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
#1896 of 2180 Re: My 2005 F150 is still vibrating! [1naplay]
Mar 09, 2006 (11:28 am)
Well, here I go again. My dealership called in the Mid-Atlantic Ford Motor Co. Represntative last week to meet with me. It was explained that the whole rack pinion steering, drive shaft, spacers of different sizes for the wheels were all replaced and none of these attempts worked. Now I'm into week 6. Last Friday they said the last attempt would be to change out the entire 3rd Unit (leaf springs and the whole rear end / axle)to see if this fixed the vibrations. I received word today that this did not work. The parts used were taken from a 2006 model, exactly the same as my truck. The Ford company rep. and the service manager told me that this was the last thing they could do to fix the problem, and if this didn't work they would replace my vehicle or settle out. That's where I'm at now. So for now, I'm waiting to see how the Dealership / Ford Motor Corporation solve this. Good luck with your quest, and don't let the dealership tell you otherwise. Call Ford Motor Corporation, I know you'll get some attention then. It's a Harmonic Imbalance problem caused by the deign of the truck (drive train, frame, etc.).
#1897 of 2180 Re: 10 times the f150 engine stops while driving stearing locks up. [tired2
Mar 11, 2006 (7:49 pm)
My father-in-law has a similar problem with his 1990 F250. The dealer told him there was nothing they could do (I suspect they just couldn't figure out what was wrong). Did you have any resolution to this problem?
#1898 of 2180 Re: 04 F250 SD Stuck in 4X4 low gear [kjohns1]
Mar 12, 2006 (11:36 am)
Can you let me know what the problem was? This just happened to my truck today. Thanks!
#1899 of 2180 Re: F150 problem spark plug problem [wpalkowski]
Mar 12, 2006 (6:25 pm)
Gee, I like the fantastic exterior of the current F150 4X4, like the great interior and center stack, and the step-in is fine for someone who is only 5'10" (try the step in on a Dodge 1500 for comparison; you'll need to make two steps to get in). But to read these posts about drive train problems, heads that spit plugs and then can't be helicoiled, etc. makes me wonder.
Have they cured the drive train vibration problem in '06? If I were to look for a used '05 does the drive train vibration show up all the time or is it intermittent?
#1900 of 2180 Re: F150 problem spark plug problem [blckislandguy]
Mar 12, 2006 (9:21 pm)
I would stay away from late model F150s, including the '06 model. I am really getting annoyed by all these issues with the new trucks. Chevy and Dodge have them too. I thought that Chevy transmissions were great and all of a sudden transmissions on 1 year old Chevy z71's in my neighborhood are failing left and right. I happen to have an '06 Z71 and I am less than delighted to hear this.
#1901 of 2180 Re: My 2005 F150 is still vibrating! [inness]
Mar 14, 2006 (4:13 pm)
My 2004 F150 Crew Cab has a terrible vibration that seems like it is due to the bed vibrating or shaking. My Ford dealer checked it out and said the bed it tight, etc. and that it is just the way the body/frame is built. Still doesn't seem right to me. Have never driven a pick-up and had the bed bounce and move like this one.
#1902 of 2180 Re: My 2005 F150 is still vibrating! [rosswurmj]
Mar 14, 2006 (4:19 pm)
...........and that it is just the way the body/frame is built. Still doesn't seem right to me.
Yes, it is the way it's built (and it's the way they continue to build them), and no, it doesn't seem right to many other owners either.
Read back through this forum to see your problem repeated many, many times.
#1903 of 2180 1994 F250 Vibration while braking
Mar 15, 2006 (6:49 am)
While my truck was in for PA inspection at the local Ford dealer, they said that the rear right wheel cylinder was leaking, so I said go ahead and replace it. When I got the truck back I noticed a vibration from the front end when braking hard, that wasn't there previously. It is not noticeable while braking at slower speeds. It seems like warped rotors, but this just started after getting the truck back from the dealer.I took it back and questioned them about it and they said that the rear fix would not cause the front vibration and of course they would look into it for an additional cost. I said don't bother. I replaced the rotors, brakes and calipers. The rotors and brakes only had about 12k miles on them. Needless to say I still have the problem. Is it possible that they put in a defective wheel cylinder that is causing some kind of pressure problem? I bled the whole system with new fluid about 2 years ago and never had any problems. Any body have any ideas?
#1904 of 2180 Re: 04 F250 SD Stuck in 4X4 low gear [gwsrrb]
Mar 15, 2006 (6:57 pm)
I just had the same problem today with my 2003 F-150 4x4. Was out showing some farmland and put the thing in 4x4. The light came on but after we got stuck we discovered it never was in 4 wheel. We than tried everything to get out but the back wheels just spun. We called a guy around the corner and he came and pulled me out. After we got moving the thing went int 4 wheel drive low and would not come out. We tried rocking it, backing up, everything to no avail. I had no choice but to drive it home in 4 wheel drive low for 2 miles. When I got home I turned it off and let it sit a bit. After about 20 minutes I was able to get it out of 4 wheel drive and back into 2 wheel drive. I now can go in and out of normal 4 wheel drive but now I don't have a 4 wheel drive low. I rarely ever use 4 wheel drive so needless to say I pretty upset. I'm almost thinking some type of sensor was went bad??? Anyone else had the issue?
#1905 of 2180 Re: 04 F250 SD Stuck in 4X4 low gear [tailwaters]
Mar 15, 2006 (9:23 pm)
I am not sure about Fords, but some Chevy trucks have problems with the Autotrac transfer case switches (selector switch for 4WD high and low). Sounds like you may have a defective switch too. Hopefully that's all it is, because the switch is the least expensive part to replace in the 4WD system. I personally strongly dislike electronic transfer cases. I prefer the old fashioned lever. It is a lot more reliable and I am not too lazy to pull on it.