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#32 of 182 Re: F150 Vibration Issue [slugger3]
Aug 24, 2006 (6:30 pm)
Did you have "mud, snow or rocks" in your rims? Mud and snow build up can also do this. Our tires had to be re-balanced five times until they did what is called "indexing". This is where they match the heavier weight of the tire (some are always heavier in certain areas of the rubber) with the weight of the rim (same thing) and it wasn't until they did this twice that they finally got it right. There is a "bulletin" out on vibrations in these trucks. I believe it covers Ford F-150's from 2003 up. Did your mechanic also check the brakes, etc.? Talk to Ford about the bulletin.
#33 of 182 Re: F150 Vibration Issue [slugger3]
Aug 24, 2006 (10:46 pm)
Have you encountered snowfall recently? Many cars that encounter this problem usually encounter this problem have large, dense build up of snow and ice on the wheels mud flaps, which can sometimes cause the vehicle to vibrate. Try scraping off the ice and snow from your mud flaps and you should be fine, if that's the problem.
#34 of 182 Re: F150 Vibration Issue [zuma27]
Aug 26, 2006 (6:01 pm)
I have a different vibration problem. I own a 1994 F150, and it vibrates whenever I accelerate. It does not really vibrate when Idling, and the intensity of the vibration seems to vary with the RPMs. I just put new rotors on, and I just had the gearbox replaced, but that did not solve the problem. This seemed to have occured after I had the transmission rebuilt. I pulled a heavy load 1200 miles on the newly rebuilt transmission, but I have been told the transmission is fine. What is wrong with my truck, and what can be done to fix it?
#35 of 182 2005 Vibrates when towing
Sep 17, 2006 (9:02 am)
I have a 2005 Supercrew XLT> Truck drives great until I tow a trailer. I tow two different trailers-one hauling a 700 pound jet ski, the other is a utility trailer hauling two ATVs (around 1200 pounds). Utility trailer is the worst. At about 60 mph, truck begins to vibrate like it's going of a washboard. vibration gets worse as speed increases. Not as noticeable when towing the jet ski, but it is there...any ideas what is causing this? Truck has only 18000 miles, utility trailer is NEW.....
#36 of 182 Re: 2005 Vibrates when towing [dsford]
Sep 18, 2006 (2:34 pm)
Try redistributing the load on the utility trailer. If it's not balanced correctly, e.g. not enough weight on the tongue, it can start oscillating. The trailer may not be big enough to really affect the F150 except as a vibration. However, if you have a heavy trailer set up wrong, it can fling you off the road or worse, into the oncoming lane.
#37 of 182 Re: 2005 Vibrates when towing [dsford]
Sep 24, 2006 (8:56 pm)
Unbalanced trailer wheels can also transmit the vibration into the tow vehicle.
#38 of 182 Re: 2005 Vibrates when towing [p100]
Sep 25, 2006 (4:32 am)
YES!!! I balanced the trailer wheels, and shaking went away...Thanks a ton...
#39 of 182 Re: That vibey F150... [emtdawn]
Oct 14, 2006 (7:39 am)
I just purchased a used 2005 F-150 4x4 supercab the same day I left the dealer had felt the vibration at 30 to 40 MPH. The Truck has 16,000 miles on it, I noticed the it shifts a little hard also. Just wondering if I made a mistake on my choice, and if its worth putting up with the dealership if it takes several trip to resovle the problem.
Does anyone have the Bulletin Number for the fix so I can go in armed with something.
#40 of 182 vibrations 2006 f150
Nov 08, 2006 (1:25 pm)
I HAVE A 2006 F150 XLT 4X4 W/5.4LIT,15000MILES.I HAVE A FEW ISSUE'S WITH THIS TRUCK.MY BIGGEST ISSUE IS A VIBRATION/BUZZ TYPE OF FEELING THRU THE GAS AND BRAKE PEDAL'S,THEY ARE ADJUSTABLE PEDAL'S.I HAD IT BACK TO FORD AND THEY SAID IT IS NOTHING AND IS NORMAL,I WAS WONDERING IF ANYONE ELSE HAS HAD THIS PROBLEM. IT IS NOT TIRES AND DOES NOT DO IT AT ALL SPEEDS.WITH THE PDEALS ALL THE OUT(TOWARDS DRIVER)IT IS NOT AS BAD.I ALSO HAVE A 65MPH +WHISTLE COMING FROM THE FRONT END.I AM BRINGING IT IN THIS WEEK AGAIN FOR THE VIBRATION(IT CAN NOT BE NORMAL) AND THE WHISTLE.WHAT BOTHERS ME THE MOST IS ALL THESE VIBRATION ISSUE'S WITH THESE FORD F150'S,AND I JUST WENT INTO TOYOTA'S FORUM AND I CAN NOT BELIEVE THAT THERE ARE VERY FEW IF ANY COMPLAINTS AT ALL.I AM THINKING I MADE A BIG MISTAKE AND AM CONSIDERING TAKING A BIT HIT ON THE FORD BY GETTING RID OF IT AND BUYING A RELIABLE AND MOSTLY PROBLEM FREE TOYOTA,WHICH IS WHAT I THOUGHT I BOUGHT WHEN I GOT MY FORD?
#41 of 182 Problem free Toyota.
Nov 08, 2006 (3:21 pm)
If you are referring to the current generation Tundra, I suggest you visit the truth about trucks. Click on the Road Test tab and then the link to Silver Creek Shootout.
I found the video of the Toyota shaking itself apart to be particularly compelling.
But then, you may not be looking for a tough truck.