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#185 of 569 New 2004 F150 Lariat - Oil Leak???
Mar 26, 2005 (10:08 pm)
I just traded my beloved 2002 Lariat Supercab for a new 2004 Supercrew. On the 2nd day I had it, the truck stalled repeatedly. I took it back to the dealer and they flashed the computer. It seemed to drive well for another 150 miles. I noticed a good amount of oil on my driveway the other day. I took it right back to the dealer and they verified a large oil leak, but need more time to find out where it's coming from. Has anyone else had this happen? The truck has only 300 miles on it. This is my 5th F150 and I am so disappointed at Ford. The dealer's been great, but the quality of this truck just sucks. I know there's really no way they'll get me out of the truck, but if it needs serious surgery, I don't want it back. I'd rather see them replace it with a new truck, since mine only has 300 miles on it!
#186 of 569 Re: New 2004 F150 Lariat - Oil Leak??? [jblakley]
Mar 29, 2005 (11:49 pm)
just an update... it turns out they have to replace a head on the engine!!! I'm amazed something like this can get through Ford's QA.
#187 of 569 vibration
Mar 30, 2005 (7:16 am)
I am not trying to defend Ford if there is indeed a quality control problem or flaw in the design of the new F-150, but I wonder if the rigidity of the frame (I think it is 9 times stiffer than the old) plus the demonstration on the Ford Truth About Trucks about deflection has something to do with causing the truck to be so prone to vibration as opposed to other vehicles that have a more "spongy" or less rigid chasis?
#188 of 569 Re: Tire recommendations [hurriken]
Mar 30, 2005 (7:19 am)
I am a huge fan of Bridgestone Dueler AT Revo tires. I used to have Goodyear Wranglers and then Goodyear Workhorse tires on my truck and had embarassing times when I got stuck on wet grass - snow and ice were a real terror. The Revos have amazing wet road traction, and I've sailed through two relatively bad New England winters with them. This year I didn't even have any extra weight in the bed.
Apr 01, 2005 (7:38 am)
Can anyone reccomend a good bug shield for my 04 FX4? I bought a Dee Zee in sept 04 and it has already cracked out of the radius of one of the tabs. As per instructions, the screws weren't over tightened. thanks
#190 of 569 Re: 2002 F150 supercrew vibration [fletcher3669]
Apr 02, 2005 (5:09 am)
I HAVE A 2004 F150 CREW FX4 IT HAS 13,000 MILES, IT PRODUCES A SIMILAR VIBRATION TAKE OFF. IT DOES NOT MATTER HOW EASY OR HARD YOU TAKE OFF, LAST FOR ABOUT 3 SECONDS
Apr 06, 2005 (6:23 pm)
I had a Reese bug shield (2 years) and I really liked it, but my daughter banged up the front end and it broke. I get my truck back from the body shop tommorrow and they replaced it with a Lund. They tell me it looks even better. But I here Lund cost more than most. I'll let you know how I like it.
wpalkowski, thanks for the tire recommendation I will check them out.
#192 of 569 3 f-150's and loved every one of them
Apr 07, 2005 (5:31 am)
I bought my first F-150 in 1998, it was a 98 XL 4.2L V6 4 speed auto, after 5 years and 90K miles it didn't go to the shop one time.
I traded it for an 03 XL V6 4 speed auto which I had for 2 years and 30k miles, again never went to the shop once.
the 03 got traded for an 05 XLT 4.6 4 speed auto. I haven't noticed the wheel vibration on take off and I think I might be glad I didn't go for the bigger V-8. well time will tell. I like my F-150's
#193 of 569 Re: '04 F150 rear end problems [katiedid]
Apr 13, 2005 (8:05 am)
I have a '05 F-150 Super Crew and have had the nocking in the rear-end starting with 40 miles on the odometer. I had this "fixed" the first time, they replaced the Clutch pack. Then after 16 miles it started again. Took it back, they said they couldn't reproduce the problem, I refused to pick it up until it was fixed. They then said it was the "defective Yolk" and replaced this. After 14 miles, it started again. I am going to go back to them tomorrow and give them this info from this website to see if it can be fixed. I had a 2002 F-150 and never had 1 problem with it. I also think that I had more power than this 2005.
#194 of 569 Re 4.6 vs 5.4
Apr 13, 2005 (11:54 am)
I don't do any towing just a little light snow plowing around my business. My question is how much will I lose with a 4.6. I'm not into off roading just driving to and from work. If the 5.4 is the way to go how much smaller is it them my current Dodge 2500 with a hemi? I can't see myself in a ranger but a F 150 with a smaller 8 should save me some gas. Any help appreciated.