Go Back   Ford F150 Forum - Community of Ford Truck Fans > Late Model F150s > 2004 - 2008 Ford F150
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?


Welcome to F150 Forum!
Welcome to F150 Forum,

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, at no cost, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!


Reply
 
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 02-16-2010, 04:42 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Little Rock, Arkansas
Posts: 8
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Default 2005 Rear differential problems.

I have a 2005 XLT f150, and the rear differential has been giving me problems. whenever I go on a long drive and the truck has been running for a long time or if i have been towing my boat it only has this problem but now its starting to occur more often. The problem is whenever i come to a stop and then start driving again, the rear end chatters until i get to about 15mph. any ideas on what to do????? i pulled the plug and there were not any chunks of metal stuck to the magnet and it had plenty of oil.
Southerncomfort is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2010, 06:58 PM   #2
2005 F-150 5.4 4x4
5 Year Member
 
XPerties's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Owasso OK
Posts: 646
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 2
Thanked 7 Times in 5 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Southerncomfort View Post
I have a 2005 XLT f150, and the rear differential has been giving me problems. whenever I go on a long drive and the truck has been running for a long time or if i have been towing my boat it only has this problem but now its starting to occur more often. The problem is whenever i come to a stop and then start driving again, the rear end chatters until i get to about 15mph. any ideas on what to do????? i pulled the plug and there were not any chunks of metal stuck to the magnet and it had plenty of oil.
Pulling the plug won't tell you anything. What I did was take the cover off, remove all the oil, use paper towels to get all the fluid up then take some brake cleaner and spray your gears down keep paper towels handy to wipe any mess up. You will then be able to see if there is any issues with your rear gears/spider gears.

I had something like you described so I decided to do a proper fluid change. I used royal purple with motorcraft additive. My issue wasn't the rear differential, in fact after $4500 worth of repairs I'm still having issues and my truck was dropped back off at ford tonight (all under my warrenty).
__________________

F150 05 5.4 XLT, Nitto 295/70/17, Dual Flowmaster, Gryphon w/ Custom Tunes
K&N CAI, HBS 2 1/2 Level Kit, Blackout Heads w/ Philips X-treme Power Bulbs, Tinted Tails & 3rd Light w/ LED's
XPerties is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2010, 08:31 PM   #3
Harley Highway Drifter
 
rhoadsenator's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: on the shores of hell
Posts: 5
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via Yahoo to rhoadsenator
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Southerncomfort View Post
I have a 2005 XLT f150, and the rear differential has been giving me problems. whenever I go on a long drive and the truck has been running for a long time or if i have been towing my boat it only has this problem but now its starting to occur more often. The problem is whenever i come to a stop and then start driving again, the rear end chatters until i get to about 15mph. any ideas on what to do????? i pulled the plug and there were not any chunks of metal stuck to the magnet and it had plenty of oil.
My uncle had a similar chatter at low speeds and at down shifting or braking. His problem was a U-joint though. He bent the U joint at the drive train. I can't remember if it was at the rear end or the tranny. It stayed together, but the noise was annoying.
rhoadsenator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2010, 12:06 AM   #4
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Little Rock, Arkansas
Posts: 8
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by XPerties View Post
Pulling the plug won't tell you anything. What I did was take the cover off, remove all the oil, use paper towels to get all the fluid up then take some brake cleaner and spray your gears down keep paper towels handy to wipe any mess up. You will then be able to see if there is any issues with your rear gears/spider gears.

I had something like you described so I decided to do a proper fluid change. I used royal purple with motorcraft additive. My issue wasn't the rear differential, in fact after $4500 worth of repairs I'm still having issues and my truck was dropped back off at ford tonight (all under my warrenty).
Thanks for the help, and mine is out of warranty, so let me know when you find out what the problem is! Thanks again
Southerncomfort is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2010, 12:45 AM   #5
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 4
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Default

Had the same problem three times. Took it into the dealership with 30000 on the truck for a rear end chatter felt it in the parking lot after pulling out of my spot. Dealership kept it over night went back the next day truck drove fine.
13 months later the rear end started to do the same thing. Called bill brown ford in livonia mi. and informed the service manager of what the problem was. He then stated to me that my vehicle had never been in their garage for a rear end chatter before. So i end up going home and finding the invoice and calling them back and magically they found it also. The invoice state they added friction modify. redoped the cover and sent it out. well R.T.V. gave out and was leaking at the bottom of the pig. BIll brown took the vehicle again and did the same thing.
Now i have 54000 on the truck and the rear end started leaking again. Tired of the dealership just adding supplements ,plan on blowing the whole rear end up so everything gets replaced.
I dont mind doing the work myself AFTER WARRENTY but now im tired of it happening every 10000 miles.
05on35s is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2010, 12:45 AM
 
 
 
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Rear Differential skjmb 2004 - 2008 Ford F150 14 02-01-2012 12:46 PM
Rear Differential miztigerszou52 2009 - Present Ford F150 13 08-10-2010 11:26 AM
rear differential Zagnut 2004 - 2008 Ford F150 26 12-10-2009 07:17 PM
rear differential hbar2989 1997 - 2003 Ford F150 6 04-28-2009 12:37 PM
rear differential problems.....what else can i do harley1153 General F150 Discussion 1 04-02-2009 03:02 PM

 

The Mustang Source
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:50 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.5.2
Copyright 2006 - 20011 F150forum.com
This site is in no way affiliated with the Ford Motor Company.