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Ford F-150, Ford F-250, Ford F-350, Ford F-100, Truck
#1595 of 2180 Re: F-150 Vibrations [rcgofast]
Oct 15, 2005 (8:07 pm)
I am looking for a relaible pickup and researched any complaints about the 2005 Ford F-250 on the (NHTSA) National Highway traffic safety administration's website. Below is a complaint from what appears to be from a law enforcement agency that purchased 7 trucks with the same problem. Although it is not a "vibration", it concerns me to read about that and then to see the problem you are facing. Makes me want to buy another type of vehicle. I think I'll start with the Chevy HD 2500 and go from there.
Make : FORD Model : F-250 SUPERDUTY Year : 2005 Manufacturer : FORD MOTOR COMPANY Crash : No Fire : No Number of Injuries: 0 ODI ID Number : 10114952 Number of Deaths: 0 Date of Failure: March 10, 2005 VIN : 1FTNF21545E... Component: SUSPENSION Summary:
F250, SUPER DUTY, 3/4-T, 4X4, 4WD, SHORT BOX. ALL SPEEDS IT IS NOTICEABLE. AT HIGHWAY SPEEDS (75+ MPH), ENCOUNTERING BUMPS, SEVERE SHIMMY IN FRONT END, NEARLY CAUSING LOSS OF CONTROL OF VEHICLE. FLEET OF 7 TRUCKS ALL EXPERIENCE SAME, SOME WORSE THAN OTHERS. DEALER HAS DONE ALL POSSIBLE TO REMEDY, INCLUDING AFTERMARKET HEAVIER DUTY FRONT STEERING STABILIZER (AT OUR EXPENSE). INCIDENT DATE IS LAST DATE IT OCCURRED TO MY CRUISER TRUCK. IT HAPPENS EVERY TIME A BUMP IN THE HIGHWAY IS ENCOUNTERED WITH EVERY TRUCK OUR DEPARTMENT BOUGHT FOR USE AS LAW ENFORCEMENT VEHICLES. THE MAGNITUDE OF THE WOBBLE IS DEPENDANT ON THE SPECIFIC TRUCK AND THE SPEED TRAVELED. REALIZE THAT AS LAW ENFORCEMENT RESPONSE VEHICLES, OFTEN THIS INVOLVES VERY HIGH SPEED. THE HIGHER THE SPEED, THE WORSE THE PROBLEM.
#1596 of 2180 F-250 Clunk when stopping
Oct 17, 2005 (4:50 am)
I had a 1999 F-250 5.4L 4x4 (Gas) whenever I drive and the tranny shifts when i goto stop, there is a clunk when the vehical comes to a full stop. If I coast to a stop it will happen somewhere around 1-2 MPH. I think this is the tranny going into low gear. I dunno. anyone else have this?
Also, what is the expected life of one of these engines? 200,000 miles or more I hope..
#1597 of 2180 2000 excursion tailgate locking problems
Oct 18, 2005 (7:27 am)
I have a 2000 excursion and I notice that the tailgate is not locking. Anybody know anything about this? chj
#1598 of 2180 1991 F150 stall problems
Oct 13, 2005 (5:24 pm)
I have a 91 f150 with 145k miles on it. Been a rock-solid truck, absolutely no problems until the last month, in which I have dropped $800 in trying to have two mechanics identify why it stalls a few times and then wont start.
It has a 5.8L engine. Regular service and maintenance all of its life. About a month ago, the check engine light came on for what I am quite sure was the first time ever. The engine began running really, really rough. When I put it in gear, it didnt have enough hp to move the truck. I put it in park, turned it off, and restarted. After restarting, everything was cool.
I had the same problem later that day, and the issue got gradually worse over two days, while also getting harder to start until it just wouldnt start. Had it towed to the mechanic. He said it was a faulty plug wire, burnt plugs, and dirty fuel filter. I found this odd, since I just changed the plugs, wires, and distributor cap within 6 months ago. But their change-out of the plugs, wire, and fuel filter fixed the problem....for all of 1 day.
I drove it for that day, and the scenario started over again. This time I had it towed to a different mechanic with more diagnostic equipment. He ran a computer diagnostic on it, replaced the main relay, added fuel additives, changed the emission check valve (unrelated, I think), changed the ignition control module, and replaced the Thick Film Module.
I drove it for a day and a half, and the problem (stalling, half-power, check-engine light)started back up the same day i got it from the shop. By today, it will not start again....
Mechanic says next step is to replece the fuel pumps (dual tanks, so replace both). The problem occurs no matter which tank I am on. It is hard to believe both pumps went out at the exact same time.
I have now put about $800 in a truck that is worth just about what I have paid in repairs. Does anyone have suggestions as to what the cause of the problem could be? The fuel pump replacement will run another $800 (400 ea), and I hesitate going there on a vehicle this old.
#1599 of 2180 1989 F150 5.0L power surge,stalling problem
Oct 18, 2005 (11:45 am)
Hi there, I have a 89 f150 xlt lariat 5.0L. My problem started a little while ago, after driving around most of the day, when I got home my truck started making this weird humming buzzing sound so I shut off the truck and waited a few minutes then started it back up again and the same sound was there but also my oil pressure gauge needle was going up and down quickly, right to below the line and then back up to "normal". So I changed the sending unit (didn't have a gauge to test pressure) still the same thing, then I changed the oil pump, still the same thing. I took it to a shop to be tested and the pressure is perfect, they had no idea why this is happening. Now when I'm driving or it's idling my power surges so bad that the truck just stalls, every red light,stop sign, or even just slowing down. It's a pain in the ass and is costing to much to drive, ANY suggestions would be GREATLY APPRECIATED.
Oct 15, 2005 (2:01 pm)
What is the difference between an F350 and a Super Duty?
I just purchased a 1994 F350 4x4 quad cab (crew cab?) with a 7.5L engine, and I don't know whether or not it is what people refer to as a "Super Duty". Would it say on the side somewhere? Is it just an option package? Can someone help me out here?
#1602 of 2180 spark plug problems
Oct 18, 2005 (9:36 pm)
I own a 97 F150 4x4. just recently I had a sparkplug fly out. Yes it flew out!! I took it to ford to get it fixed. they told me it not only blew out the plug but the coil and stripped the threading as well!! Does anyone know of a recall or a lawsuit that is going on with this problem. I have heard that the triton motors are nutorious for this! It was news to me till my truck tanked out on me.Im a mother of three and cant afford to keep replacing blown out plugs but ford basically just says oh well, and then charges you outragious prices.
#1603 of 2180 Re: Anyone heard of this? [burly77]
Oct 18, 2005 (9:51 pm)
I just recently had the same problem. I have a 97 F150 4x4. Exact same thing. Im in Alberta Canada!! Oh yeah I just had mine fixed they can replace the threads in the head you dont need a hole new engine thats what they did for me. Only cost me 500 dollars.
#1604 of 2180 Re: 1994 O2 sensor\Fuel pump problems
Oct 19, 2005 (7:43 am)
Truck drives fine when it is cold, but when the fuel pump heats up, the check engine light comes on and the engine then starts sputtering and losing power until it will barely stay running. I have had the o2 sensor replaced and the mechanic is now telling me that this is a bad fuel pump. The only problem is that I have 2 tanks and this happens on both tanks.
It seems a bit far fetched to think that both fuel pumps went out exactly at the same moment. Any help would be appreciated, thanks.