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Ford F-150, Ford F-150 SVT Lightning, Truck
#319 of 569 Noise, vibration, noise, is this possible?
Mar 30, 2006 (6:14 pm)
I "loved" Ford. I had a ford 1999 F150 XLT that was close to perfect (I even bought it used) THENNNN the trouble started. I traded it in for a shiny new 2004 model that I loved, for three days that is. Soon after buying the truck they determined it needed a new transmission, K, things happen, I can handle it.... then my brakes started vibrating. Long story short (on this truck at least) I made 9 trips over a ten month period to resolve the issue. Test, check, test, rebalance, turn rotors, changhe rotors (admitted faulty design)turn rotors again, change caps, turn rotors, etc. etc. etc. never did get that vibration fixed when you brake. I got so sick of it, I ended leasing a NEW 2006 XLT (just today) and dumped that other piece of $#)! on them as trade. Walked away with a SMOKING deal, and now know why. I have a definate vibration (feels like rear end) but can't believe my flip'n ears, is this possible????????? I cannot believe my luck, and NOW what I'm reading here, I came online to see about sirius radio for my new truck, and see all these other "vibration" issues, I CANNOT belive this, and think Ford has GOT to be aware they are in trouble on this. Anyhow, I'm exhauseted and ready to shoot the next Ford dealer I see, go'n ta bed boys, good luck.
May 01, 2006 (2:38 pm)
I have a 93 F-150 318 and the water pump is leaking. Will a radiator stop leak fix the leak on my water pump or do i need to replace it? It isn't a big leak just a drip of antifreeze every once in a while. I haven't pin pointed the leak but i'm sure its the water pump.
#321 of 569 Re: F150 318 [eagleriver783]
May 01, 2006 (5:34 pm)
"Will a radiator stop leak fix the leak on my water pump?" Naa, radiator stop-leak will only work on radiators. Seriously, don't pour that junk into your cooling system, it will tend to clog up the entire system.
If you are sure it is the pump leaking bite the bullet and replace it....it ain't gonna get better.
#323 of 569 $30k for a Ford truck?
May 10, 2006 (10:45 pm)
I want a 4x4 Ford F150 or an F250 4 door (Supercab)
Crew cab and as much luxury as I can get for the money.
I hate going to the dealer for service. If have to become familiar with the service dept, then I've bought the wrong truck.
What is the overall reliability of the trucks? Is the mileage the same between the models?
I want to tow 3 dirt bikes and a go kart in a covered trailer.
I am also looking at other brands, but I like the Fords best.
#324 of 569 Re: $30k for a Ford truck? [4byfour]
May 13, 2006 (6:05 am)
My Ford dealer provides good service. I took my 05 SuperCrew in for an oil change and tire rotation a couple of days ago and they had me out the door in about 30 minutes.
If you like Fords the best, then buy one. When I was shopping last year, I knew it would take something special to get me to not buy a F-150, and I didn't find anything special out there.
#325 of 569 Re: Rain Leak [trex997]
May 15, 2006 (12:58 pm)
I know of 2 other issues besides mine when it comes to back window leaks. I have had it fixed once already and it's going back tomorrow. I also called Ford Dearborn on it and they said they will follow up with me. It rainned a lot yesterday and when I stepped on the brake this morning shortly after getting under way it sounded like a rush of water moving foward somewhere in the truck - could it be in the well under the rear seats where the jack is stored?
Im ticked, have sunk some good money into it for XM, Tonneau cover and new exhaust. Funny thing is Im from Michigan and my dad workled for ford so I got the retired plan price on an 04 Larriett loaded. Only have 16k on it in miles so it is babied quite a bit.
Anybody can give me additional info on this issue I would appreciate it.
#326 of 569 Light Swtich
May 15, 2006 (8:38 pm)
The plastic cover that I use to turn on and off my headlights broke. The switch works, but the black knob is what broke. Any ideas where to get the knob and not buy the whole thing?
#327 of 569 Re: Light Swtich [jdpwolf]
May 17, 2006 (1:49 pm)
The parts counter at your Ford store. Just ask for the knob. Should cost a couple of bucks. The same thing happened to me with the A/C selector knob a few years ago on a car by another company. I asked the Parts guy for the "Air conditioner switch" and he quoted me a-hundred-and-something dollars. When he found out I meant the knob, it became like two bucks. Should be no big deal. Do you not have automatic headlights?