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

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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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Is it ok to change solid drive shaft to a compression

Im changing my drive shaft on my 95 f150 and it has a solid shaft the parts store only as compression shafts is that ok or do i need to have one made
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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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Ford F150 quirk

I just purchased a used black Ford F150 XL crew cab "convenience vehicle" from a dealer. Today my friend noticed that the drivers side door handles are chrome and the passenger side door handles are ...
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Transmission fluid shows to be over full and trans is slipping

I have a 2005 Ford F150. The transmission starting having problems shifting today. When I checked the fluid, it shows to be way over full on the dipstick. I have not added any fluid since I have owned ...
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Front wheel bearings integral to rotor assembly

Have been told that front wheel bearings are integral to the front rotors on 2009 Ford 150 and therefore can't be replaced separately. They can ONLY be replaced by replacing the entire rotor assembly. ...
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97 f 150 headlight problem

97 Ford f 150 Headlights High beams are low beams and low beams are high beams neither are very bright. Checked bulb in truck and it's a 9004 looked up what it calls for and it says 9007. Would this ...
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What type of Fuel does a 2007 f150 v6 4.2L take?

What type of Fuel does a 2007 f150 v6 4.2L take? The vehicle did not come with a manual, and I need to refuel. I contacted the Ford dealership they say they will get back to me. They have not yet. I ...
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1990 F-150 Eating Alternators

My old truck has a problem with zapping alternators. It's a 1990 F-150 with a 5L V8. Specifically, I believe the voltage regulator is going out. Giving it a lot of gas seems to always be the event ...
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Just purchased a "rebuilt" transmission. Do these bearings look new to you?

Clearly the locking nuts have been reused (which IMO is bad practice, also the stake is in the different location which may indicate the torque is wrong) but to me the bearings look used. They are ...
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Loose steering over anything rough

I have a 2011 Ford F-150, and since we bought a year ago it's always felt somewhat unstable over uneven pavement. The truck tracks straight on the highway, doesn't have any vibration, but anytime I ...
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2011 f150 ecoboost timing chain and valve train

Looking to find the book rate for how many hours labour to change full timing set including vct's, chains and intake cams 3.5l ecoboost
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starter won't engage

I have a 2003 f150 heritage. the other day I was running around , stopped 3 or 4 times with no problems. then I came out of a store and no start. Nothing lots of power but not even a click. So long ...
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2010 Ford F-150 4.6 3 valve modular motor indicating overheating

I have a 2010 F-150 4.6L V8 3 valve truck. It has about 130,000 miles on it. Last time I drove it as I pulled into my driveway the temperature gauge on the dash was totally pegged out. It seems this ...
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valve adjustment 1984 F150 302

stock cam, hydraulic lifters. when removing the lash and finding the start of "tension" on the push rod how far should the spring loaded part of the lifter depress before you add the final 1/2 - 3/4 ...
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2001 F150 4.2 V6 knocking noise

I have a loud knocking noise in my engine. It stopped for awhile but is back. I just replaced the heads and all gaskets, due to overheating. Now have it back together and it's knocking still. It keeps ...
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2014 Ford F150 V8 5.0L

Hello i would like to know if we can pump gas vapur through the port/fuel injectors like gas liquid passes . I want to turn my v8 5.0L in to a vapur operated port injectors system and if possible ...
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Hum noise after letting go of the accelerator

2001 Ford F-150 250k miles 4.6L 4x4 When I'm on the highway going about 70 and do a "quick release" of the accelerator, the truck makes an audible hum that lasts for about a half a second. Wondering ...
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Ford F-150 engine overheats

My Ford F-150 started to overheat really fast after the last hard freeze we had. There is definitely a coolant leak by the manifold, but I am thinking it is a hose because that's where most the ...
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Diagnostic connector broken; wires corroded and pulled out of the housing

1990 f150, XLT Lariat. Has been having idling issues, and the check engine light flicked on. I went to try and pull codes off, and realized that the wires inside the diagnostic connector had corroded. ...
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2004 f150 4x4 causes for errant hi temp reading

Recent engine replacement & transmission overhaul Have replaced thermostat & coolant with no effect Will return to normal reading after only 10 second shutdown
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