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Old 08-01-2011
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Maybe going back to a Ranger...

A little over a year ago I traded my Ranger in for a New 2010 F-150 FX4. My new truck its a great truck but I am getting very aggravated with the power train. I'm defintely not a fan of the new 6 speeds they put it. It shifts very irregularly and sometimes misses shifts all together. Traction control is my second complaint. I can go around a turn at 15- 20 miles an hour and traction control kicks in. When this occurs it is pretty much impossible to accelerate. I have taken the truck in to the dealership and got the trans reflashed 3 times. Every time its the same thing. The dealership insists that the traction control is normal. I purchased a SCT X-3 to hopefully solve the trans issue but it has done next to nothing. The more I think about it the more I miss my Ranger. I am seriously debating selling my truck for another Ranger.
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Yeah, I'm definitely not impressed by the new trucks. Why did you trade the ranger in the first place? Maybe you should look at the older F150's if you need a fullsize
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Why didnt we have the 6R80 discussion before you bought it?
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Yeah on the F-150 forums im on the two biggest complaints I see with the 09+ trucks are the rough trans shifting and the traction control. It makes me glad my 05 has the "old" 4 speed and no traction control.
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Yeah, I'm definitely not impressed by the new trucks. Why did you trade the ranger in the first place? Maybe you should look at the older F150's if you need a fullsize
Trading my Ranger was a pretty stupid decision. I kept trying to make excuses to get a full size even though I didnt really need one. I have looked into older F-150's and would get one if I found the right deal. The biggest reason I would go back to a Ranger is because I am comfortable with them and have learned quite a bit about them over the few years of owning mine. Plus they are pretty easy to mod lol.
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Why didnt we have the 6R80 discussion before you bought it?
I think you mentioned it. I remember you tried talking me into a 05 FX4 you guys had just gotten on trade in right before I bought my truck.

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Yeah on the F-150 forums I'm on the two biggest complaints I see with the 09+ trucks are the rough trans shifting and the traction control. It makes me glad my 05 has the "old" 4 speed and no traction control.
Yep those are definitely the biggest complaints. They have threads regarding installing a switch to bypass traction control but IMO its not worth trying to screw with it on a brand new truck.
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There you go. You don't need any more reason than that. Get rid of the 150 and buy something you know and like.
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So there is no on/off button for it? That's gay. I just noticed the little symbol for it on my dash of my 07 and looked it up in the manual the other day. It shows that the ones that have it, which I don't, have a button for it.
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Straight trade for my Ranger? LOL

If you're not happy with it, sell it off man. You can definitely get into a nice Ranger for half the price of what the fiddy is worth.
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I too am pretty much iching for a truck again, a Ranger no less. I found one at a Chevy dealer in Tampa, it's a white 2008 regular cab long bed XL with a 4.0 SOHC. She may be a stripper but she'd be a perfect sleeper :) Might go down for a testdrive.
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So there is no on/off button for it? That's gay. I just noticed the little symbol for it on my dash of my 07 and looked it up in the manual the other day. It shows that the ones that have it, which I don't, have a button for it.
There is a button. But this thing was built for "saftey" and you can only turn off traction control until you hit 35 mph.
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The new six speeds are horrible. I couldn't even tell you how many come in on a weekly baisis for re flashes. There seems to be no fix as I've reflashed and nothing happened
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The new six speeds are horrible. I couldn't even tell you how many come in on a weekly baisis for re flashes. There seems to be no fix as I've reflashed and nothing happened
Nothing will happen with a 6R80 if you reflash and dont clear the transmission adaptive tables. You would not believe the difference clearing the adaptive tables and performing the adaptive drive cycle in WSM section 307-xx makes. Not saying this is a cure all, because i know all about the 2-1 bump, the new 2011 2-1 shudder and all the other shift concerns these things have
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That was the only issue I had with the fusion when we had it. The transmission drove me nuts.
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That was the only issue I had with the fusion when we had it. The transmission drove me nuts.
lol wut, ya'll already got rid of the Fusion?
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Toreador I'm taking your advice
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lol wut, ya'll already got rid of the Fusion?
LOL, i was thinking the same thing
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I test drove a 2010 FX4 F150 and hated it. The trans was my biggest concern too. Justin are the SDs having the same issues?
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You cant turn off the traction control with the SCT? I turned mine off in my stang with my SCT X3.
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LOL, i was thinking the same thing
Yes we did. Due to some medical issues with my mom we decided it was best she not drive. So instead of selling my dads truck. We decided to sell the fusion and put more money in the bank.
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I test drove a 2010 FX4 F150 and hated it. The trans was my biggest concern too. Justin are the SDs having the same issues?
The new SD with the 6R140's are worse than the f-150 6R80
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I too am pretty much iching for a truck again, a Ranger no less. I found one at a Chevy dealer in Tampa, it's a white 2008 regular cab long bed XL with a 4.0 SOHC. She may be a stripper but she'd be a perfect sleeper :) Might go down for a testdrive.
That sounds like a rare truck. I'd buy it.
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Sorry about the thread jack here, but Justin, what should I be looking out for on my 07 F150, 4x4, 5.4L? Mine was built after the date for the bad plugs, so I shouldn't have to worry about that, but what else?
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Sorry about the thread jack here, but Justin, what should I be looking out for on my 07 F150, 4x4, 5.4L? Mine was built after the date for the bad plugs, so I shouldn't have to worry about that, but what else?
there is no build date for bad plugs in a 3 valve 5.4, THEY ALL have the same problem from 04-08 where the spark plugs break off in the heads. Other than that, they are known for a trans noise that is present until the torque converter locks up (#9 bearing in the trans), bad cam phasers or failed cam bearings (caused mostly by the use of a non motorcraft oil filter, especially FRAM) and some noise from the IWE (integrated wheel ends, hubs) caused by a vacuum leak, stuck check valve or faulty IWE solenoid
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Nothing will happen with a 6R80 if you reflash and dont clear the transmission adaptive tables. You would not believe the difference clearing the adaptive tables and performing the adaptive drive cycle in WSM section 307-xx makes. Not saying this is a cure all, because i know all about the 2-1 bump, the new 2011 2-1 shudder and all the other shift concerns these things have
Well in that case, I may head down to Bill Brown this week and see about clearing the adaptive tables and what not. Do you think it will go back to normal crappy shifting once I install a tune again?
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