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3.7

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
34,250 miles

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2004 Ford F-150 steering problems

steering problem

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2004 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 302007

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 41,000 miles

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

2004 F-150 with 41,000 miles has a bad shimmy around 55 mph and wears tires every 8,000 to 10,000 miles. Recently truck became very hard to steer so I took it to a local mechanic where it was discovered that the steering intermediate shaft was falling apart.

- Cranberry Drive, PA, USA

problem #1

Mar 012006

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 27,500 miles
I have a Ford regency F-150 with a factory 6 inch lift done by regency. When the lift was done the steering linkage is in contact with the brake line so when the steering wheel is turned a hole was worn in the brake line causing a loss of brake pressure. I talked to regency and rick said it was the second he had heard of. Mine is being fixed now but anyone else who owns one of these vehicles is at risk of an accident. I am reporting this in the hopes no one is hurt unnecessarily.

- Cameron, NC, USA

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