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#338 of 569 Engine Rev problem
Aug 11, 2006 (3:14 am)
Since May 2005 our 2004 F-150 4x4 has had a mind of it's own. Start driving, step on the brake, (cold, hot does not matter) and the truck wants to take off. Engine revs up to 4000 rpms. Must hold foot on brake while changing into nuetral and goosing the accelerator. This calms it down. Been to dealership 5 times, called Ford each time. Last dealership attached a diagnostic to vehicle for 2 weeks, but of course nothing happened in those 2 weeks. There is no specific time truck will act up !
Therefore, Ford will not do anything because there is no proof of a problem. In the meantime, our pick-up can 'take-off' whenever it pleases. !!!!!!! Anyone else with such a problem ?
#339 of 569 Re: Engine Rev problem [vfwwoman]
Aug 11, 2006 (2:01 pm)
I bought a new 2006 in July and last night, I had the same experience. It has not happened today. I pressed on the brake and it wanted to go. There is also a lingering gasoline smell when I get out of the truck. Only 1000 miles too. I have not seen any similar posts to this problem and am suprised yours is up as it happened to me for the first time last night.
#340 of 569 Re: Engine Rev problem [klauss]
Aug 12, 2006 (4:52 am)
Thank you, we thought we had a ghost. Start calling Ford Customer Service and report every time it happens. It started out mild and continues to get worse.
The last time it happened to us, I had to literally stand on the brake while the rear tires spun gravel ! Maybe we can get it fixed before someone is injured !
#341 of 569 Re: 05 150 shakes [steve1313]
Aug 24, 2006 (7:00 am)
We are a fleet maintenance department that converted to Fords in the last year. So far we have 2 trucks 1-F250 & 1 F-350 that have both experienced violent shaking while driving down the freeway at any speed above 60 MPH.
If you hit any type of bump such as the expansion joints on a bridge/overpass the whole truck starts jumping all over the road. Literally have to slow down to appx 50MPH to get it to stop.
We took the first one to the dealer and received a 'you must be crazy' invoice for diagnostic service with no problem found. Now I can duplicate the problem almost at will by getting up to speed and hitting any type of bump in the road. I think this is extremely dangerous, and Ford is saying they have never heard of this problem.
Anyone else experience this?
#342 of 569 1198 F150ZL with 233,000+ Miles
Aug 25, 2006 (8:58 pm)
My 1998 F150 XL went dead today at a traffic light. Towed it to the Ford dealer and I'm waiting for diagnosis tomorrow. Hoping it's battery, alternator or something fixable. I am very, very attached to that truck, as I was to the Ford Explorer we had before we bought the truck. Never thought I would like anything as much as that Explorer, this F150 proved me wrong!
I've read with much interest the posts on this site tonight......this truck has had it's share of problems too, rotors, brakes, calipers hanging up, ABS, sensors, fuel pump, I think I replaced the alternator a couple of years ago. All things being said, it's been (and hopefully will continue to be) a great truck, reliable and safe. I now hope it's reasonable to fix, would like to get it to 250,000 before it gets a much deserved rest. By the way, the truck has seen it's share of trailer towing too, about 3 weeks a year since we got it. Just needed a place to share thoughts and hoping this isn't an obituary!
We also own a 04 Ford 150, though hubby uses that one. No problems with it. Still like my 98, though.............
#343 of 569 Re: Engine Rev problem [vfwwoman]
Aug 25, 2006 (10:34 pm)
i had a 2006 chevrolet duramax do that to me and it was insane, i even flipped the key of and on and it still did it
#344 of 569 Re: FORD VS CHEVY (THE BIG DEBATE) [truckchick]
Aug 25, 2006 (10:36 pm)
definatly fords man just take my edvice
#345 of 569 Re: Engine Rev problem [fordf15058]
Aug 28, 2006 (7:53 am)
Did anyone give you advice or solve the problem?
#346 of 569 Re: 05 150 shakes [rvmont]
Aug 31, 2006 (5:48 pm)
I have an 04' F-150 Crew. I too have been experiencing the vibrating when I get between 60-70 mph. Took it into the shop today and was told first it must be out of balance and then I was told I needed new tires instead. They had the nerve to tell me that 3 out of the 4 tires were BALD!!! I am a woman and let me tell you I am not STUPID. I take care of my ride and treat it like a baby and that includes mataining it according to all standards. Something is going on here and I want answers...lol...sorry....getting down from my soapbox now.
#347 of 569 Re: Engine Rev problem [klauss]
Sep 01, 2006 (5:43 am)
Have you been able to contact Ford yet ? I would be glad to exchange dealership names if that would help.