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Ford F-150, Ford F-250, Ford F-350, Ford F-100, Truck
#1665 of 2180 Re: Ford 4X4 Transmission/Transfer Case Leak. [ak_ed]
Nov 12, 2005 (11:40 am)
I have experienced somewhat the same problem with my 1999 F250 Super Duty 4X4 with transmission leaks. I have 174K miles and have had little or no problems with it. However, 1 year ago I was backing a 22' trailer into my driveway which has about a 6% grade up into my yard. The trailer had surge brakes and it had my truck stopped. However, not knowing the surge brakes were being applied, I kept giving it the gas but nothing was moving. A good deal of tork was being applied by the engine and the transmission. I then notice that transmission fluid was almost pouring out near the front of the transmission...probably one to one and a half quarts onto the ground. After I parked the truck and refilled the transmission fluid back up. I left the truck to cool off and started it back up and there were no leaks any more and I didn't have a problem again for over a year until just recently. This time I noticed the transmission shifting rough for almost a full day. When I got home, transmission was again pouring out...maybe a 1/8" steam.
Is there an "over pressure" or some type of valve in front of the transmission which would allow this to happen. I'm almost afraid to drive the truck now. Can anyone tell me what is going on.
#1666 of 2180 Re: F-150 Vibration [jtelesky]
Nov 13, 2005 (6:23 am)
Well I have the truck back, and its not fixed.
They replaced the drive shaft and said its a little better,
in reallity its worse.
I have to wait 4 weeks for them to get 2 new tires in,
supposebly only one place that makes these tires and
Meanwhile I have to drive the truck and put up with
Does anyone know how widespread this problem is with
#1667 of 2180 Re: F-Series Super Duty Problems [pocahontas]
Nov 13, 2005 (11:23 pm)
I RECENTLY REBUILT A 4R100 FOR THE FIRST TIME AND EVERYTHING WENT GOOD EXCEPT IT DOES'NT HAVE THIRD GEAR NOW. FIRST GEAR SECOND GEAR OVERDRIVE AND REVERSE WORK JUST FINE BUT TRANS SKIPS THIRD AND GOES INTO OVERDRIVE. ANY HELP WOULD BE GREAT.
#1668 of 2180 Should you tow with a brand new truck?
Nov 14, 2005 (11:13 am)
I am in the process of purchasing a 2005 F150 V8 and was wondering if there is a break in period that I should not tow? I need to tow a uhaul trailer and I wanted to see if I should do this or not with a brand new truck. Thanks!!
#1669 of 2180 front axle seal leak
Nov 14, 2005 (6:48 pm)
I have a 2001 ford f-150 and my question is has anyone had/have a right front axle seal leak between the half shaft and the tube axle. How do you get the axle out of the tube after the half shaft is off. I see no bolts or anything? Please help!!
#1670 of 2180 F-250 electrical problem
Nov 14, 2005 (7:58 pm)
I have a F250 4X4 crewcab that has an electrical problem. Has 3.34 amp draw from the battery. Battery goes dead after 2 days. Replaced alternator, battery, removed dash cluster and amps drop to 2.95, unplug PCM, 0 draw. Hook up either dash or PCM and problem occurs. any ideas??
#1671 of 2180 Re: F-250 electrical problem [blakethesnake]
Nov 14, 2005 (8:53 pm)
Doesn't necessarily mean the PCM is bad, it could just be activating a component that is. Try pulling relays and fuses until you hit the circuit that's causing the problem, then troubleshoot that circuit.
#1672 of 2180 Idle questions..
Nov 14, 2005 (8:53 pm)
I've got a 2004 f250 super duty 4x4 with a 6 liter diesel. At times when idle'ing it will get verrry quiet... for about 4 seconds. Then comes back. In addition to that there is a scraping/thud sometimes seconds after starting... any ideas? thanks! Guy
#1673 of 2180 Re: Idle questions.. [f250guy]
Nov 14, 2005 (9:41 pm)
The a/c sometimes causes a thump soon after startup. Try starting with the a/c completely off (not just the fan), to eliminate it.
#1674 of 2180 Re: need steering help on 72 ford pickup [texvet]
Nov 14, 2005 (10:21 pm)
Hi texvet im new to this site however I own a 72 F-250 2wd the steering can be a number of things but the first thing to check is the rag joint between the steering box and your steering shaft they are of a rubber and cord type material and wear fast especialy if engine fluids leak on it, it will soften the rubber and cause alot of play in steering brake fluid is real bad on it. They are easy to replace I have replaced mine three times in eight years that i have been driving it this is a common thing for theses old trucks, the gear box can wear out too after all its only 34 yrs old it doesn,t owe you a thing. My truck is in very good cond,t was a daily driver until this fall now its going into storage for the first time in 34 yrs for the winter, as i now have over 10k invested in it. Its days of work are over now it gets to play in nice weather only, besides i cant afford the gas for it as a work truck it only gets 7mpg idling with 110 octane built up 390cid. I now own a 1996 F-150 4x4 for work. Let me know what you discover about this steering thing. I have a wealth of knowledge about 67-72 trucks and reasonable amount of parts a sources for them. Tim