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#188 of 2180 Need info...
Jun 20, 2002 (5:04 am)
Hello all. I know this message isn't pertaining to the subject at hand, but no has responed when I put them in the correct topic. I would like to if anyone here owns the 2000 F150 Harley Davidson SuperCab &/or the 2001 F150 HD CrewCab. How do they drive? How is the reliability? What is the gas mileage like? I'm looking at the 2002 Ram Quad Cab, but like the Harley Davidson F150's better. But.. after my 96 Contour fiasco, I'm skeptical of buying another Ford product (I've heard the horror stories on the pre-2K2 Ram's). I live in Stn Mtn/Lithonia, GA & have to drive 48 miles round trip to work every day. Plus I plan on getting sport bike & would like to know which one is better equipped to handle the bike. How much should I expect to pay for either? Any info/advice anyone can provide will greatly appreciated.
PS - Anyone know where I can get some info on the next generation F150's?
Jul 01, 2002 (5:57 am)
I have a couple of sources.
AKINS FORD,Peter Gloger, 770-867-9136. Tell him I Kevin Owen sent you.
Vicki Hall, Hayes Chryler Oakwood, 770-535-2835.
Jacky Jones Ford, Cleveland, no number.
The first is whom I bought a couple of trucks from, three months ago my new 02 F250 V10 4x4.
The second is my sister-in-law, and if I bought a Dodge I could have gotten her discount. No way I'm going to buy a Dodge though.
The third is just one of the biggest truck dealers in the Southeast U.S.
One of my best friends bought a 1 1/2 year old 1500, 5.9L, 2wd. Four years later....4 tranny's, 2 engines, a lot of brake jobs, and a lot of everything else that is mechanical. He doesn't tow a thing, he doesn't haul a thing! I tried to talk him out of buying the Dodge but he liked the looks. A Ford F250 is now in the plans.
BTW, I live in Flowery Branch.
#191 of 2180 Rusty Doors
Jul 04, 2002 (5:25 pm)
I have a 1997 F-150 with 54000 miles. When I had 26000 miles, Ford fixed both doors that were rusty. At 50000 miles, the problem re-appeared. Ford said they will go 50-50 to replace them ($1000 each). I can't reason with them. They seem to think this is normal. Also, I noticed that the drivers door is starting to crack and rust just behind the window. They also said they would repair it under the 3 year/36000 mile warranty. This doesn't seem right. Has anyone else had similar problems.
#192 of 2180 wings1
Jul 05, 2002 (6:18 am)
I've heard of several others that have had a door crack problem. (1/4 inch crack or shorter near lower part of window).
Some folks had dealers who did the repair at no cost (well over the 36k warranty), some got an 80/20% split, some got nothing.
There is a TSB issued for the door crack..
It sounds like in your case, the dealer offered to fix the crack for free, (under warranty).
As for the 'rust', this doesn't sound like a common problem. If the dealership offered a 50/50 on that, it seems 'reasonable' to me..
But, you could take it to other Ford dealerships, you might be able to get something more..
Jul 08, 2002 (7:35 pm)
Wings and Bess thanks for responding - we have hit a brick wall with Ford. Dealer says we need new doors, there's no way to "repair" the rust that is eating away at all 3 doors. They will not pitch in a dime. We have been very happy with our truck until this and the lack of response from Ford to stand behind their product is truly disappointing. I can honestly say we will not purchase another vehicle from Ford.
Jul 09, 2002 (6:37 am)
Doesn't your truck have something like a 10 yr/100k mile corrosion warranty? Mine does and the manual states they will not fix it until the rust perforates the sheet metal. It may be a little dishonest, but none more than what Ford is doing to you, but pack a little calcium chloride into the rusty spots. Your doors will be perforated in no time. Then give it a good wash out before taking it in.
#195 of 2180 02 f150 problems
Jul 09, 2002 (4:43 pm)
Hi all, I purchased a new 02 f150 back in april and I just discovered that the transmission fluid level is only just a bit into the fully warmed area when fully warm. The book says it is acceptable but I dont like it on the low side. Also the engine 5.4 is suppose to take 6 qts of oil but it shows about a half qt down since new. I also just discovered power steering fluid leaking under steering shaft any suggestions on these and just wondering if anyone else had same problem.the truck has less than 1000mi. thanks
#196 of 2180 dannyboy
Jul 09, 2002 (5:14 pm)
If the fluid is within the 'do not add' range, then it's just fine..
If the fluid is within the 'do not add' range,
then it's just fine.. When you change the oil, put 6quarts in.. My 00 SuperDuty with the 5.4L uses about 0.5 quarts every 3k miles.
Have your dealer fix it..
Jul 09, 2002 (6:24 pm)
Thanks Bess for the info.Would like to know If anybody out there has recently purchased an 02 F150 xlt super cab and how do they like it and if they have run into any problems. And what gas milege they are getting.appreciate any info.