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#1456 of 2180 Re: 2005 F-150 VIBRATION AND DRIVE-TRAIN SLIP-SLAP-CRUNCH [micomark]
Aug 28, 2005 (12:12 am)
We bought a 2004 Ford F150 FX4 in Nov of 04. We experienced a vibration on the test drive but we were told it was the tires. We have since been experiencing clunking and hesitation along with the vibration becoming worse. We have tried to get out of our lease but the dealership in Nanaimo BC, Canada has made it impossible to do. They have had the truck in for approx total of 2 weeks and replaced the drive shaft. This has not fixed the problem and they are now (eventhough we are still under warranty) refusing to fix the problem. They showed us a memo from Ford dated in Oct of 04 (which is a month before we purchased the truct) that stated the clunk on downshift is infact a CHARACTERISTIC OF THE FORD TRUCK and NOT TO ATTEMP TO FIX THE PROBLEM!!!!!!! If anyone has any ideas of what to do about this please let us know...I do not think that Canada has a lemon law and we pay $643.00/mth for a bum truck. It is most uncomfortable to drive. If I had of known this was a CHARACTERISTIC prior to signing I would have gone to Toyota or Nissan.
#1457 of 2180 Re: Ford F350-Front end vibration [ivand_danko]
Aug 28, 2005 (8:24 am)
I have an identical problem with my F250SD Diesel. I also plowed snow with it this past season. I cannot figure out what this problem is. It doesn't seem to be the transmission or a U joint since the problem does not cease if I shift into neutral. Any insight would be greatly appreciated.
#1458 of 2180 Re: F-150 XLT 5.4 2005 Performance [mgh]
Aug 28, 2005 (5:11 pm)
buy a superchip it will make you happy
#1459 of 2180 Ford 2004 f150 front end shimmy
Aug 28, 2005 (5:14 pm)
Has anyone had problem fixed yet.
#1460 of 2180 solved my f250 stalling problem
Aug 28, 2005 (6:51 pm)
Thanks for all the help, zero that I got from here, glad the other edmunds pages are more user friendly and get replies.
#1461 of 2180 Re: My 2005 F150 is still vibrating! [captainsmilly]
Aug 29, 2005 (4:33 am)
To all regarding 04/05 F-150 drive train clunk and persistent vibrations. 3-4 months back I read all the problems with drive train and vibrations experienced by others. Also, after many attempts by my dealer to correct problems proven uncorrectable, I have come to the following conclusions on the aforementioned two problems. The drive train slack, slip and clunk appears to be in all of the F-150ís and the dealers will not make further attempts after running you through a few potential repairs such as drive shaft, rear axle, and u-joint replacements. The problem doesnít seem repairable and thus an engineering problem. The vibration is more complex but another engineer type that cited the problem on this forum, as the stiff frame in the 04 and 05ís, makes more sense than ever to me at this point. This truck frame and cab/floor board seems to resonate any vibration that exists. If the engine vibrates up steep inclines, so does the frame/cab. If your tow vehicle has a slight wheel vibration, the frame/cab vibrates. If a tire is out of balance the frame/cab vibrates and so on. The original axle and differential apparently had a flaw that made the vibration appear right from the get go at 40 to 70 MPH. Mine had that and it diminished after axle differential replacement. However, I have still have the vibration up inclines and during other high engine torque situations, when towing, and now after rotating my tires. Thus, I have determined any vibration that occurs is felt up through the frame and cab but only when present by an outside force. There has to be a trigger for the vibration to be present at its worst and that is why it is so hard to replicate the problem at the necessary time. i.e. during inspections and such. If the truck is driven on smooth level road, no tow vehicle, and well balanced tires the vibration is minimal. Although, I still feel it some in the floorboard at all times. I believe the dealers know all this and thus test it only when the conditions are in place to favor them, just after service, on smooth road, using soft acceleration, etc. I am filing a lemon law suit as I feel this vehicle has serious engineering flaws that just canít be fixed. My attorney tells me Ford probably is hoping most of us will go away or trade out of the vehicle. Only a small percentage will pay the cost of pushing them to the court house steps yet that is the only place where they will likely settle up. Last, I have kept a detailed gas mileage record under all driving conditions and am averaging 13.6 MPG, below the advertised 14 Ė 18 MPG. At 18,000 mile per year and at $2.20 per gallon this translates to nearly $500 dollars a year more in fuel costs over averaging say 16 MPG. This is another issue you may want to make a part of any legal complaint. In as much, you will likely have to make the legal investment to win on these issues. Good luck all.
#1462 of 2180 2000 F 150 110,000 miles
Aug 29, 2005 (10:22 am)
Both of my electric door actuators have quit. Are they repairable or do I need to give my dealer $175. per door to replace them?
#1463 of 2180 97 F150 4*4 problem
Aug 29, 2005 (2:49 pm)
Hello, I have a 97 F150 4WD with the stickshift transfer case auto locking hubs. For about 2 months I noticed the 4wd would not engage sometimes when I pulled the lever back. Then it stopped working altogether. I jacked it up on all fours and noticed that when I put the transfer case lever in 4 hi or lo the front driveshaft does turn but the front wheels do not. I checked on the front axle and noticed a round black flying saucer type disc that had a pink and blue wire going to it. I pulled them off, they looked ok and put them back on but still no luck. Any ideas other ideas before I rip apart the front pumpkin? Thanks.
#1464 of 2180 Re: 97 F150 4*4 problem [mikei2]
Aug 29, 2005 (5:23 pm)
I think I'd check for correct function of the auto hubs before tearing into the diff.
#1465 of 2180 Re: My 2005 F150 is still vibrating! [micomark]
Aug 30, 2005 (6:45 am)
I have a 2004 F150 Off Road...It too has a similar problem....The vibration is felt through the floorboards and seems to be from the chassis (front) itself. It is slight and has been on and off for the year I have had this truck. It does not affect handling, or anything else and only lasts for a few minuites before it goes away...Of course, ford service can find nothing wrong, and while it is not a severe problem for me it is annoying. I get about 16 MPG average and all else is great with this truck.I just wish Ford would acknowledge that a problem does exist and do something about it.