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2005 Ford F-150 repairs by problem area

Engine (32%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (15%)

Brakes and Traction Control (7%)

Suspension and Steering (17%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (25%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (2%)

Other (3%)

Chart based on 109 repairs.

2005 Ford F-150 repair cost distribution

$2500+ (4%)

$1000 - $2499 (17%)

$500 - $999 (21%)

$100 - $499 (48%)

< $100 (10%)

Chart based on 48 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2005 Ford F-150

Engine not specified

Ford F-150 in Dominican Republic
Apr 2014 - May 2014
May 2014

148800 mi

$450
INJECTORS WERE BAD, INTAKE WAS LEAKING, PULLEY HAVE SOME PLAY. 

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2005 Ford F-150 4dr Regular Cab 8ft bed

300-horsepower 5.4L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

Ford F-150 in Kentucky, United States
Jun 2015 - Jul 2016
Jul 2015

135000 mi

US $3300
Injector failed open on #7. Hydrolocked. Engine destroyed. Replaced with used engine (new injectors). 
Apr 2016

145300 mi
4WD stopped working. No repaired yet. 

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2005 Ford F-150 4dr Regular Cab 8ft bed

202-horsepower 4.2L V6 4-speed automatic RWD

Ford F-150 in British Columbia, Canada
Jun 2012 - Jun 2013
May 2013

178360 mi

C $200
alignment done, cooling system flushed. brake line leaked near abs controller 
Ford F-150 in Bahamas
Nov 2011 - Dec 2011
Dec 2011

68200 mi

$300
Stabilizer bar nuts worn out, and need replacing. Front passenger seatbelt was not deploying. 

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2005 Ford F-150 4dr Regular Cab 6.5ft bed

231-horsepower 4.6L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

Ford F-150 in Mississippi, United States
Apr 2010 - Jun 2016
Mar 2010

187000 mi

US $50
Remove and replace IWE solenoid. 
Jun 2010

190000 mi
Replaced alternator 
Jan 2015

197000 mi

US $60
Replaced left front brake rotor. Brake light stayed on in the dash. Replaced the Reservoir bowl and switch. Still has loose connection in the wiring harness behind the gauge cluster causing the brake light to flicker. 
Jun 2016

218000 mi

US $30
AC was blowing warm air. Recharged system with AC Pro 

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2005 Ford F-150 4dr Extended Cab 8ft bed

300-horsepower 5.4L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

Ford F-150 in Maryland, United States
May 2010 - Oct 2011
Jun 2010

76000 mi

US $890
A/C Clutch failed, replaced complete A/C compressor including clutch 

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2005 Ford F-150 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

300-horsepower 5.4L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

Ford F-150 in Arizona, United States
Aug 2009 - Jun 2016
Jul 2010

126000 mi

US $168
Bad ball joints were repaired. The ball joints were causing uneven tire wear. All tires were rebalanced and an alignment was performed. 
Sep 2011

153000 mi

US $552
New bearings were installed on front of truck both sides, even though only one side was bad. 
May 2013

188000 mi

US $230
Front wheel bearing and rotor were replaced. Rotor was replaced also since the bearing is pressed into the rotor. 
Jul 2013

191700 mi

US $50
Driver's side window regulator and motor were replaced. 
Sep 2014

205000 mi

US $13
The slip yoke on the drive shaft was greased to alleviate a "clunk" on acceleration from a stop. 
Dec 2014

208000 mi

US $20
Alternator regulator was replaced. 
Ford F-150 in Tennessee, United States
Jan 2013 - Dec 2014
Sep 2014

76000 mi

US $175
Rear differential pinion shaft leaking lube. My 42 year old F100 doesn't leak. 

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2005 Ford F-150 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

300-horsepower 5.4L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

Ford F-150 in California, United States
Mar 2015 - Mar 2015
Mar 2015

95000 mi

US $2000
Cam phasers, replaced front end. However integrated oil pump still causing an issue 
Ford F-150 in Kentucky, United States
Mar 2012 - Mar 2013
Nov 2012

74300 mi

US $1200
Trans noise when shifting. 
Ford F-150 in Washington, United States
Oct 2010 - Jun 2014
Jul 2013

107000 mi

US $1200
When the throttle is pushed more than 1/3 of the way, the truck bucks and surges and nearly dies. Replaced computer, TPS, MAF, Throttle body, fuel filter, 
Aug 2013

108500 mi

US $1897
The computer went out. The first shop changed part after part trying to figure out what the problem was. Took it to another shop and they finally figured it out. 
Ford F-150 in Minnesota, United States
Mar 2015 - Mar 2015
Mar 2015

