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Ford F-150, Ford F-150 SVT Lightning, Truck
#306 of 569 Re: '04 F150 rear end problems [gusty]
Jan 20, 2006 (10:20 am)
I would like to tell you all that I own a Toyota Tundra, and I have had 12 major repair orders in three years. I have been in a rental for over one month in three years. I think you are lucky that it is only your rear end. I just bought a 2006 F-150, and all I can just say to you is that I am very proud to own an American made truck! I have always owned Toyota's, but my Tundra dropped a tranny, two diffs, three sets of brakes, four o2 sensors, front ball joints are recalled and the list goes on. Do yourselves a favor watch the new dvd put out by Ford called The Truth About Trucks...It will wake all of you guys up in a hurry. I realize now more than ever we DO need to support OUR country; even if it meens that my truck might brake down, I still support what is built and backed by our own country. Ford has made a really big effort to make the products much better, but remember they sell a lot more trucks than you think.
#307 of 569 Re: sirius radio installation [cayuse]
Jan 22, 2006 (4:35 pm)
The Auxiliary Input Adapter is the only way to go. There are several brands they all do the same thing just make sure it fit's you factory radio. I use the audio output from my Starmate Replay to AUX IN adapter and get by far a better sound than using the FM Tx. You need to purchase a stereo mini din to RCA L - R female adapter. Or if you have the home Sirius Kit one is included in it.
I'm still trying to find a clean way to mount this unit as well, which is what brought me here.
#308 of 569 05 150 shakes
Jan 29, 2006 (2:10 pm)
pf flyer. thanks for the forum. i have been a ford man since '65; 23 units under my ownership to date. no complaints till now. just bought new 05 150 supercab 5.4. drivetrain vibration destroys the ride. Dealer claimed it was the tires. nope. changed 'm out twice. shake still there. now, third trip, dealer tech says a counter-balance weight had been added and has reduced the vibration. Scuttlebutt has it that Ford went to a new drivetrain vendor and cannot seam to produce a product that turns true. Also, the 3 valve 5.4 runs rough. Dealer is blaming it own Mother Ford with the excuse that they don't have a patch for the computer program. This sound like a lot of Hooey to me. Please advise. bigdave3
#309 of 569 Re: 05 150 shakes [bigdave3]
Jan 31, 2006 (9:08 am)
Does it vibrate all the time, or just at certain speeds? My 2005 SuperCrew has a slight vibration at 50 to 55 mph, then is gone by 60 mph on up. Does not vibrate at slower speeds, either. Many vehicles have a point like this. My wife's uncle just bought a new Avalon and he said it vibrates a little at about 60, but then is gone at 65.
#310 of 569 March 2006 Car and Driver
Feb 05, 2006 (12:52 pm)
You might want to read the current Car and Driver magazine. They name the F-150 the top pickup--up against the all new Ram and other new designs. Just shows that even when other makers try with new designs, "the king of the road is built Ford tough."
#311 of 569 1994 Ford F-150 Overheating !!!!!!!!
Mar 04, 2006 (3:35 pm)
Ok, here it goes.
I bought this truck about a year ago. When I bought the truck it did not have a fan shroud so I picked one up out of a junk yard. I can't remember why I put it on but ever since I did driving down the road I'm cool, when I get into stop and go traffic it starts to heat up and eventually overheats. Long story short I have replaced the Radiator, water pump, fan, fan clutch, fan shroud, thermostat, thermostat housing, upper and lower radiator hose's, the two heater core hose's. Still overheats, so today I tried flushing the engine, and that seemed to help a little but still getting hotter than supposed to so I took off the fan shroud and that seems to have helped ALOT!
Also yesterday when I was driving the A/C stopped blowing thru the vents and will only come out the defrost vents.
Does anyone have any ideas????????
#312 of 569 Re: 1994 Ford F-150 Overheating !!!!!!!! [bpcatfisher]
Mar 05, 2006 (3:15 am)
Don't have an answer on the overheat. Sounds like something's restricting airflow through your radiator. Are you sure you got the proper fan shroud for your sized engine from a F-150?
As far as the ventilation system..... Switching the airstream from the floor to the vents or to the defroster ports is done by a vaccuum actuated diverter door. The default position for the door is the defroster. When it gets stuck in the defrost position it's usually a sign that you've got a vaccuum leak. Start checking for cracked or brittle vaccuum hoses. Especially check the one that comes through the firewall to service the heating/cooling system. It tends to get brittle right at the firewall. Also check those little "T" shaped vaccuum connectors - sometimes they'll be cracked, but you can't see it until you actually touch them.
#313 of 569 Re: 1994 Ford F-150 Overheating !!!!!!!! [bpcatfisher]
Mar 07, 2006 (8:24 am)
I do not see the temperature sending unit on your list of replaced parts. Is the engine overheating to the point where you see steam coming out? Or is it just higher than normal indicated temperature on your coolant temperature gauge? Replace the temperature sender and see what happens.
As far as A/C malfunction goes, you may have a vacuum leak or a split vacuum hose that controls the A/C system flaps or doors. If they are solenoid controlled, check the solenoids for proper function.
#314 of 569 F150 emergency brake cables
Mar 07, 2006 (11:04 am)
I have a 2001 F150 7700 with disk brakes. the emergency brake cables are free and mowe and pull the lever on the wheels to apply the brakes but the cables are so loose there is not enough travel to have the break engage. there is no adjustment on the cables or can I see any on the wheel. I have been told it is on the emergency brake pedle but can see nothing there can any one advise me?
#315 of 569 Fiberglass tonneau cover
Mar 15, 2006 (10:02 am)
Was wondering if anyone here has a hard tonneau cover for thier trucks? I am looking at getting one for my 2005 SuperCrew. I do not do much hauling of big items and a cover would make my truck more suited for trips and running multiple errands at one time since I would be able to lock things under the cover. I hear the mpg goes up about 1.5 mpg as well. I guess that would be worth a couple of dollars per tank as a bonus. Any comments?