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
#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.
#1884 of 2180 ABS Fuse constantly blowing What's the cause?
Mar 06, 2006 (4:29 am)
I have a 1995 F150 extended cab. My ABS Fuse blows when I turn over the ignition. It takes a 15amp, but blows that size immediatly and a 10 amp seems to last through two or three starts, which just doesn't make sense because that allows less current through.
Anyone have this problem before?
#1885 of 2180 1993 150 drive train shakes when accelerating
Mar 06, 2006 (10:38 am)
truck feels really rough when accelerating, gets smoother when speed settles out? changed drive shaft coupling, universal joints feel tight and greesed? any ideas, thankyou.
f150 extended cab, 351w, auto
#1886 of 2180 Re: Climate Control F350 diesel [dansf350]
Mar 06, 2006 (11:58 pm)
I had the same problem with climate control. I found also that my 4x4 was not working. Both these items work off the vacuum pump, i found a leak in my front driver side wheel hub. A temporary fix was to pull the vacuum hose off the hub and put a bolt in it to seal the rest of the systm. I am in the process now of replacing all my frontend seals.
#1887 of 2180 Re: 2005 vibration problem [jackaggie]
Mar 07, 2006 (8:38 am)
I'm having had the exact problem with my 2004 F150 4x2. This morning hopped in the truck and no reverse gear, its in the shop now, 37,000 miles so I'm probably screwed. I'll let you know what the dealer says today,
#1888 of 2180 F250 Brake Issues
Mar 07, 2006 (4:05 pm)
I have an 01 F250 that was pulling hard to the left during moderate braking. I immediately suspected the right caliber was frozen or stuck. During inspection with the wheel and tire off, I had someone apply pressure to the pedal while I manually rotated the rotor. There was little resistance. I removed and replaced the caliper. I did not replace the pads because they were practically new, approx 3/8" thk and balanced both sides. While bleeding the brakes, I noticed the left side caliper (still OE) bleed off pressure was very high. In fact, it shot out and hit the top of the wheel well. The right side and both rears had the standard amount of bleed off pressure once the air was removed from the line. This struck me as odd but did not give it much more thought. Drove the truck and everything seemed fine. After a few days, the truck is pulling hard again to the left. This time, it is squeeling big time. I can't figure out why it would be doing this again? The bleed pressures are obviously the culprit. The left side has probably 3x the pressure over the same piston area, thus 3x the braking force. But why??? I don't have a good understanding of how the ABS system distributes pressures so the answer must lie in there somewhere. One more observation, the ABS light has been coming off and on for several months now. I thought it was a short, but now I am beginning to think it is related. Any have this issue or thoughts??? Thanks...
#1889 of 2180 Re: F250 Brake Issues [jor9500]
Mar 07, 2006 (6:48 pm)
.....the ABS light has been coming off and on for several months now. I thought it was a short, but now I am beginning to think it is related. Any have this issue or thoughts?
Sounds like a reasonable assumption to me. Could be as simple as a faulty sensor or clogged tone ring on that corner. Why not disable the ABS (normal brake function will be unaffected) and see if the symptoms disappear?