138000 mi

US $650
Upper and Lower Ball Joints 
Ford F-150 in California, United States
Feb 2013 - Jun 2016
Sep 2013

130000 mi

US $1100
Catalytic converter failed 
Apr 2015

150300 mi

US $600
Replaced spark plugs and coils 
May 2015

150700 mi

US $50
Rear pinion seal 
Mar 2016

156000 mi

US $2500
Failure of the main clutch pack, due to overheating, caused all of the clutches to fuse together. 
Ford F-150 in Nebraska, United States
Jun 2013 - Jun 2016
Aug 2014

123000 mi

US $80
Driver window would not close. Ordered new mechanism from Rock Auto. Found that it had already been replaced at least once before. Easy job but based on mileage I guess 50,000 miles is about as long as a window regulator will last. 
Jul 2015

131000 mi

US $60
Front passenger door window regulator failed. 
Ford F-150 in Washington, United States
Jan 2007 - Mar 2014
Oct 2007

18668 mi
Passenger side dash squeaks very loud loose harness re taped and fixed (warranty) 
Feb 2008

21290 mi
Passenger rear door out off alignment will not latch to bottom (warranty) 
May 2008

23059 mi
Replace #5 Injector sticking open Warranty work 
Mar 2014

77000 mi
Lost oil pressure and oil to the top end scorced the cams and valves were damaged. 
Ford F-150 in Indiana, United States
Mar 2011 - Aug 2016
Nov 2012

63700 mi

US $700
Lower ball joints & inner tie rod 
Aug 2016

89000 mi

US $150
Fuel door would not close. Replaced the assembly 
Ford F-150 in Tennessee, United States
Apr 2013 - Jun 2013
May 2013

63000 mi

US $125
Front Right hub replacement 
Ford F-150 in Massachusetts, United States
Aug 2009 - Jul 2010
Nov 2009

77000 mi
Noise in engine under low rpm and idle. high pitch "spooling" sound under load. Exhaust leak at manifold, Excessive vibration under load from 1000-2000 rpm. Dealer replaced cam phaser and told me the rest was normal. Sound was still-did not fix After complaining they finally found the exhaust manifolds cracked and ordered parts Resistor replaced on heater control because #3 fan switch inop 
Dec 2009

78000 mi

US $100
Cyl 8 misfire. Mysteriously since I lost a cylinder the "spooling" noise that they said was normal is gone. going to replace coil with manifolds. Cyl 8 had 0lbs of comp. due to valves not seating. Dealer replaced complete engine Truck would not move in any forward gear only reverse. Dealer replaced transmission. 
Ford F-150 in Texas, United States
Jan 2008 - Aug 2010
Dec 2008

74000 mi

US $450
Air Bag Light came on determined that wire broke under seat and that seat belt latch would have to be replaced. Elected to NOT complete repairs (I just ignore the light) 
Mar 2010

91000 mi

US $120
CD player in radio failed. Installed Aftermarket radio and speakers. 
Ford F-150 in Pennsylvania, United States
Mar 2009 - Jun 2013
Feb 2009

52250 mi

US $533
Repaired the fuel pump module and a loud leaking warped header. The front passenger side CV joint was replaced.  They changed a bad IWE solenoid. 
Jan 2011

74250 mi

US $25
Changed out the serpentine belt. It was squealing on hard shifts. 
Sep 2011

89000 mi

US $225
I had my 4x4 partially engaging. Turns out that I had an accumulation of rust in the hub bearing. My vacuum hose was pulled at the hub and rust was blown out. A suction test was completed succussfully showing no suction leaks. 
Feb 2012

94700 mi

US $225
I had a bad ball joint in my driver's side front discovered during my yearly inspection. 
Aug 2012

102000 mi

US $40
Front differential gasket leak where the drive shaft enters the back of the differential. 

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2005 Ford F-150 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

231-horsepower 4.6L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

Ford F-150 in Virginia, United States
Aug 2007 - Jun 2016
Nov 2011

51000 mi

US $30
30K PVC replaced 
Apr 2015

80000 mi

US $75
Had to replace rear axle seals and change diff fluid. Understand this is a common problem after 75K 
Jan 2016

82000 mi

US $30
Return power steering line developed leak. Replaced line 
Mar 2016

82000 mi

US $300
Started out with misfire. Changing plugs and COP (all 8) noticed anti-freeze in 8-7-6 plug hole. Had to replace upper and lower intake manifold gasket to complete repair properly 
Ford F-150 in Missouri, United States
Jul 2012 - Jun 2016
Aug 2013

66000 mi

US $850
Cracked front spring 
Aug 2014

77000 mi

US $380
Front ball joints replaced 
Jan 2016

82000 mi

US $930
remove and replace intake manifold gasket, spark plugs, coil boots and fuel rail assembly 

