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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
129,280 miles

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2004 Ford E-150 drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2004 Ford E-150 Owner Comments

problem #3

Feb 102016


  • 176,000 miles


Viberation in rear and clunking noisr in rear when stopping at light then taking of while making a right turn

- Quakertown, PA, USA

problem #2

Apr 032015

E-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • 131,876 miles
At the point I reach 40 mph truck shifts to neutral, have to pull over safely and take truck out of overdrive to get home. Very dangerous when traveling at that rate of speed. Did some of my own investigating and found many website have angry people who also own same vehicles with very low mileage. I saw the range of miles between 44,000 miles to 150,000 miles. Please refer to just to start with, there are many other websites for this model you can see. Please help.

- Hubert, NC, USA

problem #1

Jul 232013


  • 79,964 miles
Today was driving normally on the side road not towing & in overdrive when around 40mph the overdrive disengaged & starts revving like it's in neutral. I pull over & put it into park & then back into overdrive & start driving once again & same thing happened three times. Luckily there was a service shop close. I took the truck in & they said take it to a transmission shop. He also said it was fine to take it out of overdrive & that wouldn't cause it to do that. So, I took it out of overdrive & it didn't miss a beat. After reading the reviews it seems to be an issue with the overdrive servo retaining clip breaking. This is by far a major problem Ford needs to look into that could potentially put lives at risk. If it's a bad part why not fix the problem if there are hundreds of reports on this same exact issue? I've been a Ford owner all my life & am truly saddened that this could possibly be my last Ford I ever buy again. I'm holding Ford accountable on this & everyone else that has the same issue should do the same. It's a $2.50 part, that's all. & when you bring it into Ford or any other transmission shop they want to do a whole rebuild which will cost thousands. We go by the saying built in America for a reason & that's not using crap parts. Build it right the first time & have no problems. If you start throwing parts & bubble gumming it to death, this is what happens. Fix it Ford! there are enough complaints on this already.

- Lake Saint Louis, MO, USA

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