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#553 of 613 Re: 2001 Superduty diesel transmission junk! [sportsnutim]
Dec 15, 2011 (7:34 am)
ford trans are junk I have a 2005 f150 STX with 7400 miles on it. Trans just went out will cost about 4000 to replace and i never towed any thing with this truck. Iam not a happy camper.
Dec 20, 2011 (8:22 am)
2004 trans bought new 20000m needed new trans 50000 needs new trans heard that in 2004 they changed the main gear this seems to the root of their problem
#555 of 613 Re: 2004 trans [redytomove]
Dec 30, 2011 (11:55 am)
Hi I don"t know if this helps anyone I hope it does. I have a 2005 Ford F150 SuperCab 2WD. I really love this truck! It has 100k+ has been babied though!
Anyway, after making a trip up North My O/D light came on when I started after jumping the starter. (Note I did have to jump the starter to get it to start and I still can't get it to start with just the key!). I now have to use a push button start that I installed myself. I have looked at all the relays, fuses and wires that could cause a no crank problem, and found nothing of concern. I am wondering if anyone else has had this problem and if they figured out what it was.
NO Engine CODE
O/D light only when engaged in park
Starter has to be jumped via push button to start
No shifting problems at all (shifts perfect and smooth)
Dec 30, 2011 (10:06 pm)
I have a 1995 Ford F-250 7.3L powerstroke, 2wd, automatic transmission. After an hour of driving, when downshifting and upshifting it shifts hard and then it lugs the motor down when coming to a stop, I just had the transmission rebuilt, and a new torque converter put on, i had trouble before the transmission was rebuilt and the same thing happens after i had the transmission rebuilt.
#557 of 613 Respond to all my F150 friends...
Dec 31, 2011 (4:53 am)
Turns out when we bought this '04 F150, it was from a Rep. Dealer in Central NJ ( we thought ) not a Ford Dealer , another Dealer who has been there for over 30yrs! Anyway the truck was a trade in only one owner. The Problem was the CREEP who owned it before us ( from Pa. ) NEVER changed anything on the truck as far as fluids go. So that is why we had so many Engine , and Tranny problems...It is fine now but don't ask me how much we dumped into her...Anyhow Have a Great New Year everyone! Except the car Dealer whos name starts with a P.and the Creep from Pa. who never heard of a fluid change....
#558 of 613 2004 f150 4x4 transmission problems
Jan 01, 2012 (8:52 am)
I bought my 2004 stx 4x4 f150 4 months ago with 72000 miles on it. The rear started making noise the day after I bought it, after that the transmission lost overdrive, (fixed by dropping the valve body and removing a peice of a broken snap ring from the 3/4 shift valve) and now the transmission is completely shot and will not move the vehicle forward at all. It now has 79000 miles on it, I owe 7000 bucks on it still, and it is not even driveable. All of these turn out to be common problems with these trucks. I am a professional technician, and I have access to Identifix and mitchell on demand, which both report pages of issues with this truck. This was a one owner vehicle before I had it and it was well cared for. I will NEVER buy another ford truck. I should have stuck to my chevys. I never had a driveline failure with those. Buyers Beware.
#559 of 613 More Transmission Trouble
Jan 02, 2012 (10:00 am)
I have a 97 F-150 4x4 that will not come out of overdrive when you press the button on end of gear shift lever. In testing, the switch shows to be good, but I am not sure on how to check and see if the switch is getting fire through the steering column or not. Can anybody help me with this or suggest any remedies. Fuse under dash on drivers side is good.
#561 of 613 Re: 2004 f150 4x4 transmission problems [80camaro]
Jan 02, 2012 (10:11 am)
This is just a thought, dont know if you tried this but did you replace the entire valve body itself or just the snap ring? It could be an internal problem with the valve body? Just some thoughts I am sure you've probably thought of every possibility. I have one of these F150s even with its problems I like it. But I think I will buy chevy next time.
#562 of 613 Re: 2004 f150 4x4 transmission problems [f150zep1]
Jan 02, 2012 (4:20 pm)
when the overdrive went out I had pulled the valve body down, replaced the snap ring, and fished out the piece that was stuck in it. I had it towed to a transmission shop this morning to have the experts look at it. When the truck works right I absolutely love it, I have to agree with you there. It is a great truck to drive, and it performs well both on and off the road. I am just tired of being without a vehicle and without money when it breaks down.