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#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.
#1349 of 2180 Re: no spark from coil [lucasred]
Jul 19, 2005 (8:56 pm)
similar trouble with 92 f150, at first died while driving, then the elusive spark, after replacing the pick up coil i got first spark in days, found stator wire from back of alternator sheared off so connected it to a wire very similar..mistake! you tried the fusible links? i wonder if they have to be removed to test, that is what the book says. i have an inline 6, 1bbl, 4x4, seems different vehicles with same troubles???
well good luck
#1350 of 2180 F-150 XLT 2005 1000mi A/C PROBLEM
Jul 20, 2005 (3:08 am)
My air conditioner does not cool properly. This was my first complaint when I bought the truck and they took it for service but nothing changed. The A/C cools down after 10 to 15 minutes on the Hwy. but is not cold like any other car I have owned before. I took a look at the condenser coils in the hood and the condenser is the same size as the engine radiator but slimmer (FRONT) and I notice that it does not have an electric fan. It seems like it is very close almost together with the engine radiator and it gets the heat form the engine. I also notice that my compressor does not stay on and cuts prematurely
**Does anybody here works or has work for FORD (mechanic)before and can explain this flaw?Can ford just install an electric fan? Is ford doing this trick to save on compressors? What is going on?????
Thanks in advance
#1351 of 2180 Re: 2004 Ford F-150 SuperCab (4x4) [tadrag]
Jul 20, 2005 (3:52 am)
My biz partner bought a 2005 F250 4x4 Super cab 4 months ago.
He has had it to the dealer twice to correct the loss of control and vibration in the front end when going down a dirt road at 30 to 40 mph.
He also just about lost it on the highway at 65mph and nearly swerved off the road.
Jacked it up and got the wheels off the ground and can not find anything loose.
Taking it back to dealer today but has anyone else experienced front end problems and loss of control with this model?
#1352 of 2180 2004 Ford F-150 4x4 Off Road Brake Rotor Problems
Jul 20, 2005 (7:10 pm)
Does anyone know of solutions to a brake problem with my 2004 F-150? From the beginning, and now at 32,000 miles, I have been into the dealer 7 times because of vibrations (warped rotors mostly). This is getting ridiculous. I have been told every line, from brake shorter & harder, to the pads are now harder than the rotors, to...You name it. Well, bottom line is, they're giving up on working them. I have even had the rotors replaced 11,000 & 23,000. As a repeat F-150 owner, I have never had such problems with brake wear. Does anyone have a solution? Would be greatly appreciated!!! Obviously, I'd like to avoid going through brakes every 9-15k miles for the rest of the vehicles life!...P.S. I rarely drive in the city & very rarely tow anything. Thank you in advance for your help & suggestions.
#1353 of 2180 Re: 2000 F350 Crew Cab Long Bed 7.3 Clunk Problem [beachrichard]
Jul 24, 2005 (8:03 am)
I have a vibration i my truck at about 1500-2500 rpm from a dead stop. Is this the same thing as you?
#1354 of 2180 on board computer
Jul 23, 2005 (7:10 am)
it reads emissions not ready [ noone can figure it out]
#1355 of 2180 2003 F250 4WD Diesel blows Start/Run fuse
Jul 24, 2005 (6:22 am)
The problem started on a very rough, steep, dirt road. I got to the bottom of the hill, all of the gauges were at "zero" and I couldn't switch out of 4wd, low range.
I finally found a blown fuse #45, a 10amp mini and replaced it.
All fine until another rough road trip the next morning. Same routine.
Worked fine for a few days then blew twice in one morning on a smooth city street.
I checked under the vehicle to see if a loom was pinched anywhere, especially near the suspension.
I also checked the cab ceiling circuits and brake lights as I had just added a Confer rack to the top. All of those circuits seemed okay.
Any ideas on where to start a more detailed search or where to get a detailed electrical manual for this truck?
Thanks in advance,
Jul 24, 2005 (10:12 am)
i am new to this site so i hope that someone can help me. i need to remove the rear seat of my 2004 f-150 supercab and am not quite sure how to do it. i know the little older models was just a quick lift up of the seat and she would pop out. these seem to be a little more difficult. i know some of you's are very knowledgeable in these vehicles, so any help would be appreciated.
also there have been some discussion on vibration and such. i do know that the rear differential was causing some probs. i think that it has been such a prob that there is talk of a possible recall on them. i know that they are fixing them in my area free of charge. my bro has a 04 as well and he had his done. also he has had probs with his 4wheel drive system. i hope this helps a bit. any help would be appreciated. thanks.
#1357 of 2180 Re: on board computer [hms186]
Jul 24, 2005 (11:04 am)
What year is your truck? DId you recently change or reconnect the battery?
Usually if the battery has been disconnected, it will take a few drive cycles for the OBD system to "re-learn" and once that happens, the emissions codes will be "ready".