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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
8,500 miles

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2001 Ford F-150 drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2001 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #4

Jan 112006

F-150 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 33,998 miles


: the contact stated while attempting to shift from drive to reverse, the vehicle made a clicking sound and would not move forward. The contact physically pushed the vehicle into the driveway. After further inspection, the contact determined the drive shaft was broken. The drive shaft broke in two along the welds. The drive shaft was removed and taken to the dealer. The dealer suggested sending the part to the manufacturer for inspection. Updated 2/28/2006 -

- Bonita Springs, FL, USA

problem #3

Jan 072002

F-150 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I have taken this vehicle to the service department on 7 different occasions for vibration while driving at speeds of 34, 52 and 72 mph. They have had the Ford regional rep look at this vehicle 4 times and he insists that I have a tire problem! I have already been through 5 new sets of tires, 2 new sets of wheels, a drive shaft replacement and a rear end overhaul and I still have the same problem! I would appreciate any assistance that your office could provide in helping resolve these problems! (tiresize: P26570R17)

- Pleasant Grove, AL, USA

problem #2

Jun 152001


  • miles
When slowing down, and then accelerating, a clunk in the driveline occurs, dealer replaced parts in rear axle, drive shaft and both U-joints, replaced anti clunk spring in transmisson, but after five times to the dealership, I was told that Ford had been contacted and they said that I would have to live with the problem that they had several trucks with the same problem but they had come to the conclusion that the sound was sound being transfered through the driveshaft, I was told that some trucks do this and some do not, I did complain to Ford, and I am still awaiting there response

- Mcloud, OK, USA

problem #1

Apr 082001


  • miles
Trans axle would bind/lock up whenever making sharp turns while using 4 wheel drive mode.

- Jackson, WI, USA

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