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#191 of 607 Re: 2004 Ford F150 Auto 4x4 Tranny problem. [rubysox]
Apr 14, 2008 (7:19 am)
Just today, I tried to put my 2004 F-150 into reverse. With a little gas, it did not budge. Thought maybe I did not engage the gears completely, put it in park, back to reverse and it did finally move. Driving down the road, it felt sluggish then would seem to speed up on its own. I picked up my son and went to turn around on a drive way and again, could not get the truck to go into reverse. Then it began jerking and sounded as if I were dragging something underneath it. Then beep...and the transmission fault appeared on the mileage screen and the O/D light began to flash off and on. I was able to make it home but took awhile.
May I ask what you found on your truck and approximate $$$$$ involved. Of course, we are not covered under warranty and can only find that we were covered by the powertrain warrantly until 3 years/36,000 miles. The truck is only 4 years old and has less than 49,000 miles on it. This is just sickening.
Thank you for any information you are willing to share with me.
#192 of 607 Re: 2004 Ford F150 Auto 4x4 Tranny problem. [delisae]
Apr 14, 2008 (7:40 am)
We had the exact same problem! If you read my orignal post our truck is same approx years & we have battled the dealer, because we screamed & yelled actually my husban did, we were abel to get After Warranty Assistance from Ford. There was a "deductible" of $1024 & change do not let anyone tell you it is anything other than the TRANSMISSION!! If they tell you it is something different you tell tehm to go to HE double hockey stick! The first drop off dealer was nearly $600 for brakes. We are going to go after the dealer through the NYS atorney general office. It is very sickening! I feel your pain. I would call ford also Maybe collectively all of us with 04's or the approximate age need to call ford & the NHTSA & emand recalls & reimbursemetns these are far more than coincednces occurring. There is clearly a problem with Fords Tranny's new models coming ut are 5yr/60,000 mile warranty. When they droped our tranny it was full of metal & completely shot. Some bushing was gone. Remeber the aqueaky whel gets the grease scream loud!!!!!!!
#193 of 607 Ok Here's a good one for you
Apr 24, 2008 (1:02 pm)
I own a 04 f-150, purchased NEW with less than 50 miles on odometer. Within the first year ford had to replace the transmission and rear differential. I am know at approx. 83k miles and ford has since replaced the transmission once more and the rear differential twice. Less than three years old and Ford has done over $17,000.00 dollars worth of warranty work. After the first repair I asked why this happened? They had no answer other than what parts had failed. It seems to occur within 8-11 months after the repairs take place, almost like clockwork. Fortunately I have the premium care plan which protects me to 100,000 miles, but what happens after that? I thinking LEMON LAW! Any suggestions. Starts with clunking and slipping as if its not sure what gear to be in ,just as you guys are stating. HELP!
#194 of 607 Re: Ok Here's a good one for you [allstar1]
Apr 24, 2008 (2:06 pm)
hey let me add my story - maybe a class action lawsuit will arise, because I've paid dealer for my '04 F150
My transmission had an awful grinding noise when engaged. This after 28,000 miles and 6 days past the 3 year mark. After the dealer told me I would have to pay half the cost I went to the Ford factory "customer service" line to ask for assistance - but they kept pushing me back to the dealer. I had no choice but to pay $2,200 for a rebuilt tranny after telling them I'd never buy another Ford product.
I really tried to be diplomatic through the entire ordeal, and it was like talking to deaf mutes. They even sent me the customer service pre-curser wanting to make sure I was completely satisfied and to call them first before filling out my report card.
I'm also on my 3rd set of warped rotors. I don't tow anything with the truck and have had it maintained per the service book - usually at Ford.
#195 of 607 Ford F150 - Transmission Problem?
Apr 26, 2008 (11:49 am)
I have an automatic 2004 Ford F150 Lariat with 25,000 miles on it. While driving it today I heard a noise that sounded like I was dragging something underneath it--think shopping cart or exhaust system. I pulled over and everything appeared fine.
The noise didn't return for 30 - 40 miles. It sounds like metal rubbing against metal. In a matter of 30 miles it has happened 3 other times and it seems to occur between 25 MPH - 40 MPH. As I slow to 5 MPH - 10 MPH (or stop), the scraping noise disappears when something seems to engage (clunk/pop into place). The truck drives fine otherwise--goes into reverse, accelerates, etc.
I'm hoping for the best but prepared for the worst. Any help would be appreciated. Of course, my warranty has expired.
#196 of 607 Re: 2006 F150 transmission noise [patsea2]
Apr 26, 2008 (12:22 pm)
I believe I'm experiencing the same problem as the previous posts.
I have an automatic 2004 Ford F150 Lariat with 25,000 miles on it that I recently purchased. While driving it today I heard a noise that sounded like I was dragging something underneath it--think shopping cart or exhaust system. I pulled over and everything appeared fine.
The noise didn't return for 30 - 40 miles. It sounds like metal rubbing against metal. In a matter of 30 miles it has happened 3 other times and it seems to occur between 25 MPH - 40 MPH. As I slow to 5 MPH - 10 MPH (or stop), the scraping noise disappears when something seems to engage (clunk/pop into place). The truck drives fine (as of now)--goes into reverse, shifts, accelerates, etc.
I'm hoping for the best but prepared for the worst. Any help would be appreciated. Of course, the warranty has expired.
Thanks in advance.
#197 of 607 Re: 2006 F150 transmission noise [ford_f]
Apr 30, 2008 (1:21 am)
I would change the transmission fluid asap. Check and see if their are metal shavings in the pan and filter. This would tell if the bands and clutches are bad. Also if their is shavings in the fluid this is going to compound the damage to the transmission . Some times just changing old and burnt transmission oil will cure a lot of problems. Also check your rear differential oil level to make sure what you are hearing is not your differental going dry.
#198 of 607 Re: 91 f150 4x4 e4od trouble!!!! please help! [cowboy9]
Apr 30, 2008 (8:27 pm)
hello cowboy9 -i read some of your replies to qwestions about f-150 automatic trans. problems. I'm hoping you can help me also!--i just bought a 96 f-150. it's a 4 wheel drive automatic w/76k mi. very clean. when driving along 30-40 mph and you let your foot off the gas pedal it seems to come out of gear, when you push back down on the pedal it goes back in. There are no bad sounds and the tranny shifts well. I had a friend drive it and he thinks its very minor. Is this normal? I am very particular about my vehicles and if there is a problem I want to get it fixed before it does possible damage. By the way I am in Denver and looking for a good tranny shop i can trust. What do ya think cowboy9 ?
I sure thank you
#199 of 607 Re: 1994 f-150 automatic transmission trouble [tenscott]
Apr 30, 2008 (9:34 pm)
hi tenscott -I read your post, I also have the same possible problem that your having with your 94 f-150. My transmission doesnt seem to slip or make any noise it also shifts fine , at 30-40 mph with no foot on the gas it seems to come out of gear for a split second. Have you found out what the trouble is if any?
please e-mail me at bellaseriaol.com --I sure thank you
#200 of 607 Re: 91 f150 4x4 e4od trouble!!!! please help! [bellaseri]
May 01, 2008 (9:10 am)
colorado springs to far away from you ? let me know for transmission repair