Or maybe some thing completely different! I hope they fix the problem the first time before it expires. Ford needs to step up and take care of their customers before someone is seriously injured or killed. Additional info: truck has 4. The next vehicle won't be a Ford. Because of this, transmission fluid flushes are extremely important. I have to pay for a new transmission for an obviously lemon of a transmission, however I have read on message boards that alot have complained about the same thing happening. This transmission unit includes a transmission case, valve body, tail shaft and housing, torque converter automatic only , and all internal lubricated parts.
Vehicle in drive position pointed uphill on grades greater than 20 degree will roll backwards as if in neutral. Not much help when you've accidentally drained it trying to ch … ange your oil. To date, no crashes or injuries are known by me, but I feel Ford is responsible for this obvious defect. Also, when the vehicle is in 4 wheel drive, the steering wheel is very difficult to turn. If the tires were just balanced ,you could try rotating them to see if there is any improvement.
They seem uninterested in my problem and they have not fixed a damn thing since the board decision that it is fixed but it is worse and I told them it was worse personnally, the truck is a pile of poop and Ford knows it but because many of these trucks have the problems they are not willing to fix the problem. The windsheild also developed a large crack in it, it was replaced. This transmission unit has been inspected, tested and ready to ship. The shuddering happens hot or cold but becomes worse the more the truck is driven. Tested 4 other vehicles, same condition resulted.
Upon taking the truck to the dealer, it was determined that the throttle body was defective, and needed replacing. I have used it as a recreational vehicle and it only has 58,914 miles and the transmission has broken. This transmission unit includes a transmission case, valve body, tail shaft and housing, torque converter automatic only , and all internal lubricated parts. It has happen two time and I have schedule the truck for maintenance at sno country Ford in monroe wa. My mile are commuting miles. To check the fluid you will need to get under the truck and remove a check plug.
Would never buy a vehicle knowing that it would end up shifting like this as normal wear and tear while under warranty. The filter is inside the transaxle case which means that he transaxle needs to be removed from the vehicle and disassembled for replacem … ent. The f150 has been in many times with many parts replaced, vibrations seem to be worse now than before. Or after 2nd gear the rpms run up to 25-3000 then it shifts. Needless to say, I think that this should not have happened at such a low mileage and should be covered under a recall. Technician drove truck and said this was normal. Pull the transmission dipstick, wipe clean with lint free rag, reinsert until it stops, pull out again and check the level.
In several poinst, while pulling on to highways, the transmission skips and and delivers too much power to the rear wheels, causing the tires to slip on wet pavement. Engine must be at normal operating temperature - like just having been driven from 5 to 10 miles. Just for your Information, the Ford Explorer 2004 Do not have a dip stick, it has to be inspected by a certified mechanic or respective cerfied auto repair shop. Vehicle has a non-serviceable transmission cooler. Take the plug out and put your finger in the hole. The first problem is regarding my brakes. The truck has 65,000 miles on it and was not beaten on at all.
I took the truck to the shop and the mechanic stated that there was no reason the trucks transmission should have this issue. Do not check this fluid level on a cold engine. Since I have had the truck the rearend has developed a loud whining sound and slung the rearend lube out and under the bed. Took it to aamco and ran diagnostics. It was replaced and have had not further trouble in that area. It shifts hard when you drive normal or put it to the floor, floor from 1st - 2nd but the problem is not as noticeable when you drive it like your grampa.
The transmission was supposedly replaced. It also states that there is no dipstick that allows you to check it yourself. Truck was still under warranty. He stated the truck was in very good condition, I had proof of my maintenance schedule. While driving between 15-20 mph metallic grinding is coming from under the truck. Last for about 5 second until something fall to place like gears in a transmission.
Leave engine idling in Park with the break set and the wheels blocked. Vehicle has a non-serviceable transmission cooler. I believe this all could have been avoided if the dealer would have just looked at my tranny when I asked while my vehicle was still under warranty. Made notes and sent to shop foreman as communication of my concern about the lack of paperwork and record, and the lack of service. Reverse occasionally serves like the neutral gear, preventing vehicle from backing up. I have no warranty and not sure how much it is going to cost to get replaced. There are 21 choices for the 2004 Ford F-150 Transmission Assembly!!! Our discount used 2004 Ford F-150 transmissions come directly from a dependable network of modern junk yards.
Currently the truck is at my dealership unmoveable because the transmission just recently went out. What you are state here just apply to those cars that indeed has a dip stick. Stock Number: I80880690F Fits: 2004 Ford F-150 Automatic Transmission; Heritage, 8 Cyl, 330 cid 5. This transmission unit has been inspected, tested and ready to ship. Sunstate Ford said that the slip yoke had no lubrication. If the vibration is felt more thro … ugh your feet or the seat of your pants, the problem could be in the rear,again perhaps a tire problem or it could be a drive line problem such as a bad universal joint, bent drive shaft,imbalanced drive shaft,wrong drive shaft angle.