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I own one. I have 6300 miles on mine and I got 27 mpg on the highway last night. I reset the computer at highway speeds and drove 50 miles to my house and ended up with 27 mpg at my door. I did have some stop and go to contend with but not much. I live way out in the country. BTW, I was driving back from a Ford dealer ... Read More
Just picked up a used 2003 f150. The previous owner mentioned that the cigarrette lighter was not working and it may be due to a blown fuse. Turns out there was no fuse (fuse/relay3) in the fuse box and it's the same circuit with the OBD data collector. So bought a new relay fuse (oem) from a local Ford dealer but that did not fix the problem. I've seen a few ... Read More
My vechile doesn't total disengage out of 4WD and so at 50MPH+ I have a lot of vibration in the front wheels as if I was in 4WD. A dealer had trouble pin pointing the problem and finally told me I need a new shift motor. I tried by an after market one and the store cross ref the ford# and wanted to sell me a 4WD Actuator. It appears to ... Read More
I own a 2003 F-150 Crew cab. I have a problem that my 4WD doesn't total disengage when I go out of 4WD and drives rough at 50MPH +. A ford dealer told me I need a new shift motor, cost ~ $300. I tried buying from a auto parts store and they cross referenced the ford number and gave me a 4WD actuator. I am not sure that this is ... Read More
I own a 2003 F 250 6.0L Diesel Power Stroke. The truck has left me stranded 5 times in 297,000 miles. 4 times were due to injectors and once for the oil pump. I depend on a truck in my business and Ford has let me down. I also own 8 F-150's with the 5.4 L gas engines and have had great service. Several of the 5.4L are over 300K in ... Read More
Lubricate slip yoke coming out of transmission. be sure to use ford special grease for this around 30 dollars a tube same answer for craftsman82 another symptom if coming to stop right before stopping it fills like someone lightly bumped you from behind.
Yeah having the same prob mines auto tho. would like to know whats up
Hey, I have a 03 F150 with the 4.2 V6, 5sp manual trans. It has 63k miles on it. I dont know if it has the limited slip diff in it. This is what it started doing. If you are coasting up hill and you hit the gas, sometimes it will "bump" or "jolt", similar feeling as if someone lightly bumped you in the rear end. It does not do it ... Read More
George here are my thoughts and I hope they help in some form. First thing is that I donít want to talk you out of buying one, by any means. I just want you to understand as much as I can tell you. I have driven every truck out there since my toes could touch the pedals. The Super Duty (Ford) is the best. Dodge isnít too far behind but I ... Read More
I am looking at trading for a 2003 F150 SuperCrew XLT with the 4.6 V8 and 51,000 miles. I currently have a 2003 Toyota Tacoma crew cab with the V6. It has been great, but my wife and I both miss the utility of a full size truck. I have not owned Ford, but of course you see what seems like thousands on the road everyday. Just looking for some general ... Read More
It is your limited slip rear end.... drain out the fluid refill with regular rear end fluid not the Ford type, and add to cans of the Ford limited slip additive. Then drive in reverse in circles going both directions, do this several times, then drive 50 plus miles normally..... fixed mine and has not done it since over two years. was doing it every time I took off and turned ... Read More
For years we heard how bad dodges were, from chevy and ford people, of course, but the folks we knew that had them didnt seem to have many problems with them. after owning fords for 20 years and the dealer and ford really sticking it to us on a windstar and two of our f150s, we converted every thing except the new holland tractors, from ford to dodge. we have a ... Read More
1. Silverado and Sierra are not divisions of General Motors, they are the names of two different models of truck made by two different divisions of General Motors, Chevrolet and GMC. 2. In 2006, Chevy sold 705,980 Silverados and GMC sold 210,736 Sierras for a total of 979,902. 3. In 2006, Ford sold 796,039 F-Series trucks. 4. Ford claims that F-Series is the best selling truck name plate. Since 796,039 is ... Read More
Did you have "mud, snow or rocks" in your rims? Mud and snow build up can also do this. Our tires had to be re-balanced five times until they did what is called "indexing". This is where they match the heavier weight of the tire (some are always heavier in certain areas of the rubber) with the weight of the rim (same thing) and it wasn't until they did this twice ... Read More
