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Old 02-28-2014, 05:23 PM   #21
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My 2008 XLT is only working in 2wd at the moment.......and is terrible in the snow like this. It was in the garage today,needs new hubs and actuators.....close to $1000 !!!!!!! Its very frustrating trying to figure out whats wrong because the system is so complicated. Its my 5th Ford pick up over the years and Id buy another though.
I'd pick a new garage. My guess would be you've got one bad actuator. In 4wd one side should make a rattle, that's the one that's bad. If the hubs were bad, you'll normally hear it when rolling in 2wd as well. For one actuator:

$136 OEM MSRP, 1.5 hours labor per alldata.
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Old 03-01-2014, 06:24 AM   #22
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I'd pick a new garage. My guess would be you've got one bad actuator. In 4wd one side should make a rattle, that's the one that's bad. If the hubs were bad, you'll normally hear it when rolling in 2wd as well. For one actuator:

$136 OEM MSRP, 1.5 hours labor per alldata.
Well this is what Im wondering also. Any more opinions on this ?
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Old 03-02-2014, 07:50 AM   #23
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I just picked up a "Scrapyard Special" 2000 XL and it was a tank all winter. And living in Niagara, ON, it paid its dues. Issues happen, but 4x4 wasnt any of em. For ref, it had 312xxx km when I bought it, its at 317xxx now.
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Old 03-05-2014, 04:21 PM   #24
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I've had 3 ford 4x4 vehicles and the only issue I ever had was the vaccum hubs on the ranger going out after 180k miles....

I would consider getting a limited slip vs locker if you are mostly on the road. with a locker option, you get open diff when the lock is disengaged. enjoy LS for the road use and if you really need the traction get a locker for the front...they aren't that expensive since for the front you won't need a "selectable" locker
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i put 35,000km on my 09 and now at 43,000km on my 2011 with no 4x4 problems at all. i have had ford trucks my whole life. the only 4x4 problem i have had was a bad locking hub on my old 79. it's to be expected though with everything i put that truck through.
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I just want to give a big shout-out to everyone who commented on this topic... Thanks in large part to your reassurance, I pulled the trigger on a new truck this past Tuesday night.

I am now the proud owner of a 2014 F-150 XLT SCrew 4x4 with the 5.0 and 302A package.

Trade was a 2013 F-150 XLT 4x2 with the 5.0 and 302A had about 14k miles.

All-in-all I came out well, the trade was only about 8 months old, but with the deal I dropped another 2 points on my interest rate and they gave me $1k over what I owed. Payments are about $20 more per month.

I haven't had much time this week to do anything to it, except for getting the front winnows tinted, entire truck detailed and my DBS bug screen installed.

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First impressions...

- The new truck has the HID headlights, all I can say is WOW... Way better than my 2013 that had standard lights (not sure how I lived with them after seeing the HID's)!!

- I was 100% up to date on my Sync firmware on my 2013 and it shows that this truck is 100% up to date as well, but the 2014 Sync seems to perform much better. I feed Sync with a 64Gb USB thumb stick with about 3k songs on it -- I was having a lot of problems with the radio changing to a different input after starting the truck, haven't had a single issue so far. Maybe there were some updates in between?

- The new truck does not have the premium sound package and neither did my 2013... But overall I think it sounds better than the 2013... It actually sounds like there is bass, even when on Sirius.

- Have the 3.55 Elocker now, where as the 2013 had 3.31 and no locker. Haven't seem much difference here, but that will probably change once we start hauling around a camper some.

Again, a big thanks to everyone who pitched in... Great group!

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Old 03-16-2014, 10:27 PM   #27
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Congrats on new truck!!very nice!
Better late than never but mine's a 2010, no problems.
I am close to you in prairieville
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excellent choice, and awesome that you could work out a good deal too!
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