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2005 Ford F-150 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

231-horsepower 4.6L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

Ford F-150 in Pennsylvania, United States
Jun 2012 - Mar 2014
Jun 2012

137000 mi

US $250
Replaced passenger side 4wd actuator, then the other side a few weeks later. Actually in April. 
Sep 2012

148000 mi

US $60
One of the dual pistons on the passenger side caliper froze while extended. 
May 2013

161000 mi

US $110
Fuel pump driver module. Apparently it is a 2005 problem according to Ford. They placed it on the steel frame behind the spare. Caused it to erode over time. 
Aug 2013

165000 mi

US $1426
Lost all forward gears. No symptoms prior. Here clutches were burnt. Full rebuild was needed. 
Dec 2013

170000 mi

US $215
The alternator went. I replaced it. Took about 45 minutes. 
Ford F-150 in Maryland, United States
Jun 2011 - Sep 2011
Jul 2011

48000 mi

US $390
Rough idle. Diagnosed but not fix. Was told 'all of them do it' 

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2005 Ford F-150 4dr Extended Cab 5.5ft bed

300-horsepower 5.4L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

Ford F-150 in Arkansas, United States
Oct 2009 - Jun 2016
Nov 2009

74000 mi

US $400
Window cable snapped - window fell down in track 
Dec 2014

99000 mi

US $400
Ball Joint 

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2005 Ford F-150 4dr Extended Cab 5.5ft bed

300-horsepower 5.4L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

Ford F-150 in Ohio, United States
Jun 2008 - Jun 2013
Dec 2010

80000 mi

US $591
HVAC Blower motor would only work on # 4, High speed -- 1,2,3 did not blow air. Fix by dealer service dept was to replace a resistor in the blower 
Ford F-150 in Arizona, United States
Feb 2012 - Jun 2016
Jan 2015

75000 mi

US $1600
Seal between transmission and transfer case failed allowing all the transmission fluid into the transfer case. 

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2005 Ford F-150 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

300-horsepower 5.4L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

Ford F-150 in Georgia, United States
Mar 2010 - May 2011
Nov 2010

75000 mi

US $120
Replaced driver side window regulator and motor assembly 
Ford F-150 in Florida, United States
Nov 2007 - Mar 2010
Jun 2009

216000 mi

US $300
Alternator went bad. Truck was stopped, new battery placed in truck, this managed to get us home as we were only 19 miles from our house. 
Aug 2009

226000 mi

US $306
too much fuel was getting in to the engine and causing it to smoke through the exhaust. So, when this happens, it is likely that the extra gas gets into the oil and that had to be changed. We did not have to replace the catalitic converter. Runs Great! 
Ford F-150 in California, United States
May 2009 - Nov 2009
Jun 2009

104000 mi

US $125
8 ignition coils replaced 
Aug 2009

105000 mi
Catalytic Converters Replaced under warranty from a recalled faulty fuel injector 
Ford F-150 in Arizona, United States
Feb 2009 - Jun 2016
Dec 2010

71000 mi

US $150
Power window regulator cable broke and window was stuck down. Took door apart and replaced with an OEM power window regulator unit. 
May 2011

82000 mi

US $150
Power window regulator cable snapped on the driver's door(lasted 10K miles longer than the passenger side I guess). Window was stuck down. Repaired myself with a replacement part purchased from the dealer. 
Jul 2011

84000 mi

US $5
All 4 power windows stopped working. Replaced master switch, but problem persisted. Ultimately tracked it down to a broken ground wire in the wire bundle that runs between the door and the truck. Repaired with crimp connectors. 
Jan 2016

134300 mi

US $60
Driver side rear window regulator broke. Ordered a new one and replaced myself. I have plenty of experience doing this repair by now... 
Mar 2016

135000 mi

US $1080
Truck was hesitating and surging. Shop replaced all 8 spark plugs and boots. Problem fixed. Starter was making a grinding/screeching noise every so often. Starter failed testing and was replaced. 
Ford F-150 in Texas, United States
Aug 2007 - Jun 2014
Feb 2008

65000 mi

US $366
One of the engine's eight ignition coils had an intermittent short causing a misfire at times CEL came on. Faulty ignition coil (number eight cylinder) and spark plug were replced by dealer. I paid for repair in whole as the truck is out of warranty. 
Sep 2008

82000 mi

US $250
Coil replaced on cylinder 1 to fix miss and check engine light. Coil replaced, problem persists, will be replacing fuel injector soon myself in attempt to repair. 
Apr 2009

