2005 Ford F-150 Ford F-150 2005

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2005 Ford F-150 repairs by problem area

Engine (34%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (15%)

Brakes and Traction Control (4%)

Suspension and Steering (16%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (26%)

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

Other (5%)

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2005 Ford F-150 transmission repair cost distribution

$2500+ (13%)

$1000 - $2499 (25%)

$500 - $999 (6%)

$100 - $499 (19%)

< $100 (38%)

Chart based on 16 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

144800 mi 4WD stopped working. No repaired yet. 

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

300-horsepower 5.4L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

181700 mi

US $1165
out of balance drive shaft 

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

202-horsepower 4.2L V6 4-speed automatic RWD

39000 mi

US $545
u joint causing vib in veh. complete new drive shaft from ford ready to install .repair completed . 

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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

150900 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. Transmission rebuilt. 
157000 mi First gear not staying engaged, until transmission warms up. Transmission re-rebuilt. 500 miles later, problem reappeared. Transmission rebuilt again. 
74400 mi

US $1200
Trans noise when shifting. 
78000 mi

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

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

115300 mi

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

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2005 Ford F-150 Transmission Problems

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