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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
3,000 miles

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2004 Ford F-150 suspension problems

suspension problem

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2004 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 012004

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,000 miles


I purchased a Ford F150 new in January of 2004. At approx 4000 miles the vehicle developed a loud whine in the rear axle.differential. The dealer replaced the gears in the differential and the whine disappeared. Shortly after, the vehicle developed a vibration that occurred at around 45-55 mph, worse at just over 50. The dealer replaced the entire rear axle assembly but the problem persists. I was told by the service manager that this is a problem with all these trucks and there is no fix. I am very dissatisfied with this truck.

- Saint Albans, WV, USA

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