I have a 2003 F150 and drive 80 miles per day. Current gas prices drive me crazy but I can afford them. With my two horse trailer attached I get just about 10 mpg. I would love to have a diesel avaialbe because of longevity and mileage. I disagree that Ford is holding back because of trade-ins...I trade in my vehicles every 3 years no matter what because I need a ... Read More
Had EXACTLY the same issue in my 2003 F-150 at 8,500 miles (vehicle shudder when turning either direction from dead stop, not as severe when going straight). Ford mechanic test-drove it for 5 seconds and precisely identified the problem: Bad limited-slip rear differential clutch. Dealership replaced it at no expense (under warranty) with what they said was a new and improved part. That was two years ago. Today the truck has ... Read More
I have a 2003 Ford F-150 that has been running great. Recently, with the extended rainy season, I have been experiencing electronics problems. I came out one of those rainy mornings and my truck battery was dead. I charged it up and then noticed that even with the key out, my fan blower was running, I was getting a clicking from the ABS, my audio (CD player) was clicking away...etc... I ... Read More
Low sulfur diesel fuel in the United States will be mandatory in mid-2006. Europe made low sulfur mandatory in 2003 and half the new cars sold there are diesel. Can't Ford take this as a omen for things to come? I love the new F-150. But I can't get myself to get a truck that gets 14mpg while it could get 28mpg with a diesel.
Just talked to my Ford Service Mgr. He was unable to hear the popping sound my 2003 F150 FX4 was making. After about a 10 second ride along test drive he was able to hear my problem. Solution... replaced the ball joints,upper and lower control arms with only 42,000 on the truck. Now I finally feel justified for buying the extended warranty. Big $$$ for known problem. When is Ford going ... Read More
"That's the problem.............. I don't want to spend $30k+ for a truck that just about manages to pull itself up to 'average'!" Understood:) I don't blame you, though if you are looking for a truck, the only option you have above average is the Tundra, next most reliable after that is the 2WD F-150. I wish there was some way I could post that stuff from CR here, but that isn't ... Read More
I believe Motor Trend has more weight on the decision on the No. 1 truck, than Edmunds. The redesigned Ford F-150 earned the top spot as the most popular pickup with shoppers on MSN Autos for the second quarter of 2004. The F-150 was also the fifth most popular vehicle overall for the same time period. The Toyota Tacoma, a consistently popular compact pickup, was second with shoppers for the second ... Read More
I have a 2003 Ford F-150 SC with 24K, when do I change the transmission fluid.
The redesigned Ford F-150 earned the top spot as the most popular pickup with shoppers on MSN Autos for the second quarter of 2004. The F-150 was also the fifth most popular vehicle overall for the same time period. The Toyota Tacoma, a consistently popular compact pickup, was second with shoppers for the second quarter of the year. A sporty truck with nostalgic styling, the all-new Chevrolet SSR was third on ... Read More
I Bought a Toyota Tacoma V6 le extended cab in 95. I Thoroughly enjoyed the truck but due to my family growing, (a 3 year old and a 1 year old) I needed a bigger truck (crew cab). I have always loved the F-350s and bought a used 2003 duely lariat. I had some problems with my wifeís van (2002 Dodge Grand Caravan) and she absolutely would not drive the duely ... Read More
OK. I spent the better part of Friday test driving both the Nissan Titan LE and the Ford F-150 FX4. In my opinion, nether truck felt "anemic". The Nissan seemed to handle a little better, but the Nissan just felt "cheap" to me on the inside. In contrast, the Ford with its leather captains chairs that look to be straight out of a Volvo, are absolutely the nicest seats I have ... Read More
down our truck choices...Dakota too small, and lumbar support in drivers seat is inadequate... highly impressed with Silverado ext cab, inflatable lumbar support in both driver and passenger seats...Ram just feels like driving a Kenworth, altho it was well made and Hemi power is nice...considering Ford F150, used, 2001, 2002, 2003, King Ranch version of ext cab, 5.4L, 2WD, auto trans, short (5.5 or 6.5 ft bed) (also available King Ranch ... Read More
I have a 2003 Ford F-150 SC and I just brought Sirius today and the only problem that I have is static. Tomorrow I will take it to Circuit City and have the correct this problem.
