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1998 Ford F-150 suspension problems

suspension problem

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1998 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #9

Jun 262003

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

1st complaint - a leaf spring in the leaf spring assembly was found to be broken by my mechanic during routine maintenance, no further damage found; leaf spring was replaced w/ factory replacement 2nd complaint - lugs/nuts/bolts loosened up while driving, wheel came off, rotor landed on inside of wheel rim, ruined wheel and rotor, both replaced along w/ lugs/nuts/bolts w/ factory replacement.

- Redondo Beach, CA, USA

problem #8

Oct 012001

F-150

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer heard noise from back end of vehicle. Dealer determined that rear leaf springs were broken and had to be replaced. In March of 2002, rear leaf springs broke again.

- Dunmore, WV, USA

problem #7

May 142001

F-150

  • miles
While driving 30 mph rear leaf spring broke. Dealer notified. Feel free to provide any further information.

- Oakville / Ontario, CA, USA

problem #6

Nov 151999

(reported on)

F-150

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Rear leaf spring snapped under normal use, frame came down on the axle due to failure. Mjs

- Unk, UN, USA

problem #5

May 151999

F-150 4WD

  • miles
Leaf springs became misaligned without any heavy duty towing or off roading. Recall said they could fail under heavy work. Before recall clip was installed, the springs became misaligned. Took to dealer, installed clip and said found no problem with springs. Left them in misaligned position.

- Maple Grove, MN, USA

problem #4

Oct 261998

(reported on)

F-150

  • miles
Lower rear leaf spring moving out of postion. This was a recall on Ford 4 wheel drive pickup but not on the standard 2 wheel drive. The spring was fixed the first time buy it being knocked back in place with a hammer. I have yet had it fixed a secound time. The first time the spring moved out of place about 3

- Prospect Park, PA, USA

problem #3

Dec 211998

F-150

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Recall repair work on the rear leaf springs can not be completed due to lack of parts.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #2

Dec 031998

(reported on)

F-150

  • miles
Leaf spring not stable and moving out of alignment and needs replacement.

- Windsor, Ontario, CD, USA

problem #1

Jun 181998

F-150

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer heard noise coming from transmission when shifting gear. Also, one of the rear springs had moved from original position, vehicle has leaf springs.

- Elizabeth, NJ, USA

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