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Automatic Transmission Torque Converter Problems of Ford F-150



Ford F-150 owners have reported 19 problems related to automatic transmission torque converter (under the power train category).

car image   Automatic Transmission Torque Converter problem of the 2008 Ford F-150 1
Failure Date: 07/09/2014

My truck has 81k miles on it and the torque convertor has gone bad. I have never in the past heard of a bad torque convertor from normal wear and tear. The top of my steering wheel is showing major wear. My wife's 2000 Mini van has no wear on it. Why would the top of my steering wheel be falling apart?.

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car image   Automatic Transmission Torque Converter problem of the 2004 Ford F-150 2
Failure Date: 05/17/2012

I started my truck one day and received a "trans fault no o/d" dash code. The vehicle has driven fine and shifted fine, but I wanted to take it to the dealer to have it looked at. They pulled a code for the transmission temperature sensor but said they noticed metal in the transmission pan. The recommendation was a new transmission ($3000) or a rebuilt torque converter. I was suspicious that it could be so serious and called a family member that worked with a mechanic at another Ford dealer. He mentioned replacing a transmission in a 2005 F-150 in the past six months for the same situation. I noticed several related transmission issue reports at carcomplaints. Com as well as several Ford forums. For a truck with low miles, transmission fluid that isn't burnt, and 66% highway miles with no towing, this is unbelievable and a huge financial burden.

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car image   Automatic Transmission Torque Converter problem of the 2011 Ford F-150 3
Failure Date: 06/15/2011

Multiple incidents of hesitation in first and second gear shifts causing stalling in the middle of intersections. No accidents occurred. I was told by Ford " there is a factory defect in the manufacture of the torque converter seal. ".

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car image   Automatic Transmission Torque Converter problem of the 2010 Ford F-150 4
Failure Date: 07/01/2010

At apx 10,00 miles on my 2010 f150 I started getting a clunk/bump in the driveline when stopping and starting. Sometimes it was worse when turning. I am a 20 year vetran mechanic with prior Ford dealer expierience. I have not been able to get this issue resolved by the local servicing Ford dealer vanbortel Ford. It has been in many many times for the same complaint. In the life of this vehicle it has had an engine replaced at 20,00 the torque convertor at 25,000 the driveshaft at apx 35,000 the rear springs at 37,000 and the issue still persist's. It is in now on 12/26/2012 for a trans leak, poor engine/trans performance and reduced ecomomy from reflashing the trans several times as well as the same clunk/bump when starting and stopping. My concern is that the unkown defect causing clunk/bump could cause a safety issue by locking up or failing at speed.

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car image   Automatic Transmission Torque Converter problem of the 2010 Ford F-150 5
Failure Date: 04/28/2010

2010 Ford F-150 supercrew develops a significant shutter/vibration in the transmission when the vehicle is at 1100 rpm and speed is 30 - 36 mph. Ford dealership replaced the torque converter at 8000 miles, vehicle now has 16,000 miles and the same issue is occurring. Dealer verified that torque converter is the issue. Dealer contacted Ford, and Ford states," do not replace the torque converter and that at the current time they are aware of the problem and attempting to come up with an engineering solution. ".

car image   Automatic Transmission Torque Converter problem of the 2005 Ford F-150 6
Failure Date: 03/12/2008

The torque converter on my 2005 Ford F-150 has had two torque converters fail in the drive train. One failed within the 3 year or 36,000 mile warranty period. The second torque converter failed around 50,000 miles. I believe this information warrants an investigation into the Ford line of torque converters for the Ford F-150 truck line.

