Last post on Jul 13, 2002 at 12:15 PM
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#15 of 17 F-150 Supercrew vibration
May 21, 2002 (10:56 pm)
Have 2001 2WD built in Kansas City with vibration 40-50 mph area and again 60-65 mph. Dealer has had truck 3x's - 3 days last week and back in today.If they don't correct it this time, they can call out the Ford Rep for a replacement!
#16 of 17 Vibes: Has anyone checked the torque converter ?
May 28, 2002 (1:46 pm)
It is possible to get vibration from certain torque converter problems. Also, do NOT assume that because a tire balancer, even the Hunter system, was used that that necessarily solves vibes. I have had problems with my Michelin LTX series tires on my Ford Ranger (they are the worst tires I have ever owned in terms of balancing..ironically, I chose them to replace the Firestones ! Turned out to be a bad decision). Even though the Michelins DYNAMICALLY balance, it turned out that 2 of them were not true: one had too much radial runout, and the other too much lateral runout. That makes a HUGE difference on a truck, which tends to amplify tire vibration due to the nature of its high stance and stiff suspension. Good luck..and DOUBLE CHECK THE RUNOUT AND TRUENESS OF BOTH the tires and rims. Don't go with just a spin balance, have the tires check for RUNOUT by someone who knows what they are doing.
#17 of 17 Vibration Solution:
Jul 13, 2002 (12:15 pm)
Well, I just wanted to let other Ford owners know how my 02' S-crew vibration was solved.
After 6 months of ownership and qualifying for arbitration as per Ford guidelines. I am now the proud owner of a vibration-free Ford F-150 S-crew, courtesy of Ford's replacement vehicle division.
After qualifying for arbitration, I sent a registered letter to Ford as outlined in my owners manual.
I was pleasantly surprised when I received their response and replacement offer.I accepted.That's it.
I took a 1 hour test drive in the replacement over various terrain and at varying speeds. No vibrations or problems found.
I hope that this might help other owners who have given up on getting their problem resolved.The selling dealer also included a 6 year 75,000 mile warranty for being a loyal customer.
My new truck came with everything I wanted.