Last post on Nov 26, 2006 at 9:18 PM
You are in the Ford F-Series
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Ford F-150, Ford F-250, Ford F-350, Ford F-100, Truck
#2033 of 2180 Re: EVERYONE WITH THE VIBRATION PROBLEM [mac24]
Jun 08, 2006 (4:42 pm)
"Ford's current attitude to their F150 customers with these problems is probably the most economically viable for Ford, so I wouldn't expect it to change anytime soon."
I would say that nothing will change any time soon because a small number of people are having problems. Consider how many of these they sell every year and then consider how few folks are complaining. I have no vibration. I know three people with 2005 or 2006 F150s and none of us have vibrations. Sorry yours has a vibration, but most of us do not. That is why Ford is no hurry to change a winning design after only 3 years in the run. Good luck getting your taken care of!
#2034 of 2180 Headlights cut off on high beam
Jun 09, 2006 (2:33 am)
I have a 1972 Ford F100 pick up truck. Headlights started cutting on & off when dimmer switch on high beam. Stopped & turned off truck to check if battery loose. Truck wouldn't start - just a click. Tried jumping from another vehicle - just buzzed and then click only.
Interior lights and headlights come on. I did previously have to replace a fuse to have truck start. Any help I can get would be greatly appreciated. I have to try to get my truck started to get it home.
#2035 of 2180 Re: EVERYONE WITH THE VIBRATION PROBLEM [uga91]
Jun 09, 2006 (5:32 am)
I never had the vibration either until 42,000 miles. Took it in yesterday and they said all 4 tires were out of balance and they balanced them and also said the tires were feathered. I know that's not what was causing this inadvertent problem. I just wish they knew what it was because I love the truck.
#2036 of 2180 Re: Lockout Problems [bpet]
Jun 09, 2006 (7:46 am)
I have a 2000 excursion and i have the same problem. I went to a ford dealer and looked at a 2004 excursion and the lockouts would not turn on that either. I asked the parts department and they said that you have to turn them once a month for them not to freeze up like that. I asked if there were any recalls on them for it because it is a problem and they told me no.
#2037 of 2180 Re: EVERYONE WITH THE VIBRATION PROBLEM [twocar]
Jun 09, 2006 (8:49 am)
I should say "intermittent" rather than "inadvertent".
#2038 of 2180 Re: EVERYONE WITH THE VIBRATION PROBLEM [twocar]
Jun 09, 2006 (5:15 pm)
Good luck with that. Will keep an eye on this as my miles get higher.
#2039 of 2180 Starting prblm & strange pulling
Jun 10, 2006 (5:45 am)
02 F150 sport (current miles 70,000)
I am the only owner of this F150 and oil changes, filters everything is done on schedule. At 50,000 miles I started the truck and it backfired & black smoke came out (first & only time this happened) but after that it started "not starting" on the first try only when I had less than 1/2 a tank of gas but now it does it sporadically no matter how much gas is in truck. And while driving (not sure how to describe this) but it feels like i'm pushing on gas & letting off over & over even though I'm not (constant pressure on gas peddle & it still does it). Have had system flushed 2xs, filters changed, been on computer 3xs & still they say nothing is wrong. Not sure if i've explained the problem well but any questions let me know.
#2040 of 2180 Comment on F150 vibration problems
Jun 10, 2006 (11:38 am)
While the current F150 series seems to have garnered a rapid reputation for unsolvable vibration problems, and although it seems much more prevalent in Fords it must be noted that Ford trucks are not alone in this issue. GM trucks are having this issue as well.
There is always a point where engineers are on the edge of design limits. These vibration problems may just be the result of trying to temp the fate of the laws of physics.
Light duty truck manufacturers nowadays feel compelled to design their trucks to the butts of people that really want to drive cars that sit taller in the air. To make a truck carry heavy loads and provide a soft ride presents engineering with a conflicting set of physical design parameters. What has been done so far is to provide heavier weight linear springs with increasingly lighter non-linear shocks. This is a good combination for enticing secondary oscillations of the suspensions. Note Chevy and GMCs use of a two-leaf rear spring.
A good friend of mine just solved a eight-month ongoing problem of chassis vibration in his 2006 GMC by flipping the cost of a much heavier-duty front and rear shocks. The vibration is now completely gone (previously unsolvable by his dealer). But then again, so is that nice soft ride.
#2041 of 2180 Re: EVERYONE WITH THE VIBRATION PROBLEM [twocar]
Jun 10, 2006 (12:01 pm)
No, mine is definately related to emergency brake application. But it seems the only way it goes away is a little aggravating time on the road. I have stopped to check when in vibrating mode, and the cables are loose, but the rear brake disks are hot enough to make you think you will get a burn from touching them. It seems that over a few miles of driving the vibration gets less then finally goes away.
Dealer pulled e-brake drums and said all looked good.
#2042 of 2180 Re: F-150 Transmission Failures [mac24]
Jun 11, 2006 (6:10 pm)
Mac24 Do you own a F-150 or are you just interested in an array of vehicle problems? It seems you are more reactive to a given situation that pro-active. Anyway ownership of a vehicle lends in itself validity. This has nothing to do with good fortune.