2005 Ford F-150 Ford F-150 2005

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2005 Ford F-150 repairs by problem area

Engine (33%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (15%)

Brakes and Traction Control (7%)

Suspension and Steering (17%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (24%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (1%)

Other (3%)

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2005 Ford F-150 transmission repair cost distribution

$2500+ (4%)

$1000 - $2499 (21%)

$500 - $999 (13%)

$100 - $499 (42%)

< $100 (21%)

Chart based on 24 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

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

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

144000 mi 4WD stopped working. No repaired yet. 

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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

187000 mi

US $50
Remove and replace IWE solenoid. 

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

300-horsepower 5.4L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

205000 mi

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

102000 mi

US $40
Front differential gasket leak where the drive shaft enters the back of the differential. 
150700 mi

US $50
Rear pinion seal 
156000 mi

US $2500
Failure of the main clutch pack, due to overheating, caused all of the clutches to fuse together. 
78000 mi

US $100
Truck would not move in any forward gear only reverse. Dealer replaced transmission. 
74300 mi

US $1200
Trans noise when shifting. 

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

231-horsepower 4.6L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

80000 mi

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

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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

137000 mi

US $250
Replaced passenger side 4wd actuator, then the other side a few weeks later. Actually in April. 
165000 mi

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

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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

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 4WD, part-time w/low range

115700 mi

US $2679
Transmission was slipping. I had it checked out and it needed a transmission rebuild. 
192727 mi

¤5800
Clutch started sliping in 1st gear. 
92441 mi

US $510
Replaced r/h IWE and IWE solenoid due to water ingress. 

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2005 Ford F-150 Transmission Problems

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