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Ford F-150, Truck
Apr 20, 2002 (9:45 am)
This problems sounds familiar huh???
#9 of 17 It sure does....
Apr 20, 2002 (12:23 pm)
one thing about vibrations...it's a matter of elimination.
#10 of 17 Vibrations / Noise Problems?
Apr 20, 2002 (6:10 pm)
4/20-heard from dealer today - they cannot find the cause of the vibration - someone from the factory is coming out on Monday to check it out. Let you know results.
#11 of 17 Considering the speed
Apr 21, 2002 (10:03 am)
at which your truck vibrates, I would ask them to try a set of wheels and tires from a truck with no problems. You may have simply a defective tire.
#13 of 17 Vibration update:
May 02, 2002 (8:39 pm)
To answer some of the questions asked. My S-crew is a 2-WD model assembled the Kansas City MO. plant.
The last dealer did not check driveline side angle,and claimed that the noise was exhaust resonance. I firmly disagreed and requested an arbitration form.....
I am considering the Dodge Ram 1500 Quad-Cab as a replacement to my Ford.Any opinions or comparisons on that trade?
Will keep you posted on the arbitration.
#14 of 17 vibration/noise problems
May 05, 2002 (5:43 pm)
I posted original note regarding the noise vibration. I've had truck back for couple of weeks now - dealer ended up replace the gears in the rear end which eliminated the vibration at 35-45 mph - and so far is running like a dream....(I had already ordered the lemon law package from state of Ga just in case).....but based on the two invoices/repair sheets - the cost for the driveshaft and the rear end gear replacement ran around $3,500 - ..... - jes on a brand new truck. I didn't buy extended warranty, but are considering this purchase. I've never had any problems with a newly purchased vehicle .... that's the reason i stay away from used/previously owned vehicles - ..... -
#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.