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
#1951 of 2180 Re: 2005 Ford F150 Vibration Problems [correyw]
Apr 24, 2006 (7:00 am)
Well, sorry to hear about your bad experience. At this point it is safe to state that Ford has no clue what is wrong with your truck. In desperation and under pressure, they keep replacing everything that they think may solve the problem, so far without success.
It is rather fortunate that pickup trucks retain good resale value. My suggestion to you is to give it one last try to force Ford to buy the truck back. If not, trade in on another brand pickup. You may do better than you think on trade.
#1952 of 2180 Re: truck runs but no acceleration 
Apr 24, 2006 (7:16 am)
I had the same problem with both a F-150 and Grand Marquis.
I clean the air vains and the EGR valve this fixed the ploblem. PS do not run less than 91 Octane in ford V-8 engines. This clogs up the EGR valve.
#1953 of 2180 Re: Electrical Problems [mike888]
Apr 24, 2006 (9:24 am)
I also have a 2003 f150 with silm prob doing the same and also when the trans is put in to gear drive or reverse the wipers and inter lights turn off Did you find any thing?
Thanks in advance for any help
#1954 of 2180 Re: 2005 Ford F150 Vibration Problems [correyw]
Apr 24, 2006 (12:26 pm)
I purchased a Ford F150 FX4 less than a month ago and it is already in the shop for a new engine with only 1500 miles on it. Is there any recourse this BS, can the truck be returned? Would you please share any information you may have found out from your lawyer as to how to make them responsible for this mess? Thanks
#1955 of 2180 Re: 2005 Ford F150 Vibration Problems [edwardsville]
Apr 24, 2006 (2:30 pm)
I dont know what state you are from but Im in Iowa and Iowa's law states you have to give them 10 days to respond and 1 attempt to repair the vehicle. First you have to mail out a certified/registered notice to Ford which went out Friday (so should have it today). If they fail on either part of that then you do not have to give them any second chances and can rescind the contract. There are still more options but this is the first part of it. As for an update on the truck itself I washed it really good this weekend and noticed the clear coat is peeling on the roof and passenger door as well and they totally missed a spot on the passenger fender and the driver side seam of the hood. The tailgate is also bubbling. The vibration only gets worse as days go by. I hate to say it since I've owned a F150's in all these past years (1977,1985,1990,1996,2001, and now the 2005)all new and loved them and never had any problems with them. I just hope Ford doesn't continue backwards! However do not waste time if your state has a lemon law! I began noticing this from the beginning and thought its new and has bugs but it only gets worse.
#1956 of 2180 Bad gas mileage on my 95 F150 4.9 I-6
Apr 24, 2006 (5:11 pm)
I have real bad gas mileage on my f150 4.9 inline 6. I have replaced the wires/cap/rotor/plugs/serp.belt/ and Air filter..I have also made sure the tires were at the proper inflation.. And I still only get at the most 12mpg.. I am going to change the fuel filter but I still don't know else to do? my tranny is a 5 speed standard that comes with this year..nothin special.. With these gas prices.. looks like I'm going to have to keep driving my crappy 4 banger... Help anyone?
#1957 of 2180 f350 7.3 no power
Apr 21, 2006 (5:27 am)
it will not idle when it does it surges when you can get it to take off its real slow once the speed finely increases or turbo spools up truck takes off and runs but when you stop truck dies or surges and wont take off again
#1958 of 2180 2005 F150 - Vibration. Consumers are getting hosed - Lets help eachother
Apr 25, 2006 (9:26 am)
On 1-21-06 I fell into the trap when I purchaced a new 2005 F150. Thiry six hours later it spent 10 days back at the dealer where they claimed a Ford engineer reviewed the truck (this turned out to be a lie). After getting the truck back they gave me an invoice stating that brake parts in the back were changed, new tires were put on, and a vibration damper was installed. When I asked where this damper was installed, the service manager REFUSED to show me because he was busy. Me being the calm and understanding person, I decided not to make waves.
This did not correct anything but I decided to give the dealership the benefit of the doubt and test out the fixes. I understand that I am too close to the problem and could me extremely critical and mistake the vibration for the way the truck was driving.
After a few weeks the vibration had not changed - it was still there and making me physically sick by the time I got to work. I had a friend that is a driveline engineer test drive it to confirm my claim, he agreed that it was bad.
I took the truck in a second time to the dealer and asked that the service manager show me this damper - he flat out refused. Luckly someone walked by and offered to show me. Everyone was shocked when we found that this part was never installed. The service manager was also stupid enough to admit he never put it on. This story is more involved and luckly the sales person quit working there over my issues and has agreed to testify in court.
The dealership finally put on the damper and it did not even phase the vibration - it was still there. After all of the drama I took the time to think without emotion and contacted a lawyer. Through out this whole process I have asked for my money back (nothing more, nothing less) and have filed almost every bit of paper work I can.
I finally had to go to another dealership that is extremely out of my way - per my lawyers advise I cannot disclose anything about my case but I will say this. I WILL NOT GIVE UP UNTIL I GET MY MONEY OR A JUDGE GIVES ME A DECISION. To top it off I am having a problem with my trans, the 3-2 shift feels like a neutral slam and the truck is a dog. No power, and I baby that thing. The dealer says that the nature of the beast - I say that truck is junk. By the way, the vibration is still there.
After researching this problem for three months I have found;
This problem is very wide spread - I am starting to question the safty over a short peorid of time. Vibrations will cause other parts of the truck to fail.
I have met three independent owners stating that the rear axel will snap under stress within design parameters.
If you look under the rear left bumper, that is where the dampers are placed - its kinda funny how they know where to put them and the truck is already setup to have it installed.
I live in the south east Michigan area and intend to do everything in my power to inform the general public about this. Most importantly I am going to the press. Every side to an argument has a right to a defense so lets hear it. If you are reading this and would like to band together to get your money back and inform others please let me know at
Power in numbers! Share you story and we can help each other.
#1959 of 2180 F-250 S/DUTY 4X4
Apr 25, 2006 (9:40 am)
ANYONE HEARD OF THIS? 2002 F-250 5.4L GAS,SPARKPLUG BLOWING OUT OF TOP OF HAED CAUSING MAJOR DAMAGE.TRUCK HAS ONLY 43000KM AND IS BABIED ANY HELP WOULD BE APPRECIATED THANX KEVIN
#1960 of 2180 Re: F-250 S/DUTY 4X4 [brimstone]
Apr 25, 2006 (9:46 am)
You're not the only one here to have that experience, just do a search.