the motor torque excessively to one side? Is truck 4x2 or 4x4? 4x4 has its own unique noises.
Is this every time you accelerate, or is it just the first time you get started in the morning after the truck has sat overnight? Some times brake pads stick a little, and move a bit when you start out and because the small amount of play they make a clunk as the fully release.
#1342 of 2180 Re: 2005 Ford F150 5.4L 3V [fromjava]
Jul 17, 2005 (11:07 pm)
I had a similiar problem with my 2004 F150. With a mere 300 miles on it, the rear started
to whine. I took it to the local Lincoln dealer at 800 miles and they
had a service bulletin on it. Replaced the ring pinion gear.
#1343 of 2180 Re: 2000 F350 Crew Cab Long Bed 7.3 Clunk Problem [wpalkowski]
Jul 18, 2005 (7:53 am)
I will get someone to assist me so I can check for the engine moving excessively. This is a 4X2. This condition occurs everytime I accelerate from a stopped position.
It doesn't do it if I hold my foot on the brake and accelerate only when it starts moving. That kind of sounds brake related doesn't it.
#1344 of 2180 Re: drive train vibration [boats69]
Jul 18, 2005 (10:07 am)
I have someone with a similar problem, one of our employees (Dexter) brought his truck to a local dealer for a vibration in the steering.
The following is my notes on this issue, Iím not sure what to do, Iím just keeping notes for now and I will drive the truck home today to see for myself what its doing.
7-14-05 Dexter informed me that he brought his truck to a local dealer. Once he was there he informed the service writer (David) the vehicle recently started vibrating really bad between 60-70 when he hits a bump.
He said david informed him there is a TSB out on that problem and that he has had several in for the same problem.
I called david 1:00 he said the same thing and added that the sheriff office has three that has already been in his shop for the same thing. All three came in that the TSB said to check steering adjustments that they adjusted the lash in the steering box and that two of them keep complaining of the same problem.
He mentioned that its only on F-250 4x4 gas trucks and that ford is waiting on their engineering department to come up with a fix.
I asked about the TSB, that I looked on Alldata and the only one I seen that was even close was a shudder/vibration at acceleration. He said alldata isnt updated fast enough that it must have just came out. I asked what does it say, he said he will print it and fax to me. He put me on hold came back and said its no longer in the system that ford must have realized there was no current fix.
At this time the driver refuses to drive the truck and the dealer is not sure how long the truck will be downed in his yard.
7-18-05 called David, ask if he heard anything, he said nothing yet. I told him I will send someone to pick it up and I will drive it myself.
#1345 of 2180 Re: 04 F150 vibration problem [spacercable]
Jul 19, 2005 (5:32 am)
I was told that ford was having a problem with vibration problem when i mentioned it to the service advisor at the dealership.....that was 4 tires and 2 new front rims a drive shaft, new rack and pinion and work done on the rear end also replaced all 4 rotors and vibration is still present we are now going to arbitration on this truck...if you need more info go to alldata website for tsbs and also look for seatbelt not to retract as well as the chirp from the belts on cool mornings. Ford has tsbs on alll this but aren't telling anyone. i have had it. and then was told ford would settle but didnt. now we go to arbitration. good luck the problems and hits just keep on comin.oh yea i forgot to mention the new transmission at 1700 miles
#1346 of 2180 2002 F150 Fuel Pump
Jul 19, 2005 (8:50 am)
I just had the fuel pump go on my truck. I only have 49,000 miles on it. Several people have told me that this is low mileage for this type of problem. Has anyone else encountered a similar problem? The dealership has basically told me that the fuel pump goes when it goes. Thanks for the info.
#1347 of 2180 has to warm up
Jul 19, 2005 (11:06 am)
i have a 90 f150 and it has to warm up before i can drive it , it stalls when i put it in drive, i have clean the cold air intake (it was real dirty) but it still stall, also can not go over 60mph.the is alot of pedal left just will not go over 60mph.any help please
#1348 of 2180 Re: drive train vibration [boats69]
Jul 19, 2005 (2:23 pm)
I have 2004 F-150 4x4 with 17,500 miles on it. Since June I have been experiencing severe intermittant vibratiion. I traced it to the left rear emergency brake drum not releasing properly. Sometimes after travelling approximately 10 miles, the problem would present itself. Brake drum is very hot to the touch and infrared thermometer readings are approximately 375 degrees on the left rear brake drum. Other brake rotors/drums are approximately 150 degrees. Very noticeable brake drum lining odor is present. Dealer response has not been satisfactory at this point. They can find nothing wrong. Truck is going back to the dealer Thursday, July 21, so a Ford Rep can inspect the situation. Will let you know the results.