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#1386 of 2180 Ford 2005 F150 Lariat vibration
Aug 07, 2005 (10:14 am)
I picked up my F150 two weeks ago. After 70 miles on the road I realized I had problems. There are two problems: 1. a constant vibration like I am driving over a cobblestone road not matter at what speed. 2. if I accelerate between 55-60 mph, it bogs down and vibrates almost like a motor mount is lose. I returned my truck for repairs three days after I drove it off the lot. The dealership balanced the tires and ran diagnostics on the engine. I have no evidence they ever road tested it, and they never called me to verify that the problem was solved. I now have 3,000 miles on the vehicle and the vibration is no better. After a 600 mile trip this weekend, I found my body still shaking three hours after stepping out of the truck! Coincidently, I met another F150 owner at a gas pump on my trip, and he had experienced a similar problem with his 2004 off road version. He said he had tires replaced, drive shaft replaced, and other items, but still has the problem. I don't have the time or patience to continue taking my truck back to the dealership for repairs that may not solve the problem. I traded a great 2000 Lariat for the 2005 version. At this point I am plenty sorry for that decision.
#1387 of 2180 2001 F250 V8 NOISE WHEN TRANS LOCKS UP
Aug 07, 2005 (6:28 pm)
I BOUGHT A 2001 FORD F250 5.4 V8 WITH 50000 MILES, I NOTICED A FUNNY NOISE WHEN IT GOES INTO LOCK UP. I CAN ONLY DESCRIBE IT AS A FLUTTER. I CAN'T REALLY TELL IF ITS COMING FORM THE TRANS OR MOTOR OR EXHAUST. THERE IS NO LOSS IN POWER OR NO ABNORMAL SHIFTING THAT I HAVE NOTICED. I'D LIKE TO KNOW WHAT IT MIGHT BE BEFORE I TAKE IT IN. YOU KNOW HOW EXPENSIVE IT IS FOR THEM JOKERS AT THE DEALERSHIP TO DIANOSE A PROBLEM! IF ITS NOT A MECHANICAL PROBLEM I JUST DEAL WITH IT BUT IF ITS SOMETHING THAT CAN CAUSE FURTHER DAMAGE I RATHER GET IT FIXED NOW.\
#1388 of 2180 Re: Power window relay [dorsey1]
Aug 08, 2005 (10:25 am)
If it was the relay, none of the windows would work, which narrows it down to either the switch or the motor. If you don't have the means to check either, I think the switch is cheaper.
#1389 of 2180 f250 7.3 booster
Aug 08, 2005 (11:26 am)
i put in an aftermarket device on my turbo, it did give me more power the pickup speed is noticebly smoother and much faster, i am hoping for the 2-3 mpg increase they claim i'll get,. has anyone ever noticed any problems from doing this?
#1390 of 2180 Re: f250 7.3 booster [paintman]
Aug 08, 2005 (1:37 pm)
i put in an aftermarket device on my turbo, it did give me more power.............
What was this unnamed aftermarket device?
Aug 08, 2005 (7:34 pm)
i have a 78 ford f-150 its only 1 wheel drive. i can't find a pozy traction kit for it. anyone know where to look?
#1392 of 2180 Re: f250 7.3 booster [paintman]
Aug 09, 2005 (2:30 am)
Not a real problem, but something to think about..... Automaker design the engines such that they make lower power, but they'll supposedly be trouble free for a long time. When you raise the engine's power output, then something's gotta give. Many of the "aftermarket devices" can make your exhaust gases run much hotter. This can cause the turbo to get too hot and and may result in premature bearing failure. ($$$) To play it safe you may want to put in an aftermarket exhaust gas temperature gauge called a Pyrometer. That way if the turbo is getting too hot you'll at least know about it and can adjust your driving accordingly.
#1393 of 2180 10 times the f150 engine stops while driving stearing locks up.
Aug 08, 2005 (1:22 pm)
MY DAUGHTER HAS A 2000 F-150 WITH TRITON 4.6 ENGINE,AUTO TRANS. SHE HAS HAD THE TRUCK AT LEAST 15 TIMES WHILE DRIVING ENGINE WILL STOP AND STEARING LOCKS UP.ONCE SHE GETS TO A STOP ENGINE WILL RESTART WITH OUT PROBLEM PROBABLY AS MUCH AS A MONTH OR MORE BETWEEN PROBLEM. BEEN TO FORD THEY ARE SCRATCHING THEIR HEADS.IM CONCERNED THIS COULD HAPPEN DURING A HIGH SPEED TURN AN CAUSE HER TO LOOSE CONTROLE OR WORSE.
#1394 of 2180 Re: f250 7.3 booster [mac24]
Aug 09, 2005 (5:28 am)
it was a "shifty booster" by shiftyperformance
#1395 of 2180 2005 F-150 Front End Vibration
Aug 09, 2005 (7:37 am)
I've experienced a really bad front end vibration approximately 5 times over the last 3 months. The truck only has 19,000 miles on it. This vibration is so severe it feels as though the front tires are jack-hammering off the road. 4 out of the 5 times I pulled over, came to a complete stop and when I started to drive again, it was gone. This last time, I pulled over several times because the truck became almost undriveable but it didn't disappear so easily. It finally stopped after the 4th stop on the side of the road. I dropped the truck off this morning at the dealer in an effort to find what's wrong while still under warranty. He said "You're driving it like a car." What is that supposed to mean?!? This is no little vibration with an irritating noise; this feels as though the front tires are literally bouncing off the road. Something's definately wrong. Then he asked ME "What if I can't replicate it?" He's the mechanic isn't he? I hope they took a good look at what could be causing it, but I have a feeling I'm getting the "oh well" attitude. Anyone else experiencing this severe vibration?