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Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
54,100 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (3 reports)
2004 Ford F-150 drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2004 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 092015

F-150 XLT 5.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 105,000 miles


First front differential burnt up could find no leakage just went dry. Then u joints had to be replaced, 4 wheel drive stopped working, then overdrive quit working and finally transmission went out. Thoroughly disappointed in this truck, so many problems. Don't think I will buy another. I'm up to 5000 dollars worth a of repair and now the transmission doesn't work.

- , sugercreek, USA

problem #2

Sep 122008

F-150 FX4 5.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 9,300 miles

you guys really say that ford are great but you give ford a bad name mine has been a pissoff from day one not satisfied at all that will be the last ford i will ever buy

- , Renfrew, Ontario, Canada

problem #1

Dec 072008

F-150 King Cab 5.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,000 miles

Just want to understand what is wrong. 4 Wheel drive low side engages fine and indicator in gauge cluster comes on. 4 Wheel high, indicator flashes briefly accompanied by light clicking sound, but won't engage.

- , Dublin, OH, USA

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