Last post on Jan 29, 2013 at 7:07 AM
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Ford F-150, Ford F-150 SVT Lightning, Truck
#564 of 569 Ford Refinement vs Chevrolet
Dec 20, 2011 (11:53 am)
I own two F 150's. One is a 2007 and one is a 2011. The 2007 has a tough suspension and you feel the road. The 2011 is much more refined. I have been happy with both. Consumer Reports refers to the Silverado as more refined in its handling. Why is that?
#565 of 569 2007 F-150 XLT Shake @ 53-55
Dec 31, 2011 (7:12 am)
At 53-55 MPH the bed of my F-150 (60K miles, short bed, 6 cyl., manual transmission) shakes so bad, emanating from the rear driver side, that it makes me sick to my stomach. So far the spend/repairs have included working on the e-brake, balancing the tires, rotating the tires and purchasing two new rear tires.
The mechanic is now suggesting that the tires on the front of the vehicle are causing the rear to shake. I am not a rocket scientist, but something about that logic does not wash. I respectfully disagree.
I was very disappointed that Ford had nothing on their records for a problem that is less than uncommon. A call to Ford did not give me any confidence that the issue will be resolved without randomly throwing money at the dealer so he can continue to either keep guessing or skillfully playing me like a fiddle, I cannot tell which path he is on. I hope the former.
This is very frustrating. I have been in IT for 15 years, Microsoft plays the same game. They release products with bugs which leads to hundreds of complaints that somehow, if not magically, Microsoft is not aware of.
I spoke with another mechanic that I trust. He owns a shop that focuses primarily on the high-end vehicles (e.g. A Ferrari was perched on his lift when I stopped in at his garage). He immediately shared a story of a friend that had the same vehicle with the same problem. After the tire rotation/balancing route, he changed the U-joints and had the drive shaft professionally balanced. All to no avail, the owner rid himself of the vehicle.
A pointer to a sure solution would be much appreciated. This dollars are coming out of my pocket to fix this. The game of randomly throwing money is not an acceptable solution.
#568 of 569 tire-kicking a new F-150?
by steve_ HOST
Jan 17, 2013 (9:36 am)
A reporter would like to speak to a loyal F-150 owner who is considering replacing his old truck. If you have owned F-150s, think it may be time to replace your aging truck and would like to share your story, please send your daytime contact info to PRedmunds.com no later than Friday, Jan 18, 2013 at 8 a.m. PT/11 a.m. ET.
#569 of 569 03 f-150 owner manual
Jan 29, 2013 (7:07 am)
Thanks for the website. Finally found my owner manual. Tom