It's Back! - 2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor Long-Term Road Test

2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor Long Term Road Test

2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor: It's Back!

February 06, 2011

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17 days. That's how long it took to get the transmission in our 2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor repaired.

"We completed the reflash. Then Ford technical support called my technician. They want us to change the transmission solenoid and are shipping a new one out. We'll take the pan off tomorrow and replace the part when it arrives." That was on January 24. The part-- an automatic transmission main control valve body -- arrived on Feb 2 or 3 and was installed and ready for pick up by 1 on Friday afternoon.

The process also required new transmission fluid and new transmission gasket and lubrication of the splines of the "driveshaft slip yok[sic]."

This was all covered under warranty. The oil change, however, was not...

We paid $87.24 (no discount or comp for delayed service) for an oil change on our Raptor which included a new filter, tire rotation and full synthetic oil. Materials ran $57.45 and labor was $29.31. Tax was 0.48. Brakes were good with more than 5mm of pad left and, shocker, the tires were good with more than 6mm of tread left.

We'll have a report on how the trans feels shortly.

Mike Magrath, Associate Editor, Inside Line @ 15,635 miles

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