Ford Motor Informative - Engine Troubles
CLEARWATER, FLORIDA -- Thought I would post some info on my truck that I purchased new the end of March 2007, I now have approx. 17,000 miles on it. It has been in for service for a variety of issues and out of service for 45 days to date. I will list a few of the issues for some of you to review. Do not take me wrong I think this is a beautiful truck "BUT" ...
With less then 2,000 miles it ran very rough and needed 2 injectors replaced. Ford advised that I will need to run a fuel additive as the Ultra low sulfur available at this time is not up to standards. I complied and with in another 2,000 miles lost another injector. Each time is about 5 days in the shop to complete. I continued to experience rough running when the engine would do its regeneration mode for the environmentally friendly clean air...hahah, Sorry to say it happens at least once per tank full of fuel, it will idle higher and miss.
If in park it will idle up to about 1300 RPM. I have been told this is normal and have excepted that, This is just something I wanted to put out there to perspective new owners as what to expect.
By 7500 miles it was leaking oil badly, back in for service and a long wait as they had to remove the cab from the truck to get at the engine (27 days out service) my dealer didn't have the equipment and was tooling up for it. There fine mechanic was able to rig a system up to get body off w/o new lift equipment.
While this was apart they replaced a wiring harness defect that was dealer notified problem as it lays in the wrong way and heat can effect it ( for those of you who may have electrical problems). I drove as a happy truck driver for 5000 miles and then before a trip a water leak, the radiator tank separated. With in a week I started hearing a whine noise, like a power steering pump low on fluid, I now believe it may be a bearing in the Turbo charger? I made appointment to take it back in and realized I was leaking engine oil again.
I am on hold as at this point I felt it necessary to Lemon Law this vehicle. Good notes the truck has loads of power for towing and bed loads I have put 3200#lbs in bed with no drivability problems. Mileage 12.8-13.3 in town and I am not easy on the pedal, at 65 mph expect 17.8-19.5 mpg (girlfriend gets the 19mpg+ w/o cruise control, not me haha)
Hope this helps a Ford truck owner or shed some light on possible issues with this new truck I have been Beta testing.............
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