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#468 of 2180 driveline vibration problems
Sep 13, 2003 (6:04 pm)
I have a 98 F150 that I bought new and experienced vibration from 45mph up. The dealer tried realigning the engine, transmission and rear to no avail. They installed new hangers on exhaust system and a anti vibration kit on the rear bumper. At this time the mechanic saw excessive runout on the driveshaft and replaced that. Most of the vibes were gone but it still was not right. Then the Firestone tire problem showed up, mine did not qualify so I bought BF Goodrich tires and the ride was better. After my Ford warranty expired (60k) a clunk was being heard from the tranny. They tore down the transmission and found big problems. Since my Ryan extended warranty refused to pay for the job I told Ford to do something or I would have a TV news crew over to visit them. They supplied the parts and I got a bill for $800 labor. If this is any help to you with a 2003 I doubt they have done much to correct the vibe problem til 04.
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#470 of 2180 Clunk from rear end
Sep 19, 2003 (9:36 am)
2003 supercab xlt, 4.6 v-8, automatic, limited slip rear, 3k miles
As I exit a corner and accelerate, the transmission downshifts, at the same time I feel a clunk and I hear a grinding noise. Speed is approx 10-20 mph, wheels are straight ahead. This happens when the when the engine is cold and when it is warm.
Sep 19, 2003 (9:59 am)
I'd say it's probably the limited slip trying to engage as you accelerate around that corner. I used to have a GM truck with the locking diff. If I had the truck loaded or pulling a heavy trailer, it would lock in a turn as soon as I started to accelerate. It would stay locked until well past the turn, unlocking with a load bang and a jerk in the rear end.
#472 of 2180 Transmission clunk
Sep 23, 2003 (11:25 am)
Anyone having similar problems with tranny. When at a stop I pull out and there is some hesitation and then a clunk before the truck moves. Have noticed when cruising at highway speeds and I give gas the truck will give a clunk from the transmission and the begin to move faster. This does not happen all the time but enough to notice it. I have 2002 screw 4.6L with 12000 miles on it. Any idea what this could be?
#473 of 2180 re:Transmission clunk
Sep 24, 2003 (6:08 am)
Sounds like a trip to the dealer. Had a problem with cracked flywheel on '95 F150 5.0L that made similar type of clunking noise when truck was less than year old. When load changed, felt this clunk through the drivetrain. Subtle at first, but kept increasing over time. Once they were finally able to hear the noise, the Dealer went nuts trying to figure things out. They checked driveshaft, universal joints, motor mounts, suspension, bushings for transmission mounting yoke, etc., etc. . Truck finally stored a code that pointed to transmission slip. They went to pull tranny and found flywheel defect.
#474 of 2180 List of Common Issues with 2003 F-150 SuperCrew 4wd
Oct 01, 2003 (6:56 pm)
I'm considering getting into a new 2003 F-150 as prices have been driven down by the 2004 model. I'm wondering if there are any common issues with the 4wd SuperCrew Shortbed that I should be aware of and possibly get taken care of under warranty?
Oct 02, 2003 (7:10 pm)
I just purchased a 2003 Ford F-150 Supercrew in June of this year, for the last three weeks I have noticed a rattler from from my door. Does anyone have this problem and if so what should I do to correct this problem.
#476 of 2180 Rattler problem
Oct 03, 2003 (5:55 am)
.......for the last three weeks I have noticed a rattler from from my door.
Pin it down just behind the head with a forked stick?
Seriously, this what your warranty is for. Don't go ripping off the door trim yourself and possibly damaging it. Take it back to the dealer to have it dealt with. The cost of dealing with warranty problems was included in the price you paid for your vehicle.
#477 of 2180 door rattle
Oct 03, 2003 (5:45 pm)
probably just a mis-adjusted door latch.