Stepping up into the SuperCrew brought positive first impressions that this modern, chiseled interior has advanced the design of all half- and three-quarter-ton interiors. This presents some confusion for exiting driver or passenger and gets annoying after a while. In addition, the half-ton impressed with its outstanding chassis and frame. Months later, the F-150 again served as trail prerunner, scouting out the best route for the event where we'd choose the Ford's replacement, the 2005 Truck of the Year. It does it all in a great-looking and easy-to-access package. Shifter is duct-taped closed after top plastic clip broke and whole assembly unraveled.
While it clearly raises the truck interior bar by a bunch, we did find a few things to niggle over. Sometimes in the short run as well. It has 137K It shudders around 45 mph but if I accelerate it goes away. Thanks everyone for your advise. How many bottles do i need? This seems to be a common issue. Unless you are constantly watching your speedometer instead of the road , your speed is probably going to drift up and down a bit. If I am going up a hill, the shudder occurs at a lower speed, depending on how steep the grade is.
There's no reason you can't have cushy leather seats and heated mirrors while towing a trailer or hauling cargo to the dump. Still earns high marks for interior looks and feel, though. I have 151K on truck and had plugs changed and tranny flushed around 105K. The F-Series proved tight and quiet, and nary a shudder was felt. In other words: Its cabin layout wowed those who climbed aboard.
The innovative bed extender saved the day. Picture yourself driving a 50 mph. If this isn't done simultaneously, the door will remain latched even after the handle lever has been pulled. It has to be presumed the recommended pressure was based on a fully loaded bed. At 15,000 miles, the dealership replaced under warranty a grommet that had come loose from the bed extender. At 10,000 miles, the brakes were getting noisy; a new set of pads was installed, and front and rear rotors were machined under warranty. I have no problems if I lay on the gas; just if I am trying to maintain a nearly constant speed.
I did a tranny flush about 8k miles ago and it did not have any noticeable affect. The new exterior design brought a taller bed with increased cargo volume, and with it more difficulty seeing behind the truck. My rear seal recently had a leak where the rear driveshaft sonnects ot the tranny , but I have replaced it and all is well there now, or seems so. The seats may be compliant and the climate control responsive even in scorching desert heat , but the true test was how this short-bed half-ton performed on the job. Also, a cap on the transmission shifter, which holds the trigger-style release in place, had come off allowing it to slip into any gear at any time; it was replaced under warranty as well. The F-Series, a perennial best-seller for decades, continues to stay competitive in a quickly changing field and proves that Ford still knows how to make a great pickup truck.
It is only when my speed drifts back and forth during the 45 - 55 mph zone that the problem is noticeable. I will check that out. If I apply the brakes for a second and then go back to the gas, it accelerates normally. Happy to say, our long-termer came with the optional reverse-sensing system, which several editors felt should be standard equipment. I have personally added Trans-X, Trans-Medic and the Shudder stop mentioned above.
While driving approximately 25 mph the contact heard a knocking noise coming from the engine. Truck would not accelerate and I took to dealer. Went and started and the truck began to sputter and shake and the check engine light came on. On the offchance that this problem is not caused by a transmission shudder do not rule out an ignition miss. The first 2 products are nearly identical and with some certainty I can say I have added them to hundreds of cars to correct your problem and other problems and as preventative maintenance when servicing the transmission and never seen any ill effects.
Looks like it was misfire problem with no codes showing up. Ford is causing people to pay up to 8 thousand dollars to repair this. Finally a light came on but the codes were nothing serious. Problem was timing chain tensioner failure which caused failure to engine. Dealer explained that this can happen at any time and usually causes major engine damage and failure. Likewise, if I accelerate slightly more pressure on the gas , it will accelerate right up through the shudder range with no problems.
Wish we still had this one around. Stints to and from the office revealed one side of this truck: The three-valve 5. The F-150 got through it all without a scratch. At best, fuel economy was in the 20s, and we squeezed nearly 400 miles out of a tank; at worst, it was down in single digits. . I personally would use motorcraft- or Accel-.
Customer has a car that started instantly hot or cold, idled like a new sewing machine, ran like a top no matter how hard the acceleration was, etc. Began to shake even more and lose power. Makes shifting impossible without tape. Ta, da, da, da, etc. The F-150's interior epitomizes that philosophy: Materials are eye pleasing and high quality, leather is soft to the touch, and noise dramatically reduced for the 2004 model. Solid build, highly capable shift-on-the-fly four-wheel-drive system, skidplates, and durable frame and suspension equipped the truck for workaday activity. Not only does it offer capability that other vehicles don't but, unlike the barebones utilitarian trucks of the past, a modern pickup is a nice place to spend long hours.