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#196 of 608 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 608 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 608 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 608 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 608 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
#201 of 608 Re: 91 f150 4x4 e4od trouble!!!! please help! [fordfan_17]
May 01, 2008 (11:11 am)
What do you want done, Worked on ? Rebuilt ? Does he have to pull it and replace? As long as you are in Colorado Springs, Colorado you are pretty close so yes I can get you some help.
Do you have my number or email addy ?
#202 of 608 Re: 91 f150 4x4 e4od trouble!!!! please help! [bellaseri]
May 01, 2008 (11:21 am)
I sent you an email Bellaseri, if you didnt get it I am on a o l as well, Atpraterexc1 there.
#203 of 608 Re: 91 f150 4x4 e4od trouble!!!! please help! [cowboy9]
May 01, 2008 (11:42 am)
i think you misunderstood me I AM a transmission rebuilder located in colorado springs I thought i may have to read back but someone in denver wanted help with a tranny issue im 70 miles from there and im willing to help if your willing to make the trip transman20072002yahoo.com for instant messaging
#204 of 608 Re: Ok Here's a good one for you [allstar1]
May 11, 2008 (7:19 am)
I originally posted my transmission problem about a month ago. Since then we have gotten the truck fixed by an independent transmission mechanic and ran to the tune of $2000 before all was said and done.
The mechanic said that the back side of the transmission was basically "gone". All of the gears were destroyed, especially reverse, it had sheared off completely. He has no explanation why a truck this new with this low mileage is having issues like this already. He did say the Ford tranmission gears are as thin as a penny and break very easily.
I have been looking today at the replies we have received to our problem. It looks to be about 6 of us with 2004 F-150 having the same issue, around the same miles. I have done research to see what needs to be done to have this problem listed as a recall. Apparently, we all need to file complaints with the NRTSA. If there is enough reason, they will begin an investigation on parts sold with Ford and autopart manufacturers to see if there is reason to begin a recall. If a recall is issued, you must also be reimbursed for the out of pocket expense you have put into you vehicle to have this problem fixed.
I think we all need to get on board and write our letters of complaint and see what comes of it...worse case, we are still out of pocket on the repairs. But we may get our money back and right now, I think we could all use that.
I will be writing my letter today and getting it out tomorrow. I hope all of you will do the same.
#205 of 608 Re: Ok Here's a good one for you [delisae]
May 12, 2008 (5:04 am)
Thanks for the information & i agree with you I wil owrk with my Husband & get a letter written. Intersting to know ford gears are so thin!!!