Sent Ford Motor Company an E-mail now I am waiting for a response. Paid 16000 for this truck off the dealership , cause it had 125,000, no warranty was given. There are other people I know that are having issues with there trucks and I'm telling them to have it checked. Total time out of my vehicle was ten days. We are diehard Ford People. Buying a used 2005 Ford F-150 transmission from a non-reliable dealer is an unnecessary risk. I will buy another F150, but not without a manufacturer extended warranty! My transmission failed at 85,000 on my '05 F150 this month.
I needed to retire my 1997 Ranger due to having a child. On the oil changes, there was no indication of metal or discoloration in the trans fluid. . I was told by the service manager that Ford is notified when there is a major mechanical issue of this sort. Drove it for 8 months and replacing the tranny now.
I told him what was happening. Not happy with ford at this point. The forward gear drum fails due to design defect by Ford with respect to slot cut in the drum for the snap ring. I don't know anyone in my family that has ever had to replace a Ford Truck transmission at less than 200K. Hey, mine made it past the average by 2k miles. After 30 miles the Trans Fault light came on. After doing research about this matter seems this is an occurring problem.
My family have been loyal Ford customers for as long as we've had vehicles. Have tried to find used tranny from low mileage wreck, but the wrecking yard said there aren't any available because so many people are buying them to fix this same problem. It started to chug at 80 km. There are 9 choices for the 2005 Ford F-150 Transmission Assembly!!! Choose Your Option Automatic Transmission 6 Cyl, 255 cid 4. I bought this truck new in 2005 and was not told that this problem could arise at any time.
Thoroughly disappointed with this vehicle. And from looking at this site, I guess I'm not the only one to have this problem. Update from May 4, 2012 : So I took my truck to a transmission place here in Colorado Springs, Co and had my transmission fixed 2400. I tried to pull onto a major road, and the truck instantly revved to 4-5K while barely picking up speed. The repair itself, took just a day and a half, but there is the usual red tape from a warranty company.
He said it sounded like coil issue and would check it out. I believe that the Ford Company needs to look into this as a recall. When I got home I told the Mechanic what happened. So disappointed with ford trucks and it's supposed to their top selling truck. I come from a family growing up on Fords but the tradition will stop here!! I am barely over 90K! Check also our 2005 Ford F-150 manual transmission catalog. I retired from Fords on a pension can't afford to fix at this point. Ford Motor Credit had nothing to say except they were sorry and that I should save my receipts in case my truck is recalled due to a transmission failure issue in the future.
I was the third owner of the vehicle, and the previous owner had only driven about 10,000 miles in 3 years. Sarcasm, humor, it's the only thing that gets me through! Our discount used 2005 Ford F-150 transmissions come directly from a dependable network of modern junk yards. They classified it as a used truck. Apparently they have started to cut some corners. I bought a quart of Lucas Trans.
Towed a cargo trailer a couple times. Consumer Reports likes to say, that generally all trucks are overbuilt, and that they tend to have less chronic issues than cars do. First major issue was having to replace the front hub bearings twice at 16,000 miles under warranty and 27,000 miles after mfg warranty expired. Just to give you an idea of the vehicles and time frame, it started with my Grandfather's Model A. This transmission unit has been inspected, tested and ready to ship. The dealer said my clutch failed.
. I had done a transmission service at 75,000 and everything looked good. Problem is I have a wife on disability and unable to take on a new payment and will probably have to throw more bad money after more issues just to keep working. Luckily there was a place about a block away and I limped it in. So I put it in second gear and it started to drive again. I paid 31k for this truck in 05 and the repairs seem premature and inexcusable. The next day it seems to drive ok around the yard as I will not take it anywhere to get left.