100000 mi

US $400
Replaced stock brake rotors because of warping. Probably due to 100,000 miles more than anything. Consider this normal and routine with this kind of part life. 
Dec 2010

140000 mi

US $400
Brake lights and cruise control stopped working. Dealer parts man printed diagram and suggested switch behind brake pedal faulty. Purchased part, replaced myself, problem solved. Lower ball joints worn (originals from factory). Replaced by local tire store. Work completed in 2 hours. 
Aug 2011

154000 mi

US $990
A/C compressor making fast ticking noise beginning in May/June, got louder as our Texas summer progressed. By end of August, local mechanic decided A/C compressor failing. Performance within spec, replaced compressor, dryer anyway. 
Dec 2011

163000 mi

US $315
Alternator began failing on way home from hunting trip. Battery light illuminated occasionally. Made it home, checked alternator output, not within specs-voltage regulator bad. Replaced alternator with Motorcraft Part-all OK now. 
Jan 2014

205300 mi

US $600
Replaced front struts due to an annoying squeak. Bushings on original struts were worn.....to be expected at this mileage. 

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2005 Ford F-150 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

300-horsepower 5.4L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

Ford F-150 in Idaho, United States
Dec 2012 - Dec 2013
Jan 2013

106000 mi

US $150
Replaced vct solenoids and gasket along with fuel filter. The vct solenoids were redesigned by Ford and the oil port was reduced in size to provide greater hot idle oil pressure to the cam phaser. Largely reduced a tick in the motor. 
Mar 2013

107000 mi

US $300
Front pads and rotors Slight miss at idel. Replaced all 8 spark plugs and coils. Made no difference. Miss is caused by bad cam phaser which will be next on the repair list when I can afford it. 
Dec 2013

114000 mi
Slight miss at idle, needed a cam phaser. Part of the reason I sold the truck. I could have had it repaired for 1200 dollars but I felt like putting that towards a new truck instead. 
Ford F-150 in California, United States
Mar 2010 - Jul 2011
May 2010

55000 mi

US $150
replace battery 
Ford F-150 in Illinois, United States
Feb 2013 - Dec 2013
Jan 2013

92441 mi

US $510
Replaced r/h IWE and IWE solenoid due to water ingress. 
Ford F-150 in United Arab Emirates
Mar 2013 - Mar 2014
May 2013

188057 mi

¤987
Replaced Iner & outer Tie rods + Loer Ball Joint. 
Sep 2013

192727 mi

¤5800
Clutch started sliping in 1st gear. 
Ford F-150 in Oregon, United States
Mar 2010 - Jun 2016
Apr 2012

82700 mi

US $700
Replaced a dead catalytic converter. 
Aug 2012

85500 mi

US $400
Replaced all 4 shocks; two (1 front, 1 rear) had blown out. 
Apr 2013

90000 mi

US $400
Replaced spark plugs. All 8 plugs broke on extraction. 
Jan 2014

92300 mi

US $240
2 coil-on-plug packs on one side failed. Replaced entire bank. 
Apr 2016

110700 mi

US $400
Replaced failing coil-on-plug packs. 
Ford F-150 in Florida, United States
Jun 2015 - Dec 2015
Jul 2015

115700 mi

US $2679
Transmission was slipping. I had it checked out and it needed a transmission rebuild. 
Ford F-150 in Tennessee, United States
Nov 2010 - Nov 2011
Jul 2011

76000 mi

US $300
Window motor went out. 
Nov 2011

82000 mi

US $120
Driver side window motor went out. 
Ford F-150 in New York, United States
Nov 2011 - Nov 2014
Jun 2013

133000 mi

US $1000
wheel bearing seized burning itself and brakes 
Apr 2014

141000 mi
Parking brake seized and everything on the wheel was getting very warm. After having endured a seized bearing I took the car to the shop immediately. First sympton = rolling squeak that stopped when on throttle. SECOND TIME THIS HAPPENED. 
Ford F-150 in California, United States
Feb 2013 - Jun 2014
Jul 2013

114700 mi

US $100
rear driver side power window motor broke. bought a new one and replaced it myself 
Oct 2013

116700 mi

US $400
Check Engine Light One with P0430 code 
Mar 2014

119000 mi

US $2
water leak via 3rd brake light. applied gasket seal around housing 
Ford F-150 in California, United States
Aug 2010 - Aug 2011
Nov 2010

115000 mi

US $480
Alternator went out, battery went dead. 

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2005 Ford F-150 2-door

8-cylinder automatic 4WD

Ford F-150 in Illinois, United States
Jan 2014 - Mar 2016
Jun 2015

98000 mi

US $400
Spark plugs replaced. Idler replaced 

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