Since I have had the truck the rearend has developed a loud whining sound and slung the rearend lube out and under the bed. The truck has never been exposed to water other than what rain gathered on the road. No problems noticed when my speed drifts down, but when it begins to drift back up, the truck shudders a bit. It has happen two time and I have schedule the truck for maintenance at sno country Ford in monroe wa. 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.
My recommendation is every 30k miles for most vehicles. If I apply the brakes for a second and then go back to the gas, it accelerates normally. Luckily, neither of these incidents has caused any accidents. Not much help when you've accidentally drained it trying to ch … ange your oil. When the overdrive was deactivated, the vehicle operated normally. The transmission was supposedly replaced. 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.
Should … be within the hatch marks. The failure and current mileages were 112,800. The owner checked the transmission fluid a few minutes ago and it was overfilled. From talking to one of the service employees I learned that there have been many complaints about this problem. When I brought it back to sunstate Ford to let them try to fix it again, they say the problem is normal. I have that happen the same way, been doing it now and then, same conditions. 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.
Took it to aamco and ran diagnostics. 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. I can say, with confidence, I have no slipping judging by this condition. Make sure you pull the plug that is half way up the case and not the one at the bottom as that one will drain the fluid out. This occurs approximately every fifteen miles or so. There is no diagnostic indicator, so no codes to be read.
The tranny on this truck wasn't designed for this type driving. The dealership filled the transmission fluid. I have spoken to other F-150 owners and they have informed me of similar complaints. If I am going up a hill, the shudder occurs at a lower speed, depending on how steep the grade is. My dad went to inspect the situation and they only showed him water in a cup he didnt see and drained from the transmission. Also, when the vehicle is in 4 wheel drive, the steering wheel is very difficult to turn.
With smaller cars and idiot driving, it's easy to get caught up in roadrage driving regularly where I try to drive a 7000lb trucks like it's a sport's car. The vehicle has not been repaired. Already dropped the tranny pan and replaced the filter. I have personally added Trans-X, Trans-Medic and the Shudder stop mentioned above. Just 1 or do i need 2? Luckily I was only 4 blocks away.
Picture yourself driving a 50 mph. The same dealership that fixed the problem lol stated that they fixed it and that they are not responsible for fixing it again, despite it only being three months ago. However, I am concerned as they happen frequently and the dealer states that the conditions are normal. The truck has 65,000 miles on it and was not beaten on at all. I have researched these problems and found that many 2004 f150 super crew owners experience similar problems. Compared to my 03' Z71, this truck shifts and acts like a sports car. A manufacturer's engineer inspected the vehicle.
The vehicle only has 33,800 miles on it, but the time has expired for the factory warranty. Reverse occasionally serves like the neutral gear, preventing vehicle from backing up. Owner had the vehicle towed to a dealership, who advised the owner that the truck was missing one quart of fluid, but could not find any other problems. Got an 05' and can't complain much about the tranny. The f150 has been in many times with many parts replaced, vibrations seem to be worse now than before. The owner has not contacted Ford yet. The dealership said that it was stress related.
But no where in the owners manual is this condition stated. He made several suggestions to the dealership. I had serious transmission problems and had to have the transmission replaced. Take the plug out and put your finger in the hole. The owner had to pull off since traffic was busy, and checked the transmission fluid, and there was no transmission fluid.
The truck has never been driven hard. I had the trans replaced at about 45k miles with a Rebuilt by Ford because it blew out. Service bulletin says normal and to not repair, yet my issue is not intermittent and is a significantly noticeable and uncomfortable jerk in the driveline that is definitely not normal performance from any transmission aware of without a very aggressive shift kit installed and a plethora of horsepower. The engine speed increases but the vehicle does not accelerate. It was inspected by the dealer, and they were unable to determine the cause of the problem. Because of this, transmission fluid flushes are extremely important. That would not be a rare thing.