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A Ford pick-up, commonly referred to as a 1/2 ton.

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Does my 2008 Ford f150 need a chip key or does it have a PATS?

I have a 2008 Ford F-150 and I lost my key am I going to need a chip key to start it up or is there a PATS system?
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2000 Ford F150,,parasitic drain question

What causes the radio to come on when reconnecting the battery? Also what could cause a 9.29 amp parasitic drain when parked and all accessories are off? Any replies are greatfull.
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Wheel (?) rattling/scrapping/vibrating until I let off gas

F-150 has suddenly developed a rattling that sounds like it's coming from the front right wheel. It is very "tinny" or aluminum sounding, and ONLY occurs during acceleration. As soon as I ...
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Truck won't start unless I jump it (and I've replaced the battery)

I drove my 2009 f150 platinum to work one morning with no issues. As I was trying to start it to go home, the engine did nothing. All the lights and so forth worked just fine, but I didn't even hear ...
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Why is my truck randomly blowing cold air with heater on?

I have a 2016 Ford F150 randomly with my heat on it will blow cold air sometimes when idling and sometimes not OK while I am driving or revving my engine. Thanks.
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Growling Scraping noise when driving

I have a 2012 Ford F150 4wd that has a growling scraping noise coming from what sounds like the front drivers side. I have changed the wheel bearing on the drivers side thinking that was the issue it ...
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Securely storing toolboxes in a truck bed

I have my tools organized into boxes based on what I'm going to do, mostly on Dewalt's TSTAK line. I recently purchased a Ford F150 and am looking for the best way to carry / fasten these tool boxes ...
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My brakes locked up or got hard to press

I have a 1996 ford f150 and was driving normally saw a red light coming so I barely tapped my brake to slow down but it acted like if I had hit the brakes very hard and I slid after that it was fine ...
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Position of wires on 2010 f150 starter5.4 triton motor xlt

What is the position of wires on f150 2010 5.4? Starter just spins, no crank.
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Torque converter

I accidentally put qt power steering fluid with qt transmission fluid in torque converter. Put torque converter into transmission hooked transmission to motor then realized. PSF ATF. Will it be ok to ...
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99 Ford f150 power window

In my 1999 Ford f150 the passenger side window will let down whether it be the driver side rolls are down or the passenger side rolls it down. It will not roll back up. Could that be a wiring problem, ...
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Can a 97 f150 4.6 motor be swapped onto 2001 f150 4.6 triton body

Is the ignition coil connectors need to be changed to work .. the 97 motor has the electrical connectors on the motor and 2001 has the ones on the plugs ... Do I need to change them.. does it give off ...
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2006 f150 severe hesitation weird question

low rpm hesitation, very severe until (usually) waiting for higher geare clean mafs, clean throttle body no sounds from vac lines, no visible tears while cleaning throttle body I noticed the plate was ...
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My truck will not accelerate if I pass second gear

2008 Ford F-150 4.6 Triton, Interceptor. Also I had an alert on my phone that the transmission fluid was low( this was in November 2022, the issue happened January 2023)
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Metal in engine, how does this happen in F-150s?

I brought my 2006 Ford 150 to the mechanic shop to be diagnosed with a check engine light. However, the explanation is not really clear. TLDR; the recommendation is a new engine. When the truck runs, ...
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Do I need friction modifier for rear differential oil 75W 140 for an F150 2005?

I have a 2005 F150 Lariat 5.4L V8 4x4 3.73 axle ratio, I'll perform rear differential maintenance and bought the fluids at the dealership. The OEM manual says the fluid needed is 75W-90, although the ...
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Car won't start with Mass Airflow Sensor plugged in

I was fixing the throttle cable on my 1985 Ford f150 and in the process of doing that I unplugged my MAF and removed the air intake pipe. After fixing the cable and putting the air intake back on my ...
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02 ford f150 v6 manual clutch problems

i have a 02 ford f150v6 manual. i was pulling my camper no problem. i stopped on a hill. burnt the clutch and had to back up. went into gear no problem and pulled her up the hill to flat ground and ...
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I have a 93 f150 5L auto tranny w/OD electric 4x4, its slipping. I have a 91 f150 5L auto tranny w/OD manual 4x4 shift. Will 91 tranny work in the 93?

<I have a 93 f150 5L auto tranny w/od electric shift 4x4 gone bad.I have a good 91 f150 5L auto tranny w/od manual shift 4x4. Will 91 tranny work in the 93?>
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1991 F150 Power steering failed

i have a 91 f150 xlt lariat, 5.8l. I had to make a hard turn in reverse over a curb. The steering wheel was pulled as far as I could to the right. I got over the curb, but when I did the steering felt ...
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Hot Brakes, Wheel sticks

Hello I have a 2012 F150 that the brakes constantly get hot on the left front side. The rotors and brake were recently replaced, but this issue seems to be ongoing even with the older brake and rotor ...
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How can I test a transmission I just got from the junkyard without putting it in my truck

I have two transmissions that I got for free from the junkyard how can I test them to see if they work they go in a 99 f150 I would rather not put both in to find out they both don't work
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Spark Plug Broke off in the Cylinder of Ford F-150

The electro shield and porcelain broke off in the cylinder when trying to replace the spark plug. I’ve bought and extraction kit and Cannot get it to work for the life of me, and do not want it to ...
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Starter issues on ford f150

i have replaced my starter 2 times in my 99 f150 4.2. Smoke came from the starter the first time. Now the starter just spins
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What is this connector piece called coming from radiator?

