I brought it to the dealer twice and they said that the belt needed to be lubricated. We later learned of a number of recalls lead by Ford for the replacement of a defective brake switch which would cause this type of fire. Dealer would not cover it under warranty. Consumer believes that adjustments were made however, because vehicle shifts much better now. Was not going fast at the time because we had just stopped at a light and when we started driving it had no power.
Signed, another unhappy Ford owner. I did find the vacume axle lock and it seems to move fine into 2 wheel drive but when you try to engage 4 wheel drive it doesn't seem to move far enough to engage the hubs. A Salvage Yard is a wonderful place to learn how a car is built. The truck was engulfed in flames within a few seconds. The vehicle was destroyed and the source of the fire could not be determined. Lift and support the front of the truck so the front wheels are off the ground take safety precautions, chock wheels, jack stands, etc. Upon inspection, a sticker was found on the transmission that claimed it was eligible for replacement the year of purchase.
The mechanic there said that it droped a rod and the crankshaft was shot. All I did was turn the engine over and it blew. Driver had to press down the brakes in order to stop vehicle. The best way to describe it is the noise you hear when you start up an old car in extremely cold weather --- almost like a high pitch rattle. Be sure to wait until traffic conditions allow you to accelerate and decelerate safety before using this procedure. A fire report was available. On the fifth fuse I started the truck up and it took the fuse without blowing.
Change the lube this time to see if the lube is Milky. The vehicle was not repaired. Then the offbeat chance something was bent from offroading. Also, problems with the transmission system. Why is Ford not being forced to take responsibility for this failure? You need to move the linkage as you spray it. Switch Control System When the switch on the instrument panel is turned, there is a one second delay, then the electronic control module verifies the transfer case positions 2H, 4H or 4L.
Today while driving, spark plug and coil blew out of 7 cylinder head. My local exhaust shops say this is a very common problem and usually happens before 100K miles so I should feel lucky I have 138K. At just over 130,000 miles the engine began knocking on the interstate and progressively grew worse as I was looking for a exit, it started to lose power and I got it to the shoulder before it died. This spin-up allows the shift between 2H and 4H to be made at vehicle speeds listed in the vehicle owner's guide. I guess my question is can the vacume motor be repaired or should I just buy a new one or could it be the hubs are bad? They tried to use a fire extinguisher to the fire to no success.
It just went out while driving down the road. What is being done about this as it seems to be a very common complaint?. The transfer case is shifting now but it seems that the hubs are not. There is a control switch located on the instrument panel for fingertip shift control. Later that day I had a tow truck pull it up to a trusted shop about 60 miles away. A witness stated to the owner that the truck sounded like it was trying to start it.
The noise seems to be getting louder and louder. According to the contact, the dealer and manufacturer stated that they will get back to her in ten days via mail. Doing 65 mph and had to swerve over into their traffic to get to the shoulder safely. The manufacturer was not notified. The fire department extinguished the flames.
Luckily no fire was started. They woke myself up in the main house on the property and we called 911 and started spraying the building with a house, as this is a very dry area in southern California. The contact is a vehicle salesperson and sold a vehicle to an individual. This also occurred several months ago on cylinder 3. The vehicle was towed to a Ford collision center for inspection. The vehicle had been turned off for about 30 minutes before it began to smoke and then caught fire and flames burned through the entire front of the vehicle. If that makes any sense? The fire department extinguished the blaze and two fire marshals filed a report.