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Ford F-150 transmission repair cost distribution

Chart based on 198 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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2004 Ford F-150 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

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

71000 mi

US $380
Electronic 4x4 transfer went out 
21000 mi Rear end would shudder when turning. 

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2004 Ford F-150 4-door

8-cylinder automatic 4WD

60760 mi When I test drove the truck in December I was noticing a shutter running through the vehicle when I started turning out of a stop. Apparently the wrong fluid had been put in the diff, they sent it to a Ford dealership to have it drained and replaced. 
74400 mi Oil change guy noticed that fluid was spewing out of the rear diff. Brought it back to the dealer who had it fixed immediately because it was about the seize up and cause more damage. 
29000 mi

US $1200
Trans Fault warning came on and trans starting acting funny. Had metal shavings in the pan and a new reman trans is being installed. 

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2004 Ford F-150 4-door

8-cylinder automatic 2WD

35000 mi

US $940
Clutches in rear end causing shudder when turning. 

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2003 Ford F-150 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

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

61000 mi

US $50
Transmission seal replaced. 

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2002 Ford F-150 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

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

68000 mi

US $430
Rear end pinion seal leak. 

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2002 Ford F-150 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

202-horsepower 4.2L V6 5-speed manual RWD

80000 mi

US $700
Clutch slave cylinder failed. 
82000 mi

US $300
Replaced slave cylinder and clutch assembly. 

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Ford F-150 Transmission Problems

1890 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2000 or newer Ford F-150. 204 of these members (10.8%) have reported transmission repairs for their car. A total of 268 transmission repairs to Ford F-150s--an average of 0.1 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page to see vehicles with no repairs or vehicles with more than three repairs. To see how frequently Ford F-150 problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.