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10-11-2001, 01:37 AM
My damn truck has this really annoying vibration whenever I get on the highway. I brought it in to the fricking manufacturer (FORD unfortunately) and they changed a rim and alligned and balanced the tires. But even after all the work it still has this horrible vibration. I am sure that my truck is now a girls best friend!
According to one of the mechanics at Ford, the F-150 suffers from "California Hop." Which apparently is a result of the way the truck is designed, he said that it is the stance and wheel base which causes it, but either way its fricking annoying.
Originally posted by ufcrusher
I am sure that my truck is now a girls best friend!
heh there are so many places to go with this quote.... ;P
what is "California Hop"? i live here, and have never heard of that...
10-11-2001, 12:07 PM
I had a horrible vibration with one of my cars once. The tires were almost new, but there was some problem in some of the belts in one tire. After a few minutes on the highway (after the tires warmed up) the car was shaking all over the road.
10-11-2001, 03:23 PM
keep taking it back. After 3 times and no fix you can return it under the California Lemon Law.
After a year and almost 30,000 miles we returned a Ford Expedition and was out around $1,200.00. They couldnt fix a loud vibration when the truck did 80mph. Good thing we returned it, with all the accidents with ford and firestone tire(explorers).
10-11-2001, 08:11 PM
You can take it to Firestone and get a lifetime alignment. If there really is something wrong with it they should let you know.
10-12-2001, 02:42 AM
The one technician said that for some reason all F-series trucks start vibrating at certain points. The tech claimed that it was caused by the stance of the truck and the longer wheelbase. It doesnt really make that much sense but either way its fricking annoying because to get anywhere around here i have to get on the highway. Its so bad that it modulates my voice. I am going to bring it back to see what they can do, but I am sure that they are goign to claim that it is in perfect condition and thus there is nothing wrong with it under the lemon law. I have already gotten screwed once by ford with the lemon law and got "stuck" with this truck as a sort of pay-off. Then again if I can get rid of it...and recoup my money...I woudl be very happy.
10-16-2001, 11:24 PM
that happened to my car once. It only happened when I was on the highway with someone sitting in the passenger seat. And it didn't happen when I was going at 70. It would shake pretty badly at 60 and 80mph, but not 70...Weird! I just don't give people rides anymore!! :D
10-17-2001, 02:36 AM
I had an old car, called putt-putt. (It was an 88 Chevy Nova) which had a vibration from 65 to 70. It started at exactly 65 and stopped as soon as i hit 71. My friends all thought it was hilarious.
THen again, that wasnt a brand new truck.
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