Mechanics

FORD F-150 NOISE PROBLEM

2006 Ford F-150 • 80,000 miles

I have a problem that happens randomly thus no repair shop can help because they can't reproduce and diagnose. I'll be driving along < 40 mph when I hear a sudden grinding noise like brakes on rotors (not braking). I pull over and within a few seconds, there is a lurch of the vehicle like something releases (or engages? Transmission?) And all is well. It is happening more frequently, but still random!
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Crimsonknights
October 25, 2012.




I WAS GONNA LOOK UP A PART AT A PARTS STORE--BUT I DO NOT KNOW YOUR TRUCK'S FULL NOMENCLATURE OR ENGINE SIZE

I WAS GONNA INVESTIGATE WHAT KIND OF TORQUE CONVERTER YOU HAVE

RECKON YOUR A HEARING THE NOISE SORTA CENTER, JUST UNDER THE DASH AND UNDER THE TRUCK?

MY FORMER GIRLFRIEND HAD A MUSTANG--THE LOCK UP TORQUE CONVERTER MADE NOISES---THEN ONE DAY IT LOCKED UP AND REMAINED THAT WAY

AFTER A LITTLE INVESTIGATION AND SEVERAL TRANNY SHOPS WHO SAID THE TRANNY HAD TO BE REBUILTI FOUND ONE WHO WAS REALLY SURE THAT THE TORQUE CONVERTER WAS THE ISSUE. HE ORDERED ME THE REPLACEMENT UPGRADE---$99, SOME TRANNY JUICE AND A FILTER, MAYBE 5 HOURS OF "MY LABOR". ALL WAS WELL!

YOUR TURN

THE MEDIC
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Tiny
CJ MEDEVAC
Oct 25, 2012.
Sorry about the lack of details. 2006 f-150 XLT with a 5.4L V8. After your reply, I've had similar suggestions on the Torque Converter, or even the solenoid. I've also been told it is a possibility the plugs or coil are throwing off the timing, or that I may need to add some friction modifier. Your thoughts? I'm going to have a look at it this weekend.

Tiny
Crimsonknights
Oct 27, 2012.
MODIFIER AIN'T GONNA HURT NUTHIN', RECKON IT'S WORTH A TRY

THAT LURCHIN' MIGHT BE A SIGN THAT HE'S READY TO BE TRADED OFF FOR A REAL JEEP

http://www.2carpros.com/questions/1995-mitsubishi-eclipse-knocks-smokes

I MADE ONE SEARCH ON GOOGLE FOR OUR SITE (SITE IS RECENTLY REMODELED "SEARCH" IN HERE AIN'T WORKIN' RIGHT YET)

I INSTALLED "2CARPROS F-150 TRUCK GRINDING NOISE" TO GET THIS FOR YOU TO SIFT THRU

http://www.bing.com/search?q=2CARPROS+F-150+TRUCK+GRINDING+NOISE&go=&qs=n&form=QBRE&pq=2carpros+f-150+truck+grinding+noise&sc=0-21&sp=-1&sk=

YOU MIGHT ALSO TRY THE YEAR / LURCHING / JERKING/ ETC FOR MORE HITS

THIS MAY BE SOMETHING TO LOOK AT TOO (I DID'T LOOK)

http://www.ehow.com/how_7544958_2006-ford-f150-recalls.html

I'M STILL STICKING WITH MY BESTUS GUESS BEING TORQUE CONVERTER----DON'T HOLD ME TO IT

KEEP ME POSTED AS TO PROGRESS

THE MEDIC

Tiny
CJ MEDEVAC
Oct 27, 2012.

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