purchase of used 2002/2003 or new 2004 F150...I am aware that the old design was 2002/2003 and in 2004 both designs still exist, so the styling, per se, does not matter to me...looking for an F150 Extended Cab (is that the Super Cab?) with the shortest bed (about 6 feet, I assume), stepside bed (I Like the narrower rear view of the stepside, plus it is easier to step up and ... Read More
If I was "well informed", I would go go the Armada boards and check out how things are going on there in addition to issues here on this board, as it is built at the same plant and shares many components with the Titan. I would find wind noise and interior noise problems, though the wind noise is specific to the Armada, the interior bits and pieces are more similar than ... Read More
I have a 2004 Ford F150 Lariat also 3600 miles. Bought in Nov. 2003. the Check Engine Light and the engine display is on. I took it the dealer and they re calibrated the computer and said that I could drive it like this. They said that the engineers of FORD are aware of this a looking into a remedy. No time frame given as to when. Once the "Engine Fail ... Read More
"I do know this, though, with all the talk about how great the sales of the new F-150 is, the sales level still haven't reached levels in 2002 and 2001. " Not correect....SO far this year (Jan-Mar) sales are up to 209,021, compared with last year's (Jan-Mar) 183,544. That's a 13.9% increase overall. Since it's release, they have reached double digit percentage increases each month. Sales for the month of March ... Read More
This kind of question can incite a riot. I have the 2003 F150 Super Crew. It is a great all around truck while also being able to cary 6 people (which I do about once a week). Gas milage with the 5.4 is 18 on the highway, 15 around town. With winter my combined average has dropped to about 15 mpg. It sounds like the Chevy is more truck than you ... Read More
"Just to go a little further, Ford actually had the 2nd worst increase of full size truck sales in January." 2nd worst increase in sales? How is this bad if you already sell the most trucks? Might want to review the nature of statistics. Ford 9.6% increase is 5410 trucks (based on pickuptruck.com's numbers) Tundra's 23.7% increase is 1741 trucks Avalanche's 65.3% increase was 2549 trucks. How's that for growth? Only ... Read More
[EDIT]: Sorry modulator. It's on topic (for this round anyway), and I don't think it's getting personal, yet. [/EDIT] Fact (based on your quotes) Ford F-150 series had approx. 55% of the Jan 2004 sales of all the F-series - A 4% decrease from the average of 2003. Monthly (or seasonal) fluctuations. I thought I mentioned this somewhere. Oh, it was on GM, it should also apply on Ford, and F-sereis. ... Read More
Your Quote: "I am glad I convinced you that the new F150 did increased the sales of the F-series. Common sense always win out. Actually Ford sold over 26k of new F150 in January, about 8k of the old ones (03&04 models), so there you go." Another quote of yours: "In 2003, Ford sold 845,586 F-series, 350,320 of them were F250-F550, good for 41%. In other words, F150 accounts for ... Read More
keanec, From "Don't forget the record month for f-series includes, all the 2003s F-150s that have been heavily discounted, all the heritage models, and most importantly F-250, and f-350's", to "You are making assumptions...We know exactly what Nissan sold, but we don't know what the new F-150 sold", to "the new F-150 might have increased the sales of the F series", I am glad I convinced you that the new F150 ... Read More
bowke, bowke, I asked you for some hard number on Nissan, look what you give me: some bogus Ford number. 1) F-series is from F150 to F550, 650/750 are not included. Ford calls them Heavy Trucks and count them separately. 2) In 2003, Ford sold 845,586 F-series, 350,320 of them were F250-F550, good for 41%. In other words, F150 accounts for 59%, not 45%. 3) Heavy Trucks (F650/750s) sales were 976 ... Read More
include everything from a regular cab 2003 handshaker to the f-650/750 super crewzer. f150 retail sales by itself are usually about 45% of the total. i cant say for ford as a whole, but we have sold more f250s and f350s in the last few months than any other time in the past.
