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#1617 of 2180 Re: F-150 Vibrations [rcgofast]
Oct 25, 2005 (10:26 am)
To all concerned parties:
Words alone can not describe the extreme "Earthquake" type shaking/vibrations of my 2004' Black F150 Lariat super crew truck. Since "New" right off the showroom floor this truck "vibrated". I will tell you this, "vibration" is too kind a word to describe this vehicles defect! Without hesitation these trucks define the word "LEMON" along with a manufacturer not willing to accept any responsibility for problems that clearly have crossed the desks of many higher-ups at FORD.
#1618 of 2180 Re: 1992 F-150 Rear...Vibrations?????? [pickupman1]
Oct 25, 2005 (12:57 pm)
My 1997 F150 4WD developed a vibration when going down the road at all speeds. I thought it was the U-joints. The mechanic did one last check before replacing the U-joints. He jacked up the rear and put it in gear and watched the driveshaft. The driveshaft was slightly bent/warped. It was easy to see while it was spinning. He straightened the driveshaft for a minimal fee and completely corrected the problem.
#1619 of 2180 Re: Overheating issue [fordguy304]
Oct 25, 2005 (7:03 pm)
I'm having the exact problem as you describe. Any ideas what to do next?
#1620 of 2180 Re: Overheating issue [fordguy304]
Oct 25, 2005 (7:35 pm)
Checking under the hood shows no signs of the engine being hot.
If severe overheating is detected the engine goes into a 'limp home' mode and will throw a code, i.e. intermittent firing and a 'check engine' light. A faulty temp sensor will produce exactly the same result.
So, is your engine really overheating, or does it just say it is?
#1621 of 2180 Re: New rims [todd1965]
Oct 25, 2005 (9:22 pm)
Hey Todd, I recently upgraded from a 255/70/16 t a 285/70/16 and i had the worry of my differentials being messed up from having larger tires. I just checked my rear differentials to see if any "teeth" were chips or missing. All checked out O.K. but thats just another check i'd do, just to be on the safe side.
Oct 25, 2005 (9:35 pm)
I have a 98 For-150 4.6L V8 Triton. I was wondering on how i could boost up performance for some more horsepower or gasmilage. i already got a K&N air intake, Flowermaster Exhaust system. Yeah yeah i know most of you are thinking that i should look into a 5.4L Ha Ha, but hey i only make minimum wage. But im looking along the lines of a super/turbo charger. or something along the lines of that. All ideas are open. Thanks
#1623 of 2180 Re: Overheating issue [mac24]
Oct 26, 2005 (5:23 am)
Mine appears to be hot. The upper radiator hose is pressurized while the temp gauge is high. When temp starts to fall, the pressure is gone from the hose. I'm going to replace the thermostat again as it appears that it isn't opening properly.
#1624 of 2180 F250 7.3L Turbo Diesel, (1996)-- Fuel problems?
Oct 26, 2005 (2:02 pm)
Motor tries to turn over, then runs a few seconds, then dies. Engine returns no error codes. CPS is brand new. Fuel pump is new. Fuel filter has been changed. Acts like there is no or insufficient fuel.
#1625 of 2180 Re: F250 7.3L Turbo Diesel, (1996)-- Fuel problems? [wierd_w]
Oct 26, 2005 (5:17 pm)
Acts like there is no or insufficient fuel................or air in the fuel?
#1626 of 2180 Re: 98 F-150 [150fanatic]
Oct 26, 2005 (5:21 pm)
Adding a reworked head, cam, and fuel system to your uprated intake and exhaust will give an appreciable boost, as will a super or turbocharger, though that will cost a lot more.