Last post on Nov 26, 2006 at 9:18 PM
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Ford F-150, Ford F-250, Ford F-350, Ford F-100, Truck
#1845 of 2180 Re: Vibration Problems, one more time [blckislandguy]
Feb 03, 2006 (5:35 am)
I just took my 2005 F150 (Supercab 4X2, 5.4L)in for a serious problem with a vibrations in the chassis at certain speeds. It seemed that 50-55mph and 60-68mph cruising speeds are where it was mostly observed. Over a period of 1 year it became more constant / serious. It happens more often when you left off the gas at cruising speed for a few seconds then press it to maintain speed (before and just when it shifts back down to overdrive).
The dealership came back and told the the whole rack and pinion system needs to be replaced. Acoording to wha the Ford Dealer told, the vibration is as you expected in your question I read. It will be interesting to see if this fixes the problem.
#1846 of 2180 Re: Miss in motor [rtfordman]
Feb 03, 2006 (1:47 pm)
I have the exact same problem with my '91 F150 and I was just wondering if you figured out what the problem was yet.
#1847 of 2180 power programmers
Feb 04, 2006 (9:41 am)
I've a 2004 F 150 37k miles 5.4 motor.I use the truck to cruise mostly.i've a driveability problem the dealer can't correct(check engine light does not pop on)and they do not have a fix from Ford.They corrected it once then the fix went away for a few days.Truck hesitates like a carburated vehicle with improperly set float level.You all think it would be worth it to reprogram with a power reprogrammer just to make it driveable as new?Anything would have to be better than going roundy round with the service department.I like the truck, not the way it runs.
This is a GREAT Forum for usable advice.thanks
#1848 of 2180 Re: 2005 ESOF NOT WORKING?? [dmr1063]
Feb 04, 2006 (12:45 pm)
Is the 4x4 light coming on on the dash when you activate your switch? I have a 2002 that I just had that problem with. My electric switch motor was seized up on the transfer case. I got one from a junkyard from a 2005 and it works fine now. Ford wants over 500 for one but Auto zone has it for 185. If you're looking for it, it's on your transfer case with the two electrical harnesses connected to it. There are three bolts on the driver's side to remove it. Previously, I had a problem when the 4x4 lights would come on and I could hear the transfer case engage but no 4x4. One time the hub seals were bad and the other it was the pulse vacuum hub lock solenoid. But either way you can still have 4x4 by manually overriding your lockers. I know this is kind of long but if it helps someone save some money, it's worth it. If anyone has any questions feel free to email me, it's in my profile. Good luck
#1849 of 2180 Re: My 2005 F150 is still vibrating! [jtelesky]
Feb 04, 2006 (1:05 pm)
I have a 2005 F-150 XLT 4.6L 4x4 that seems to pull to the left a lot and to right sometimes. The steering feels scratchy/grinding off and on (started around 3500 miles) and the truck has been aligned 3 times and has only 4600 miles on it. I think I have started to notice the steering wheel vibrate/shimmy very slightly on the highway around 60-65 mph. I don't have a good feeling about this anymore. What do you think?? Any advice , etc?????
Thank you very much ,
#1850 of 2180 Re: Transfer Case won't engage. [dugup]
Feb 04, 2006 (4:37 pm)
I have 99 F250SD and have a few problems with 4 wheel actuation:
You may want to check front lockouts. These are vacuum actuated, and prone to have the seals go out and back side of hub (I replaced my twice, lockouts went out both times because of rust). I now keep an eye on them ( I was slow to catch on). This can cause the lockouts to go out but I also had the vacuum lines get clogged with rust. I also replaced the shift motor once, but it sounds like its 'trying' to work. Are you sure its actually moving, and not binding up in transfer case.
#1851 of 2180 Parking brake problem with fix
Feb 04, 2006 (6:50 pm)
I recently had a problem with my parking brake and didn't see any specific posts addressing it, so I thought I give you guys some hints on it.
I have '02 XLT FX4 SC/flareside. I noticed my parking brake wouldn't hold as well, plus I was hearing a "clicking" sound at low speeds. Dealer pulled rear DS/checked u-joints, said everything was fine. A few weeks later (and about 500 miles out of warranty), went to use parking brake and pedal went to floor with no resistance. Went home and discovered both cables were off. Could hardly move the mechanism on backing plate where cable loops over. Pulled both rotors and found the mechanism that spreads the shoes was seized, plus the friction material was in pieces (clicking sound I was hearing). Was ticked at dealer for not finding and didn't feel like fighting, so I tackled this myself.
It's two metal plates that scissor the shoes out, bottom plate has a small pin that goes thru top plate. I disassembled, greased and got new shoes at Autozone for $18. Discovered the adjusting screw was siezed and I couldn't get it loose, plus rotor would not fit over new shoes. The toothed portion is more like a bolt. Couldn't bust it loose with PB blaster or heat.
Went to dealer, can't get JUST that part. They only sell entire backing plate assembly ($150), but said since I only needed the adjuster, that maybe they could knock a few dollars off (gee, thanks).
Found the adjuster at Advance auto, but it was a special order and took two days to come in. They were $5 a piece.
Hope this is helpful to anyone with parking brake hang ups. I have a friend who had same problem with his Expedition.
Feb 04, 2006 (9:16 pm)
Is there any way to tell if my '95 F350 had a keyless entry remote at one time?
#1853 of 2180 Interesting Forum
Feb 05, 2006 (2:02 pm)
Wow, I've been looking through these different vehicle postings. I looked at Toyota and Nissan & I've been supprised how many of the Ford Posts for Problems are from back in the 90's and the 80's. And how few are from recent builds! I think I just decided to go with Ford. Everyone I talk to says it lasts & Lasts, I guess this is just one more indication!
#1854 of 2180 Re: Interesting Forum [moderate]
Feb 05, 2006 (2:07 pm)
Maybe you should look a little further back in this forum. My view, formed over the last few years, is the complete opposite of yours!