Hairong. Just to go a little further, Ford actually had the 2nd worst increase of full size truck sales in January. Nissan Titan Jan 2004 N/A no sales in Jan 2003 Toyota Tundra Jan 2004 23.7% increase over Jan 2003 GM F/S trucks Jan 2004 15% increase over Jan 2003 Ford F series Jan 2004 9.6% increase over Jan 2003 Dodge Ram Jan 2004 1 % increase over Jan 2003 This ... Read More
You are making assumptions and that is my point. Ford has not released (that I know of - maybe you have info I don't?) the figures broken down into how many new F150 2004 non heritage edition they have sold. If we go by the fact there was an increase so it must be the new F-150, then that is a assumption, not a fact. The fact is Ford sold 12000+ ... Read More
What's your point? Didn't Ford have all the "heavily dicounted" 2002 F150s, and the F250s, F350s, back in January 2003? A 9.6% increase to a new record is impressive, and it's due largely to the all new '04 F150. Fact is, since the introduction of '04 F150, F-series sales had double digit (if you round 9.6 to 10) increase for 5 months in a row, while setting 3 monthly records. Considering ... Read More
Don't forget the record month for f-series includes, all the 2003s F-150s that have been heavily discounted, all the heritage models, and most importantly F-250, and f-350's. Ford has been pretty secretive about breaking out the number of the new 2004 F-150s sold. They just say it helped. As to the 4000+ Titans sold. Nissan is extremely satisfied as they really didn't have much inventory on many dealers lots. It is ... Read More
Tough month to be selling trucks, unless your Nissan or Toyota or GM or Chrysler????? "GM's truck sales were up 12.8 percent. Ford's truck sales fell 4.7 percent, despite the continuing success of the F-150 pickup. Chrysler sold 21.5 percent more trucks than the previous January. Jim O'Connor, Ford's vice president for North American marketing, sales and service, expressed confidence that the company's new models of cars would yield results by ... Read More
Adding to the list...The Mustang was the best selling sports coupe. Ford has the highest sales of station wagons (Focus/Taurus/Sable). Ford is the #1 seller of RWD vehicles. The F-150 was not only the best selling vehicle in the U.S., but in the world actually. The Ford Focus was the #1 selling passenger car in the world. Now, pertaining to corporate arrogance from an automaker, Nissan was mentioned by a statement ... Read More
We have a 2003 F150 S/C Heritage Edition. We purchased it in 3/03. At about 7,000 miles it started running rough ( as if it is running out of gas and the smell coming out of the tail pipe is horrible)when stopped at a red light or while stuck in traffic. At first it happened maybe once a week. Now it is doing it every day. We have had it a ... Read More
I purchased a 2003 F150 SuperCab in Houston from Mac Haik for $21283 which includes TT&L. MSRP of vehicle was $28550. Final price includes $2500 regular rebate plus $2000 Ford financing rebate. I can pay off the loan after 90 days so an extra $2000 rebate is more than worth 90 days of interest. Mac Haik was a good dealership to buy from. No dealer add-ons as another local dealer had ... Read More
>>>""Last year Forbes Magazine reported that Ford sold more SuperDuty (F-250 and up) than F-150's. So F-150 is less than 50% of their sales, not 75%.""<<< Dodge has gone from about 15% 3/4 ton and up in the 1980s to about 60% in 2003. Chevy is about 55% 3/4 ton and up. After 40+ years my company bought its first LD PUs over 1/2 ton series in 2001 with the addition ... Read More
It is very important to document problems now. I bought brand spanking new 2003 F150 in September, vibration was immediately apparent so I documented my mileage at "zero" with dealer. 6 new tires, 2 new wheels, and a dozen visits later and the Ford still shakes. Ford field reps made attempt at saying it was normal truck ride, but dealer stepped up to the plate; I bought 30,000 dollar Lariat to ... Read More
I may not be a businessman, but it would seem to me that Nissan with less volume and two brand new factories (one for new v8 engine and one for titan/armada production) to pay for, as well as the expense of training all those new to the auto manufacturing industry Mississippians and Tennesseens would DECREASE Nissans Margins, especially when you take into account that Nissan is undercutting Ford on MSRP. Ford ... Read More
Last night on the news program they showed the 2004 F150 surviving the front end collision test and it performed very well. The first video showed the 2003 year model and then the 2004....Man what a difference!!! With over 17 years in auto claims, I can appreciate the improvements in this years model. Granted the end result is still a total loss from the wreck, at least the cabin remained intact ... Read More
