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Transmission Noise Problems of Ford F-150



Ford F-150 owners have reported 12 problems related to transmission noise (under the power train category).

car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2004 Ford F-150 1
Failure Date: 10/25/2013

Bought 2004 f150 brand new, never off road, all scheduled maintenance completed: son driving on interstate at 65mph, heard loud breaking noise, severe rattling, shaking, no power, coasted down ramp and to side road. Towed to mechanic--rod through the oil pan. Mechanic verified that oil was pumped properly through motor. . Same mechanic has worked on this car since we have had it. We have had to have all 4 door window motors replaced (twice-second time, we fixed front door windows and had back door windows wired up) , the back glass replaced for leaking, the 4 wheel drive sensors replaced, the transmission rebuilt, the overhead cam system replaced and now this.

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car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2010 Ford F-150 2
Failure Date: 03/20/2012

There is a rattle noise when driving 35-75 mph from the transmission when under load. -2010 F-150 4x4 supercrew.

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car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2001 Ford F-150 3
Failure Date: 02/17/2007

There aren't any real events leading to the failure. I took my truck into the local dealership (gary crossley Ford) to have the speed control recall work done. While there I asked to have a state inspection done as well. I was told by the service advisor that the lower ball joint were somewhat loose and would need replacing - so I had them do that as well as flush the transmission as well (this truck only had 62,000 miles on it). Following that it passed inspections - all was well. Not even one month later (possibly only 3 weeks) I tried backing from my parking spot at work and heard a *thunk* from the rear end. Not sure what it was I backed up more and heard it again. Put the truck in drive and there was a rubbing noise from underneath. I parked it and called a tow rig to take it back to the dealer. Upon hearing from them the following day I was told the carrier bearing in the rear end had "exploded" and I'd need to replace most everything in the rear end. Agreed to have the work done. Got a call a day later telling me that problem was fixed, but there was another - the *thunking* was still there and was likely the transmission. Had them check and sure enough, it needed to be replaced as well. Finding out that Ford was going to "cover" part of the transmission repair made me wonder if there weren't underlying problems that I was not, as an owner, alerted to. The truck never had a problem before these, and I've been very uncomfortable with it since.

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car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2004 Ford F-150 4
Failure Date: 01/28/2007

My F-150 supercrew has developed a problem with the drivetrain, primarily a loud grinding noise can be heard underneath the truck. The first time it occurred I thought my vehicle had run over some type of metallic object on the roadway. The noise went away after I merged onto a highway. Four days later I was operating on a city street when the same type noise occurred. The vehicle will not accelerate when the gas is depressed and the noise does not decrease when the gas is let off. Only after decreasing speed under 15 mph does the noise go away and the transmission feels like it slams out of gear just prior to that. An associate of mine who owns a 2005 F-150 with the exact same transmission experienced the same problem and recently had the transmission replaced under warranty. I contacted this dealer who informed me that they had replaced approximately 30 transmissions on 2004-2005 model years and the issue was a "known one". I would like to see Ford mandated to warranty the drivetrains in these trucks beyond the normal period.

car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2005 Ford F-150 5
Failure Date: 11/08/2005

I currently own a 2005 Ford F-150 4x4 supercrew truck and have started experiencing some grinding/ pulling in the transmission. I first thought it would probably just go away and now it just gets worse each time. The problem creates a rather loud noise and has greatly concerned me. I contacted the dealership where I purchased the truck, rivertown Ford/ columbus,GA, and I discovered that this problem seems to be wide spread with the F-150. I am in process of trying to solve this problem now. Ford motor CO. Needs to issue a recall for this issue.

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car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2005 Ford F-150 6
Failure Date: 08/01/2005

The contact owns a 2005 Ford f150. The contact states that the automatic transmission is not working properly. While driving up a hill the vehicle will roll back. Also, when driving down a hill the vehicle will roll back as well. In addition, transmission is making a clanking noise. The vehicle was taken to the dealership four times, and they would like to fix the vehicle, but they contacted Ford. The dealership spoke with the regional Ford representative, who told them this was normal for the vehicle although none of the other trucks had a similar problem. The contact test drove a 1999 model and drove it the same places where she experienced the problem ,and that vehicle did not experience the same problem. The dealership was going to tear the vehicle apart to see what was wrong with it because they test drove it as well and noticed the problem. This problem is intermittent and gets worse.


car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2004 Ford F-150 7
Failure Date: 04/01/2005

2004 Ford f150 problems with upper ball joint assembly as well as tire wear. The upper joint was the cause of the tire wear on one tire. The consumer stated since he purchased the vehicle it exhibited a rattle noise, the side view mirror had to be replaced because it was vibrating so badly, the hood had to be reinforced so it would not flutter at highway speeds. The vehicle needed a new transmission.

car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2001 Ford F-150 8
Failure Date: 03/24/2003

While driving the transmission emitted a noise and the gears moved between first and third gear.

car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2001 Ford F-150 9
Failure Date: 09/30/2002

Consumer stated that while driving at any speed and no warning the manual transmission will jerk making a loud noise. Dealer replaced three times and the problem is reoccurring. Please provide further information. Mr.

car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 1998 Ford F-150 10
Failure Date: 12/06/2000

Transmission has failed 2 times in 6 months. And the problem is still there the fly wheel now makes noise. The dealer stated that they replaced the transmission. I dont believe they did so. Because of the way the truck runs.

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car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 1999 Ford F-150 11
Failure Date: 12/08/1998

I am on my second rear sliding window and it is leaking also. I am on my second transmission, and there is a clunking or slapping noise when you come to a stop. A Ford engineer says that this is normal or common on all new Ford pickup trucks. I disagree the truck did not make this sound when it was first new. They have tried 3 or 4 times to fix the popping noise in the dash and have not been able to get rid of it.

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car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 1997 Ford F-150 12

Automatic transmission is making a clicking noise.

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