Hello I have a 1992 F150 5.0L XLT. I noticed a slight coolant leak coming from this hose/connector to the radiator. What is this type of connector piece called that is circled? The end of the coolant ...
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1996 Ford F150 (OBD2) fails AZ emissions due to "disabled" EVAP

My 1996 F150 with OBD2 is failing Arizona emissions due to disabled EVAP system. I did not disable it and don't know how it would have been disabled. There is an EVAP canister present though. The ...
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Clearing an obd 1 check engine light

I have a 1994 F-150 that threw a check engine light for my evap canister. I replaced the part and adjacent vacuum hose but I can't get the code to reset. My scanner does not have a code reset button ...
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Can I use wider tires on my truck?

I have a 2014 F150 that came with P235/75R17 tires. I need new tires and the mechanic at the garage said I could could also get P265/70R17 tires. He said for my model there would be no issues as they ...
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Truck will not budge 06 f150

So this week end I changed my brakes. Flex lines, caliper, rotors and pads in the front and rotors and pads in the back. I greased all moving parts where they should be, gravity bled my brakes making ...
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1990 Ford F-150 5.0 no start just clicks

I was driving down the highway at 60 mph with no warning the truck shuts off so i coast to the shoulder. It did not over heat or lose oil pressure. When i try to start it back up it just clicked with ...
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Frozen spark plug in a 2008 3V 5.4L F-150

I was able to successfully change the spark plugs around 75k with no issues breaking off the two piece plugs. I replaced them with Motorcraft plugs. Fast foward to the present at 133k miles and due to ...
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My 99 F150 RWD has the P0171 code for its running lean any idea where to start

I got the tool to see why my engine light is on and is running lean. It returns a P0171 code. Any idea where to start diagnosing this?
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What is this frame(?) piece and/or where could I find out?

1994 Ford F-150...4x4...5.8L...Automatic This is looking straight back from just under the front bumper on the driver's side. The coiled tube on the left side of the picture is housed/inset into a ...
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Inspection Not Ready ( 02, 02 heater, cat)

2006 Ford F150 Battery was unplugged before car was purchased. I bought it and put 300+ miles on it and still see those 3 sensors not ready. No codes. Replace all 02 sensors? Diagnose with mech for ...
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Differential Service on 2015 F150 at 100,000 miles

What is the importance of 100,000 mile front and rear differential service on my 2015 F150 4WD King Ranch
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Component Identification / 1995 F150 5.8L 351W

Can someone tell me what components these are? The rubber hoses on them are cracking and I'd like to try and get OEM since there are 90° bends in the hoses. Also, I'm genuinely curious as to what ...
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How to remove a stuck freeze plug

Got a 93 f150 with a 302 5.0 I’m replacing the freeze plug it’s on the back of block on the passenger side I’m using flathead an hammer but it won’t budge it’s in a tight spot is there anything else I ...
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Lifted Ford F-150 Shaking Horribly at 70+ mph

So I have a 6” lift on my 2010 Ford F-150 platinum. I have 35” Nitto ridge grapplers with some Moto metal rims. I just got my alignment checked out, tires rotated and one tire rebalanced. My truck ...
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Laser Iridium spark plug gap for 2012 f-150 5.0 liter

I am replacing my plugs in my 2012 f-150 5.0 truck with NGK laser iridium spark plugs. what it the correct gap? I see many different answers on the internet.
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is a seriously corroded driveshaft and u joints on an F150 safe? dealer who sold me car says no

I think a corroded drive train this corroded is a safety issue, bought used f150 from dealer get out on highway and was scared to hell whole truck shook so bad -drove truck back later same day saying ...
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2012 Ford F-150 Rust

I have a 2012 Ford F-150 that's starting to show a bit of rust, primarily on the front and rear bumpers and then on the undercarriage of the body below the doors. I have a few questions on this: ...
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How can I remove a broken plastic piece from a coolant box?

A little piece attached to a hose broke inside some coolant box Related question. The thing is plastic and the box is metal, I have seeing some questions and videos on how to remove headless bolts and ...
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What is this thing called and what is the correct hose order f150?

A few months ago this little box started leaking coolant (the green stuff), i took it to the mechanic to repair, charge me for it but apparently did nothing because continue leaking (just a few drops ...
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F150 blew out Dorman plug patch kit, safe to drive?

I have a 2005 F-150 STX (4.6L Triton) in which the spark plug in cylinder 3 blew out. I hired a mechanic to install a patch kit (he used the Dorman Help! Kit) and that kit itself also blew out of the ...
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Overheating F150, clogged radiator or air pocket?

2011 Ford F150, 5.0 I've had issues with the truck overheating after about 20 minutes of driving. It seems to get up to normal temp pretty quick, hold and then the temp spikes to overheat. I pull off ...
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Can y’all help me out. I have no idea what I’m doing

So I drive a Ford F-150 and this morning when I was on my way to work my truck was acting like it was losing power and it has been for a while but not to bad but this morning it was doing it bad. Well ...
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Ford F150 XL - How do the vehicle control modes work?

My 2018 F150 has multiple driving modes: Normal | Snow/Wet | Eco | Sport I understand Snow/Wet is for wet surfaces, etc, etc. But what exactly are they doing to the drive-train? What widgets ...
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Ford F150 XL - is there a hack for the radio?

I just purchased a 2018 Ford F150 XL crew cab. The radio is driving me insane. For example I can't play another directory of MP3s - while driving. For an 1 1/2 commute this is aggravating. I ...
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2007 Ford f150 unlock/lock button

I have not had this truck long I bought it a couple of weeks ago and the driver side unlock buttons work for the driver side only but the lock button works for both sides. I can only unlock the ...
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Heater will blow warm air then go to cold

I have an 01 Ford f150 with the 5.4 Triton, my heater has worked good untill a few days ago, at operating temp the heater will blow hot air but if I change it from defrost to anything eles or turn it ...
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