This post is a little long but it is a mini review form edmunds staffers...pretty much says what many people are saying - awards aside -...it even mentions that dirty "anemic" word!! Here it is: "By Brian Moody Date posted: 12-18-2003 Road Test Editor Erin Riches says: Anyone who settles into the driver seat of an F-150 SuperCab on a dealership lot will be hard-pressed to find fault with it. The ... Read More
Speaking of more awards... http://www.iihs.org/news_releases/2003/pr121903.htm "HIGH-SPEED CRASH TEST RESULTS: NEW FORD PICKUP & MINIVAN ARE 'BEST PICKS,' F-150 PICKUP SHOWS DRAMATIC IMPROVEMENT ARLINGTON, VA -- The redesigned Ford F-150 pickup truck and Ford Freestar minivan each earned the highest overall rating in a recent series of 40 mph frontal crash tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Both vehicles, which are 2004 models, improved compared with their predecessors. The ... Read More
I would like to Congratulate the Ford F-150, for winning Truck of the Year award from Detroit News. "Best truck honors go to the redesigned 2004 Ford F-150 pickup, which continues to stand as the benchmark in the full-size pickup market and raises the bar even higher in terms of interior amenities and quality. " http://www.detnews.com/2003/autosinsider/0312/17/a01-11508.htm
I would like to Congratulate Ford's F-150 which was just awarded Truck of The Year, as well as Cadillac's XLR for Car of the Year. Quote: "Best truck honors go to the redesigned 2004 Ford F-150 pickup, which continues to stand as the benchmark in the full-size pickup market and raises the bar even higher in terms of interior amenities and quality. " http://www.detnews.com/2003/autosinsider/0312/17/a01-11508.htm
Here is an article about the first Titan sold. An F150 owner traded in a 2003. hehe, ironic, eh? But he is the target Nissan market because he was always a Nissan small truck owner until he traded up to the domestics; so this isn't a shot a Ford, although he does mention he missed the Nissan reliability. I take that as a shot at the domestics! http://www.theautochannel.com/F/news/2003/12/12/174368.html
1st -wasn't the initial incentive for previous Ford owners and people trading in GM & Dodge full size? 2nd - The story quoted only said what I said in my post. Any previous rebates were for what I mentioned in1 above. As to everybody new it was coming - like who said it was coming this soon? Analysts thought they would eventually need them, but right away? Ford themselves have said ... Read More
Excellent advice as far as working with dealer....mine has been super so far and really has made a huge difference. I also have called the ford customer service # in the manual, but they never call back (I think they fwd the wueries to dealer). At this point, Ford had submitted a buy back offer. It i simperative you make complaint early, and document it. They attempt to charge you for ... Read More
THis problem is posted on the Ford F-Series Pickup board, other than SUPERCREW owner board. I owned a 2001 2wd XLT Supercrew, 2001 4wd XLT Supercrew, and a 2003 FX4 XLT Supercrew (5.4 V8, 3.73 posi-rearend, tow pkg) and experienced the vibration problem you described on the 03 model. It happened at certain highway speeds. I never took the truck back or complained, just a slight inconvienance. I don't have a ... Read More
I owned a 2001 2wd XLT Supercrew, 2001 4wd XLT Supercrew, and a 2003 FX4 XLT Supercrew (5.4 V8, 3.73 posi-rearend, tow pkg) and experienced the vibration problem you described on the 03 model. It happened at certain highway speeds. I never took the truck back or complained, just a slight inconvienance. I don't have a heavy foot and Gas mileage was 16-18 hwy and around 15-16 city. I really enjoyed ... Read More
Styling is subjective... that depends upon the persons taste. But interior materials go beyond that point idealism, onto what is actually an item that is benchmarked for it's quality. Just as VW/Audi receive numerous praise for it's interior quality/materials. Here's some example of it's interior quality in materials from some auto-journalists.... ...."That cabin is amazingly quiet, too. The bottom line is that the new interiors really make the competition look dreary ... Read More
I bought my first new pickup truck in 17 years, and the first American made vehicle in 10 years, and I am sad to say I have been disappointed. The F-150 has had horrendous vibration problems that others all talk about but Ford refuses to admit to. The dealer has been very good to date, and is the only reason I hold out hope for a decent resolution.
