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fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
51,500 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
  2. replace by dealer (1 reports)
2004 Ford F-150 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2004 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 022009


  • Automatic transmission
  • 68,000 miles


every time it rains or snows my truck won't start after sitting for awhile. I hear a clicking noise like something is running. I can usually jump start it but now I can't. Dealership only said that it needed a new battery . this didn't fix the problem.

- , Burnsville, MN, USA

problem #1

Aug 062007

(reported on)

F-150 FX4 5.4L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,000 miles

Starter was not engaging about 1 of every 10 starts. Reported it to dealer and they said they could not find a problem. Started problem happened to service tech when truck was in for 35,000 mi service. Dealer agreed that there was a problem with the starter and they replaced at no charge. No problems with starte since (66,000 mi currently).

- , Winslow, AZ, USA

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