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
#1874 of 2180 Glad I did not buy an F150
Feb 28, 2006 (12:14 pm)
I recently bought a new 06 Silverado Z71 crew cab. I had a hefty GM card rebate, which influenced my decision to buy a Chevy. However, I was strongly considering an F150 4X4 crew cab, because several of my coworkers have older models and are very happy with them. Now, after reading about these vibration issues, I am glad I did not buy a Ford. I hope that Ford will come up with a permanent fix quickly. New full size trucks are not cheap to buy anymore and with today's technology, people deserve better quality than this.
For ten years I drove a 1995 Nissan V6 4X4 pickup and the truck was extremely reliable. Practically nothing went wrong in 10 years and A/C was blowing just as cold when I sold it as on the day I bought it. Never touched it in 10 years! Now I am worried that I too have made a mistake buying an American truck. Only time will tell.
#1875 of 2180 Re: TROUBLE W/06 ALREADY [lilozarklil]
Feb 28, 2006 (4:39 pm)
Want my opinion on Continental tires? Absolute junk. I had throw away a set of 4 Continental CH95s on my Mazda 626 because they literally fell apart. Has loose belts or something like that. I bought two new ones later and they were both totally out of round. My friend had the same problem with a set of C95s he bought for his Mazda Miata. he threw them away as well.
I never had larger picup truck/SUV Continental tires, but if the quality control is the same as on the passenger car tires, they must be awful.
#1876 of 2180 '06 F150 abysmal residual!!!
Mar 01, 2006 (5:48 pm)
In addition to its other problems, the F150 is now second only to the Kia Rio for having the worst residual value. After three years it's projected to be worth only 28.7% of its original cost.
#1877 of 2180 Doesn't mean much
Mar 01, 2006 (7:30 pm)
The XL is the worktruck version which people don't want after they have been beat up for 3 years. The XLT, STX, Lariat etc. must be worth more than 32.2% and more than the fullsize Chevy 1500. Its 33-52% for the other models on that same website.
#1878 of 2180 2003 F150 brake problems
Mar 03, 2006 (5:28 pm)
I change my trucks front breaks about three months ago. Today I had to put a new set on because the other set got dusted. Now I notice that the brakes slitly stay on when I drive. What could cause this problem. Anybody else ever expirience this. Please contact me at wholeshott22yahoo.com
#1879 of 2180 Re: My 2005 F150 is still vibrating! [inness]
Mar 03, 2006 (6:53 pm)
And I thought I was the only one who was going through this. I had bought a 2005 F150 .. I started experiencing this problem about 5K miles ago. 4 Trips to the dealer and all I get is "there is nothing wrong" "It's a Ford and all Ford's vibrate.. kinda feels like it's missing" Heck yea, it missing, but there are no codes showing up.. or that is what I've been told. .. anybody out there have a clue as to what this could be? I had heard a rumour that Ford has dropped Bosch as their injector supplier due to drop in QA.. could there be some correlation?!??!
#1880 of 2180 Re: My 2005 F150 is still vibrating! [1naplay]
Mar 03, 2006 (9:52 pm)
I've an 04 F150 5.3 38k miles.same idling rough running as you describe.The computer was re programmed and truck ran as new then the fix "went away".Dealer tells me problem is check engine light does not come on to point to the problem,at least in my case.Motor Trend long term f150 had similar problem their vehicle re programmed and fixed(of course).
Ford has all this new found religion for new product but that religion does not include customer support for what is out there.sad,real sad.
Mar 04, 2006 (6:24 am)
Has anyone heard or read anything about the 5.3 F150 blowing out spark plugs and Ford and extended warrentees not covering the problem. I have a 04 fx4 and heard a rumor last night from a questionable source
#1882 of 2180 F150 problem spark plug problem
Mar 04, 2006 (7:29 pm)
Since my post 1881 about my 04 5.4 fx4,I found out from consumeraffairs.com ford has been spitting plugs from their alum heads, primarily cylinder 3 Has anyone heard this
#1883 of 2180 Re: F150 problem spark plug problem [tjackson2]
Mar 05, 2006 (2:02 am)
It does happen, but from what I've heard, it's not the norm.
Evidently, head is thin, so that only 4-5 threads of sparkplug do all the holding. Talking to service tech at my dealer, he said "they get a handful each year for the past few years." Some were on low mileage vehicles, others with a lot.
Boils down to having the plugs installed at proper torque setting. (Don't have my shop manual at hand so I don't remember what they spec for my 6.8L, V10) If they're too tight, plug could tear the threads in the head. Too loose and plug backs off. Either way it could spit the plug. When that happens many times the head can't be fixed with a Helicoil, etc., so it's $$$ to repair.
Plugs are good for 100K, but that doesn't mean that they shouldn't be inspected and retorqued during that time. Probably should be done as part of normal maintenance on these engines. I did mine at 30K miles, all was fine, but it's tedious on a V10.