Last post on Nov 26, 2006 at 10:18 PM
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Ford F-150, Ford F-250, Ford F-350, Ford F-100, Truck
#1712 of 2180 Re: 2004 F150 LXT Step Side Reg Cab [vibesofford]
Nov 28, 2005 (2:56 pm)
Stick to your GUNS boys, It'll be worth your time, if you have all your ducks in a row(# of days out of service, RO's, all notes of calls to "Ford Customer Service", all notes of conversations at dealerships,etc.). Thats about all I'm aloud to say. The new body style F150 problems, vibrations, rear end clunk, and steering shudder, are what Ford calls "Characteristics of this Vehicle", but they have no fixes available, only excuse attempts to repair. Beware of purchase date, you have one year from date of purchase to benefit, also, beware of mileage, this is deductible as usage off of fair market price. Good Luck.... Vibes of Ford
#1713 of 2180 Re: problem with 1995 F-150 hole on bottem of concentric slave cylindar [d
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Nov 28, 2005 (6:16 pm)
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#1714 of 2180 F150 Frame Rot; Where do they buy their steel?
Nov 28, 2005 (6:20 pm)
Our 1987 F150 Supercab 4X4 has had a charmed, one owner life here in New England. Not many miles, never plowed, washed, detailed, and painted regularly, very good body and drive train, etc. BUT, I noticed rust through areas on the passenger side frame rail. The rusted out spots are (looking forward toward the front of the truck) right where the control arm bolts in and the frame then arches up near the front shock mount area. Yeh, I know it is 17 years old but to have the frame rot away? And not even on the more exposed to salt driver's side? Would it have rotted if it were a boxed frame?
We'd like to buy a new truck. The Dodge Ram 1500 has caught my eye only because of the vibration problems with the F150 and the Dodge frame is boxed. Are we making a mistake? Is the F250 SD vibration free and is its frame boxed? Please talk to me. I had expected to get through winter with this truck.
#1715 of 2180 moisture in spark plug problems
Nov 13, 2005 (11:58 am)
We have a 1998 Ford 150, V8, 4.6 (Triton) that has only 47,000 miles on it. This truck has been taken care of and has had no problems until the last year or so. About six different times now, the engine has started missing and it's always the #4 spark plug. Somehow moisture is getting on it. We have changed all the plugs,and plug wires. We thought maybe the heater hoses was the culprit, so they have been changed. We have even switched the coils side to side. But the problem keeps happening from time to time. Always the exact same problem. My husband is a good mechanic, but we also took it to a professional. Problem keeps happening. Does anyone have any advice. Would appreciate it!
#1716 of 2180 2001F150 Engine Sputtering
Nov 26, 2005 (8:46 am)
When traveling over 30mph and under 65mph and when ever the rpm drop anywhere between 1300 and 1600rpm the engine begins to sputter. Anyone have any idea's what could be wrong.
#1717 of 2180 RE: Noise in 1995 F-150 5.0L [wpalkowski]
Nov 28, 2005 (6:35 pm)
Thank you for the quick reply. I will check into your thoughts.
#1718 of 2180 Re: F150 Frame Rot; Where do they buy their steel? [blckislandguy]
Nov 28, 2005 (6:40 pm)
i felt i should respond since i drive an 87 f150.i do remember hearing on a tv commercial that the new fords do have a boxed frame.i would think a boxed frame might be stronger but would be prone to rust out.once the muck finds its way in there it will rust.i think i would stay away from the fords just because of all the problems i read about on these forums.
#1719 of 2180 Re: F150 Frame Rot; Where do they buy their steel? [blckislandguy]
Nov 28, 2005 (6:51 pm)
..........I know it is 17 years old but to have the frame rot away? And not even on the more exposed to salt driver's side?
I'm no flag waver for Ford, but complaining about rust-through on a frame that's seventeen years old and is exposed to winter road salt.............please!!!!!
Have a look at the 'Dodge Problems' forum and you'll see a lot of vibration problems there as well, though not as many as with the current F150. One alternative you might consider is an F250/350 Superduty. Similar pricing to the F150 and (virtually) no vibration issues.
#1720 of 2180 Re: 2001F150 Engine Sputtering [ltgile]
Nov 28, 2005 (7:19 pm)
Had almost exactly the same symptoms with my 2002 F-250. Ended up being a faulty ignition coil. Replaced it and everythings runs great.
#1721 of 2180 Re: F150 Frame Rot; Where do they buy their steel? [mac24]
Nov 28, 2005 (7:33 pm)
Mac24, thanks for the post. You're right: the F250 and F150 are identical in price and the F250 fares much better in resale. Is the frame the same for a F250 as on a F150? (I realize the suspension is different.) We're told that the boxed frame on the Ram 1500 is the same as the 2500 but that there are more cross members on the 2500.
Please don't take me for a yuppie whiner about the rust through frame. I've never seen it happen before on anything we've owned (Jeep Grand Wagoneer, Cherokees, Grand Cherokees, Volvos, etc.) all of which are still in service and have seen many New England winters.