I thought I better contribute as I used this site a lot researching trucks. I have been running Dodge Cummins and just picked up my new Ford 2 weeks ago. After break in I hooked up my truck to the horse trailer and was disappointed to feel a shudder when towing. It seemed to be worse going up hill and causing wheel hop and loss of traction on gravel roads.
I took the truck and trailer in to the local dealer and within half block the tech stated I have a drive line issue and assured me the shudder is not acceptable and will be fixed. He knew of no issues but needed to make a call and let me know what he discovers. He stated that Ford told him my drive line assembly has been updated and needs to be replaced to eliminate the shudder while towing. A quick second trip to the dealer and had me back on the road with new drive line and shudder free.
It was upsetting to have issues with a new truck but extremely happy how Kelleher Ford took care of the problem immediately. I am attaching photos of my set up and new drive line assembly. It appears to have changed the carrier bracket/angle and slip joint position. I want thank those of you that found this issue as it appears Ford engineering has the fix. Hopefully everyone can get their trucks towing smoothly down the road like it should.
Just heard back from my dealer. After his further review of the case the new driveshaft assembly is on the way.
Thanks Jim Noethe at Greenway Motors.
CChunt,...I want thank those of you that found this issue as it appears Ford engineering has the fix. Hopefully everyone can get their trucks towing smoothly down the road like it should...
I see the messages you sent, Tony M 6.7; I’ll reply within the next day or two.We'll find out if Cory is out there...
lincster,Cory, if you are asking everyone to send you a PM about getting a new drive shaft, you are going to be a busy guy.
May be worth your time to investigate if a TSB is going to be issued.
I really appreciate the shout-out, Tony M 6.7. :yesnod:...If you have any unresolved issues you have Cory on your side. I'm sure the sooner something gets resolved the easier his job becomes.
I have it. My trailer runs between 17-19K depending on how many toys we bring along. Pin weight is between 2600-3300.I have firestone r4tech rear air ride,[little kenworth]. I am looking at a 15k 5th wheel with 1900 lb pin wieght. My guestion is has anyone have experience towing with this suspention/
Duane,So Cory, is this an actual fix?...