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Ford F-150, Ford F-250, Ford F-350, Ford F-100, Truck
#1525 of 2180 2005 F-150 King Ranch power problems
Sep 22, 2005 (7:32 am)
I have a real lack of power and accerleration with my truck. I previously owned a 2001 F-150 which was considerably faster and general overall performance was better. I had it in at the ford dealership several times they can't find anything wrong with it other than cleaning the carbon out of the fuel system, they also reprogramed the computer to the current up to date specs. It now seams to be slower than before. 40 more HP than 2001, you would expect it to be faster. I've considered getting a Hyperchip to increase performace will this work?
#1526 of 2180 Re: 2003-2005 F250 SD 6.0 Diesel - Acceleration Problems [ruffroad]
Sep 22, 2005 (7:05 pm)
stalling; acceleration problems; transmission problems; if you're in California and have any of these issues please let me know, your input may be able to help others with same problems. thanks.
#1527 of 2180 4x4,AC,Heater
Sep 23, 2005 (2:22 am)
When I have my AC on and put it in 4WD my AC kicks off and goes to defrost.It does the same in the winter when the heat is on. Also when I just have it in 4WD with nothing else on , it keeps kicking out of 4WD. Plus when I turn the switch on for the 4WD you can hear it click, but does not go into 4WD. Does anyone have any ideas on what could be the problem?
#1528 of 2180 Re: 4x4,AC,Heater [milkdud]
Sep 23, 2005 (3:56 am)
Sounds like you've got a Ford with a vaccuum leak. Vaccuum is used to pull in the shift on the fly front hubs and it's also used to control the position of the ventilation system. When you lose vaccuum the ventilation goes to the default position - defrost, and the 4x4 won't stay engaged.
Start schecking all the vaccuum lines and fittings. Look for cracked or brittle vaccuum hose(s), but also check all the little plastic vaccuum fittings - the connectors and the "T's" The leak could be anywhere, but I'd probably start looking down around the automatic hubs. There's a couple of tricky placed where vaccuum lines go through the firewall that can crack but are hard to see.
#1529 of 2180 Re: windshield wiper problems for 97' F-150 [vinny10]
Sep 25, 2005 (10:34 am)
How did you fix this? I have the same problem and then last night it just died. I got it to restart today but still uneasy about this...HELP!!
#1530 of 2180 Windshield wipers and F150 died
Sep 25, 2005 (10:38 am)
My truck runs great during the day. full AC on and radio going and the only problem I have is the windshield wipers just start. You have to fully turn them on and then back off againg to get them to stop. BUT at night when I have the lights on all electric gadgets strat to fade and then come back on. Last night it finally left my wife stranded. has anyone else had this problem? HELP~!!!!!
#1531 of 2180 Re: Ford F350-Front end vibration [f450]
Sep 25, 2005 (1:35 pm)
Just returned home from a trip, experiencing problem indicated crossing any road irregulaity with vibration which sounds like a bad bearing in froant end. Checking free wheeling hubs, one was tight to turn, Would that be an indication that it is possibly bad? Will next try hubs individually. Skrypek
#1532 of 2180 Re: 2003 F250 SD 6.0 Diesel - Acceleration Problems [threefoot]
Sep 25, 2005 (2:42 pm)
Awhile back I had the same problem with loss of power and torgue pulling. The waste gate sensor in the turbo was replaced by the dealer. After which the diesel ran fine. skrypek
#1533 of 2180 A bit of advice please
Sep 27, 2005 (9:03 am)
I've a 2004 F 150 Crew Cab,5.4 motor,32k miles.This is my first fullsize truck.The ride and handling seem a little less than when I bought it.I'm sure part of that is from the wear in the tires and maybe the shocks weakening.Driveability is not as good as new,sort of like driving a carbed motor,surges power not right there.
I just cruise in this vehicle and 220 mi a wk to work and back.
I know it is just a truck though.
#1534 of 2180 New battery-still won't start
Sep 27, 2005 (11:52 am)
I have a 1989 F250 (bought used over a year ago). I only occasionally drive it, and for the last few months I've had to charge the battery each time the night before if I wanted to use it the next day. It would not even start a couple days later after a charge unless I charged it again first. Then it got to the place that it wouldn't charge up anymore at all. It wouldn't crank - nothing but the sound of the key going "click". I had the alternator checked out, and it only needed new bushings. But, it still wouldn't start. So, I bought a new battery even though the current battery was good, according to the parts store. When I attached the second battery cable of the new battery something up near the dipstick starting making an electrical pulsing sound, without the key in the ignition. The truck immediately started up, though. After a few minutes this zzzz zzzz sound stopped. The next day the truck won't start again. Any suggestions or help would be so appreciated!