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
#2045 of 2180 Re: F-150 2005 supercab [jtelesky]
Jun 12, 2006 (6:46 pm)
In my opinion, I would paraphrase your statement to read 'The F150 would likely be an outstanding truck, if only it didn't have the propensity for vibration, shake, rattle and roll issues!'
I'm glad to hear that Ford did the correct thing in your case, which was to replace your faulty '05 with a presumably perfect '06. I wish I could be confident that they would do the same for me if I were to be unfortunate enough to purchase a faulty F150.
#2046 of 2180 V-10 failure
Jun 13, 2006 (10:44 pm)
My 2000 f-250 v10 engine seized at 98,000 miles. Two connecting rod bearings froze on the crank shaft. All other rod and main bearings are in excellent condition. Anyone else have similar problems?
#2047 of 2180 Re: V-10 failure [topham]
Jun 14, 2006 (5:50 am)
My condolences for you engine. Is it repairable or is cheaper to drop another V10 into the truck?
Haven't heard anything on V10s seizing spontaneously. Unfortunately, you're the first one I know of that wasn't caused by a punctured oil pan, or operator error (e.g.a loose filter, or a missing oil drain bolt). I know of a couple of folks with 125-150K on their V10s, and those motors are running strong.
Early V10s - 98-99 had a problem with internal clearances called Piston Slap. Ford had a siilent recall on those and replaced the motors if the owners complained. There was also the exhaust flutter caused by the manifold y-pipe design. They redesigned the pipe in '01 and the complaints went away. A small percentage of V10s have been reported to have blown out a spark plug. My feeling on that is that the owners didn't check the torque on their plugs and they worked loose and eventually blew out. Finally, there's been instances of broken manifold bolts which are evidently a real &^*%# to get out.
By and large the V10 has been very robust and a worthy replacement for the old 460 cu in V8.
Again sorry about your motor.
Walt - '01 F350 XLT ,V10, 4x4, Crew Cab
#2048 of 2180 Re: EVERYONE WITH THE VIBRATION PROBLEM [tadrag]
Jun 16, 2006 (12:00 pm)
Well, dealer had truck for 3 days and logged over 125 miles on it. No vibration could be recreated. Mind you this isn't a trivial vibration, but a shudder. I get the truck back and log about 25 miles on it and it does it again only this time at 65 while reducing speed on the interstate. Taking it back Tuesday. FYI - NHTSA's website has complaints identical to mine. Vibration comes on around 40-65 mph and then subsides after a full stop.
#2049 of 2180 Re: EVERYONE WITH THE VIBRATION PROBLEM [twocar]
Jun 21, 2006 (3:46 pm)
sounds like the vibration problem, from what I read in this forum, is isolated to the 4x4 version of the F150.
I have an '04 4x2 version and have experienced no vibration problems. My only gripe is dashboard creeks and ratles.
yes, there are more F150's on the road working just fine, but if you look at only the 4x4's, the problem does present itself as larger than Ford would want it to be.
#2050 of 2180 Re: EVERYONE WITH THE VIBRATION PROBLEM [aspesisteve]
Jun 22, 2006 (7:34 am)
Ford replaced my emergency brake levers. Apparently Ford has re-engineered the emergency brake component due to a "rust weld" problem it is having wherein the cam won't let the emergency brake fully release and it causes the violent shudder until you stop. Although the F-150 has all around discs...the emergency brake, from what I understand, still has its own drum to function and this is where the problem is. So far so good since getting it back yesterday. Will keep you posted in a week if not sooner if this is the cure.
#2051 of 2180 Dashboard problems
Jun 24, 2006 (11:37 am)
Hi, Everyone I have a F250 v10 and all the guages on my dashboard stoped working so i cheacked the fuses and none of them were blown?
#2052 of 2180 2006 F150 Jack Location?
Jun 25, 2006 (1:17 pm)
Where is the jack stored on the 2006 F150 (regular cab 4x4)?
Owner Manual says it is "behind the interior trim on the passenger side of the cab".
What the heck does that mean? Footwell? Door panel trim? Rear wall trim?
#2053 of 2180 Re: Loud Noises [peavey]
Jun 27, 2006 (2:03 am)
My 2004 F-150 4x4 developed the same noises after 15,000 miles and the brake lights would come on randomly when no one was in the truck. I took it to the dealer the first time they put new brakes on the front in, then they said the grinding still happened after they drove it and Ford said to seed in the brakes (disc brakes, what a line of !#). They did say that Ford had a bulletin on the problem. I drove the truck the next day had the grinding for 15 miles! second day no noises. I put the truck in 4x4 high drove it for 20 miles then 3 miles from the dealership I put it back in two wheel drive and the noise was louder then ever and didn't stop. They said the rear left wheel would not turn a whole rotate without the emergency brake locking up and they still have my truck. At least I figured out how to make the noise happen.
#2054 of 2180 F 250/350 rear end changes
Jun 28, 2006 (2:09 pm)
I need help finding information on what rear end I have and what rear end would be best in my F350. I will be hauling a 3000lb slide in camper with a 17 ft skiff on a trailor. I know I have plenty of power and would like to change the rear end to help the fuel economy as the truck is also my primary ride when the camper is not being used. thanks