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#55 of 2180 Cab pops and spring tip isolators, etc...
Aug 03, 2001 (10:09 am)
This is similar to lilelmo's post's.
(By the way lilelmo do you use Akins?)
They have mine again! Actually I should say still.
They have tightened the cab bolts twice... still pops.
They have replaced spring isolators twice...still squeaks.
When they "fixed" that they made the front end pop when turned to the right, they replaced the entire drag link set up, spindal to spindal. At least I got a free alignment.
Then I tried to pick it up for the third time and the cab still pops.
About a year ago they fixed the clicking transfer case, this happens when you shift from drive to reverse. It took about 6 weeks for them to get the part (that reads lock-tite) that Ford recommended. It now has a strong vibration from 78 until 85 mph. I have asked them over and over to fix it but they keep telling me this is not a problem, its normal on our trucks. I have finally put my foot down and said it wasn't this way til you "fixed it", I will not accept it back until its fixed right. I told them this is there 4 th time and if I need to I will let them keep it. They know what I mean now. I even got a friendly call from the shop manager.
Anybody else have Ford to tell you this was normal?
The best part, if there is, is that Akins gives you a free loaner car. I've had a 2000 F150, 2000 Taurus, 2001 Ram 1500, currently driving 2001 Escape.
#56 of 2180 lariet steering wheel
Aug 09, 2001 (6:25 pm)
Has anyone on this board had their leather steering wheel replaced yet? The leather tends to loosen over time.I own a f250 s/c v8 almost 24k truck is still awesome nothing but compliments when im getting out of the vehicle, I still love the truck and wondering now if i should go for an 02 lariet..Mileage is about approx 13 city 15 hwy
#57 of 2180 I have heard .......
Aug 10, 2001 (6:34 am)
That a few have had their steering wheels replaced because of the leather, mine loosens up on the back side, lower portion, but I can live with it, I'm afraid to take it in for a replacement of them breaking something that's not broke. I read in the paper last night that Schmitt Bros. Ford in Saukville, Wi. won the highest service award for the Chicago Marketing Region for April,May & June. I tell you that I have received nothing but the worse service from these guys and then they reward them, you get to thinking how lousy their competition must be. Got 23K on my 2k SD, only complaints so far has been the popping and the front springs and a clicking noise by the rear driver's side door which the dealer caused more headaches and the noise is still there. I really like the Truck, but the service really %#$ from ford.
#58 of 2180 bowhunt
Aug 11, 2001 (5:06 am)
Good to see you again.. Is there any chance for you to go to a different Ford service dept? I've found that they are not all equal. That doesn't make it 'ok' but just an observation..
Aug 13, 2001 (6:50 am)
I'm going to try a differant one, will never go back to the one I bought it from, I have decided that already. I'm trying to decide if I should buy an extended warranty for peace of mind or if maybe a new truck is in the future. My wife & I have driven a number of new trucks, the ride and the quality of the interior haven't come close to the SD. We test driven the new Avalanche, rides good, has get up & go, but I expect the people that buy those will never really lay that devider down. Over the weekend I was holding dirt and rocks, I couldn't see those those in an AV. Drove a 2500 & 1500 HD crew cab, the 2500 seemed like something was holding it back, it had the 6.0 in it but it just didn't drive right, for 37,000 the interior seemed real cheap, plus I can get along with buckets of gm, the arm rest are integrated in the seat, unlike fords which are on the outside of the seat, on the gm you lose 4 inches, and none of them have the room of the SD. I doubt if the new dodge will compare either but we will test drive that too before deciding.
#60 of 2180 For anybody looking for a Super Duty........
Aug 13, 2001 (6:53 am)
Gordie Bouche Ford in West Bend, WI. is having a sale on SD at INVOICE. I saw they had CC and EXt. Cabs with PSD, these are 2002 models. Was very tempting.
#61 of 2180 Blown Transmission
Aug 19, 2001 (8:30 am)
With only 6K miles on it, the transmission in our 2001 F250 SD Power stroke completely failed. Has anyone else experienced this problem? Ford is sending a new one -- we've been waiting fourteen days now. This isn't the beginning of a beautiful relationship.
#62 of 2180 Blown Transmission
Aug 19, 2001 (6:02 pm)
Sorry to here that happened with only 6K miles. I was wondering what Ford had to say
about that?? I have a 2001 also, but only have 600 miles on it right now. If I paid this much
for a truck and this happens to me I will not be a happy camper. And in fact, you should
somehow be compensated by Ford for your troubles. Good Luck.
#63 of 2180 RE: Blown Trans
Aug 22, 2001 (12:39 pm)
Yikes. You've got at least two of us concerned. Mine has 13K. Hopefully your's is premature failure and not something we can all look forward too. Agreed, especially for the money paid...... Please keep us posted.
#64 of 2180 problems with first
Aug 23, 2001 (3:39 am)
I have a 00 f150 standard. when I go into first gear from a dead stop I have to jam it in gear; as well as into reverse. I have it in the shop twice for this same problem can anyone help please. thanks