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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
21,572 miles

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1998 Ford F-150 transmission problems

transmission problem

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1998 Ford F-150 Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #16

Sep 032000

(reported on)

F-150

  • miles

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

It feels like it keeps surging, and when you press on the gas the engine doesn't rev up like it's supposed

- Monahans, TX, USA

problem #15

Sep 032000

(reported on)

F-150

  • miles
It feels like it keeps surging, and when you press on the gas the engine doesn't rev up like it's supposed

- Monahans, TX, USA

problem #14

Jul 042000

F-150 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When driving at 30 mph vehicle shifted into low gear causing a brief loss of tire traction. Also, vehicle jerked forward very hard, and brake lights had malfunctioned. Consumer has contacted tdealer.

- Salt Lake City, UT, USA

problem #13

May 012000

F-150 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Had to replace trannsmission at 60,000 miles.

- Modesto, CA, USA

problem #12

Feb 262000

(reported on)

F-150 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
In cold weather, a 2-3 slip detect occurs on moderate hills at low acceleration. The first two times the truck was inspected by dealer, I was told the problem was the external transmission sensors, and the slip detect code was removed from the vehicle computer. Problem is re-occuring as the weather warms up, but slip detect code not being stored in computer. I've referenced tsb 99-9-6 (NHTSA item SB606428) to dealer, but have been told that the tsb is irrelavent and the transmission pan will have to be dropped to inspect the internal sensors at a cost of $1,200. Please (if possible) send me the full text of tsb 99-9-6 and/or NHTSA item SB606428 so that I may use it as back-up upon my next visit to the dealer. I will also let them know that I've filed an issue report here at the ODI. Regards, eric slan

- Moon Township, PA, USA

problem #11

Aug 151999

F-150

  • miles
No summary

- Sanibel, FL, USA

problem #10

Dec 041998

F-150

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Transmission failed.

- Castaic, CA, USA

problem #9

Apr 151999

F-150

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer took vehicle to dealership more than three times for transmission, and dealer said the problem were the brakes. The transmission has been taken out, and the brakes were repaired three times.

- Loxahatchee, FL, USA

problem #8

Nov 021998

F-150

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Transmission slips between second and third gear at 40-43 mph. Dealer contacted, and stated problem is intermittent and cannot remedy problem. Problem still exists. Provide further information.

- Douglasville, PA, USA

problem #7

Nov 011998

F-150

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Transmission operates erratically; whenever vehicle reaches high gear, transmission would fail to downshift. Also, whenever consumer tries to slow down, vehicle would not stop unless consumer slams hard on brakes. This condition occurs consistently within the first 10 to 15 miles of driving. Consumer took vehicle to three different dealers, and no correction was made. Could NHTSA help in any way? thank you.

- Brady, TX, USA

problem #6

Dec 011998

(reported on)

F-150

  • Manual transmission
  • miles

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

Transmission failed resulting in the vehicle not changing gears.

- Pulaski, TN, USA

problem #5

Jul 011998

F-150

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Shifted to reverse had no reverse, only drive. Was new transmission. Drove to dealer. At first could not locate problem. Mechanic keeping vehicle. Needs to take transmission apart.

- N. Ft Myers, FL, USA

problem #4

Jun 061998

F-150

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When accelerating it feels like the truck goes out of gear. The motor revs up, but does not engage in gear. When taking off from a stop the trucks stays in lower gear until driver lets off the gas. The dealer is aware of the problem. The truck is being checked by dealer for the forth time.

- Olathe, KS, USA

problem #3

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

problem #2

Jun 051998

F-150

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When traveling 40 TO45 mph and when attempting to enter onto the parkway, the transmission gave way, causing no drive to the wheels, resulting in the vehicle coasting to a stop. Consumer has contacted the dealer. Dealer stated there was an internal problem.

- Wethersfield, CT, USA

problem #1

Sep 131997

F-150

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Transmission and the axel broke down. The rod that connects the axel to the transmission fell off. The dealer presently has the truck.

- Hidalgo, TX, USA

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