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#1833 of 2180 1995 Ford F-150 Charging Problems
Jan 27, 2006 (11:07 am)
My son has a 1995 F150 4x4 that is not charging after 15 to 20 minutes of running. We have replaced the battery and the alternator with new items. The voltage reading is around 13.8 volts but drops to around 10 volts after 15 to 20 minutes of running. The alternator was checked by the parts store and showed ok while running on the test equipment. The truck has been taken to two local repair shops and the problem is still there. Any hints or suggestions ? Thanks
#1834 of 2180 Re: 1995 Ford F-150 Charging Problems [bgfiremedic]
Jan 27, 2006 (1:54 pm)
Defective alternator. Or perhaps I should say "defective voltage regulator." I believe it is built into the alternator on that model. After becoming hot the regulator is breaking down......
Been there, done that, and got the T-shirt to prove it!!!!!
#1835 of 2180 Re: My 2005 F150 is still vibrating! [f150bobblehe1]
Jan 29, 2006 (12:23 pm)
To 1825. Just bought new 150 supercab w/ 5.4 triton. Truck vibrates big time. Dealer says must be tires. Tires are changed out. Vibration still exists. Dealer now says possible drivetrain problem. Dealer Tech calls Fri. 26 Jan 06 says a counter balance on truck body has been installed and vibration has been reduced. Scuttlebutt has it that Ford changed driveshaft venders, went to all steel shafts and new vender cannot turn them out true. I have been a loyal Ford buyer since '65; over 23 purchased units to date. Very ticked. Also, is the body skin very thin or am I losing it? bigdave3.
#1836 of 2180 2005 vibration problem
Jan 29, 2006 (3:18 pm)
I have a 2005 F150 4x4 crewcab which I purchased in April of 2005. I have noticed a vibration (almost like rolling over a rumble strip) which occurs for a few seconds each time I begin to roll forward and my wheels are turned some (like at an intersection). The vibration stops as soon as I get over 10-15 mph. Anyone having this same problem? Does anyone know the solution to it?
#1837 of 2180 ford F350 4x4 shifting problem
Jan 30, 2006 (5:15 am)
Hello i've a ford f350 4x4 (automatic shifting) 2004.
When I'm starting the control of 4 wheel drive won't blink and shifting from 2wd to 4wd-high or 4wd-low isn't working.
Solenoid motor is good when i get external power supply it's turning ,but i can't shift it form a 3-pos switch on the board. Has anyone know where are going cables from solenoid motor (2 cables orange and yellow )...
#1838 of 2180 2004 F150 Vibration (clutch pack)
Jan 30, 2006 (11:54 am)
My 2004 F150 4X4,automatic, 5.4 liter has started the "Vibration Thing" at 21000 miles. When I make a sharp turn from a stop under acceleration the rear end / drive train vibrates severely. Also as I am straighting up from the turn it vibrates again.
It appears to me to be the limited slip differential or posi-traction rear end. The posi-traction rear end has clutch plates that are engaged when going in a straight line. On road curves and sharp turns one side of the clutch pack should disengage to allow free wheeling on one side. I think the clutch pack is not operating properly. This was an old problem with the old posi-traction rear ends (1955-65) but the new stuff is not suppose to chatter around corners.
I plan to take it to the dealer for repair under warranty. Either an oil additive to help release the clutch pack causing the chatter problem or a new clutch pack. The "Rice Burners" do not have this problem. Could this be a "Secret Recall" item from Ford?
#1839 of 2180 Re: My 2005 F150 is still vibrating! [bigdave3]
Jan 30, 2006 (4:28 pm)
Big Dave and all the rest of the F 150 owners: Went through the whole process with my dealer and Ford. The vibration problem is called harmonics and Ford has serious design problems with the F-150. All else said the truck is an execellent vehicle. Solution...file for Lemon under your state guidelines. Make sure you keep very accurate records regarding repair attempts and outcome of each. Get repair invoices!!!!!!! Good luck to all and keep us all posted
#1840 of 2180 F150 limited slip axle chatter
Jan 31, 2006 (3:56 pm)
Found this TSB from Ford which answers some questions and indicates that a new clutch pack in the limited slip is in order--not just adding some additive. Look at this link to get the TSB.
#1841 of 2180 1995 f150 manual transmission problems
Feb 01, 2006 (7:38 am)
I have a 1995 F150 4.9L 2wd with a 5 speed manual. 100k miles. After driving for 10-15 miles, when shifting into 2nd and/or 3rd gear under load a loud screech from the transmission is heard. It does not do it when the vehicle is cold and as soon as you let off the gas or take it out of gear the sound stops. It also does not happen in 1st, 4th or 5th, although it feels like it is hitting a wall when you try to drive in 5th gear. The dealer says they can not find anything wrong with it. Has anyone else had something similar happen?
#1842 of 2180 98 ford 5.4 triton 4x4 loaping
Feb 02, 2006 (11:46 am)
I recently moved 1400 miles and all of a sudden my truck is loping runs good while driving but while idling sure runs bad, had tps , mas, o2sensors all replaced still have problem. will be replacing spark plugs. i too have the door ajar light and abs light on for the last 5 years. no problems though just annoying. can any one help me out at what might be the problem.