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#98 of 182 Ford F-150 Rough Idle and Smoke Problems
Apr 25, 2008 (11:31 am)
I have a 1999 F-150 with a V6 4.2 and it is throwing whiteish smoke from the tailpipe and it has a somewhat rough idle. I checked the compression and the vaccum and they are fine. I pressure checked the cooling system for a possible blown head gasket and no leaks. I checked for codes and there aren't any and the fuel trim and oxygen sensors seem to be working properly. There are no misfires detected by the PCM and the fuel inector pulsewidth seems fine. The next thing that I could think of is a bad PCM. I don't condemn it just yet since they are very expensive so I was wondering if anybody out there can give me a tips or a heads on this problem. I'd appreciate it a lot.
#99 of 182 Re: 2004 F150 supercrew vibration [sgood]
May 04, 2008 (1:03 pm)
I had the same problem. It was fuel injectors ! Believe it or not !
All of the vibration issues on these engines seems to mimic suspension
or tires, but its not.
#100 of 182 2005-2007 F150 5.4 Engine vibration varified in 7 trucks
Jul 25, 2008 (4:40 pm)
I have a 2005 F150 5.4 triton V8 w/ 46800 mi. My cousin has a 2006 5.4 F150 with 51,000 miles, My business rep has a 2007 5.4 super crew with 54,000 miles. all 3 and more I have easily tested have the same engine shake vibration at 1300 to 1800 rpm when revving in park or neutral. The vibration is very obvious and specific in all vehicles. it is harder to detect when driving but feels like a tire out of balance at any speed when 1300 to mainly 1800 rpms is on the tach. In 0verdrive at 70mph,1800 rpm . Off overdrive at 50mph prox , same rpm etc. Different gears will easily feel the shaking and the wipers will shake at that rpm range!!
This is a progressive problem that has now been examined by 2 dealers in Central California. Just today, my dealer Service manager agreed that this is egregious and very obviously an unusual engine vibration at those rpms. He discussed this with a Ford engineer with a new 5.4 and though not as bad, the problem is noticeable. At 50,000 miles it is VERY noticeable when the engine is cold!!!!! When warm it is still obvious!!
I am asking anyone to check their 2005 to 2007, 5.4 triton engines by revving up the motor to tach read 1300 to 1800 rpms and , especially cold, feel the engine vibration shaking. I think it is a 3 valve cam problem. We need more input to push Ford to qualify and resolve this huge problem!!
Jul 31, 2008 (11:58 am)
my '04 F150 with 38,000 miles is experiencing the third set of warpped rotors.
the first two were replaced under warranty and now I'm out of waranty so they say I'm out of luck. I rarely tow a 1,200 lbs trailer and drive the truck with ease to save on gas - i've also had the truck regularly maintained, yet I'm now looking at another brake job.
It's one thing to have to pay this out of pocket, but anyone who wants to buy my truck, if they look at my service records, are going to wonder what the hell is wrong with my truck.
This along with a complete transmission failure 6 days and 26,000 miles past the factory warranty.
When I'm done with this truck - I'm done with Ford. Ford dealerships these days are so desperate for income they don't think about a long term relationship with the owner - it's all about getting money now to stay afloat.
#102 of 182 Re: warped rotors [aspesisteve]
Jul 31, 2008 (5:13 pm)
warpped rotors is a common issue with certain Ford trucks. This is how you solve it. Use only high quality rotors, NAPA or OEM not the cheepies from China or Autozone. Next. When the wheels are put on, only snug the lug nuts on. Then lower the vehicle so the weight of the vehicle is on the wheels. Then use a torque wrench and torque the lug nuts to specs. Then drive at least 1/2 mile and re check the torque on each lug nut.
The problem is un even and excessive torque due to the weight of the vehicle, and cheep rotors. Torque is effected by the weight of the vehicle. Do not over torque. Good luck.
#103 of 182 Re: warped rotors [mickeymouse2]
Aug 01, 2008 (9:03 am)
thanks for the tip mickeymouse.
is it safe to assume that Ford used OEM or NAPA rotors when replacing my worn out warped ones?
When I have the current one's replaced, I'm going to ask for the old parts to see what was put on. If it's some cheap Chinese part they put on then I'm going give someone at Ford a piece of my mind.
#104 of 182 Re: warped rotors [aspesisteve]
Aug 01, 2008 (10:36 am)
Aren't 90% of all replacement parts now made in China, including Motorcraft?
#105 of 182 Re: 2006 F-150 Vibration worse when towing [dittoclown]
Aug 06, 2008 (10:04 pm)
Check my 7-26-08 post about the vibration in all 5.4 Triton engines from1300 to 1800 rpms when revving in park or driving at 70mph in o.d. It is a common problem in all 5.4 Triton engines from 2005 ,06,07, & 08 per ford Engineer. Why hasnt been diagnosed!!! I am going to the Ca. Bureau of Auto Repair and any other Customer complaint service I can find.
It is NOT tires, IT is NOT any thing but an egredious engine shake at that rpm range of 1300 to 1800 rpms when sitting in Park or driving that rpm range=70mph! It has gotten worse at 50,000 mi. I have identified 7 exact same problems in same 5.4 engines!! Ford Dealers are totally in wonder as FORD will not divulge the problem with their head in the sand. It will be a huge RECALL! They call it NORMAL !! B>S!! Class action lawsuit????? Anyone let me know . We have an attorney!!!
#106 of 182 2008 F-150 FX4 Road Vibration
Sep 14, 2008 (12:45 pm)
I would really like to talk to you. I leased a 2008 Ford F-150 FX4 in January. I have 10k miles on it and it has been at the dealership a combined total of 19 days and is currently there right now. I have a vibration while driving at highway speeds since I bought the truck. They have rotated and balanced the tires numerous times. Does not fix the problem. My service guy told me that a FORD Engineer was coming to look at it this week. You can contact me by email at chadprocessingpros.net My cell number is 702-334-4008. I live in Las Vegas.
I even had a guy at a gas staion walk up to me and asked me if I liked my truck. I told him about the vibrations and he is having the same problem at THE SAME dealership.
Look forward to hearing from you. Chad
#107 of 182 Rough idle between 60 and 100 km/h
Nov 13, 2008 (10:39 am)
I own a 2001 F250 and notice that this seems to be a common problem occuring in all F-series trucks, has anyone got any ideas what could cause the rough idle, in my case this is intermittent and when I mash on it it goes away then returns when maintaining a constant speed. I have changed my fuel filter as well and was told that if the coils had and issue there would be a code. All suggestions are appreciated.