Then you will hear it at its worst. I replaced the differential's oil Seal which is which is located next to the flange. Includes: Carrier Bearings and Races, Pinion Bearings and Races, Pinion Seal, Complete Shim Kit, Ring Gear Bolts, Pinion Nut, Crush Sleeve, Oil Baffles, Slingers. As I understand it I am not the only one having these issues, could a class action suit or a juncture be filed to force Ford to fix this. Most claim it is an expensive differential problem, and caused by some tooling error at the manufacturing plant. The howling sound is also a drag on the drive train components, reducing mpg and capability of the vehicle to handle adverse conditions. Firestone admitted that they do not rebuild or recondition differentials - they only swap them.
It now feels as if the rear axle in moving, give an odd sensation when applying the gas pedal or taking your foot off the gas pedal. Mar 30, 2010 That is a classic differential sound. The vehicle restarted and she was able to drive home. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. Includes: Carrier Bearings and Races, Pinion Bearings and Races, Pinion Seal, Complete Shim Kit, Ring Gear Bolts, Pinion Nut, Crush Sleeve, Oil Baffles, Slingers. Local dealer tried to tell me it was exzhaust resonance.
Place a drain pan under the rear differential and remove the cover. Even after I added a limited slip additive, the problem is still there. You can use a socket and hammer to install the new bearing and seal. Issue faulty clutch pack in the positraction rear. This has been going on far a long time, After 6200 miles the rear end went out ford motor company told me the warranty is out of date. Based on what I've read here, i will have little support from Ford on this issue. With windows closed and the radio off, it's almost unbearable now.
Four repairs did not eliminate the problem so a fifth repair was required on Jan 25, 2006 with 32040 miles. Today, September 17, 2010 with 43,000 miles on my truck, it happened again. Thought it might be electrical and one shop actually thought is was the plugs. I would like to know if there is supposed to be a washer after I have reinstalled the flange be fore the nut is tightened on the pinion. It now feels as if the rear axle in moving, give an odd sensation when applying the gas pedal or taking your foot off the gas pedal. Sitting at a red light near my home I was preparing to make a left turn into my neighborhood, when the light turned green I pulled into the middle of the street and waited for oncoming traffic to pass, when the last car had cleared I turned the wheel and pressed on the accelerator to make my turn before the next set of cars made it to the light. Then we re installed the flange and tighten the nut a lot so that the collapsible spacer was crashed to the point that there was no more up and down play room with the flange.
This happens periodically, about once every couple of weeks. The current and failure mileages were 86,226. I slowed down, tapped the brakes, through the vehicle into neutral while coasting, nothing worked. From reading nhsta complaints this seems to be quite a large problem with this truck. First thing is to make sure you chock the front tires so the truck will not roll.
This is not ford tuff. If not properly addressed I will move to Toyota. I look forward to hearing from someone and would like to know the extent of Fords involvement and any accidents involving '04f150's. I would like to know if there is supposed to be a washer after I have reinstalled the flange be fore the nut is tightened on the pinion. How would the process start for Ford to do a recall, or extend a fix of this problem?? I purchased the truck used from an elderly man who barely drove it, at the time it was only 50,000 on it, and for the first year I had it, things were great.
Screw ford to the floor if you can. The contact stated that the differential pressure sensor dps has melted and burned up on her engine. Nothing will cause the vibration to stop, even throwing the vehicle into neutral. We do not want to tightend it and damage the bearings. This lock up on winter surfaces cause the wheels to loose traction increasing the potential for accidents. If you have a posi the next step sucks.
They are investigating to determine true cause. The problem just happened again today, September 17, 2010, and I now have 43,000 miles on my truck. As it is now, I have no confidence in this vehicle, and am reluctant to drive it. She stated that the vehicle was driving normally when driving straight, but the engine failed when attempting to drive uphill. I had the rear differential fluid replaced, u-joints checked, and brakes inspected. I would not expect it to be very loud though, unless there was a problem.