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car image   Automatic Transmission Torque Converter problem of the 2004 Ford F-150 7
Failure Date: 08/01/2005

Consumer complained about a torque converter problem. When driving and in overdrive at 45-55 mph the vehicle started to shake. Took vehicle to dealer three times. Dealer said it has to have the problem while consumer was driving vehicle. Dealer could not do anything to help. Vehicle vibrated. Manufacturer had not been contacted yet. 8jb.

car image   Automatic Transmission Torque Converter problem of the 2005 Ford F-150 8
Failure Date: 05/13/2005

I have a 2003 F-150 with a 5. 4 engine. There is slack in the transmission around the torque converter. Whwnever you slow down the gently bump the accelerator you hear a bumping noise. Is this normal.

car image   Automatic Transmission Torque Converter problem of the 2001 Ford F-150 9
Failure Date: 06/06/2004

1. While driving at various speeds, vehile shook. Taken to the dealership several times for repairs at my expense. 2. Several "gold" spark plugs replaced due to the shake. . . My expense 3. Coil replaced due to the shake. My expense 4. At 49,000 miles tried to back out of drive way and it would not go into gear. Had to drive through yard to get out, took to dealership, replaced transmission. Dealership payed for all but $500. 00 5. At 60,000 had to have torque converter and flywheel replaced. Truck would make loud rattling/vibration noise - dealer would not cover cost - my expense 6. Try to start vehicle, as soon as you release key it shuts off, cannot keep it running while idle, currently having it towed to dealership.

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car image   Automatic Transmission Torque Converter problem of the 1996 Ford F-150 10
Failure Date: 09/15/1999

Lock up torque converter shimmies(washboard effect)contact, dealer said no recall.

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car image   Automatic Transmission Torque Converter problem of the 1997 Ford F-150 11
Failure Date: 05/08/1999

All my Ford trucks have done the same thing,just this torque converter went a little early,will Ford ever fix these problems and our they dangerous?.

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car image   Automatic Transmission Torque Converter problem of the 1999 Ford F-150 12
Failure Date: 05/05/1999

When stepping on the accelerator pedal the vehicle jerks, until consumer is traveling over 50 mph. Vehicle has been serviced for this problem three times. Dealer replaced the torque converter clutch, which made the problem worse. The manufacturer is aware of this problem, but stated that there is no solution to this problem atthis time.

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car image   Automatic Transmission Torque Converter problem of the 1997 Ford F-150 13
Failure Date: 09/28/1998

Torque convertor almost came out. Mechanic replaced it. When shifting from high gear to overdrive, vehicle would shimmy and shake badly.

car image   Automatic Transmission Torque Converter problem of the 1998 Ford F-150 14
Failure Date: 02/10/1998

Recall 98v007000 concerning throttle icing: during cold weather the throttle would stick open while driving. This problem was due to icing formed on the throttle body. This could cause extended stopping distance when braking. Dealer was contacted, and informed consumer that this vehicle was not covered under the recall. . Also, torque converter failed.

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car image   Automatic Transmission Torque Converter problem of the 1997 Ford F-150 15
Failure Date: 01/06/1997

Torque converter failed.

car image   Automatic Transmission Torque Converter problem of the 2000 Ford F-150 16

The torque converter in this vehicle locks up without warning. The problem is intermittent. The problem manifests while cruising and while at stop. When problem happens at stop, the car will lurch forward and kill engine. Stopping distance in increased when event occures during cruise. Incident occurred at near pedestrians and nearly caused collision. Incident occured in parking lot and caused slight bumber impact with stop post. Ford will not fix problem because no error codes are generated by the event, and cannot be duplicated by dealer. I am formally seeking appropriate remedy to have torque converter replaced. I am baffled by Ford's lack of concern and unwillingness to fix a low cost warrantied component. I will have unit reparied by independent mechanic if Ford continues to refuse. I will gladly submit failed unit to NHTSA for your analysis. Thanks for your support.

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car image   Automatic Transmission Torque Converter problem of the 1997 Ford F-150 17

When trying to stop vehicle would shake and cut off, except when in neutral. The dealer said torque converter needed to be replaced.

car image   Automatic Transmission Torque Converter problem of the 1997 Ford F-150 18

Metal shavings from torque converter filtered into transmission, causing transmission to go bad. Dealer contacted. Please add VIN.

car image   Automatic Transmission Torque Converter problem of the 1998 Ford F-150 19

Vehicle loses power and changes gears sporatically, dealer replaced torque converter and torque clutch solinoid but this did not fix problem. Have heard other f150 owners complain about same problem.