I finally buckled under and "bought American." My brand new 2003 F-150 Lariat Supercab has an annoying vibration in steering wheel and seat @ 45-65 mph. The dealer has been very good about attempting to fix, in 5 visits they have tried new wheels, tires, road force balancing, etc. They have yet to try non OEM wheels/tires. They keep replacing chrome style wheels and 17 inch BF Goodrich all season tires. ... Read More
Did not look at the Titan as I was looking to buy now not at the end of the year. I did look at the Avalanche, Dodge Dakota and the Tundra. Avalanche rode well but all the plastic made it hard to see out back. Tundra was smaller and felt smaller. Dakota was smaller but felt huge when I drove it. F-150 2003 is large but did look or feel large ... Read More
I have a 2003 Ford F-150 Supercrew, received an e-mail from my dealer indicating that I need a cold start stablization kit. Check with your dealership for any additional information.
I just purchased a 2003 Ford F-150 Supercrew in June of this year, for the last three weeks I have noticed a rattler from from my door. Does anyone have this problem and if so what should I do to correct this problem.
This is getting silly. Ford upped '04 F-150's towing rate again, to one-up Nissan. Are Ford AND Nissan just playing number games, or they did make improvement before increasing those numbers? Will Nissan change Titan's number? again, too? Any way, if you go by the numbers, the new F150 should be your best bet. DEARBORN, Mich., Sept. 15, 2003 Ė Ford is upping the ante in the full-size pickup market and ... Read More
I have a 98 F150 that I bought new and experienced vibration from 45mph up. The dealer tried realigning the engine, transmission and rear to no avail. They installed new hangers on exhaust system and a anti vibration kit on the rear bumper. At this time the mechanic saw excessive runout on the driveshaft and replaced that. Most of the vibes were gone but it still was not right. Then the ... Read More
I am starting to see screamer ads for high 19's- low 20's for 2003 XLT 150 SCrews, depending on rebates and whether or not you finance through Ford. My question is...... If the 2002/2003 USED models (Screw XlT 4x2 less than 25k miles) are normally advertised for 20k, will they now be advertised (or sold) for less?
Driving on the interstate today, I saw the local high volume Ford dealer had six (6) 2004 F-150s sitting out front. But he still has about 600 2003 F-150s sitting in his back lot to move. Have to check them out on way to work before salesmen get there (6:15 am).
3 weeks ago, I bought a 2003 F150 Supercrew. The ride turned out to be very bumpy from 20-45, but the dealer/tire co said that everything is fine. Personally, I think General tires are horrible. The truck used to shake but since I got the tires balanced, it is just bumpy. Any suggestions and reasons for this? Also, I stupidly got the 4.6L engine and was wondering if it still would ... Read More
You might investigate some of the F-150 sites around the web. There is some discussion, but not really lots of information yet. I did read that there was a large media test drive of new Ford F-150's recently in Arizona at the Ford proving grounds. There were trucks from the other manufacturers to compare the Ford with. As I understand it the media cannot release any information till July 1 2003 ... Read More
Obyone, You crack me up as usual. It does not surprise me that the Tundra is rated as a 'Tonka'. LOL dch0300, Sorry about that... it was not intentional.. so here is my revised list.... Ford F-150 - Cos I have one (well Supercrew F-150) GMC Sierra 1500 - Nice new redesign for 2003. Chevy Silverado 1500 - I had one w/probs. Still a nice truck. Dodge Ram 1500 - Do ... Read More
In Automobile Magazine May 2002 issue, page 16. It mentioned that Ford has pushed back the introduction of the next generation F-150 pickup from fall 2002 to early summer 2003, making it a 2004 model. It also reported that the powerplants will be carried over. Other than that, not much else is given.