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#1486 of 2180 2004 F150 LXT Step Side Reg Cab
Sep 07, 2005 (11:38 am)
Got the VIBES? Seventeen miles and 1 day old, my 2004 F150 was being taken back to the dealer. First day vibrations, "its from being tied down on the transport truck, it's work out". Wheels rotated and Balanced, truck the three days. Week two, second trip to dealer 45 miles away, with stalling and vibration is still there: the tires needed rotating and balancing a second tine, and they can't fix the stalling because Ford has no fix at this time, truck there 3 days. Trip three: to a different dealer, 54 miles away one week later, they never put the truck in the shop, because of bulletins form Ford, there is no fix at this time for stalling, and vibration is a charteristic of the vehicle. Trip four, same dealer 54 miles away, one week later, never put in the shop, same reasons, bulletins state no fix at this time and the truck is left on the lot for another 8 hour day, with no repair orders written. Trip 5 to a local dealer, dealer re-progarms the ecu as told not to by Ford, the stalling quits, but a miss at idle now, no fix available still, and the wheels rotated and balanced 4th time, no fix on vibration, 3 days at dealer. Calls to Ford assistance, Truck back to local dealer, for vibration and brake vibration, Balance and rotate the wheels, no repair to Brakes, no repairs to miss at idle, truck in shop for 2 days. Call to ford assistance center, Tires replaced and wheels rotated and balance, 8 hours at dealer, no fix, Call to Ford Assistance, Truck back at dealer, wheels rotated and balanced, no fix, 8 hours at shop. Call to Ford Assistance, Truck taken in for engineer to fix, tires rotated and balanced, dampeners installed on bed and chassis, no repair for idle problem, no repair on brakes, and its all charateristics of the vehicle. Truck to Arbitration on Friday Sept 9, 2005, almost one Year from purchase and 20,000 miles, Ford refused to fix, repurchase, or replace truck so for, let the Arbitrators decide. I'll update you when we know.....
#1487 of 2180 04 F-150 Crew - 5.4 fuel mileage!
Sep 07, 2005 (1:53 pm)
I've heard guys on these sites talk about using programmers (chips) to improve performance and gas mileage. Some say they're getting 5 more mpg. I'm skeptical. The best I could muster is 15.1 on the highway (70 mph), with the old exhaust. With the new Gibson, I'm up about a mile per gallon. It's gonna take a long time to recover the 400+ I've put out. My dad bought an 05 F-150 Crew just like mine and he's getting 19.8, at 70, with the air on. (stock exhaust and 3.73, while I have the 3.55) I don't get it and am PO'ed with the gallon of gas sitting at 3.19/gal. Haven't presented this to the dealership, yet, but am considering that move. Anybody out there with programmer experience or having the same demoralizing highway problems as I? What did you do?
#1488 of 2180 vibration in 04 FX4 regularcab
Sep 07, 2005 (6:39 pm)
i was wondering if y'all could help me. i have a 2004 regular cab FX4. thats right a 04 regular cab FX4. i have a vibration when i first take off no mater how hard the accelorater is pushed and when traveling 25-30 mph no matter if accelerating, braking, or just idiling along at that speed. hell, you could probably roll the truck down a hill in nuetral and it would probaby vibrate at 25 mph. i have had it back at the dealer total of 4 times now, in-fact i just got back from geting it tonight. they have replaced the driveshaft, u-joint at rear end, adjusted the pinion angle, and they also told me they can't fix it. the truck has 10,500 miles. it is regular cab fx4 with i have found it is very rare at least in southeastern virginia. i have a feeling the problem is mostly because the back end is so much higher than the front. i live on a farm, so as you can guess the truck has seen its share of off road. i am not talking about rock climbing or mud bogging, i am just talking about average off roading to get through fields. i have not pulled anything with it or have i loaded the truck down. the most i have put on it is about 800 pounds. this is the only problem i have had with it. every other aspect of this truck works perfectly, i wouldn't trade it for anything. i just need to get this vibration fixed. so if any of yall have had the same problems please let me know.
#1489 of 2180 Re: 04 F-150 Crew - 5.4 fuel mileage! [jjrjj89]
Sep 08, 2005 (10:12 am)
I have the same problem but I have realized that when I fill my tank is never the same; I can always squeeze an extra 3 to 5 gallons of fuel. It looks like the gas tank has a big neck and it can hold more fuel than the 27 gallons that is on my window sticker specs, so I can't really tell what is the fuel consumption.
I have the XLT extended cab with the 5.4 engine and to be honest it is a piece of crap. We have 300 HP but it feels like 200 HP
Pls send me info on the Gibson system. Is it a double exhaust?Where can I buy it? I don't know anything about the chip but the only thing I know is that you may void your warranty.
#1491 of 2180 Re: vibration in 04 FX4 regularcab [fx4inva]
Sep 08, 2005 (2:11 pm)
I had that problemin my last truck 2003 lariet 4x4 and it was tires .
#1492 of 2180 problems with high pressure oil pump for injector for 2005 F350
Sep 07, 2005 (10:55 am)
at 39000 miles lost high pressure oil pump causing loss of fuel flow-no parts immediately available-stuck on road-costs $1000 or more due to loss of vehicle
second problem with the f350, first problem was loss of alternator without any manufacturer parts or after market parts available-without vehicle for 4 days.
#1493 of 2180 air bubbles in radiator
Sep 08, 2005 (9:43 am)
my 86 ford f 250 7.3 has a tight radiator hose after driving for a few miles,and i noticed a small amount of tiny bubbles in the radiator along with a oily residue..any thoughts on where it may be comming from?
#1494 of 2180 Re: air bubbles in radiator [bshoults]
Sep 08, 2005 (4:01 pm)
Cracked head/bad head gasket and or intake manifold gasket...................
White smoke out of tailpipe????????
#1495 of 2180 Re: air bubbles in radiator [bshoults]
Sep 08, 2005 (7:09 pm)
have a tech sniff the radiator neck with an exhaust gas analyzer. if it lights up, you are off the road until the head gasket or whatever is fixed. at least you have caught this early enough so the engine probably hasn't been wrecked.