I have a 2002 4.7. So far 96,000 + miles it has been reliable and can
still smoke the tires.
It still has the idle problem I filed a Lemon Law suit about. I plan to
get that fixed when the power train warranty expires.
I had to replace a starter too. It's a German piece of electronic junk
like all German electrical products are.
I have an 2004, quad cab 4.7, have 52000 on it. Replaced the starter as well
at 51,000, i just had 1 with a bad starter. What's the idle problem u
mentioned ?? Mine would idler weird, sometimes dropping to 500 r.p.m., put
it in neutral, go to 650 or so, then back to drive, idle would hold. Dealer
cleaned the trottle body, seemed to help, but would low idler now and then.
Now since winter has arrived i haven't noticed the low idler problem.
Yep that is it. Sometime after is warms up, when you stop and light or
stop sign, the idle drops below 500rpm. Sometimes if you are shifting
gears to park it will stall.
The dealer put a datalogger on it. It showed that the computer was
calling for the low idle. They said it was not a problem and refused to
fix it. That's when I filed the Lemon Law suit.
TSBs were issued for the problem up to 2001 but not for the 2002.
As hard on fuel as a fullsize. My brother needed the fifth wheel in my
chev 5.3 ext cab z71 for a week with my trailer, and he rented me a
truck, it was 2mpg harder than my chev.
Nice and peppy though :) Little small inside after getting used to the
Yes it was an 08 he gave me, quad cab, 4x4, 4.7L But don't take my
opinions as the gospel. I had it for about 9 days, and put about 4
tanks of fuel through it traveling around for christmas. I'm not a big
man, 220lbs, 5'11, but i just found the room in the chev better, and the
fuel mileage better. My chev has a plow on it as well.
I'm a ford man at heart, bought a chev pickup for myself, a honda for
the wife, and my brother rented me a dodge...
All my tanks ranged from 15-15.5mpg on the dakota i had. It had
18,000kms on it, lot of highway in that travelling for xmas.
I get a faithful 17mpg from my chev -- likely with more city than i did
with the dakota, only improves slightly with more highway anyway...
I can't get you the picture because it's currently at 20.1 mpg. I stated 20
btw, if it were in metrics I would have stated km/l or something equally as
silly. It is a US vehicle, manufactured in the US, for use by someone from
the US. It would be wrong to set it to metrics since we don't use metrics
in this country - although it is capable.
Actually, the metric standard is L/100KM
30 US MPG = 36 Imp MPG = 7.8 L/100KM
20.1 Imp MPG is 16.8 US MPG
Are we talking about the same thing, only US vs Imp gallons?
I'm using a 3.79 gallon, what are you using?
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