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Ford F-150, Ford F-250, Ford F-350, Ford F-100, Truck
#1429 of 2180 Re: 2004 F-150 Brake/Rotor Problems [dave150]
Aug 21, 2005 (11:04 am)
I have also had problems with ALL 3 Ford F-150's bought in 2004. My personal truck is a F150 Supercrew 4x4 Lariat of which I do not tow or haul anything with has been in the shop for brakes 7 times. The FORD FACTORY REP JUST SAYS SORRY, WE ARE NOT REPLACING IT!!!
Other problems I have had with this truck are:
1. Rear axle grinding while in reverse on a cold start up.
2. Brake wheel vibration. 7 times repaired. I only have 37,000 miles on this truck! IT IS A NIGHTMARE.
3. Flat acceleration.
4. Engine hesitation.
5. AC issues.
6. Unknown source of vibration while driving, not braking. Think it might be the drive train.
7. Hard transmission shifts at random.
Has anyone either gotten their truck replaced by Ford via Lemon Law or a total fix on the brakes?
#1430 of 2180 overdrive switch on superduty f-250
Aug 21, 2005 (9:38 am)
When I press the switch that is on the end of the shifter, it will not turn off the overdrive. Can it be because the switch is bad.
#1431 of 2180 Starter interrupt relay problem
Aug 22, 2005 (4:49 am)
I have a major problem with my 98 F150. The truck wont start. I replaced the starter, the starter relay and the ignition switch. Still would not start. Started looking over the fuse panel and found the starter interrupt relay fuse keeps blowing. Sometimes after I replace the fuse she will start no problem. Then the fuse will blow again when I try to start it. I am at my wits end. Any ideas what the problem may be. Also when the starter was replaced so was the selonoid.
#1432 of 2180 Re: F-150 XLT 2005 1000mi A/C PROBLEM [gavin97]
Aug 22, 2005 (6:19 am)
No, no yet.
I still think that it has to do with the lack of a fan motor for the A/C. Pepboy sells an aftermarket kit to install and I may try it. The dealer says that there is nothing wrong and we are just having a bad summer with hotter temperatures, they are full of ^^&*^&*.
All this new car era that we old timers are experimenting is bad because we have very limited control of our cars, just like computers are restricted in big corporations by IT. Car manufacturers and insurance companies are working together not just to do safer vehicles but to control what we can do with them like having computers on board so they can limit the speed we can go etc. Now insurance companies are reading the black box (in board computer) so they can see if were going over the speed limit at the time of an accident so the can deny our claim, very good info if we use it right but Ford is limiting the engine full potential my 5.3 engine feels like a 6 cylinder. Good luck and pls post if you find the fix.
#1433 of 2180 Re: My 2005 F150 is still vibrating! [rjspaeth]
Aug 22, 2005 (7:29 am)
Well I see there are many of us in the same boat. My new 5/2005 F-150 Super Cab shaked violently between 60 to 70 MPH. I have had 4 service visits. They have replaced the tires three times, the rims, the rotors, installed the damper kit, screwed with the column (made it rattle and ball bearings fell out), and have still not got rid of it. The dealer wanted to swap out the truck but wanted addistional $1000 to do so. I test drove a direct replacement and it jerked violently from 40 MPH up to 70 MPH. I drove a second one and it jerked from 60 to 70 MPH. This model is making lemonade all over America. I have filed for the Lemon Law the dealers not only know of the problem but don't give a crap. Lemon Law it.....
#1434 of 2180 1990 F250 4x4 stalls Cold
Aug 22, 2005 (5:30 pm)
My fathers 1990 F250 stalls when it is cold. If you give it gas it just stalls. It is even hard to restart cold. Once it warms up it runs fine. Any ideas. Thanks
#1435 of 2180 1999 Lariet starting problem after playing radio too long
Aug 22, 2005 (6:23 pm)
Played the radio till shut off, still had enough battery left to crank, let run for 40 minutes. The next morning would not crank. Battery was good, engine turned over like always. One 30 amp fuse under hood was shot, replaced, still would not crank. Getting spark at spark plugs, no smell of gas after trying to crank.
What should I check next?
Thanks in advance.
#1436 of 2180 Re: My 2005 F150 is still vibrating! [captainsmilly]
Aug 22, 2005 (6:38 pm)
Have they checked the balance of the driveshaft. That sounds like the cause to me.
#1437 of 2180 Re: Rough Automatic shifting - loud and violent and random [runjim]
Aug 23, 2005 (6:15 am)
I have a F-250 Super Duty Powerstroke and it randomly shifts hard. Sometimes it will go all day and not shift hard, and then some days it will shift so hard that the cab will vibrate. I had Ford change the fluid and filter, but this didn't help. Someone suggested that it might be either the bands are loose or the computer has a glitche. Ford has no idea!
#1438 of 2180 Ford 4X4 Transmission/Transfer Case Leak.
Aug 23, 2005 (6:55 am)
HELP I have a 99 250 superduty w/ auto transmission and Diesel. I replaced the Transmission after it dumped all fluid and burned up while in 4 wheel drive at 89000 miles. I am now at 135000 miles. Recently, while in the mountains I shifted to 4 wheel drive pulling up a rocky but not strenuous trail. Almost instantly when I went to 4 wheel drive AT fluid started pouring out from the transmission area. By the time I had covered 300 yds I had dumped 12 of the 17 qts of fluid on the ground. The transmission slipped at that point and I immediately shut down. When I realized that my leak started exactly when I went to 4 wheel I shifted back to two wheel, refilled the transmission and have driven the truck at least 2000 more miles without loosing a drop of fluid. This was a repeat of the exact experience I had at 89000 miles but this time I stopped before the transmission was damaged. As long as I stay out of 4 wheel I seem to be fine.
My question is 1. Is this a transmission problem, transfer case problem, both or just a connecting line between them? 2. What is involved in fixing it? 3. Has anyone else had similar problems? 4 am I OK driving it this way for a while?
I would appreciate any info that any of you have on this. Thanks