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2005 Ford F-150 repairs by problem area

Chart based on 96 repairs.

2005 Ford F-150 repair cost distribution

Chart based on 40 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 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 2015
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. 

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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 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. 

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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 2015
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 Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

300-horsepower 5.4L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

Ford F-150 in Arizona, United States
Feb 2009 - Jun 2015
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. 
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. 
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 

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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 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 Repair Histories

131 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2005 Ford F-150. 43 of these members (32.8%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 96 repairs to 2005 Ford F-150s--an average of 0.7 per vehicle--have been reported.

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