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Ford F-150, Ford F-250, Ford F-350, Ford F-100, Truck
#76 of 2180 TRANNY/ AIRBAG PROBLEMS
Oct 07, 2001 (8:02 am)
I RESCENTLY ORDERED MY FORD F-150 LARIAT AND RECEIVED IT IN JAN. 2001. AT 700 MILES, THE TRANSMISSION BLEW. FORD REPLACED IT AT NO COST TO ME.SINCE THAT TIME THE IDLE AND SHIFT PATTERNS HAVE BEEN VERY ROUGH AND UNPREDICTABLE.
LAST WEEK, I WAS IN A HEAD-ON COLLISION AND WAS SENT INTO A TELEPHONE POLE AT APPROX 25 MPH.WITH THE COMBINATION OF RECALLED SEATBELTS AND THE FACT THAT THE AIRBAGS DID NOT DEPLOY, MY WIFE AND I WERE INJURED, BUT LUCKY TO BE ALIVE.
I CONTACTED FORD TO FIND OUT WHY MY $31,000.00 TRUCK, WHICH I BOUGHT FOR IT'S SAFETY RATINGS, IN MY OPINION, DID NOT FUNCTION PROPERLY.
FORD TOLD ME THAT I SHOULD BRING THE AIRBAG SENSORS TO A FORD DEALER AND, AT MY EXPENSE, WILL TEST THE SENSORS AND TELL ME IF THEY ARE RESPONDING PROPERLY.WHAT DO YOU THINK THEY WOULD SAY? NO, THEY DIDN'T WORK CORRECTLY,PLEASE SUE US?
I'VE OWNED FORD TRUCKS FOR THE PAST 15 YEARS, BUT I WILL NEVER BUY ONE AGAIN.
#77 of 2180 Service engine light-EGR
Oct 07, 2001 (8:51 pm)
Have a 99 F350 V10 SRW Auto with 65,000 miles. The exhaust heat (I guess) caused the two small diameter hoses connected to the EGR control valve to disintegrate and pieces of the hose jammed the control valve. It cost $300+ and was not covered under the Warranty Direct Policy which excludes emission components. The valve is located above the driver side head.
#78 of 2180 99 f-150
Oct 14, 2001 (8:02 pm)
I've got a 99 F-150 with 57k. Few problems, but nothing that ever left me sranded. Ive had the driveshaft housing replaced at about 20k. The speedometer head and idle sensor was replaced at 55k. The thing that never feels right, is the alignment. It has pulled to the right, since the first day I had it. Other than that, not much else
Oct 14, 2001 (11:55 pm)
You may want to check with Ford, I am not sure but I think they are required to cover some emission items under warranty for 100,000 miles.
#80 of 2180 Ford Tough?
Oct 18, 2001 (12:50 pm)
After several years of continuous problems with my '97 F-150 ext. cab I finally reached my limit with my latest engine problem. Coolant leak from the timing chain cover (AGAIN!) Ford refused to admit there was a problem with the engine, and when I finally pointed out the leak to the dealer, they agreed and charged me $65.00 for troubleshooting! Needless to say the $31,000 SCREW
I was planning on getting this year has turned into a Tundra (forgive me guy's but I'm way to PO'd at Ford).
#81 of 2180 F150 SCab tow vehicle
Oct 19, 2001 (7:48 pm)
Bot truck in early '96. Dealer put 4.10 gears 'cause it wouldn't pull my 8000 lb bote. Werks great now. 16 mpg city, 20+ hwy if I keep it under 65. 8-12 mpg towing. Usually get better mpg in hills. Over Donner Pass-8,000 ft- gets better mpg than flat hwy. Weird. Piston slap started at 14k miles. No worse at 90k. Guess it's not a problem. Tranny shifts good as now. Best truck ever. Too bad Fords CEO is a green weenie and is selling Ford down the Eco-nut river. Hope the Nissan full size has a diesel option.
#82 of 2180 Fords Env scheme.
Oct 19, 2001 (7:54 pm)
From WND, 10/18/01:
Ford recently gave the Audubon Society five million dollars. Audubon and The Nature Conservancy, funded the infamous "Wildlands Project" promoted by Earth First! founder Dave Foreman, and Dr. Reed F. Noss. This plan seeks to convert "at least half" of the lower 48 states to "core wilderness areas" which are off-limits to humans, and surround those areas with "buffer zones" managed by government for "conservation" objectives.
This plan, consistent with the unratified Convention on Biological Diversity, became a high priority for the Clinton-Gore administration's Ecosystem Management Policy. These policies have shut down logging, mining and ranching operations across the west, and continue to threaten the livelihood of farmers and rural people across the country.
Rural people are among Ford's strongest and, heretofore, most loyal customers. Young Bill has completely ignored this customer base and, instead, turned to his Ivy-League, soccer-mom, SUV-driving environmentalist buddies for advice. He is betting that they outnumber and can outspend the working-class, pick-up-driving common folks. The jury is still out.
My question: Where are we going to live and grow our food when the greens take our land from us?
#83 of 2180 In the same place
Oct 19, 2001 (10:46 pm)
You will just have to fly or walk to your home and work. Seriously though, these people are trying to save the planet. HEY... IT'S MY PLANET TOO!!! Just like everything else though, a balance is reached between the pocket mulching, bunny hugging all 4X4's are bad weenies and the Jerk that trespasses on private property, blazes new trails and leaves his garbage where it falls. You hit the biggest problem on the head though is the financial backing these organizations get from ignorant people who send money to any faceless entity that says save the planet. We are simply out cashed.
#84 of 2180 Eco-nut river?
Oct 21, 2001 (7:11 am)
Ummm, this is way off topic for pickup truck problems but since I suppose I would be considered an "eco-nut" I had to speak up.
I do a lot of volunteer work with both Audubon and Nature Conservancy and have never seen them "take" anyone's land. If TNC determines that a particular piece of property has something that is worth preserving then TNC will work with landowners to either buy their land at full market value or have a conservation easement put on the land which in return for a tax break the owner agrees to some level of non-development, the more strict the easement the higher the tax break. Logging, farming, and even house building are allowed under an easement depending on how it is written.
Wilderness areas does not mean that it's off-limits to humans just off-limits to motorized vehicles/equipment. That means you park your pickup and walk in (and leave the chain saw in the cab We need places like this where you can get away from the ordinary grind and just hang out in nature.
It's probably better to take this topic off the board and not waste bandwidth of folks that want to know about problems with their pickups. If you want to flame/slam me you're welcome to blast me an email at fjr69hotmail.com
As far as a pickup problem my 2001 F350 has a strange problem with cruise control. When I'm going up/down a hill you can feel the truck speed up/slow down. It's especially noticeable going down hill. If it's a long enough hill it almost makes ya sick it's so jerky. I took it in to the Ford dealer where they replaced a brake spring that had broken which fixed the problem I had with it just shutting off after hitting a bump but that didn't fix this problem.
#85 of 2180 What engine do you have?
Oct 21, 2001 (12:45 pm)
Gas or diesel and is it a manual or an auto?