Ford Company Complaint - Bad Motor

Review by Cookmanblue658 on 2011-05-24
My 2005 F150 truck has been a money pit. First was the the right side front window motor stop. the window window drop and we had to pull it up and put a wedge to keep it from falling. Then the next week the left side did the same thing. Before we could fix that the right side front tire brakepad and the hole compartment had to be replace which cast over $400,Then the motor went down it lost power when I was driving it with no warning light. I was told that it had no compression and that two to the spark plugs was broken when they was trying to replace them. The cheapest motor cost of a new one will cost over $6600. The plant where I was working closed down the first of MARCH.

So I can't afford to replace it without help. I have had a Ford truck for a long time with out a problem. So you can see why I am so disappointed about this one.

Edward Durant
Comments:2 Replies - Latest reply on 2011-05-24
Posted by T on 2011-05-24:
I have had trouble with window regulators on other brands, so I know what that is about. I don't know what you mean by "hole compartment".

The significant part of your complaint is obviously the motor failure. Breakage of spark plugs ~during removal~ is common with these engines. But what caused the loss of compression and failure of the engine?
Posted by azRider on 2011-05-24:
you don't say how many miles are on this 6 year old car. so when you say brake pads and 'whole compartment' you must mean a brake job that needed rotor work as well? if so, this is normal for most disk brake jobs. $400 sounds like you had both front pads and rotors worked on. not just one side. That sounds normal for a 6 year old car. now the engine issue, I don't think you need a whole new engine. broken plugs are not that hard to fix. there are tools and parts to fix that. your loss of compression could be from the broken plugs. but how did they get broken? were they broken by the place you took it to for repair? or did you break them trying you own repair? if the company broke them, make them fix their mistake. I mean how do you know they did not break because the mechanic was negligent or poorly trained? no compression could be plugs, piston rings, head leak, value leak, so on. each can be addressed and fixed. then the cost of the motor is out of reality. right now on several web sites you can order an engine for about $1700. heck ebay has one now for $800. so you can get an engine for less than $2000 and I'm sure you can find a place to install it for around $1000. so you need to shop around.

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