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#543 of 2180 2004 F-150 brakes failed after 150 miles
Dec 28, 2003 (7:24 pm)
I love Ford trucks. I have owned Ford trucks for over 20 years. I just traded my 2001 F250 for a 2004 F150. Better mileage, smoother ride, new look had me hooked. Well after 150 miles, with my kids in the truck, I went to stop and the pedal hit the floor. I hit the emergency brake and limped into the dealer. Well, they had to replace the master brake cylinder. I hope this was a one time problem or Ford had better start selling something else if thier 25% market share in F150's continue to deliver this type of disapointment.
Dec 29, 2003 (2:41 pm)
I'm sure if there was a problem with every master cylinder in every 2004 F-series, we would hear about it on dateline by now. Sorry to hear it happened to you, but do realize that you can't produce and sell the most popular truck in North America and not have a few defective parts come through the assembly line. 150 miles could mean it never showed any signs of a problem, until the failure. Again, sorry it happened.
#545 of 2180 90 Transfer Case
Dec 30, 2003 (11:08 am)
My 90 F-150 won't come out of low range. The shifter will move and all the linkages to the transfer case are operating properly, but when I shift I stay in 4 low range. Any ideas. Thanks
#546 of 2180 90 Transfer Case / irfrii
Dec 30, 2003 (11:24 am)
Check the final part of the linkage that attaches to the shaft coming from the t/c, to see if it's moving while the shaft remains still.
#547 of 2180 90 Transfer Case
Dec 30, 2003 (11:41 am)
Shaft does move with linkage.
#548 of 2180 irfrii
Dec 30, 2003 (12:26 pm)
In that case the t/c needs to be removed and opened up to determine the problem. A t/c is pretty basic so a repair shouldn't be too difficult/expensive.
#549 of 2180 90 Transfer Case
Dec 30, 2003 (12:36 pm)
#550 of 2180 irfrii
Dec 30, 2003 (1:06 pm)
Dec 31, 2003 (4:32 pm)
Sorry to read about your brake problem with the new truck. I'm glad that you and your family wasn't in a crash as a result. I agree with Michael. With that many units being produced and sold, it's inevitable that a few defective parts are going to slip through QC. Something like that could've happened on any vehicle, new or old. I've had it happen with a brand new replacement unit.
#552 of 2180 ball joint replacement
Jan 01, 2004 (2:23 pm)
Hi hope everyone had a happy new year. I own a 99 f-150 with 75k miles on it and need to replace the upper and lower ball joints. I have replaced them before on other cars. My repair manual states that the upper and lower have to be replace with the upper and lower control arm and the ball joints themselves are not replacable by themselves only. Is this true and how hard is it to replace them. I have read on previous posts that some people are paying from $600 to $900 to replace them. They don't look to difficult to replace just want to know if anyone else has replaced there own a how hard was it.