by bestbrewmaster on Apr 15, 2014 Vehicle: 2004 Ford F-150 4dr SuperCab FX4 4WD Styleside 6.5 ft. SB (5.4L 8cyl 4A)
I still own the piece and have 92000 miles one
it. By the time I had 55000 miles on it I was on my 3rd Rear Differential.
I have never driven it off road.
and I'm an older gentleman.
I have replaced the 4x4 actuators 5 times.
The truck sounds like a diesel truck and clicks all the time.
Ford Said that was normal
of course the said that when it was in warranty and now they say I need new engine.
Junk Junk Junk
by natureschild88 on Jul 2, 2013 Vehicle: 2004 Ford F-150 4dr SuperCab FX4 4WD Flareside 6.5 ft. SB (5.4L 8cyl 4A)
Simply put: best vehicle I have ever owned. I bought my '04 FX4 with 50k miles. After owning for 5 years, I sold it with 174k miles on it. Every mile was hard driven. I have a heavy foot, like to
floor it, frequently jump curbs with it, drive it like I stole it. Towed a 19' boat from San Diego to Lake Havasu and back on multiple occasions. Previous owner replaced the transmission: he was towing a 26' cabin cruiser with it - something you need an f250 for. Only thing I did was replace alternator and serp belt. Oil changes every 5-7k miles with MobilOne 5-20 full synthetic. I sold the truck to buy a newer model. At 174k miles, excellent resale value. Felt like crying the next day. Best truck.
by telcom48 on Jan 29, 2013 Vehicle: 2004 Ford F-150 4dr SuperCab Lariat 4WD Styleside 6.5 ft. SB (5.4L 8cyl 4A)
I bought my 2004 F-150 supercab 4x4 lariat on black fiday 2005 with 45,000 miles already on it. This is basically my first truck. This is heavily optioned with everything you could get or want. With the automatic on the floor, I thought the interior was just the coolest. Needless to say, the looks and styling got me. I currently have just under 185,000 miles on the truck. I fully expect to get 300,000 miles or more before i get a new truck. Here is where the mixed feelings come in. I have spent an average of $1500 a year maintaining this truck! My recommendation is this... Do NOT buy the first model year of ANY vehicle when there has been a COMPLETE redesign. Wait until the bugs are out.
by hambone33 on Apr 27, 2012 Vehicle: 2004 Ford F-150 4dr SuperCab XL 4WD Styleside 8 ft. LB (5.4L 8cyl 4A)
I bought my first Ford Truck in 1990 and have owned nothing but Fords since then but I am about to try another brand after this 2004 F-150. One of the over the plug coil melted down - twice.
The second time leaving me stranded on vacation.
THe dealer in Redding CA stuck it to me on the price of repair.
The rear axle seal started leaking. Replaced both axles as they had a ring worn around them by the seals.
30K mi. later same thing and had to replace axle and seal. Leaked again, back to dealer 3 times.
Still leaks and they say I need whole new rearend. Still driving it but going to sell and buy a 2013 RAM.
by bigbertha on Mar 1, 2012 Vehicle: 2004 Ford F-150 4dr SuperCab Lariat 4WD Styleside 5.5 ft. SB (5.4L 8cyl 4A)
This is a wonderful truck to own. It looks good drives good and is dependable. However, expect one if not all of the window regulators to go out. Ford used cheap plastic parts so the gear will go bad eventually. Second, the spark plugs for 04-08 models were designed poorly and get seized into the heads. Expect a bill of anywhere from 800-2000 to replace them as Ford charges by hour to remove them because they break off. Last, the timing gears are plastic and break and result in thousands of dollars in repairs.
VCT Solenoid & cam phasers also go bad. Google all the known issues with this truck first. These are the major ones to expect. If you're able to work through them it's a good truck.
by floridafordleo on Dec 14, 2010 Vehicle: 2004 Ford F-150 4dr SuperCab FX4 4WD Flareside 6.5 ft. SB (5.4L 8cyl 4A)
Bought the truck in January 2004 when there weren't many on the road. 120,000 miles later and the only two things on the entire truck that have broke was the passenger side window motor and the grommet on the center shift linkage.
Unbelievable low maintenance truck.
Been using mobile one full synthetic oil since it was a baby and Fram filters.
Two sets of brakes and 3 sets of tires later the truck is perfect.
Everything in the truck still works even those back up sensors.
Put a leveling kit on it when it was new and thats it.
Great truck, not looking forward to changing the plugs though, that maybe a big problem due to the issue with the 5.4 and the spark plugs breaking off.
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