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#1539 of 2180 Re: 2004 Ford F-150 SuperCab (4x4) [wipeout]
Sep 30, 2005 (12:07 pm)
I also have a Ford F-150 Crew Cab (4x4) with 12,000 miles on it. About 4 months ago an intermittent vibration started at around 40-45MPH. it is worse when towing a trailer. It is really bad after the truck sits for a few days without driving it. I too thought I was getting a flat when I first felt it. After about 20 minutes of driving, it goes away but while it is doing it, it is pretty violent. My wife is afraid to ride in it. I have had it to the dealer twice. The first time they rebalanced and rotated the tires which did nothing. Now they tell me they don't know what it is and they have had no other complaints. I went to another dealer and got the same story. I find it interesting that all these people are experiencing this problem and the dealers seem to know nothing about it.
#1540 of 2180 Re: 2004 Ford F-150 SuperCab (4x4) [matilda54]
Sep 30, 2005 (1:06 pm)
I HAVE AN '05 SUPER CAB WITH THE 5.4 ENGINE THAT SHAKES FROM ABOUT 1500 TO 2000 RPM. I DOES IT WHEN I SPEED IT UP TO THAT RANGE WHEN IN NEUTRAL AND IT SHUDDERS LIKE AN OLD WORN OUT TRUCK WHEN PULLING A SMALL TRAILER AND ACCELERATING THRU THAT RANGE. THE DEALER SAYS THEY ALL DO THAT BUT IT MIGHT GET BETTER AFTER IT HAS 2000 MILES ON IT. I HAD A 5.4 IN MY '02 THAT WAS SMOOTH AS SILK - AND I TRADED IN - WHAT A SHAME.
#1541 of 2180 Re: 2004 Ford F-150 SuperCab (4x4) [matilda54]
Sep 30, 2005 (1:16 pm)
...........vibration started at around 40-45MPH. it is worse when towing a trailer. It is really bad after the truck sits for a few days without driving it. I too thought I was getting a flat when I first felt it. After about 20 minutes of driving, it goes away but while it is doing it, it is pretty violent.
Unlike most of the other vibration problems here, yours really does seem like it's being caused by the tires. Your symptoms are those of 'flat spotting', basically the tire flattens out at the bottom while sitting for some time. When you drive it gradually regains its original shape. Rotating and balancing won't help, you need to change tires to fix the problem.
#1542 of 2180 Locking Gas Cap
Sep 30, 2005 (3:29 pm)
I purchased a 2005 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L V8. I have not been able to find a locking gas cap for it. I was told Ford does not make one for this truck. Can anyone help on how I can get a locking gas cap?
#1543 of 2180 Re: Locking Gas Cap [sanyo]
Sep 30, 2005 (4:52 pm)
Stant lists a locking cap for the '05 5.4 F150, it's part number 10510. Should be available almost anywhere, but you should probably bear the following in mind:
"Stant Responds to Locking Fuel Cap Shortage
Connersville, IN…..In light of soaring fuel prices the past few weeks, it should come as no surprise that orders for locking fuel caps are running at several times normal volume. The effect of increased demand vs. available supply is being felt at Stant Mfg. Inc., the world’s leading producer of locking and other closure caps. “All Stant facilities are working 24/7 at maximum capacity to produce locking caps to meet this unprecedented demand”, said Gordon Hoffman, Director of Marketing for Stant Corporation. “We expect to be back to normal delivery schedules within a few weeks. In the meantime we appreciate our customers’ understanding and patience as we get caught up.”
#1544 of 2180 Bad Miss in Motor
Oct 01, 2005 (9:19 am)
I am having a bad miss in my 1997 F-150 4.6 Motor when accelerating. I have changed coil , spark plugs, Checked Vaccum Hoses, Fuel Filter, Plug wires. Anyone have any idea what might be cuasing this miss?
#1546 of 2180 Bad miss in motor
Oct 01, 2005 (6:17 pm)
My 1997 Ford f-150 4.6 has a bad miss in the engine when under a load, when I sit and idle it runs fine. I have changed the spark plugs. plug wires, coils, fuel filter, one fuel injector ... I had it ran on the computer and no codes come up. Does anyone have any other suggestions. I actually did not change the spark plugs myself a local business in my area did that.
Oct 02, 2005 (4:33 am)
I have an '05 S/C 4x4 with limited slip. When you accelerate from a complete stop, you hear a distinct "clunk" coming from the rear end. Sometimes it is loud, sometimes you can hardly hear it, which tells me that it is not "normal". ..Anyone else experience this?
#1548 of 2180 Re: rear end "clunk" [tyresmoker]
Oct 02, 2005 (3:31 pm)
I also have an 05 supercrew 4x4 and I get the clunk, but only when taking off from a stop or nearly stopped. I took it in to the dealership and they don't think it is a transmission problem. No codes poped up right away. Taking it in on the 10th for a more thorough diagnostics check.